Windows 10 upgrade is surprisingly smooth - even o na large old hard disk. Just leave overnight to cool and welcome to new desktop in the morning. It is really quite slick.
But my real problem was a motherboard with bad I/O channels which have been slowly creeping up on me in the last few months. So tomorrow I'll be compiling a list of PC parts and building a fresh machine.
Hardware research notes follow:
- Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
- Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
- Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
- Asus Z97-P ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
CPU £167.97 amazon
mobo £65.41 dabs
RAM £60.87 amazon
all-in : £294