11:00 AM11:00

PC Building Workshop: VR ready mini PC

Do you want to start your journey into building custom PCs? Are you an avid gamer, or technologist or modder that wants to learn the basics to get off the ground and start serious PC customisation? If the answer is yes, then this workshop is perfect for you.

We are building a £1500 Virtual Reality ready mini-itx gaming PC!

Places are limited to 6 seats per session. To book your place please contact me, Connor, via

The session will be 2 hours and in it we will cover the basics of building a PC, including fitting and setting up the following components:

  • Bitfenix Portal Case
  • Intel i5 CPU
  • Z270 ITX main board
  • GTX 1060
  • 16GB RAM
  • 600W PSU
  • SSD
  • 120mm AIO Watercooler

This is the first workshop in the series of PC building workshops

What does this workshop series cover?

  • Choosing components
    • Compatibility guides
    • PSU power checking
    • How to plan for expansion and upgrade
  • How to assemble a PC - the basics
    • Assembling the core components
    • RAM configuration
    • PSU connections
    • Cable management
  • How to assemble a PC - advanced
    • Lighting and design
    • Case modding
    • Fan controls
  • Watercooling
    • Designing loops
    • Choosing components
    • Filling and emptying reservoirs
  • BIOS set up
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7:00 PM19:00

OS Workshop: Windows for beginners

This is the first workshop in the series of Operating System (OS) Use Workshops. Focused towards Windows 10 beginner users, this would also be useful to users of Windows 7 and 8.

OS Use Workshops

This series of workshops will require that you bring your own laptop. If you do not own a laptop, we may be able to arrange a temporary computer for you to borrow. Each session is one and a half hours and we will go at the pace you are comfortable with! If you have specific things you would like to learn, I am sure I can accommodate.

Places are limited to 6 seats per session. To book your place please contact me, Connor, via or buy your spot online here

What does this workshop series cover?

  • What is Windows OS?
    • Windows vs MacOSX vs Linux
    • Difference between programs, apps and the OS
  • Setting up and customising your user ac count
    • Changing name, avatar and password
    • Setting default applications
    • Customising theme and layout
    • Changing power settings
  • Using the OS
    • Cortana and search
    • What should you avoid?
  • Installing and Uninstalling programs
    • What should you install?
    • Runtimes, what are they?
    • How to install and uninstall apps
  • Keeping your OS healthy
    • Keeping files organised
    • Shutting down, sleeping and hibernating
    • Backing data up
  • Advanced Techniques
    • Diagnosing issues
    • Updating the OS
    • Using the process viewer
    • How to deal with problem programs
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