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What's the best power supply to throw in the Prodigy when on a budget? Not looking to spend over $110 on the PSU. Would like to stay under $100 though.
I seen that the SeaSonic X750 is $40 off with a coupon today so thinking about grabbing it. I won't need that much power though since we can't SLI with ITX lol.

Depends on what components you have and your plans for them.

I'm using this new power supply, and it's beautiful for a small case like the Prodigy:
http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-450-Watts-Factor-Modular-ST45SF-G/dp/B008VQ2Y4K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1346017851&sr=8-2&keywords=silverstone+sfx+450

(Silverstone SFX 450 Watt 80+ gold modular)
   
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I would look into the rosewill hive but that seasonic should do well.
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Depends on what components you have and your plans for them.
I'm using this new power supply, and it's beautiful for a small case like the Prodigy:
http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-450-Watts-Factor-Modular-ST45SF-G/dp/B008VQ2Y4K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1346017851&sr=8-2&keywords=silverstone+sfx+450
(Silverstone SFX 450 Watt 80+ gold modular)

Yeah, I'm currently using the SFX 450 out of the SG05. It's the non-modular, and only bronze certified. It works fine but I'm currently running an H67M-ITX with an I5-2320 so I'm not overclocking. I'm upgrading to Z77E-ITX with the I5-3570k and plan on doing some 4ghz+ OCing. Running two 7200RPM 3.5 drives, an SSD, fan controller with 5 fans (all 120mm, cba to check watts on them). I'm also running a EVGA 560 TI 448 GPU overclocked to 900/2200 on stock voltage (1000mV). I'm sure I could get by with the PSU I'm using but since I'm upgrading mobo/cpu I'm selling the SG05 with the motherboard/cpu I'm currently using.
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Hrm, perhaps... I'm using that MB myself + an i7 3770 and a GTX 670 (which, admittedly, is very frugal with power consumption). An overclocked 560 ti probably wont' be so kind. Something I did not immediately realize, but the back PSU cover actually comes off, so your PSU can technically stick out a fair amount, especially if you do some modding and get long bolts to keep the back plate on over the PSU.
   
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Hrm, perhaps... I'm using that MB myself + an i7 3770 and a GTX 670 (which, admittedly, is very frugal with power consumption). An overclocked 560 ti probably wont' be so kind. Something I did not immediately realize, but the back PSU cover actually comes off, so your PSU can technically stick out a fair amount, especially if you do some modding and get long bolts to keep the back plate on over the PSU.

What PSU are you using? Apparently mine pulls 200w when under full load so everyone has said w/ reviews etc.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703036

Any good? Anyone here use this?
Edited by Duhstin - 8/26/12 at 3:17pm
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What PSU are you using? Apparently mine pulls 200w when under full load so everyone has said w/ reviews etc.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703036
Any good? Anyone here use this?

The one I linked above - as I said!

PC Power & Cooling have excellent power supplies - unfortunately not their very latest MK III range. You can do better than those.
   
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The one I linked above - as I said!
PC Power & Cooling have excellent power supplies - unfortunately not their very latest MK III range. You can do better than those.
#-o Doh!

Didn't realize that was your post, lol. Half out of it right now.


Btw, add me to the list!

No big monitor, I'm rocking a 20" lol. Had two hooked up but never used the second one so I'm letting someone borrow it.

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post #1189 of 11741
Anyone using this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171037

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M700
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This question is for anyone who has used or experimented with the Noctua NH D-14. What was your experience with it? I have plans to use it in my build, but im concerned about the spacing both on the drive cage side and the rear exhaust side. Will it fit with both drive cages in?

Ive seen some people put the "push" fan on the far "pull" side, which i think is a mistake. Without drawing cool air in, you are really diminishing what this cooler can and should do. This is what im trying to avoid. If the cooler fits agains a fan in the exhaust fan slot, then great, i currently have an NF-P14-flx in that slot and it would be advantageous to have the cooler use it in close proximity. But you have to have that push fan, even at the expense of the drive cage, if you plan to use that cooler.

I have also not seen many people utilize the 140mm Noctua fans as front, rear or top case fans. This is a bit surprising, they are extremely quiet and great performers. I have one in the back as exhaust, and front instead of the 200mm Bitfenix fan because its quieter and i found it pushed as much air and is placed at the top of the front grill which means it pushes directed air right at the heatsink (and push fan, I hope).

My overarching question is about actual experience with the NH D-14 in a proper configuration, but i'd welcome all thoughts on this cooler in this case, or other comparable coolers like the Megahalems and Silver Arrow.
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