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Santa doesn't feel bad. He doesn't need your server, he's got the E.L.F. 2000 mainframe.... to let him know who's been naughty and nice. We all know where you fell into that list. :D

Good luck with the " Dad back-up plan".

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Well it looks like Santa had some sort of glich in his mainframe or maybe felt bad or something. I am going to OfficeMax today after work to pick up an HP H8-1110. :) The specs are as fallows

2nd Gen. i5

8GB RAM

1TB HD

Nvidea GT520 (supports up to 3 monitors) Im going to hoom it up to my 47" LG HD TV and do a wireless VGA to my actual monitor on my desk

Windows 7

This looks like a pretty sweet, decent OEM system that for now should be something to start with. The only thing I will add is a Bluray burner, then I will have something perfect for now. :)

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