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HiTi March 10, 2013 08:07 PM

Watercooled Black Prodigy
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Well this is my first real work log of a pc that I've ever done..so it's bound to be all over the place with content. I don't have a lot of free time anymore...so the build will be slow as parts and free time arise.

I saw various prodigy builds online and really liked the idea of a smaller unit on my desk rather then the monsters I've had over the past few years taking up all of underneath my desk. The other huge deciding factor was the youngest boy in the house absolutely loves to press buttons andmake things turn off and on..so the case on the floor had to go.

Parts I already purchased

Black Bitfenix prodigy
i7 3770k
2 x 120 GB Crucial M4's
Corsair Vengance 2 x 4 GB DDR3 1866 (thanks Soul!)
Zotac GTX 670 (thanks 3.0)
Phobya 200mm rad
DDC3.1 (Soul again!)
CoolerMaster silent hybrid pro 1050w psu
EK Water Blocks EK-Supremacy - Nickel

Parts ordered
EK Water Blocks EK-DDC X-RES 100 CSQ - Acetal
Ek Water Blocks Fluid UV Blue NON-CONDUCTIVE Water Replacement
Bitfenix Prodigy Black Window Side Panel cause i am lazy
Bitfenix Spectre Pro BFF-SPRO-14025KK-RP All Black 140MM
Bitfenix Spectre Pro BFF-SPRO-20025KK-RP All Black 200MM Case Fan

Parts to be decided on

240mm rad or single 140 mm rad
Full cover EK block or universal EK GPU block
and whether or not to use my coolit elite on the i7
and possibly looking at the indigo extreme tim...really up in the air about it

Some quick pics...cell phone pics atm
had to remove the front of the psu cage...to allow the psu to fit...shortened the 24 pin and the 8 pin and drilled new holes for the phobya to mount to the case rather then the fan..
Have a lot more to do...relocate the power switch..possibly sleeve the wires,file down the cut I made,mount the pump and res if it shows and possibly make a drain port

ZZLEE March 10, 2013 09:05 PM

Look At Apogee Drive II fore pump, pump housing and water block in 1


Frees up allot of space

Bungwirez March 11, 2013 11:10 AM

haha. first pic looks like you've got a PCIe powering your rad, I was all like WTF?

good luck with the build.

HiTi March 11, 2013 02:05 PM

Lol...just noticed that.
Got a few lil odds and ends done today...hopefully I'll get some pics
up later

House renos took over some of the spare time I had...so hopefully as all goes well, I'll be able to continue Friday. Cause as we all know...a happy wife is a happy life :whistle:

Father Fuzzy March 13, 2013 10:12 PM

:thumb:Looks like a great project with some Kickass parts :thumb:

Looking forward to seeing the 200mm rad in there

Is it able to fit without interfering with the side door IO panel?

HiTi March 15, 2013 09:50 PM

sorry for lack of updates...new room in the basement is taking longer then expected
I had the side panel on to check and it seemed to fit alright, but I am thinking of relocating the i/o panel to the top of the case.
Finally decided on a rad,gpu block and the rest of it, gonna order from Daz i think tonight
was going to go with a thick 140mm rad for the back...but the vrm board on the asus would be in the way, so I'm going to try a thick rad up top with slim fans and see how it fits

ZZLEE March 16, 2013 10:32 AM

Drill the hale fore fore the rad drain. My drain plug was to lose when I first put water in the loop. Yes I have a hole i have dremmel and clean up when i take the rads out some time.

HiTi March 17, 2013 08:18 PM

small update..but better then nothing I guess
Ended up, the usb cable would kinda fit,by kinda I mean it was hitting the rad but the door would close with some pressure. So thats no good.So I began placing the i/o panel all around the case trying to find somewhere it would
a) look decent
b) be difficult for the lil guy to get too and
c) not interfere with anything else in the build

After a lot of thinking and placing the i/o everywhere in the case, I said screw it...I'm not going to use that panel at all. I found a small touch pad switch that I saved from at least 3 years ago...thinking I would use it in a car someday. I may end up using it or a bulgin style switch. Either way I'm a bit away from it working anyway so I moved onto the testing the psu cables I re did. I basically just shortened them, but instead of doing one wire at a time...I pulled them all out.Rookie mistake. Luckily everything was good (thanks Lowfat) and it powered up an old amd system I had laying around in the basement.
Other then that..I purchased what I hope is the last of the parts I need to get this done along with a few others odds and ends

EK GeForce 670 GTX VGA Liquid Cooling Block - Nickel CSQ (EK-FC670 GTX - Nickel CSQ)
3-Pin Power Supply Connector Pins Set
Corepad Skatez Pro - Razer Death Adder
Blue Illuminated Bulgin Style "Momentary" Vandal Switch - 22mm - Black Housing - Ring Illumination
FrozenCPU ConnectRight Gold Plated Female Molex Pins (set of 4)
1/8" (3mm) Aluminum Rivets - Black - 10 pack 2
Akasa PROSLIM Super Slim SATA 3.0 Data Cable w/ Securing Latch - 30cm - Black (AK-CBSA05-30BK)
sAkasa PROSLIM Super Slim SATA 3.0 Data Cable w/ Securing Latch - 30cm - Blue (AK-CBSA05-30BL)
Phobya 4-Pin Power Distribution PCB 6x 3-Pin Block (81097)
FrozenCPU ConnectRight 24-Pin Female ATX Power Connector - Black
EK GeForce 670 GTX VGA Liquid Cooling RAM Backplate - Black CSQ (EK-FC670 GTX Backplate - Black CSQ)
EK FC Bridge Single CSQ - Plexi (EK-FC Bridge Single CSQ - Plexi)
Black Ice GT Stealth 240 Radiator -
FrozenCPU Virtual-Hideout.net Special Edition ATX 2.0 Power Supply Tester (20/24 pin ATX, SATA, P4, Xeon, PCI-E, Floppy, 4 pin)
16AWG Hook Up UL1007 Approved Wire - Black 35
16AWG Hook Up UL1007 Approved Wire - Blue 35
FrozenCPU ConnectRight Standard 4-pin Male Connector - Black
Gold Plated Male Pins: 4 x Gold Plated Male Molex Pins
FrozenCPU ConnectRight Cathode Light Mini Connector Pins - Female - 4 Pack 3

HiTi March 17, 2013 08:25 PM

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Here were the only 2 places I think that I/O plate would look decent and probably be fairly functional.
If I had other tools at my disposal, I would defiantly go for the roof mount

nasrott March 24, 2013 06:15 AM

Cool little build your doing there, maybe you could take the case to a shop and get what ya need cut for your i/o panel. Been wanting to redo lr pc with this case.

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