Had posted this on a thread that was closed down, it appears the thread starter had an association with the product he/she was advertising. Its a shame as after the inital topic it got quite interesting.
Anyway, here goes, advice from those in the know much appreciated:
(Prices without Quidco/Topcashback and vouchers - some will also have free delivery due to the purchase amount, it may also be more benefitial to buy all from 1 or 2 suppliers opposed to 4/5 to maximise discounts/shipping costs).
I need the most cost effective OS possible, will consider windows 7 32bit or XP (just because of the stability). Possibly getting hold of an earlier windows and getting the student upgrade to 7. Any suggestions, much appreciated.
I'm also toying with a SSD for the OS and FSX (which I use for work revision), again advice and suggestions please.
Mods - Can't you start a new Misc thread with genuine posts on a spammed thread?