A birthday computer for Kai

Kai will be turning 12 in August, and this year he wants his own computer to play video games and of course do lots of homework in his room… During lockdown, Kai has spent a lot of time socialising and gaming with friends in Fortnite, Save the World and other online games. But this has been on his Dad’s Mac, which is not great for gaming, and he has to fight for access.

He’s interested in building his own, and would like help obtaining the different components.

He would love it if family and friends contributed towards the computer by “buying” a component or contributing towards one, instead of birthday presents.

We’ve identified the following parts.

Skeleton and Central Nervous System

Motherboard: MSI B450M Mortar Max (Socket AM4) DDR4 MATX Motherboard £99.95

MSI B450M Mortar MAX (Socket AM4) DDR4 mATX Motherboard

Brains

Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 3100 Quad Core 3.9 GHz (Socket AM4) Processor £99.95 Gifted by Cassie, Ali and Simon

AMD Ryzen 3 3100 Quad Core 3.9GHz (Socket AM4) Processor - Retail

Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury 8Gb DDR4 PC4-25600C16 3200MHz Dual Channel Kit £44.99

Kingston HyperX Fury 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 PC4-25600C16 3200MHz Dual Channel Kit (HX432C16FB3K2/8)

Graphic Card: MSI R6950 Twin Frozr Power Edition Graphics Card Gifted by Ciaran!

Storage: Gigabyte 480GB SSD 2.5″ SATA 6Gbps Solid State Drive £49.99

Gigabyte 480GB SSD 2.5

Gastrointestinal System

Power Supply: Kolink Modular Power 600W 80 Plus Bronze Module Power Supply £49.99

Kolink Modular Power 600W 80 Plus Bronze Modular Power Supply

Skin

Case: Aerocool Aero One Mini Eclipse ARGB Mini Tower Case £49.99

Aerocool Aero One Mini Eclipse ARGB Micro- ATX Case - White Tempered Glass

Eyes

Monitor: HP Monitor Donated by Yuki!

HP v28 4k Monitor (3840 x 2160) 28 Inch (AMD FreeSync, 2 HDMI, 1 DP) - Black

Ears

Headphones: Sales Gaming Headphones Bought by Kai

PS4 Headset, INSMART PC Gaming Headset Over-Ear Gaming Headphones with Mic LED Light Noise Cancelling & Volume Control for Laptop Mac Nintendo Switch New Xbox One PS4 (3.5mm Splitter Cable Included)

Fingers

Keyboard: Ezonteq Gaming Keyboard Bought by Kai

Gaming Keyboard, WisFox Colorful Rainbow LED Backlit USB Wired Keyboard, Ultra-Slim Quiet All-Metal Panel Computer Keyboard with Spill-Resistant Design for Desktop, Computer, PC Gamer

Hand

Mouse: Zelotes Great Spider Inception Gaming Mouse Bought by Kai

Giving

If you want to buy Kai a part, or contribute towards this, please email or WhatsApp Yuki or Duncan saying what you want to contribute towards and how much.

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