Alright so I did a few things before passing out last night. First off, I staged the front radiator with the new 20mm fan, with the 690 in place.... It fits, but the fan housing rubs up against the 690s PCB.
After getting that sorted, I decided to attach the fans to the top radiator and put that in, to see how it fits. Well, It doesn't:Pictures here. (Click to show)
The fans cover the GPUs water ports as well as the 200m radiator's water ports.
The 120mm fans on the top are 25mm thick, and the radiator is 35mm thick. Same exact problem I had with the front, all over again!
So my options seem straightforward: order thinner fans, or order a thinner radiator. But with the front rad being pretty much useless seeing as how the new Bitfenix Spectre fan is absolutely terrible (I plugged it into a 4-pin molex and couldn't figure out which end the air was blowing out of...) I was really counting on the 240mm rad pulling its weight and then some.
It's beginning to become quite obvious that while you certainly can
build a watercooled system inside a Prodigy, its multiple shortcomings prevent a build from pushing the ITX platform to its limits, which is what I had planned on doing all along.
I'd like to know what you guys think before I order any more parts. I will in the meantime be chopping my PSU cables apart to shorten them