Can you fit a radiator with fans up there? I don't think there is room on this model, maybe on the Q300p there is.
Mine was pretty bad for the first two days until I couldn't stand the pile of cables in the visible side anymore. I figured I'd just disconnect it all and start with the largest bundle at the source. Once I had them all roughly in place I figured out which ones looked best on top, wrapped this way or that, and started in with the zip ties. If I could do it again I'd buy colored zip ties, plastic split loom cable wraps, colored headers for the board, and of course a modular power supply.
I'm not ready to call it quits on OC just yet, gonna go higher and upgrade to a 2600 or 2700 some day. Plus I kind of want to play with water for the first time.
I kinda just want to try out water cooling. This is my first PC build since 2006ish.
Cheap ones on Amazon, was just looking for x3 matching 120mm fans and they were the same price as plain ones.
It does well on Kerbal Space Program and World of Warships, about 80 fps on max settings, 1080p. Resource monitor says that is only 40% usage of the GPU. Haven't tried it on any FPS games yet.
I need a rig to stack and process the photos I take with my telescope. Some of raw data is 50MB up to 20GB in size, and the resulting files can get up to 50GB when I start applying layers in photoshop. Running a stack or mosaic can take hours on my laptop, and a crash causes all the work to be lost. I'm hoping this will allow me to process in 10 to 15 minutes what used to take about 90 minutes. Don't need much GPU power but do need a lot of RAM (with room to grow) and a fast data read/write speed for processing.