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Been putting if off for a long time, but figured I'd finally post pics of my semi-fanless build from over a year ago. Wanted a silent machine that I could still game on. The Prodigy was one of the few cases at the time with enough clearance for a large, fanless CPU cooler. Chose white due to being tired of building plain black boxes.

Went with a T series i7 (being extra cautious as always with passive builds) and tried several fanless cards but none had safe enough load temps when full passive. Sapphire's R7 250 Ultimate was the closest but I had to underclock it a bit (and its already a low, mid-range performance card). Once semi-fanless cards starting hitting the market, I didn't hesitate switching to an Asus 970 Strix (matched the ROG theme started by the motherboard too). Good thermal performance on its own and fairly powerful despite not pulling much power. The entire PC maxes out at just over 200W from the wall.

The CPU has never gone past 60C (in hindsight, could've gone with a 45W chip for more performance) under load and the GPU runs in the mid to high 70s at max. The Zalman FX100 is an amazing fanless cooler (despite it's poor mounting mechanism). I first tried cooling a stock clocked i5 4670K with it and the heat radiated out so effectively that I checked the inside of the cooler to make sure there wasn't some sort of fan. Stock clock load temps were still a bit too high so I switched to a low watt i7. The extra cache and hyper-threading make up some of the ground lost by the lower clock speeds so its close in performance to a normal i5.

I also installed a strip of red LEDs and a 120mm fan in front for extra airflow when needed. The Asus board is built to handle extremes so no worries running it passive. Temps are normally good and the GPU takes care of itself so I only use the front fan during heavy gaming in the summer. The fan controller switches the fan on/off as well as adjust speed and another dial also controls the LED brightness. Wish the power LEDs were red too (and the fan controls when on) but too much work/risk resoldering them.

White Bitfenix Prodigy w/ swapped full mesh front
stealth blu-ray combo drive and fan/LED controller
Asus Impact VI itx
Intel i7 4765T 35W
Zalman FX100 fanless cooler
Asus GTX 970 Strix
Seasonic Fanless 400W Platinum
512GB Transcend SSD
16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3




post #11662 of 11744
hello everybody,

sorry if this was previously discussed, I just have a question regarding this psu EVGA SuperNova G2 750W. can it fit to Phenom mini itx case? The length of psu is 180 mm.

Thanks in advance.
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Gigabyte Z97MX

i7-4790K 4.0GHZ

Corsair H80i

Corsair VENGEANCE 2X8GB RAM, 2400MHZ,

WD Black 1TB

Geforce GTX 980Ti ( GV-N98TXTREME-6GD ), 6GB, GDDR6, 384bit

Corsair AX 860i

SSD - Kingston Hyper X 240GB

Bitfenix Prodigy M

Corsair SP 120
post #11664 of 11744
Hey everyone this is my prodigy I've had scene 2013. I've done some stuff to it scene then, but some stuff has stayed.

Processor currently: AMD Athlon X4 750k @4.4GHZ, in 2013 I had a A4-4400 upgraded to Athlon around summer of 2014.

Graphics card currently: Shappire R9 380 Nitro 4GB, I've gone threw a few GPU upgrades originally i had a MSI R7 250 with 2GB off DDR3, then when I upgraded to the Athlon I bought a R7 265.

CPU Cooling: Corsair H55, However I have had the noctua nh-l9a as well as running the dreadful stock cooler.

Motherboard: Gigabyte F2A85XN-WIFI, wish I bought the A88X version but I think I got this for like $70 at Tiger Direct.

Ram: 8GB of Crucial Ballistik sport @1333 because reasons.

PSU: Originally had a CX500 but upgraded to a G650M.

Storage: 2x WD Blue 1TB and Kingston 120GB v300 SSD.

My Prodigy is the Arctic White ITX.




post #11665 of 11744
Hello,
Thinking about putting a Maximus VIII impact on my prodigy.
Bout I have a question regarding the sata ports.
The 4 sata ports on that board are behind the dimm slots.
My CPU cooler is a nh-d14. My GPU is a 390x.
My question is how I route 3 sata cables with the dimms in place and the cooler.
Any ideas or pics?

Cheers!
post #11666 of 11744
Another question.
Anyone used a Silverstone gold psu with a prodigy?
Those PSUs they have that are fully modular but only 150mm deep.
How is the fitting?
Also, is the PP05-e short cable kit worth it?

Thanks.
post #11667 of 11744
Hey everybody, I was going to buy a Prodigy mITX White for my new build but I am quite worried that the front panel could choke the intake fans...

Has anybody had temperature issues with their Prodigy case (non-meshed)?

thanks in advance
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB EK Predator 240 Windows 10 Acer Predator XB270HU 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair AX760 Fractal Design Define Nano S Corsair M65 PRO RGB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 5820k ASUS X99 Deluxe U3.1 ASUS GTX 980 Strix 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws 2400 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
500GB Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Samsung 840 EVO 120GB Samsung 840 EVO EK Supremacy EVO 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK Fullcover Waterblock for GTX 980 Alphacool NexXxos ST30 420mm Radiator Alphacool NexXxos UT60 280mm Radiator EK D5 PWM Pump 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
8x Noctua NF-A14 PWM IndustrialPPC Windows 10 Pro Acer H257HU 2560x1440 IPS Corsair AX760 
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Phanteks Enthoo Pro ASUS ROG Gladius Steelseries QCK Heavy ASUS Crystal Sound 2 
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Alphacool ST30 240mm Full Copper EK-FC980 GTX Strix (Nickel-Plexi) fullcover + b... Phobya DC12-400 PWM Pump Windows 7 
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I have a question regarding installation of a Corsair AIO liquid cooler.
If I install an h100i gtx at the top, US it better to have the fans as intake or exhaust?
Is it better to have a front 230mm fan as intake and the h100i at the top as exhaust or have the 230mm front and h100i top as intakes and a rear 140mm as exhaust?

I am thinking that the h100i as intake might give better cpu Temps since it is pulling cold outside air over the radiator.
But it is dumping it in the case.
The GPU is an open air cooled GPU (sapphire 390x tri-x). So the GPU also produces heat in the case. Will the positive pressure of both intakes and one rear exhaust be enough to push the hot air outside of the case?
Or wood the h100i as exhaust work better overall for both cpu and GPU Temps as a whole?

Thoughts?
Cheers
post #11669 of 11744
Hey guys, I got the Bitfenix Prodigy Mini-ITX case for my first build. I've had it for about 7 weeks now.

I was wanting to remove the lower drive cage just to have more room in general (I already have the top one removed). I'm also getting a side window panel so I want that area to be empty, for aesthetics or if I ever decide to do a custom water loop down the line.

I was going to mount my SSD on the side panel where the power button is. Is there anyway I can mount the 3.5" HDD elsewhere? I saw a picture of somebody who had it on the outer PSU cage but it doesn't indicate in the manual that you can fit a 3.5" HDD there.

If anybody has done this, let me know.
Edited by lordymosh - 2/29/16 at 7:38am
post #11670 of 11744
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Originally Posted by lordymosh View Post

Hey guys, I got this PC case for my first build. I've had it for about 7 weeks now.

I was wanting to remove the lower drive cage just to have more room in general (I already have the top one removed)/

I was going to moutn my SSD on the side panel where the power button is. Is there anyway I can mount the 3.5" HDD elsewhere? I saw a picture of somebody who had it on the outer PSU cage but it doesn't indicate in the manual that you can fit a 3.5" HDD there.

If anybody has done this, let me know.

You can use an adapter and install the drive on your optical Bay if you still have it in the case.
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