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Buying a Phenom-M shortly, trying to figure out which cooler to do. I want to do an AIO, I'm coming from full water cooling, but now I'm too lazy to keep doing it.

I have a gryphon Z87 and a 4670k. Nothing compelling enough with skylake to move to ITX so I am staying MATX. Phenom is the nest looking case I've found, but you guys are the pros.

I was looking at a Swiftech H220-x or 240x kit to throw in there, as they are closed loops that I can expand later when I eventually decide I want to WC again.

I looked at the DS cube, the tT V21, and others, but Phenom looks the best imo. Not a newb so I can deal with the poor cable management, I plan on doing a Strider with short cable kit for PSU.

Any tips? should I look for another case or am I good?
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post #11622 of 11743
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Originally Posted by Blackkeys View Post


Hi All biggrin.gif
Description:
This is my first ITX Mod, and I give name "WHITEPEARL"
My Goal for this Mod is Present a clean simple rig and looks beautiful yet elegant, I got inspired from my mom's pearl necklace , its so Simple, Beautiful, Clean and Elegant.smile.gif

Hardwares:
CPU: i3 4130
Motherboard: MSI Z87i Gaming AC
Graphics Card: MSI GTX 770 gaming
Ram: Corsair Dominator Platinum Pc1600 (2x4Gb)
Case: Bitfenix Prodigy ITX
HSF : Corsair H100i
Power supply: Bitfenix Fury 550G
Fan: Bitfenix Spectre Pro
SSD: Plextor M5s128Gb
HDD: WDC Blue 1tb

Supported by BITFENIX INDONESIA (Thank You Very Much For Power Supply and Fans) smile.gif
Worklog --> White Pearl Project

Great detailling. Great overall job

I like:
- the window insert with black frame and cut offs
- the hidden lighting
- the painting
- the HDD and SSD integration
- the cable managment
- the fan modding
- the PSU bay covers
- the after market feets

I don't like:
- why didn't you cut the old feets at the edge of the case instead of exposing the frame

Any way you get a thumb.gif
post #11623 of 11743
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Originally Posted by votum View Post

Buying a Phenom-M shortly, trying to figure out which cooler to do. I want to do an AIO, I'm coming from full water cooling, but now I'm too lazy to keep doing it.

I have a gryphon Z87 and a 4670k. Nothing compelling enough with skylake to move to ITX so I am staying MATX. Phenom is the nest looking case I've found, but you guys are the pros.

I was looking at a Swiftech H220-x or 240x kit to throw in there, as they are closed loops that I can expand later when I eventually decide I want to WC again.

I looked at the DS cube, the tT V21, and others, but Phenom looks the best imo. Not a newb so I can deal with the poor cable management, I plan on doing a Strider with short cable kit for PSU.

Any tips? should I look for another case or am I good?

Hi, I have the DS cube and the Prodigy at home. The DS cube is significantly wider and bulkier than the Prodigy/Phenom (M or not).

However the DS cube has more room for real WC and for GPU than the Phenom M. I you just want an good 240 AIO and one GPU then the Phenom M would be my choice in terms of look and room occupied on the desk.
But if you plan a dual GPU, then the cube is better. I don't know about the tT V21.

For example this is the inside of my DS cube with full WC and dual GTX 680. You'll never fit this in a Phenom M:
post #11624 of 11743
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Originally Posted by dimbidim View Post

Hi, I have the DS cube and the Prodigy at home. The DS cube is significantly wider and bulkier than the Prodigy/Phenom (M or not).

However the DS cube has more room for real WC and for GPU than the Phenom M. I you just want an good 240 AIO and one GPU then the Phenom M would be my choice in terms of look and room occupied on the desk.
But if you plan a dual GPU, then the cube is better. I don't know about the tT V21.

For example this is the inside of my DS cube with full WC and dual GTX 680. You'll never fit this in a Phenom M:

Got it. Looks pretty packed in there lol.

I honestly will likely buy another case if I want to move back to WC, for now just closed loops will be fine. I likely do want to SLI though, another case I was looking at is the phanteks enthoo evolv. I'll be picking up a new 970 along with the case and selling my 7970. To avoid the new entire cost though I am keeping the Matx board and cpu, especially because there really isn't a reason to upgrade yet.
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post #11625 of 11743
If you want to SLI + 240 AIO, the Phenom M just doesn't work. It's simply not possible.

The enthoo evolv is sweet, I'd go for that one immediatly. It didn't exist when I bought my DS cube. Price wise it's not far.
post #11626 of 11743
Does anyone know if a 290x ROG matrix from Asus fits on a prodigy itx?
How good is the prodigy at GPU cooling with a front 200mm intake and a rear 140mm exhaust?

Cheers!
post #11627 of 11743
@votum -> You won't fit H220X (because of reservoir) and 240X (physically not possible as it's 280mm, and Phenom can accomodate 240mm max) in there... Despite the fact I have Bitfenix - I'd get Phanteks in your position.
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post #11628 of 11743
I grabbed a core v21, thanks guys. Phenom is beautiful, but seems to have too many compromises.
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post #11629 of 11743
How about a sapphire 290x vapor x?
It is ticker than the two slots...
Does it fit a prodigy itx?

Cheers!
post #11630 of 11743
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Originally Posted by Gdourado View Post

How about a sapphire 290x vapor x?
It is ticker than the two slots...
Does it fit a prodigy itx?

Cheers!

My cousin's Sapphire r9 290 vapor X was able to fit in my old prodigy fine, I don't see why it wouldn't fit.
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