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    Just bought a new machine with money saved from not smoking!!

    I thought I would finally spend some of the cash I saved from not smoking. This is what I bought.

    1 x NOV-DVD16B Black 16x Internal DVD ROM Drive 512KB 48x CD

    1 x SAP-X16XT Sapphire ATI Raedon X1600XT 256MB DDR3 PCI-E DVI TVO

    1 x BB-A37615B Novatech Barebones Bundle Athlon 64 3700, Heatsink and Fan, 512MB 400DDR RAM, 939 Soc Motherboard

    1 x RAM-40/1G 400MHz 184Pin 1GB PC3200 DDR RAM DIMM 2.5V 3.2Gb/Sec

    1 x MAX-P80 Maxtor IDE DiamondMax Plus9 PATA 80Gb 2Mb Cache Hard Disk Drive <9.0ms 7200rpm - OEM

    1 x NEC-ND457B NEC ND4570 16x DVD+/-RW/RAM Double Layer Black OEM

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    Re: Just bought a new machine with money saved from not smoking!!

    Congrats, with your non smoking and your new system. (Whaaaat! You bought an ati card?!)
    Huh?

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    Re: Just bought a new machine with money saved from not smoking!!

    Congrats on ditching the smokes. How long has it been? July will make me 5 years and I still haven't bought myself anything.
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    Re: Just bought a new machine with money saved from not smoking!!

    I smoke mate! That is why I still stay with my old HP laptop. By old I mean 8 months. The next step is Macbook but I wont give up- I will find a job. but hey broth this is very good. I cant give up because I dont have the mental control to do it and I respect you for your strenght.

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    Re: Just bought a new machine with money saved from not smoking!!

    Congratulations! I've been trying to quit for, I dunno, like 10 years. It's the lamest habit in the world, no joy at all in it. Yet, here I am, corporate weenie in my mouth, suckin' away. (I'm actually smoking a pipe now; cut 5 smokes out of my diet).

    But I gotta ask, as did the previous poster, why an ATI card? There's no embargo or anything, of course, but I fear for your hair: you may end pulling every last strand out.

    Beauty machine, either way. And good on you for casting the demon twist out of your soul. (how'd you end up quitting anyway? always looking for tips.)

    runny
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    Re: Just bought a new machine with money saved from not smoking!!

    This time last year I was suffering from real bad thrush, and I mean it was bad. I was in complete agony. It was not because of any partners but because I just unfortunately suffer from a yeast infection so need to stay away from bread as much as possible and other yeast related foods.

    Anyway the thrush kept continuing and I was starting to get more depressed and I started to think to myself the smoking can't be helping it, so on the last day of the tour de france last year and the last day of Lance Armstrongs career I decided to quit and here I am today one year.

    Its been a whole year now. Do I miss it, yes sometimes I do but then I think to myself I dont want to kill myself.

    I was smoking about 35 - 40 roll ups a day and it was effecting my breathing and this is not good when your only 30.

    I just had that motivation to quit and just did it with the help in inhaltors as well. About 4 month ago I finally binned the inhalator.

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    Re: Just bought a new machine with money saved from not smoking!!

    I've been gearing up to quit smoking for the last couple of weeks. This is after a botched attempt that lasted about 15 hours. In that attempt my wife ended up buying a pack just so that she could put up with me. I was meeeeeaaan, I just couldn't help it.

    This time we're sending the children to their grandparents for a few days. That should take away about 93% of the stresses.

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    Re: Just bought a new machine with money saved from not smoking!!

    Ow!

    I'm hearing the therapies they've developed are very effective - the inhalers, patches, and so on - especially when coupled with certain pills (anti-depressants in the dopamine class and a couple new sleeping pills, of all things).

    Like you, my brother quit, but craves. And we're talking five years quit. He'll trade his house for a guilt-free brandy and cigarette.

    runny
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    Re: Just bought a new machine with money saved from not smoking!!

    Congratulations for quitting smoking.

    But, I'm wondering... why did you choose an Ati Card? If you want to use Linux, I'd recommend you an an Nvidia Card because Ati's Linux support isn't good right now.

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    Re: Just bought a new machine with money saved from not smoking!!

    I will swap the card when it gets here.

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