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So I'm resubmitting this because I accidentally deleted my previous submission. I was bored so I clicked the delete button just to click no but it deleted as soon as I click delete. So yeah, this happened. Sorry.

Yeah the PSU is mounted with the fan going into the case because at the time me and my friend thought there wasn't enough venting space if we mounted the PSU the usual way. I might try and flip the PSU when I put an aftermarket CPU cooler in for overclocking.

Originally I was going to use a Corsair CX500m but the main cable connecting the PSU to the motherboard was too loose so it wouldn't connect so I went to Fry's and switched it out with a TX550m, which has negative reviews on here and Newegg but its working well for me and it has positive reviews from Amazon. My only complaint with it is that its only semi-modular unlike the CX500m which was fully modular so cable management was more tedious to deal with.

Now that I've altered the ini files Planetside 2 gives me a better framerate for large battles and Skyrim on Ultra with mods runs smoothly at around 50 to 60 fps. Sleeping Dogs runs beautifully and smoothly as well on Ultra except there's a noticeable framerate drop sometimes in cutscenes.

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  • 82 months ago
  • 3 points

another thing for your ram those are dual channel i believe so you are not getting full potential of ur ram

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

What's wrong with dual channel RAM?

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

nothing wrong its just the way he put it in its wrong http://www.devhardware.com/c/a/Memory/Dual-Channel/1/ the first picture is on dual channel the second is not in the article

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohhh, I see, they're side-by-side.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

yep

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah you're right actually, I looked over the manual again. Yeah I might switch RAM slots later, I'm just afraid I might damage it when I take it out of the slot to put it back in. From what I've seen on Reddit RAM sticks are vulnerable. Its working fine for me even though I'm not getting the full potential.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

If you haven't switched your RAM to the dual channel setup, you should. I won't say it's 'hard' to mess up a stick of RAM, but it's pretty much idiot proof. Just pop the tabs down, make sure you have it lined up properly (one side is longer than the other) and press it in until both side tabs click to the locked position.

If you break it, you won't see any loss of performance. shrug But you won't break it.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I switched it to dual-channel a few weeks ago when I was putting in a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a good point, move one stick from slot 2 to 3 (unless your mobo is slot 1&2 and 3&4, check the manual).

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

yep

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Isn't the power supply upside down?

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

That case doesn’t have much underside intake for the PSU. Might be best to keep it the way it is.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

oh ok cos i was thinking its just blowing all the hot air into the gpu

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

the hot air is blowing from the back of the power supply! the big fan is an INTAKE

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah ok thanks for correcting but now all the hot air from the gpu is going in the psu?

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, except some Nvidia and AMD reference cards that blow hot air to the back

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

I have that case and as long as it's not on a carpet it's fine for mounting the psu fan down, I'd rather it downward facing than blowing hot air into my GPU.

  • 82 months ago
  • 0 points

The writing is right side up

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

doesn't mean anything if u flip it the writing would still be right side up cos its made that way so when u put the power supply on the top of the case the writing wont be upside down.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

nice computer

  • 82 months ago
  • -1 points

Cable management 2/10

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I'm going to get that sorted out when I install an aftermarket cooler.

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  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have those. The framerate should be decent though, you should get a decent framerate on high or maybe ultra. I'd check out gamedebate.com if you want to see if your rig can run it.

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  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Whoops, I was editing my sentence and I forgot to change it. I meant to say that the framerate SHOULD be good.