haha Yes I know! An SSD is next on the upgrade list, just waiting for funds :P. As regards the horrible clicking death, you're not the only one! I've had two fail so far and my current one doesn't sound too healthy, but maybe that's just me. I live in South Africa so it's hard to get pc parts, and even worse I live in a small town so I'm lucky that I even found a HDD at all! Africa isn't for sissies! or pc enthusiasts!