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!

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


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: Asus GT 710-SL-1GD5 (nVidia GeForce GT 710, 1GiByte DDR5)
(also integrated Intel HD 2000)
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 (60GByte SATA III SSD, root file-system)
Western Digital Scorpio Blue (320GB SATA II HDD, local file-system)
KVM Switch: Lindy 2-port HDMI, USB2.0 & Audio
(KVM) Monitor: Dell 1703FP (17inch 4:3, 1280x1024 PVA panel)
(KVM) Speakers: Dell AX510 Soundbar
(KVM) Keyboard: Generic mini keyboard
(KVM) Mouse: Logitech M510
Bluetooth: Sabrent BT-UB40 (v4.0 LE) Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn LiveJournal NewsVine reddit StumbleUpon Twitter
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