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Old October 27, 2012, 05:15 AM
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I am running the same case and motherboard, I couldn't be happier. I managed to squeeze in a Noctua D14 rather than run water on this rig though.

Before you get a PSU, make sure it fits! As others said, it is SOOOO tight getting a PSU into the Prodigy.

As for watercooling, I would recommend a x355 pump instead of the D5. They are quite powerful and have a footprint that is easier to manage in a SFF water build.

Also have a look at the performance-pcs.com liquid cooled Prodigy -- it's one of the cleaner builds I've seen that includes both top and front mount rads: Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

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Old October 27, 2012, 09:17 AM
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Liu Kang: Thank you for the advice about the waterpump. Will do some research into that. As for the PP Prodigy that is actually where I got my ideas from. That and a Prodigy group on facebook.

On the PSU....Today I went ahead and picked up a Seasonic X-760W since I was in the area of Markham. A friend of mine owed me a favor and since I was helping up chose parts for a build I asked him to pick me up one up as "payment". He agreed and now hoping that I can get it to fit without any problems. May have to do some test fitting. It at least LOOKS small enough.

Now just need a 3770K and a good video card ( still thinking 670 for the small size but with the recent ATI Radeon drivers that may change )
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Old October 27, 2012, 10:16 AM
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I'm lovin the custom front panel ppc's has made for all of their bitfenix cases. It would be really cheap to get something like that done. I've looked around at shops locally and it's literally pennies per inch of cut and they can do any design.
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Old October 27, 2012, 04:42 PM
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So far so good. Just a few more vital parts and then the watercooling parts.



Also got bored and started to mod the 230mm fan...



Replacing those with some nice Oranges LEDS.....when I get some. LOL!!!
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Old October 28, 2012, 05:30 AM
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BTW when working with screwdrivers, small and big ones, do not excessively push and make sure that your hand in not in the way. :S
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Old October 28, 2012, 07:40 AM
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So far so good. Just a few more vital parts and then the watercooling parts.



Also got bored and started to mod the 230mm fan...



Replacing those with some nice Oranges LEDS.....when I get some. LOL!!!

why not Get orange led condoms and slip them on tight on those leds;) haha or get high gloss paint and just paint the tip of the led orange so it pushes out orange ???
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Because this way is more fun! LOL!!!!
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I once considered a Bitfenix prodigy, but then I found the build quality to be sub-par TBH. When those little mac-handles flex under the weight of the case when empty, it cant be a good sign. Those handles also make the case needlessly bigger and you loose some of the compact feel because of them.
I have the same opinion. I was looking forward to building with it after reading all the positive reviews, but those handles make the case wobbly, and make the case way bigger then it needs to be.
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The handels are removable with a a few screws.

Its going to lead to some modding but posable.
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okay guys......know of anywhere in canada that I can get a good 180mm rad?
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