I got my chores done around the home as usual. Today I was expecting a visitor. The neighbor kid decided he wanted a new computer. He figured out that a custom built PC would better suit his gaming needs than a budget consumer model offered at the local big bix store. I gave him some ideas and he worked out a list of parts for his first machine. The case was a freeby from another neighbor. It needed some.....fine adjustments with a hammer and a serious bath. But it cleaned up fairly well. And he saved about $100 by using the old case. The rest of the parts are brand new: AMD Ryzen 3500mhz CPU, a decent upper range ASUS motherboard, 8gigs of RAM, and a pretty nice SSD. The video card is still in shipping but he can make use of the on board video for now.
I've been a PC tech for nearly 30 years. I told him he could bring the parts over and I would guide him through putting it all together. Not a bad machine at all for his first time.
Here is a shot of its first boot. He was pretty nervous that it wouldn't fire up....heh... There were no issues. It booted right up!