Kids PC 2 [la-forge]

The Kids PC 2 [la-forge] - front

This was all of the prompting that I needed to get another PC up and running in the house:

Me: "Why are you moving that big chair out of your room?"
Alasdair: "Because everyone in the house has a computer in their room except for me!"

So, with a pile of the spare parts in the house, plus a few bits bought, the kids get another pretty fast PC for not much extra outlay: the desktop and soundbar were found for a good price on ebay; the SSD was removed from the Acer Aspire R3700 which now has an SD card to run LibreELEC; the HDD was spare (and actually was originally in the R3700); the monitor was spare, as it was originally bought for the kids using a Raspberry Pi.

This all makes a quad core Linux PC running Xubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) which is more than capable of running Minecraft (and Steam too) with upgrade paths for when the need arises... like the addition of a better graphics card when I discovered that Intel HD 2000 won't even let Minecraft run!Unfortunately the boys are getting into Windows games, so I've had to dual boot :-(

The Kids PC 2 [la-forge] - inside
The Kids PC 2 [la-forge] - side

Specifications:

Desktop: Dell Optiplex 790 (small form factor)
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500 (3.3GHz; 3.7GHz turbo)
RAM: 8GiBytes DDR3, PC10600 (1333MHz), 9-9-9-24 timings
Graphics Card: MSI GT 1030 2GHD4 LP OC (nVidia GeForce GT 1030, 2GiByte DDR4)
(also integrated Intel HD 2000)
Storage: SanDisk SSD Plus (240GByte SATA III SSD, root file-system)
Seagate BarraCuda (1TB SATA III HDD, local file-system)
Monitor: Dell S2421H (24inch 16:9, 1920x1080 IPS panel)
Speakers: (Built into monitor)
Webcam: Logitech C270 HD
Bluetooth: Sabrent BT-UB40 (v4.0 LE)
Keyboard: TECKNET Mechanical Keyboard
Mouse: TECKNET Gaming Mouse



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