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Tech-savvy students build gaming PCs
The College boasts a thriving IT Department and, depending on their chosen course, students can explore many different elements of technology such as computer programming, security, website development, data analysis and much more.
Pictured: IT student Roco tests the completed PC using benchmarking software to monitor performance
Recently students have been building their own gaming PCs. Not only are they learning valuable technical skills but they are also saving money in the process.
The build was part of a Level 3 unit on Hardware, and the brief was to create a gaming suite for use by students at the College.
The students certainly delivered, tailoring gaming PCs to their own specification for a cost of £1,015 each. Comparable PCs from major retailers would cost in the region of £1,800.
The use of assistive technology played a big part in construction. Students used magnification monitors to help with the intricate parts needed for installation. The magnifier gives a clearer picture of the slots within the PC for proper alignment and installation, demonstrating that anyone with the skill, knowledge and the right accessible tools can be successful in this area of work.
Pictured: Roco working on the PC. The monitor to his right helps with the more intricate work.
Interested in learning more about the College's IT courses? Visit our course pages