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Built this PC to play mainly steam games. Runs Kerbal Space Program, Universe Sandbox, Portal, G-mod and more on full settings without any problems. I plan to add 4 more gigabytes of RAM, however this PC has yet to pass 75% memory usage even while running 2 games at once. The one issue I had with this build however was the fan that comes with the case is not 100% compatible with the motherboard fan ports. The fan has a 3 pin cable while the motherboard has 4 pins for each fan. The fan will work when plugged into the last three pins but you will not have any control over that fan's speed. The PC has yet to even come close to overheating even with this issue, but I still plan to purchase a new compatible fan in the future.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi! What you could do instead is use one of those 5.25" drives to dock a fan controller. Basically the fan controller plugs into the motherboard's four-pin headers; the fans plug into the fan controller. Software on the fan controller controls the speeds of the fans.

I'm glad you only play steam games on this, because otherwise I would be like dafuq how come he doesn't have at least a GTX so-and-so or R7 26-this-and-that and only 4 gb's of RAM?! Now reading your statement, kudos on putting money only towards what you need! Not a bad investment at all!

Cable management could use some work. I know that case isn't spectacular for cable management, but tuck them away from the viewable side and away from the motherboard and try to at least feed the 8-pin and 24-pin through the back behind the motherboard tray. I see grommets. You should use them!

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah, the cpu power looks like way too short to even route it on the back of the case under the rear fan. too bad! It just ruins the look, would need to buy an extender just for the pleasing of the eyes... would be a waste of cash on a budget build.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, agreed

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 to this

but looking at the PSU, it non-modular PSU

and it looks like the 4 Pin CPU power plug is very short so that is way he routed it directly

a bit of tidy up and should be alright

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

oh yeah, that cpu cable is definitely in need of extensions. CPU temps are a bit high too, but I guess it's expected from athlon?

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

the heat can be solved by swapping to the CoolerMaster 212 Evo/Plus

or the T4 is also another good Cooler from CoolerMaster which is just bolt on.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Kerbal Space Program YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build! make sure you benchmark it a userbenchmark.com

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

what fps do you get on ksp?

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

I've gotten up to 90 fps, but it's an average of about 40

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that with bigger craft? or in general...

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Just in general.

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