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So what do you think of the KIDS KOMPUTER

This is for a 5 year old and a 2 year old just learning to use a computer. It is an upgrade from their P III 500 mhz computer.
It is mainly for simple kids learning games, watching movies, and internet on nickjr and PBSkids and such.

ECS K8M890M-M (AM2) Cheap, onboard video. Has some OC ability, but I have not messed with it. $42

AMD Sempron 3000+ I used this for about 2 months before I got my X2 $29

1 Gb Corsair PC2 5400 Cheap 1 gig of memory $35

APEVIA 500W PSU Got this before I knew any better, but works well $30

All the rest was salvaged from 2 other computers that were given to me.

Some generic case that I had painted red and black
2 HD's, a 9 GB Maxtor (C) and a 40 GB WD (D)
1 DVD drive
1 CD RW drive
Wireless PCI card
92mm exhaust fan
and other misc extras (micro optical mouse, fits kids hands perfectly, keyboard, speakers, crappy 10 yr old 14" CRT)

Total spent, $136.
Who says you need to spend a lot to have a (almost) new computer.

And why does a 5 year old need an new computer, well, I got the building bug doing mine, and just had to do another.

The only thing that I would still like to upgrade is the monitor, a flat panel would work so much better, but I can't justify spending more on a monitor that I did on the whole system.

Edited by blupupher - 9/21/08 at 8:14pm
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sounds good, since they aren't gaming it should run most 2d games fine. Since you are going to upgrade it by the time they really get into serious games I think you are good. I started my computers skills when I was 8 on a Packard Bell Pentium I with 133mhz. Then I moved to a P3 with 533mhz, then a Dell with a Celeron, then Pentium D and now a Conroe at the age of 18. So, maybe your kids will hit everything like I have...
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Yea, I figure this should last them a good 4-5 years, so long as the 2 year old does not break it. Probably give them my system then and make me a new one then if it is still up to date enough.
I had to disable the reset button and set the power button to do nothing when pushed, he just kept turning it on and off or just resetting it all the time.
I have the shutdown shortcut on the kids desktop and my 5 year old knows that is how to turn it off.





Edited by blupupher - 9/21/08 at 8:13pm
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Aww thats nice of you. I got my first pc a dell dimension 8200 when I was 13, now im 17 and know ALOT!! amazing what you can learn in 4 years, from knowing nothing to knowing alot.
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