At long last, after various hold-ups and distractions, days when I felt like crap with vertigo and arthritis, I finally got my AMD FX 8350 in the Thermaltake Level 10 case up and running again. Admittedly, there were a few things I needed to do to it - like install an AMD GFX card to match the CPU brand-wise, swap out some RAM and HDDS, etc - but that was just one part of a larger project. I've also been remodelling my desk and reorganising everything so I'm not using as much deskspace, and that has had various stoppages and drawbacks that were out of my control.
First thing was waiting ages for some clamp-to-the-desk monitor stands, and then they were the wrong ones when they arrived... meaning I had to send them back [at their expense] and wait for the right ones. That took the best part of 7 weeks. Then I loaned my daughter some money and couldn't afford some hardware items [screws, hinges, etc] until I got it back some 4 weeks later.
As if that wasn't enough, we got the new that Bianca has liver cancer, all while my 12 y/o granddaughter was continually running away from home and rather behaving badly. And could we get the authorities to help? No, it was all too much trouble and they had more important cases. It wasn't until the damage was done that Family Services decided they'd look into it.
So, with all the distractions and hold-ups, I've not had a productive time of it, but bit by bit I am getting there... if only slowly. The next stages shouldn't take as long because I have all the parts and stuff I need. It's just a matter of making a new stand to keep my Coolermaster Cosmos II of the ground, then setting up all the peripherals and desk inhabitants and I'm done.
All going well, I hope to be done by this time next week, then I can sit back, relax and enjoy it. I must admit, it is so nice to be working with a faster machine than the HP 2-in-1 with a 13.5" screen. Now I'm on a 32" screen and it's like suddenly inheriting a big swathe of real estate with vista views.
Anyhow, it's time for bed.