As y’all know, I picked up a new computer a week or so ago in the form of a pre-built Dell gaming machine with a ryzen 7, 16GB of DDR4-2400 RAM and a RX 580 8GB gpu for not too much more than the current value of the gpu alone at current crypto-crazed prices. The Ryzen 7 is impressive, but the machine came with one big weakness in the form of the sole storage drive being a 1TB hdd.

I had Amazon send a Crucial MX500 500GB SSD and did a clean install of windows 10 onto it as the boot drive. The 1TB hdd remains as mass storage for media files. Things are properly speedy now with the SSD. I tidied up the cabling a bit while a I was in there and replaced the side cover screws with thumbscrews. Also, Dell’s bios sucks. I decided it needed a name, and pre-built Gus felt right.