I have 6 PCs in my office for gaming and LAN Parties. Most of them are close to 10+ years old. So I recently decided its time to do some upgrading. I wanted to do minimal upgrades to save money and still have newer hardware that will last another 10 years. I priced out the following for two computers: CPU Motherboard Memory I decided to keep the old hard drive, power supply and video card from the existing PC. Mostly because I've upgraded the video card in the last 5 years and the Enermax power supplies I purchase normally last forever! Here is what I ended up purchasing: AMD A10-9700 Bristol Ridge Quad-Core 3.5 GHz Socket AM4 65W AD9700AGABBOX Desktop Processor Radeon R7 GIGABYTE GA-A320M-S2H AM4 AMD A320 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard Corsair CMK8GX4M2A2400C14 Vengeance LPX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 DRAM 2400MHz (PC4-19200) C14 Memory Kit - Black When all was said-and-done it costs me about $500.00 This is great because when I tried to price out a brand new computer (all components) I found hardware to be extremely expensive... specially video cards. I really wanted a Ryzen CPU but they were too expensive because most of the compatible motherboards and memory were too much. I don't even want to talk about video cards right now! We are so screwed by Digital Mining rising costs... not cool! Next step was blowing out dust, swapping hardware, thermal paste and then booting up. In my Windows days this would take an entire day of downloading drivers to my flash drive, installing, rebooting several times and then applying updates.... then installing every game one-at-time. You would expect the same from Linux, but what really happened? NOTHING! Just plug-n-play and my Mint 19.3 recognized all the hardware on the motherboard, the video card and everything! Within a few hours we were back up and gaming again! No Drivers No installation No Troubleshooting No BIOS upgrades No KEYS No activation No reboots Linux is amazing!