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    How much did you spend on essentials before starting university, like laptops, irons, pillow, etc how much did you guys spend overall before paying for the accommodation rent

    I wanted to start budgeting for 2018 very far but I’m waiting hahah I have made a list and this cost £2300 excluding student discount is this a good cost or too much?
    Apple MacBook Air
    40 inch tv
    Gaming pc for IT student
    Alarm clock
    Kettle
    Iron
    Power extension
    Ethernet cable

    Is there anything else I need apart from basic bedroom stuff and is it good for the cost? Thanks
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    (Original post by wolto)
    How much did you spend on essentials before starting university, like laptops, irons, pillow, etc how much did you guys spend overall before paying for the accommodation rent

    I wanted to start budgeting for 2018 very far but I’m waiting hahah I have made a list and this cost £2300 excluding student discount is this a good cost or too much?
    Apple MacBook Air
    40 inch tv
    Gaming pc for IT student
    Alarm clock
    Kettle
    Iron
    Power extension
    Ethernet cable

    Is there anything else I need apart from basic bedroom stuff and is it good for the cost? Thanks
    I'm living in halls and an provided with wifi, an iron, kettle, a TV in the kitchen, and use my phone as my alarm.
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    (Original post by SGHD26716)
    I'm living in halls and an provided with wifi, an iron, kettle, a TV in the kitchen, and use my phone as my alarm.
    I don’t know the type of accommodation I will get yet so let’s say everything is in my room and personal? And I’m looking to keep them for years and probably use it when I leave uni hall after first year do you think it will be worth it in the long run? How much did you spend yourself
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    MacBook and a gaming PC?

    Why not just one PC that can be used for gaming and work, and £1000 of beer money?

    I don't think students know how to student anymore.
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    If you live in halls, I doubt whether you would be allowed to keep your iron and kettle in the room. Health and Safety requires electrical items to be PAT compliant as a statutory requirement.

    Why do you need a 40" TV? Buy when you know your accommodation and what will fit.

    Invest in some good headphones so you don't annoy others late at night.
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    (Original post by wolto)
    I don’t know the type of accommodation I will get yet so let’s say everything is in my room and personal? And I’m looking to keep them for years and probably use it when I leave uni hall after first year do you think it will be worth it in the long run? How much did you spend yourself
    Bought a laptop for £750 and that's all
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    (Original post by Glitoris)
    MacBook and a gaming PC?

    Why not just one PC that can be used for gaming and work, and £1000 of beer money?

    I don't think students know how to student anymore.
    I rather take my notes on Mäç quick and reliable and I’m a computer science student need a fast pc not necessarily gaming one but with good specs to run codes and debug I can work part time for beer money 😉
    (Original post by uberteknik)
    If you live in halls, I doubt whether you would be allowed to keep your iron and kettle in the room. Health and Safety requires electrical items to be PAT compliant as a statutory requirement.

    Why do you need a 40" TV? Buy when you know your accommodation and what will fit.

    Invest in some good headphones so you don't annoy others late at night.
    Good idea I will take the kettle and iron off the list and get headsets instead, I feel like a bigger screen will help multitask better and wouldn’t have to buy a tv for the next 4 years at least
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    (Original post by SGHD26716)
    Bought a laptop for £750 and that's all
    You didn’t need anything else? Did your accommodation have everything?
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    (Original post by wolto)
    You didn’t need anything else? Did your accommodation have everything?
    Pretty much. Obviously there's other stuff like food but I didn't spend anything else.
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    (Original post by uberteknik)
    If you live in halls, I doubt whether you would be allowed to keep your iron and kettle in the room. Health and Safety requires electrical items to be PAT compliant as a statutory requirement.

    Why do you need a 40" TV? Buy when you know your accommodation and what will fit.

    Invest in some good headphones so you don't annoy others late at night.
    the tv will also be a monitor mainly conecting my pc but not for watching tv programs
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    (Original post by wolto)
    How much did you spend on essentials before starting university, like laptops, irons, pillow, etc how much did you guys spend overall before paying for the accommodation rent

    I wanted to start budgeting for 2018 very far but I’m waiting hahah I have made a list and this cost £2300 excluding student discount is this a good cost or too much?
    Apple MacBook Air
    40 inch tv
    Gaming pc for IT student
    Alarm clock
    Kettle
    Iron
    Power extension
    Ethernet cable

    Is there anything else I need apart from basic bedroom stuff and is it good for the cost? Thanks
    A 40" TV is not an essential item.

    You want a MacBook Air? Are you really an IT student?! A gaming PC isn't required either.

    Why do you think that you actually need this expensive stuff?
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    (Original post by RogerOxon)
    A 40" TV is not an essential item.

    You want a MacBook Air? Are you really an IT student?! A gaming PC isn't required either.

    Why do you think that you actually need this expensive stuff?
    They are probably not essential but required for my course, again it will only make stuff easier for me if i have those things its a lot of money im trying to convience myself that i need them. i definetely need the macbook air to get used to it and the pc could help me run other software that wont work on the mac cause they are running two different OS
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    (Original post by wolto)
    They are probably not essential but required for my course
    Really? Which course? Doesn't the university supply the required equipment?
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    (Original post by RogerOxon)
    Really? Which course? Doesn't the university supply the required equipment?
    they obviously will but will be in the library of the university, i could drop the gaming pc but will still need a pc with windows 10 because im sure at some point i might need to do some work on a windows pc and just use the mac for lecturers cause it will boot up quickly and i can rely on it to work at anytime

    i have cut the cost down to £2,000 still too much but that will be it for 4 years and im only spending 4k on accomodation so in all i will be looking at 7-8k in the first year and i will do my best to get a job in the first few weeks
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    He wants a MacBook so he can watch his porn on the go and wants a gaming pc to watch it in 4k 60fps
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    (Original post by Dr Savage)
    He wants a MacBook so he can watch his porn on the go and wants a gaming pc to watch it in 4k 60fps
    Wow just wow haha
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    IT Student

    wants a macbook air

    Something isn't adding up here lol
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    You don't need an alarm.

    I already had a MacBook and don't do my ironing, but I bought a kettle, a moka, a teapot, a printer, a JBL for music, sheets for the bed, a vacuum cleaner and products for the cleaners, a wine fridge, power extensions, an ice bucket for champagne, flute glasses and cups, a wine stopper, a new electric shaver and lots of clothes and books (and wine). Not sure about how much I spent.
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    (Original post by wolto)
    they obviously will but will be in the library of the university, i could drop the gaming pc but will still need a pc with windows 10 because im sure at some point i might need to do some work on a windows pc and just use the mac for lecturers cause it will boot up quickly and i can rely on it to work at anytime
    One, cheaper laptop, is fine. My son is reading Mathematics and Computer Science at Imperial. He has a $600 laptop (good spec for the price, which he setup to dual boot Windows and Linux) and a couple of RaspberryPis. You really don't need more.
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    (Original post by wolto)
    And I’m looking to keep them for years and probably use it when I leave uni hall after first year do you think it will be worth it in the long run?
    A gaming PC and MacBook Air are not going to be long-term purchases. IT equipment dates quickly. Buy a reasonable laptop and call it a day. It'll cost a fraction of a high-end setup.
 
 
 
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