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My neighbour needed a new machine to retire their ancient and unreliable Pentium E6300 based rig. They use it mainly for standard office tasks, web browsing / Youtube watching, and some 2D/3D building plan view (no editing though). The only part I saved from the old rig is the SSD, rest are picked new, based on price/performance ratio within the budget constraints. Build was pretty much straightforward, no issues. I had the two case fans leftover from some previous builds and I used them since the case doesn't include any. I found ASRocks BIOS fan management useless, it doesn't keep the values I specified, only the preset modes (performance, silent, etc) seemed to work, however, it was still noisy using the silent mode. Interestingly, the 'A-tuning utility' has managed to tame the fans just like I wanted.

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  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Not much that impressive with this build. Obviously, being a little office computer for your neighbors, that's expected. However, I wanted to say I'm extremely impressed with the cable management in this cheap little case, with a non-modular PSU that has those horrid ketchup and mustard cables. Especially in this situation where you could have easily been allowed some slack when it came to the cables, as the neighbors likely will never open it or care. I've seen builds 3, 4 , 5 times the price, with people who no regard for clean and classiness, having cables clearly half-assed into the rig. I applaud you.

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Well, thanks! I say just because something is inexpensive, it doesn't have to look cheap, too! ;) There are not many opportunities for cable management in this chassis, majority of the PSU cables are just crammed into the small space in between the mobo tray and 2.5" drive cage. The BeQuiet! System Power 9 has all black cables, though, only the case wiring use coloured cables. I don't really get why manufacturers still use them, pretty sure using black wires all around would save some cost for them.

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Well, thanks! I say just because something is inexpensive, it doesn't have to look cheap, too! ;)

I most definitely agree, I think that a lot of people are too lazy and don't understand that. It's so much more satisfactory to look at your build and say "Wow, that's clean. I built that." Who knows.

There are not many opportunities for cable management in this chassis, majority of the PSU cables are just crammed into the small space in between the mobo tray and 2.5" drive cage.

Yeah as I mentioned it's definitely a cheap case and the fact that you magician-ed your way to a clean build is super cool.

I don't really get why manufacturers still use them, pretty sure using black wires all around would save some cost for them.

I'm sure Gamers Nexus has a video at a PSU plant or something of the sort that might have answers to that question, lmao. Not sure if you've heard of them, very well-known tech YouTube channel.

  • 4 days ago
  • 2 points

Who doesn't know Tech Jesus Steve Burke!?! :D I highly regard them among the most professional channels on YT. I haven't really watched their factory tour videos though, I'm mostly familiar with those technologies as I have spent 15yrs in electronics manufacturing. But still, I am curious about this ketchup and mustard question, so I'll check that out, thanks for the suggestion.

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes! Of course, no problem. It just came to mind, as I have recently been taking a look at some of those videos as well. Let me know if you find an answer and what video it is ! :)