Wow. Her rig is getting more attention than any of my watercooled builds I have done. I should mention that she will be 7 at the end of next month and she is getting pretty proficient with a PC. She knows how to download programs and run them and also how to open new Word documents, type into them and save them in a specified folder. Not too shabby. I know adults who can't even do these things.
Originally Posted by //.DK
where did you get the case for that tower? and how much did it cost you? link to it would be great.
It is a Sunbeam AC-T. Although the case is really cool to look at, I would reluctantly recommend this case because of the extreme difficulty that comes with trying to hide all of the cabling, but you can find it here
if you are considering buying one. Just be warned that it comes in like 30 pieces and needs to be assembled. The best thing about the case is the amount of space behind the motherboard. it is approximately 2 3/4 cm, so there is a lot of space back there to stuff wires. If it were not for that I would have not even tried to do any cable management for the most part. Another cool feature (I didn't know this at first or I would have done it) is that the case can be assembled with the side panels backward, to simulate a BTX-style case. Pretty cool for showing off the business side of your graphics cards or if you plan on situating it to be viewed from the right.
Also be warned that the cost of the case is only the tip of the iceberg. You will still need to get fans, fan covers, and front ports like USBs and audio. (She still needs a front panel header for these things) All together this case with fans and covers cost me around $120 US with shipping.
Let me know if you have any more questions. I will be glad to answer them.
Originally Posted by G|F.E.A.D|Killa
dude you are the best damn dad i have ever seen. very nice build BTW.
Thank you. I try like hell. I did not build my kid a nice PC for bragging rights or because she is spoiled. I want her to have the biggest advantage I can give her in her education and future. I began reading to her each and every night when she was a baby, and now she reads to me every night. It is the sweetest sound a father could ever hear.
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud
That rig is super sweet for a 6 year old (a little overkill, but meh!)!!! Wow...wish my dad was like you! Oh well...my rig still smokes it graphically at least, lol. That's about the only thing I've got over hers...and she's only 6!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks amazing too.
Have you thought about applying some applique's to it with animals and such? The stuffed animal is a good idea, but may not be the best for cooling, and may be a fire hazard...stickers / appliques would be a much better option.
Thanks. Yeah, I ditched the stuffed animal idea, but I am surely going to order some appliques for the case. I'm sure I can find something appropriate on the 'net somewhere. I'm going to try to get something large, but see-through.
Thanks again everybody for all of your kind words. It feels good to know that I made a good decision in building her this thing.
I will keep the thread updated with any changes for visitors to the site so they can get some ideas if they are ever looking into something like this.