The Kids PC [riker]

The Kids PC [riker] - front

Since there were quite a few PCs in the house, and some pretty much becoming spare, I set one up for the kids. Initially, I gave them the Acer Aspire R3700 as it is small and low power... but low power being the key here it was very slow and stuttery for running Minecraft!

So, with a pile of the spare parts in the house, plus a few bits bought, the kids get a pretty fast PC for not much extra outlay: the processor which was in my Desktop PC before one of its upgrades, the heat-sink that came with that very same upgraded processor, DDR3 which was from an older version (v2.0) of the Server and one of the numerous hard drives that were lying around (just left me to find a cheap case, PSU and motherboard - preferably with built-in graphics).

This all makes a 6 core Bulldozer running Xubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) which is more than capable of running Minecraft (and Steam too) with upgrade paths for when the need arises!

The Kids PC [riker] - inside
The Kids PC [riker] - side

Specifications:

Case: Aerocool QS182
Power Supply: Generic 500W ATX PSU.
Motherboard: ASUS M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3
Processor: AMD Bulldozer FX-6100 (3.3GHz; 3.9GHz turbo)
CPU Heat-sink: AMD Wraith (which came with my Piledriver FX-8350)
RAM: Corsair XMS3 4GiB Dual Channel DDR3 Kit TW3X4G1333C9A
(2 kits, 8GiBytes total, 9-9-9-24 timings)
Graphics Card: Asus GT 710-1-SL (nVidia GeForce GT 710, 1GiByte)
(also integrated ATI Radeon HD3000)
Storage: Hitachi Travelstar 7K1000 (1TByte SATA)
Monitor: DELL 2209WA ( 22inch wide-screen, 1920x1050 eIPS panel)
Keyboard / Mouse: Generic mini keyboard and Logitech VX-Nano Mouse



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