[VIDEO BLOG] Computer Upgrade

In this Sunday’s vlog, I discuss some technical difficulties.

The latest Windows 10 update bricked my 7 year-old computer’s Windows 10 installation. After several days of attempting every practical method of repair, recovery, or re-installation short of wiping clean the hard drive, I threw in the towel. My machine has struggled since I began audio and video editing, but I was hoping to purchase the parts gradually by the end of the year. Last year I had a problem with overheating, and ended up replacing the CPU’s cooler, video card, and PSU. Honestly, this was probably not the worst time for this to happen. Coming off a convention, I am about to ramp back into production mode, and now this issue has been resolved. I finished assembling the new machine, ENOCH IV, on Friday, and finished installing and restoring all of my software and settings this evening. ENOCH III, my previous machine, will be refurbished into a backup Linux box with some spare parts from a second old machine. Most things I can access with my phone, but not everything.

This new rig did cost me slightly over $1k. About half I was able to purchase with credit, though it meant I had to cancel a planned trip to a convention. If you would like to help, please head over to my support page for options.

There are also a few components on my Amazon wishlist.



For this build, I decided to finally make the move from a mid-size tower to a full-tower setup. As you can see in the above photos — I am quite small, and the computer tower is quite large. I also switched to SDD for my main drive, and so far I have been impressed with the speed. Now I am looking forward to getting some real work done this week! Full speed ahead!

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