We must not leave the next generation shackled to consoles. This Edutainmental™ build will introduce my cousins' kids to the advantages of a desktop PC for gaming & everything else. They are a feisty bunch, in their elementary years with limited attention spans. It will have to be immediately interesting & not too slow to operate.
First it has to catch their eyes & provoke imagination. Create a sense of possibility. Looks are more important than specs at this stage, so the spray paint, stickers, trinkets & hidden details should keep them guessing & exploring. In time, if they develop the technical know-how to add their own improvements, this project will be a true success.
Budget conscious, ready for a few years of high-ultra 1080p with upgrade options for hands-on experience.
Thanks to everybody for your recommendations of games & other software suitable for kids around 10. Also thanks to PCPP for the Featured Build honor!
A continuous loop of heatpipe weaves twice through the fins like giant copper stitches. I got 2 extras refurbished because I like the design & want to use it again. A second fan can be mounted by various means — I used thin green wire, but in this build it crowded the ceiling fan so I reverted to the default arrangement.
All technical pretense aside, I chose this SSD because of the green sticker. It's faster than the supplemental HDD. That's the whole story.
WD Black is a step up from Blue, which was always good enough for my needs, so this was a why-not proposition when I saw it used for cheap.
Easy to see why this case has been extremely popular. It didn't pose any problems even with the extensive decoration I foisted upon it. Considered leaving the vertical bar completely out just because you see it all the time & say to yourself There's another NZXT, but with some color management & butterflies it blends in pretty well.
Got this monitor used with no stand. I assume it's at least a couple of years old. Nothing is wrong with the picture, so in my book this qualifies as a good monitor.