Soriedem needs a new PC and a Yeti

I wish I didn't have to do this, but with the current state of my life, the nature of my work, and the current issue that I face, I find myself in a bit of trouble and I need some help to overcome.


If you're a member of the Star Trek Online community, you may already know me as Soriedem. I'm a huge proponent of the game and the community. I build websites, engineer and produce podcasts including G & T Show and Gates of Sto'vo'kor, and my current big project, Busy Little Beaver Productions.


I've been using a 7 year old computer in my work. It has worked very well over the years, but it has finally started giving me issues. After diagnosing the machine, I determined the issue to be a memory issue. I replaced the RAM and discovered the issue remains. After further diagnostics, it now appears that the motherboard's memory controller is the root cause of the problem.


After researching replacement parts, I determined that it is not worth the effort to replace a system board on a seven year old machine. It may be a mother board this time, but due to its age, I doubt that it will stop there. What's next: power supply, video card, hard drive, CPU, or one of the many fans in the system.


Because of the age of the system, new parts will become not only increasingly scarce but also increasingly more expensive as supplies dwindle. Therefore, I've determined that the best course of action would be to retire this machine that has done such a great job over the years.


I now ask for your help to raise the funds required to replace this machine. The computer that I am looking to replace it with an Intel Core i7 with 16 GB of RAM, at least a 1 TB hard drive with a decent video card. With the computer, I will be able to continue my work producing shows for G & T Show, Gates of Sto'vo'kor, and the various other projects I'm involved in.


Any and all assistance would be appreciated. Thank you so much.


UPDATE: Thank you so much to everyone that has donated, shared, and helped me during this time. Now that I've obtained the initial goal for my PC build, I'm increasing it a little bit for a Yeti microphone, armature, pop filter, and shock mount. I may be pushing my luck, but I'll try it. If you haven't supported the cause yet, please do.


Sincerely,


Michael Medeiros
Soriedem

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Atwater, CA
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