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Well by all means when keeping a low budget, but i was still like, ummmm, wheres the air?!

The Pros push a ton more air its nice.
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Still waiting on a PSU extender...
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Well by all means when keeping a low budget, but i was still like, ummmm, wheres the air?!

The stock fans are regular Spectres. They are designed more for silence and less for airflow. If you want more airflow at the cost of noise, Spectre Pros are your choice. Otherwise, go to generally recommended fans, like Noctuas, Noiseblockers, Phanteks' new 140mm fans are good, etc. I have 2 Spectre Pros at the moment (230 and 140mm), and I have to seriously downvolt them to get some silence. They still do a decent amount of air pushing, but not as good in terms of CFM/noise.
   
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They were one of the first things to go and were replaced with my 2150RPM GTs. thumb.gif

I have no use for mine, so I might just give them away to my friends or maybe here.
    
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Any tips for cleaning the white case? I love how it looks but kinda regret not buying the black one now because of how dirty the case can get, especially the plastic front/handles. Even when I first got it it wasn't as white as I was expecting if that makes sense... the only other white case I've had is a fractal design r3 and that was really bright white and has the same colour months later, I was kinda hoping the prodigy would be like that frown.gif. The lack of front mesh is also annoying... are there any updates on the white version? I do really love the case though, looks, thermals, noise... it has everything!
    
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Any tips for cleaning the white case? I love how it looks but kinda regret not buying the black one now because of how dirty the case can get, especially the plastic front/handles. Even when I first got it it wasn't as white as I was expecting if that makes sense... the only other white case I've had is a fractal design r3 and that was really bright white and has the same colour months later, I was kinda hoping the prodigy would be like that frown.gif. The lack of front mesh is also annoying... are there any updates on the white version? I do really love the case though, looks, thermals, noise... it has everything!

What are you doing with your case to get the handles so dirty? o.o Mine's standing on my desk and is only slightly dusty. Just don't get any oils on it from constant handling and wipe it periodically with a clothy paper towel and maybe something like a natural glass/surface cleaner (I like 7th Generation).

About the mesh front - I'm very interested in one myself! Other than that, I love my white case and would not trade it for a black.
   
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What are you doing with your case to get the handles so dirty? o.o Mine's standing on my desk and is only slightly dusty. Just don't get any oils on it from constant handling and wipe it periodically with a clothy paper towel and maybe something like a natural glass/surface cleaner (I like 7th Generation).
About the mesh front - I'm very interested in one myself! Other than that, I love my white case and would not trade it for a black.

I'm doing nothing, that's the thing! By dirty I mean just generally not quite white if that makes sense... I mean I noticed that when it came so it's entirely possible that it's normal and I just have a magic heightened sensitivity to whiteness (aka I'm really pedantic). Maybe thinking about it more has made me believe it's gotten worse... the metal bits are just fine in my eyes though but the plastic bits aren't... I've been careful to only handle it when putting it together and have only touched it otherwise when tinkering. Thanks for the reply though!
    
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I'm doing nothing, that's the thing! By dirty I mean just generally not quite white if that makes sense... I mean I noticed that when it came so it's entirely possible that it's normal and I just have a magic heightened sensitivity to whiteness (aka I'm really pedantic). Maybe thinking about it more has made me believe it's gotten worse... the metal bits are just fine in my eyes though but the plastic bits aren't... I've been careful to only handle it when putting it together and have only touched it otherwise when tinkering. Thanks for the reply though!

Ohh, I see. Yes, it's a slightly grayish pearl off-white on the metal parts. I've looked at it outside and in various light, and after modding a window in the right panel, I played with the rectangular cutout too. It's an interesting color, like a slightly shimmery iced darker white, if that makes any sense. The plastic just tries to match it. I like the effect personally.

It's called "Arctic White" for a reason - it does have that feel to it.

P.S.: I recently painted a HAF912 partially white with automotive paint. There were like 10 different "whites" by a brand I was looking at, and each was slightly different. I never look at white cars the same way now - I see a "yellow" white, a "gray" white, a "pearly" white, etc. To each their own!
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Ohh, I see. Yes, it's a slightly grayish pearl off-white on the metal parts. I've looked at it outside and in various light, and after modding a window in the right panel, I played with the rectangular cutout too. It's an interesting color, like a slightly shimmery iced darker white, if that makes any sense. The plastic just tries to match it. I like the effect personally.
It's called "Arctic White" for a reason - it does have that feel to it.

Makes sense I guess, would've preferred a proper white all round though. I might just get rid of the front panel, that's where it annoys me more than the handles. No matter what the handles look like you could never help but to love them! Shame about the lack of the 3rd PCI slot, that's my only real problem with the case and there's not too much they can do about it anyway. It's only an issue because I like external fan controllers (the 230mm Spectre Pro is a bit too loud for general use for me so I need one but I use the optical drive). Currently I have the fan controller routed through the top hatch and under the front handle, easy to reach and can't be seen from above. tongue.gif
    
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Can you control your fan temperatures with your motherboard or in-OS software control? I've mostly settled on keeping my 230mm Spectre Pro at low RPM (~515RPM) through ASRock motherboard BIOS, and it's nearly silent at that while still moving some air. Almost got a Bitfenix Recon today (but it went out of stock before that), but I'm not certain I need it. It will be nice, but I mostly have fan speeds down through the motherboard, until I do something that really loads my CPU.
   
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i7 3770 @ 4.3 GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX GTX 660 Ti + Accelero Mono Plus, 1.875V G.Skill Ripjaws X 16GB at 2133MHz 9-10-11-28-1T... 
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Crucial m4 Hitachi TravelStar 2.5" SATA III Intel 330  BitFenix Recon fan controller 
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Corsair H100i Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-14 x 4 (radiator front... Phanteks 140mm fan (exhaust) Fractal Design R2 Silent 140mm fan (bottom intake) 
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Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (trying it out) Linux Mint Achieva ShiMian 27" IPSB (tempered glass) 
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Dell U2412M 24" LZ-GH aluminum/steel TKL keyboard Seasonic G-550 80+ Gold Fractal Design Define R4 
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Logitech MX518 Monoprice dual-surface aluminum IKEA Dioder light-changing LED strip on the roof Monoprice 10 x 6.25" drawing tablet 
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Intel i5 2400 3.8GHz turbo boost Gigabyte z68x-ud3h-b3 Sapphire Dual-X 7970 OC Samsung 30nm ULP  
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Corsair Force 3 LG DVD-RW Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B Noctua NF-S12B ULN 
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Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-14 Fractal Design R2 Silent 140mm fan Bitfenix Spectre 200mm fan Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
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Achieva ShiMian 27" IPSB (tempered glass) Ducky Shine II MX Clears Corsair AX750 BitFenix Survivor in White 
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