WTB: Children's Leukemia Charity: Best gaming computer or components we can get for $1,000 total

neural0

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Hey [H] brethren, I have a good friend whose son had leukemia when he was 2 and a half years old and went through treatments for over 3 years and beat it into remission. Unfortunately, it's now almost two years later and his labs came back anomalous. It was recently confirmed that the leukemia has come back in full force and he has begun chemo treatments again. He's 7 now.

His wish is to have a gaming rig since he can't go to school in-person while his immune system is stressed from treatments. Two children's charities (Bear Necessities and Cal's Angels) have agreed to give him $500 each to purchase something. As we all know, had this happened a couple years ago it might have bought a decent PC, but with GPUs priced where they are, it's really not going to come together.

I'm looking for ideas, components, parts, rigs, anything to help him out. I discussed this with compcons at length and thought to reach out to the group here. If you want to PM me to cut a great deal on some former mining hardware or other components please feel free.

If you see any deals online let me know or we can piece together a system from some sales, I'm all for it. I'll also look at what I have that's not in use and fill in where I can:

Recommendations for:
Gaming Monitor - Received! - LG 27 Inch Ultra gear DONATED by Zangmonkey!!
CPU - Received - 10900k DONATED by Xerack!!
Motherboard - Received! - MSI Z490 DONATED by Xerack!!
RAM - Received! - 32gb DDR4 DONATED by kyang357!!

GPU - Received! - 3080ti FE DONATED by osrk
and funded by everyone listed here:
$200 DONATED by xenium!!
$200 DONATED by Ricoch3t!!
$200 DONATED by ClockerXP!!
$200 DONATED by carlbme!!
$200 DONATED by highlander2607!!
$100.26 DONATED by travm!!
$100 DONATED by williacm!!

HDD/SSD - Received! - 2TB SX8200 NVME DONATED by PurduEE !!
KB - Received! - EVGA KB DONATED by theCur !!
KB Huntsman Elite DONATED by Zangmonkey!!
Mouse - Received! - EVGA Mouse DONATED by theCur!!
Case & Fans - Received! - Lian-Li Dynamic DONATED by p0lish!!
Power supply - Received! - 1000w Corsair DONATED by p0lish!!
Windows key - Received! - Win 10 Pro DONATED by pvtgoose!!
Desk - Received! - PayPal DONATION by Legcramp!!
Gaming Headset - Received! - VANKYO CM7000 DONATED by DPOSCORP!!
AIO Cooling - Received! - EVGA CLC 240mm DONATED by Legcramp!!
Headset Holder - Received! - Aluminum Clamp DONATED by topcat989!!
Controller - Received! - XBOX Robot White DONATED by w4ffles!!
Wireless Adapter - Received! - XBOX Adapter DONATED by EnvymeRT!!

PayPal - Received! - DONATION by sirplayalot!!
PayPal - Received! - DONATION by schlitzbull!!
PayPal - Received! - DONATION by Joust!!
PayPal - Received! - DONATION by stinger608!!
PayPal - Received! - DONATION by jelly!!
Walmart gift card - Received! - DONATION by TFchris!!
Newegg gift card - Received! - DONATION by Ur_Mom!!
Steam gift card - Received! - DONATION by workshop35!!
Steam gift card DONATION by hity645!!
Steam gift card - Received! - DONATION by brasherman!!

[H]ard-skilled makers and designers please reach out to me, I have a couple ideas for customizing the rig with something from everyone who donated and this rock [H]ard community!!


Some people have been asking what else to get, other ideas:
RGB stuff?
Steam gift cards/Fortnite bux/?
Posters/figures/etc?

Games he loves:
Fortnite, Diablo, Destiny, Minecraft,
He mentioned he "wants to get Five Nights at Freddie's, I already have the first one"
 
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neural0

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They gave me permission to include these:

From his first go-round:
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This go-round:
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Xerack

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I have a NIB 'white' MSI Z490(?) motherboard and a used 10900k (picked up here) I can donate for either a build or you can use or try to sell to raise $$. I'm at work currently, but I will send a few pics, after I get home in a few hours....I'd just want shipping covered if that's cool.
 

neural0

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I have a NIB 'white' MSI Z490(?) motherboard and a used 10900k (picked up here) I can donate for either a build or you can use or try to sell to raise $$. I'm at work currently, but I will send a few pics, after I get home in a few hours....I'd just want shipping covered if that's cool.
I will 100% cover shipping myself, PM incoming 👍🏻
 

w4ffles

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One of the photos shows him using a controller. I have a new Xbox Core wireless controller in "robot white" that I can send your way if you think that's something he'd want. It's best used with the microsoft xbox wireless adapter for windows 10 ($25 at most places) or a USB C cable but bluetooth also works (usually).
 

EnvymeRT

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One of the photos shows him using a controller. I have a new Xbox Core wireless controller in "robot white" that I can send your way if you think that's something he'd want. It's best used with the microsoft xbox wireless adapter for windows 10 ($25 at most places) or a USB C cable but bluetooth also works (usually).
If he would like a controller I have an wireless adapter
 

neural0

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I'll get a monitor. Does he have one he's looking at?
Awesome! I'm looking through rtings.com to try to find a good value gaming monitor. Thinking a 27" but haven't narrowed down the model yet.

Yes, a blizzard fan!
 

Lateralus

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I was going to offer a gaming mouse, mech keyboard and spare 480GB SSD but TheCur covered mouse/kb and PurduEE swoops in with a MUCH better SSD. Hell, it’s better than the one I’m running in my own rig. And a 3060, are you kidding me?! You guys are freaking awesome. I love this place!
 

neural0

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would a sfx-l 650 watt enough for you?
OK so..... I'm putting together an insane idea because of the overwhelming response you guys have had to this.

I'm chatting in PM with everyone who offered a GPU so far, and suffice it to say I don't think a 650 watt would cut it... if we pool everything together... and try to get him a 3090 or a 6900XT 😁

Any members that would be open to a conversation about trading or selling their 3090 or 6900XT, let me know.
 

neural0

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Guys, this is simply awesome. We have almost a complete gaming rig with just a few key things left on the list.

We're checking into headphones/mic to see if they fit him and choosing a desk.

If anyone has suggestions on RGB for the case let's hear it 👍🏻

It's going to be a Beast Bear of a rig and that is due to each of you that's donated so far. F-ing incredible.
 

Zangmonkey

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Awesome! I'm looking through rtings.com to try to find a good value gaming monitor. Thinking a 27" but haven't narrowed down the model yet.

Yes, a blizzard fan!

Putting question here instead of responding to your pm in case the answer is valuable to others.

You mentioned in PM that he's a diablo fan.

Are the parents ok with swag that's "scary mature?"

Like diablo swag has a certain gore/religious/horror theme to it.
 
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neural0

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Putting question here instead of responding to your pm in case the answer is valuable to others.

You mentioned in PM that he's a diablo fan.

Are the parents ok with swag that's "scary mature?"

Like diablo swag has a certain gore/religious/horror theme to it.
Great idea: Yes they're comfortable with that and he will think it's cool. I think their thought process is "there's nothing in the world scarier than what he's already going through, so we don't let it bother us."

Games he loves:
Fortnite, Diablo, Destiny, Minecraft
 

neural0

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On Reddit r/hardwareswap 6900xts go for 1100-1300 . With members here could definitely see us raising that kinda cash.
Great comment, and I'll announce that we have an [H] member who is giving up their reserved BBY 3080ti for the MSRP of $1200!!!!

I agree with you 100% and that's the new goal now. So far $200 has been donated directly to that GPU!! 👍🏻
 
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