1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

WOOT!!! DEBT FREE AT LAST!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by noelg24, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

    3,334
    26
    139
    Just finished paying off all the outstanding debts...and I tell u what...I feel a whole lot better...thanks to my parents for this...I dont think i could have done it without their help...

    all im waiting for now is the £1500 for me to buy my new laptop and put the rest aside for a holiday or two next year...:biggrin cos I damn well deserve it hehehe...havent been abroad for 7yrs...and thats saying something...

    Anyway guys, just wanted to share this with u all...and to let u know in the end its those closest to us who we can rely on when things get really bad...:biggrin and I hope everyone else settles theirs in as quick a time as possible...for me its been a hard and long 6yrs to get rid of all this debt...and thank God i've finally done it...:biggrin
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: my life
  2. greenbrucelee
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    14,283
    254
    329
    Well done :)

    I have got untill the end of March then its my time :)
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  3. ManicMonkey

    ManicMonkey Kilobyte Poster

    325
    4
    32
    Congratulations :) i was lucky enough to have a medical related payout recently so i cleared all my debts that way.
    Just dont go spending your overdraft and getting back in the red
     
    Certifications: MCSE
    WIP: Exchange, Share point - MOM as well
  4. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

    4,196
    171
    211
    I thought you werent debt free, just that your Mum was loaning the money to pay them all off, and that you had to pay her back?
     
    Certifications: ITIL Foundation; MCTS: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010, Administration
    WIP: None at present
  5. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

    3,334
    26
    139

    yes but im debt free with the creditors...I would rather pay my mum back than pay back 4 different creditors...and with interest on it...as with my mum there is no interest...:biggrin
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: my life
  6. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

    2,874
    30
    151
    Really glad your not involved with creditors anymore, question is, how long you paying your mum back for? :)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  7. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

    3,334
    26
    139

    well its going to be 3 yrs at £200 a month...and thats including the £1500 she's going to give me very soon...if it didnt include the £1500 then it would be £200 over 2yrs...
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: my life
  8. tripwire45
    Honorary Member

    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    13,493
    179
    287
    Good job, mate. :D
     
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  9. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    19,136
    462
    374
    Congrats! :biggrin

    Holy crap, no wonder you were in debt! :ohmy My last laptop cost me $800!
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  10. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

    3,120
    51
    154
    Good to hear, so just be wise and don't spend unless it is a necessity. Best wishes:)
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  11. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

    3,334
    26
    139

    lol...I should have mentioned im not spending £1500 on a laptop...im spending £500 on the laptop and putting the rest aside for a couple of holidays...which i think i said in my first post...so dont have a heart attack just yet...and here is the baby I am looking to buy:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130953

    Sweet or what? :biggrin
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: my life
  12. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

    3,120
    51
    154

    Now you almost got me tempted there to flash out on that toy:) but yeah it's tops.
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  13. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

    3,334
    26
    139
    I told my mum earlier about it...she was like: "why dont u wait until after Xmas when the price goes lower?" I told her its on sale now!! so it wont go lower it will go higher after Xmas!!...lol...
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: my life
  14. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    19,136
    462
    374
    Or what. :)

    ASUS: Great for motherboards... not so much for laptops.

    And a Turion? Core 2 Duo is the way to go, I promise you. :) But don't take my word for it... check for yourself:
    link1
    link2
    link3

    Finally, you won't be doing a whole lot of gaming on an X2300... the model number of a video card tells everything. The second digit denotes the target market segment based on the speed of the card. 2s, 3s, and 4s are targeted at non-gamers. 5s, 6s, and 7s are targeted at casual gamers (and unfortunately, are among the fastest you'll find in a laptop). 8s and 9s are targeted at hardcore gamers.
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  15. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    19,136
    462
    374
    In 2 months... you can either buy a faster system for the same price... or the same system for a lower price. It's been that way with technology for decades... and even more so today than in the past.
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  16. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

    4,196
    171
    211
    From your first link Mike:

    Seems like a biased review.
     
    Certifications: ITIL Foundation; MCTS: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010, Administration
    WIP: None at present
  17. Phoenix
    Honorary Member

    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

    5,726
    175
    221
    Have you considered one of these bad boys Noel matey?


    I agree with Mike, don't get A Turion, and as an avid gamer, you don't want an X2300
    come on noel you know better than that! :)
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCITP, VCP
    WIP: > 0
  18. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    19,136
    462
    374
    Seems like an ignorant comment by that poster. How does having an integrated video card vs. an add-in video card have anything to do with lower processor score comparisons? There's no way to deny that the Turion chip is not as fast as the C2D chip... and the C2D even costs less, does it not?

    For the record, those C2D comparisons were T-models, used for laptops, not desktops. Desktop models are E-models.

    Hey, I provided an Anandtech review as well, for any doubters. :)
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  19. BrotherBill

    BrotherBill Byte Poster

    228
    24
    15
    Noelg,

    I don't mean to bust your bubble, but I agree with Fergal. You're not out of debt. You still owe the same amount. You just owe it to someone else.

    Your mother has been most generous and I'm sure has acted out of her love for you. Her actions are sure to save you quite a bit in finance charges, interest, or penalties. But bailing you out of your financial the way she did could possibly do more harm than good. You should not even be considering the purchase of a new computer or a holiday until you're really debt free. Mother included. She has offered you an opportunity to get your finances under control, yet you can hardly wait to start spending again. Take some time and think your actions through.

    Good Luck,
    Bill
     
  20. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

    4,196
    171
    211
    Not saying its not true, but its, at the very least, bad practice to perform comparisons with different systems. Where possible, you should strive to have both test systems as identical as possible.

    Its already been noted that manufacturers cut corners with notebooks to preserve battery life, and any of those corners could introduce a bottleneck in the process for benchmarking the processor. You cant use them as true comparisons unless they are as close as you can possibly get. In this case, at the very least, both test rigs should have been notebook PC's in order to reduce outside factors impacting on the metrics you are choosing to measure.
     
    Certifications: ITIL Foundation; MCTS: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010, Administration
    WIP: None at present

Share This Page

Loading...