- Feb 27, 2018
Over the last 6 or so months my 12 year old hand-me-down gaming PC has been getting increasingly screwy, it started not letting me use my memory card reader or assign drive letters to anything, then my keyboard would only work when it would let it, and finally it would not install drivers for any new devices. The final nail in the coffin was halfway during a Windows update we had a power surge (just my luck) and when I went to reboot it I was greeted with BOOTMGR MISSING then a flashing white line. I managed to boot it into a Linux LiveCD and I pulled all my photos, music etc onto an external drive. After 12 years, 2 power supply replacements, a video card replacement, hard drive and RAM upgrades, I decided it was time to let The Blue Beast go. I was initially going to build a new PC just with a new motherboard, processor, and video card, and cannibalize the rest but I ended up getting this: https://www.costco.com/HP-Pavilion-...
7---Radeon-RX-550.product.100416234.html and so far I am liking it a lot and I am posting this from it.