Description

Decided to build a PC with my son (7 years old) to get him interested in computers and for him to have his own one to learn on. So we picked a part or two over the space of a few months to spread the cost out. Was fun teaching him about each of the components and trying to let him pick the parts himself, after he picked the case he pretty much wanted everything white lol Seems like white components are not as common and tend to be more expensive though so had to mix n match.

Reasonably chuffed with the build, would rather have got a different case but he was set on the Kolink as soon as he saw it. Having only built one pc before about 7 years ago I was basically learning everything on the go. Made several rookie mistakes, fitted the motherboard without putting the back plate on, completely couldnt understand where the power, reset sw etc pin connected then realised it was all explained on the only page of the manual I hadnt read lol But go there in the end, only to stress out when the monitor wouldnt load anything. Spent about 45 minutes rechecking all the cables then suddenly remembered one of the reviews for the monitor said they had a faulty cable that came with it, so ripped out the DVI and stuck in a spare hdmi cable I had lying about, and hey presto, she was up and running.

Part Reviews

Memory

Great looking memory sticks, no complaints.

Storage

First time using one of these, very easy to install and super fast.

Video Card

Great little card for the price, doesn't require any extra power cables and runs the likes of Minecraft, fortnite etc no bother at all.

Power Supply

Was very impressed when I first opened the box. Comes with a nice psu bag and cable bag. Eco mode switch is great also so fan doesnt run or make any noise until it has to.

Custom

For the price, cant really complain. Using a full size motherboard blocks out a lot of the holes for routing the cables through which is a shame, but plenty of space hiding them and routing them elsewhere.

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 5 points

That's cute... And you guys did a great work.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks :)

  • 9 months ago
  • 4 points

Must be fun to do something great with your son and the build looks great!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Man, was good fun, slightly stressful at times but worth it as he loves it.

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

It's always good to teach your kids how to build a PC, so that way they dont buy prebuilts from Dell or HP expecting a good experience.

Wished i had an experience like that at 7 even if it was the crappiest PC in the world, the thought of building something and using what you built is a rewarding experience.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Are you saying this is the crappiest pc in the world? Haha :P

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Heck no! I wished i had such a great piece of technology when i was 7. Instead i grew up with crummy dells with intel integrated graphics, makes me want to puke just thinking about it.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

haha I jest. I know what you mean, I remember playing command and conquer and settlers back in, don't know how they managed. Also waiting on games like championship manager taking 3 hours to load a game was brutal lol

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

There was a reason why until i was around 13 or 14 i only played on console, the only PC i remember playing at age 7 was a game called "westward" and it ran at like 10FPS despite it looks like its straight out of the 90s. It would take like 30mins to load and i was 7 so i wasn't the worlds most patient person like i am not still to this day.

Despite that i probably played more of that game than any other ( hundreds of hours during sick days from school were spent here. )except maybe ROBLOX. Because even at a younger age i liked using the keyboard and mouse more than the hand/wrist pains of using a controller.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Did he overclock it? lol xD +1

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha no.... Not yet! Lol

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Very good looking. Not sure what he uses it for but gpu upgrade may be good idea.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, he was obsessed with getting white parts lol. It's mainly just used for general Internet stuff and minecraft so didn't want to go mental with an expensive gpu yet.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

That's really nice, you are a good dad

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

My father did the same thing with me 20-odd years ago. +1 for the great work, I hope he enjoys using it.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

One question... Why did you get such a good motherboard compared to the CPU and GPU? You could easily get a $70-$100 that would work almost a well as the one you bought with the CPU and GPU.