This forum has been pretty quiet for awhile, so what better subject to try to liven it up than to talk about computers we have built, plan to build, or are upgrading? I've been considering upgrading my Core i5-2500k off an on for seemingly forever, but so far the combination of the price, the satisfactory performance of what I already have, and the amount of time I'm willing to dedicate to the upgrade haven't yielded anything. Still, both the Ryzen 1600 (hex-core for $80) and the upcoming Ryzen 3000 series have me thinking perhaps this will be the year. I kind of miss the excitement of huge performance jumps, but I'm also amazed by the value of the chip I bought in 2011. What I have done recently is disassembled my laptop to fix a disconnected hard drive. I think it's the third time I've disassembled this laptop in the six months I've had it, but it's definitely the quickest time yet, and with some DIY work to secure the hard drive in place, I think the fix might work this time.