Finished building in my new case 'Be quiet! Pure Base 500 FX'
yesterday, slowly upgraded the parts since early 2022 and at this point I consider this my new PC even if I kept a few older parts.
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More or less managed to keep the window side clean as possible but the back side cable monster is not for others to see.
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The potato grade SSD inside can be ignored its my old ass system drive from my old system, just wanted to try out the mounting bracket so I threw it in as a placeholder. 'meanwhile I can drop some random small games on it I guess'
I had some issues synching all of the RGB with Asus Aura Sync, everything is connected trough the built in Fan/RGB hub at the back and it just wouldn't recognize it. I was like don't tell me I have to check those cables again and open up the whole thing..
Did a quick search online and it turns out I have to press the led button on the case for 3-4 seconds and then it synches with the mobo software colors, nice that its not documented anywhere in the manual.
That mouse pad under the case is there cause the Toshiba P300 3TB HDD I have in the system is disgustingly loud even when its barely doing anything just idle spinning and I tried to put even more absorbing material under the case but it didn't help much cause its vibrating through the case/HDD cage itself even tho it has rubber padding inside the cage.
Hate that drive honestly cause its been loud since day 1 in my old case too, when I bought it years ago I almost sent it back to the shop, as soon as I get some money saved up/spend on my PC I will get rid of that abomination.
Other than that when its not spinning the PC is very quiet now, I spent some time tinkering with fan speeds/profiles in the Bios and this way I'm also getting better temps than in my old case while being more silent.