This is not your usual 'build a PC' thread.
I was given a PC to 'fix' by an old business client. Actually, they just wanted the password reset on the machine because they forgot it. It's an old Windows XP system, so it wasn't too hard to get in and address that. But here's the kicker .. it's for a 17 year old African refugee. His dad has returned to his homeland and 'run off' with someone, leaving the kids and mother here in AU. Eldest son is doing what eldest sons do.
Suboptimal at best.
So anyway, I open the machine up thinking, least I can do is add in a HD and maybe some more RAM. And DEAR GODS this machine is old. Tried to put in 2G of old RAM here (it comes sporting a whole 256M) and no dice, motherboard doesn't recognise it. I can't put in the OLDEST video card I have lying around. This thing has CD drives .. not CDRs or CDRWs ..
So, screw that. That dog won't hunt, Monsignor.
I'm building a replacement PC for him. Pulling apart some various machines I have here for him. Q6600 with a real cooler, 4G RAM, 1T of SATA2 HDs, DVDRW, nvidia video card. Out with WinXP (with no service packs) and in with Win7, Office 2007 and every spare game from all the humble bundles I've purchased.
The reason for the post? I want your recommendations on what else to install. Games, apps, educational, give me your ideas. The only downside is, no internet needed things. There's no connection at his place, so it needs to be easily workable without one.
Your ideas and inspiration. Give them to me.