So basically my mate has a 13 year old kid. Lovely kid, very polite and well mannered. He's been wanting a gaming rig for ages but was struggling to save up enough money (due to price increases, and the fact his dad has raised him properly and has tasked the kid with paying 100% of the rig costs). So the kid has been saving, but we realised pretty quickly that the brand new Ryzen 2200g rig he wanted was a little bit much. The main reason is the cost of RAM. Poor sod only really needs 8gb, but he has been priced out over the past few months. So, we made the executive decision to go used and second hand etc. It all started a couple of weeks back, when MrBungle said he would send me a board. It's nothing super special but it will get us started. The main thing is it has RAID. The reason is I have a couple of 500gb drives I want to stripe for him (for access speed and 1tb to store his games on). SASpro has donated a I5 2400, which is pretty good. The aim here is to VSR to 1440p to take the load off the CPU. We got him a RX 580 Pulse 4gb. He got his case on BF. In black, it looks like this inside.. Now the reason I wanted that case was two fold. 1. he had to like it, but 2. he is (and he doesn't know) getting a full custom water loop. For fans I have four of these from the Triad. Now for the stuff he doesn't know about. Firstly I ordered him a res. I already have two pumps (will be using one, they're fantastic, ceramic bearing) I have one braided in black with a 7v molex adapter on. I will be using chrome 19mm Chainguns from Monsoon. With white Mayhem hose. And clear coolant. I also have a ton of fat rotary fittings and etc. I am going to use a joiner to connect the res to the pump. This is the rad he is getting... The block will be a EK Supermacy. The reason I chose that rad (out of loads I have) is that it can hold 5 bar. No typo, 5 bar of pressure (not 0.5) which is important given he won't know his arse from his elbow. I need it to be AIO or safer.. For plugs I have a couple of white Bitspower premium plugs. This is the pump in action here. Good they are ! OK, so he also bought a 120gb SSD For the OS. I am going to make him a pump cover from 3mm matt black acrylic (you won't see it). We got him this PSU And for custom touches (the mods). Firstly for the PSU shroud. Out of blue candy metallic. And then a case badge made from metal. Just to give it a custom touch without spending too much or it being OTT. We live down by the ocean, so I thought he would appreciate that. If not I will take it off haha.