UPDATE: Just read somewhere that a guy kickstarted potato salad and got $70,000 for it. And he did not promise anything in return? Maybe I should start my own donation pool for my machine. All I really need is $500 to get me back and running.
Just a heads up to everyone who are in my queue. I took a few weeks to recuperate my health and celebrate my 40th birthday.
This week was supposed to be when I get back to work on my projects. Yesterday morning my 6-year-old desktop was still working as it should be. Took a break for lunch, turned it back on and it won't boot. Opened it to smell something no one should smell on an electronic device; something burnt.
Took it to the shop. Motherboard's fried. Because it's an old machine, the processor itself (an 1156 core i5 Clarkdale) is not usable anymore as well, and the power supply is probably compromised. Only thing left are my hard drives, graphics card and RAM.
It may take me awhile to build a new one and get it up and running, still scrounging the cash to buy new parts. I ask for your patience and understanding.