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Here is my Prodigy, add me to the white crew!
Does anyone have a smart idea as far as modding the case so that I could fit a 3-slot GPU cooler into this case?
I wanted to use the Arctic Cooling kit for this 6990, but the Prodigy is not wide enough, and the very back lip will 'catch' the cooler and prevent it from sitting in the slot.

I wonder if you could move the motherboard over a bit, as close as you can to the other edge of the case, put in your own standoffs for the motherboard to screw into, and then cut out some extra room on the back of the case for the motherboard backplate, as well as the card slot.
 
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I wonder if you could move the motherboard over a bit, as close as you can to the other edge of the case, put in your own standoffs for the motherboard to screw into, and then cut out some extra room on the back of the case for the motherboard backplate, as well as the card slot.

You'd have to really mod the back side of the case too for that to work.
   
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Just ordered a black Prodigy from Lockware! I hope I actually get it because I've never heard of them but that was the only place I could find it. thumb.gif
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Add me to the Bitfenix Prodigy owner's club! Go here for build Log/Pics;

http://www.overclock.net/t/1302993/computer-building-pleasure-angst
 
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post #1355 of 11736
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Just ordered a black Prodigy from Lockware! I hope I actually get it because I've never heard of them but that was the only place I could find it. thumb.gif

They are a good little company, i got mine from them and so did a few other people. Mine came in quick considering i live on the other end of the country, had my tracking the same night i placed the order. The case had nothing wrong with it and was in perfect condition.
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Need quiet fan opinions with decent air flow. I'm using a 140mm Spectre Pro (white) for exhaust, which I got mainly because it looks so good and was supposed to be quiet. Problem is, it's not quiet at anything but low RPM, so I'm considering replacing it. I'd like to stick to a white fan theme if possible, so my contenders are the regular, non-pro 140mm white Spectre fan and a 140mm white Phanteks fan. After that, I'd be moving on to Corsair AF140 or lastly Noctua NF-P14 FLX, which are non-white... Ignoring prices (I can find most on decent sales), any good experience with any of those in this case?
   
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I have one more question regarding the White version of the BitFenix Prodigy... And that refers to the front panel not being made of a white 'mesh' material.

Now.. I do have my H100 set up to be pulling in cool air from the top, and I have air exhausting through the back, and front of the case. This may sound crazy to some of the people in here, but realistically it's been the best way that I've received good temperatures.

My question is... would any radiator suffer significantly if one decided to mound the radiator on the front panel of the White version of the Prodigy?
If it were going to suffer, what kind of temperature differences are speaking of? I know that the sides of the front panel on the White case has small slits in them, and my front fans seem to pull in a good amount of air, but is that going to be sufficient?

The reason I ask is because I'm getting an SSD and instead of having the HD bay there with an empty space, I wanted to proportion the inside of the case a little better, and have the H100 mounted to the front of the Prodigy.
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Need quiet fan opinions with decent air flow. I'm using a 140mm Spectre Pro (white) for exhaust, which I got mainly because it looks so good and was supposed to be quiet. Problem is, it's not quiet at anything but low RPM, so I'm considering replacing it. I'd like to stick to a white fan theme if possible, so my contenders are the regular, non-pro 140mm white Spectre fan and a 140mm white Phanteks fan. After that, I'd be moving on to Corsair AF140 or lastly Noctua NF-P14 FLX, which are non-white... Ignoring prices (I can find most on decent sales), any good experience with any of those in this case?

In my build (just above including pics) I used the Antec 3 Speed fans. Each Fan comes with a little dial where you can chose 3 settings for quiet up to performance. I'd recommend a similar set-up!
 
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You could always just experiment and move your radiator there, and play around with fan speeds and other fan locations/speeds. I can't tell you how many fans and positions I've swapped when I was first setting everything up, including a 1-slot closed-loop cooler (Intel Liquid thermal solution), and each one gave slightly different temperatures--it was a week-long process of daily tweaking. So I suspect it all depends on which fans you use and what kind of airflow you create with them based on their speeds and positions.
   
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I have one more question regarding the White version of the BitFenix Prodigy... And that refers to the front panel not being made of a white 'mesh' material.
Now.. I do have my H100 set up to be pulling in cool air from the top, and I have air exhausting through the back, and front of the case. This may sound crazy to some of the people in here, but realistically it's been the best way that I've received good temperatures.
My question is... would any radiator suffer significantly if one decided to mound the radiator on the front panel of the White version of the Prodigy?
If it were going to suffer, what kind of temperature differences are speaking of? I know that the sides of the front panel on the White case has small slits in them, and my front fans seem to pull in a good amount of air, but is that going to be sufficient?
The reason I ask is because I'm getting an SSD and instead of having the HD bay there with an empty space, I wanted to proportion the inside of the case a little better, and have the H100 mounted to the front of the Prodigy.

Suffer yes, but by significant amounts no. I read reviews and they said about as much.
 
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