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My MSI 7950 finally made it in...she's finally finished.


Looking good thumb.gif
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Posting this from my new prodigy build. Pleased with it except for one thing (come to that later).

I got the "Yin" colourscheme from overclockers.co.uk 'cause I really like the white with black grille (cheers longroadtrip).



The build was ok. With a 170mm bluray drive in the top I can't use either top fan bay, so the H80 is exhausting out of the back, and there's a 230mm spectre pro intake in the front - fits just fine even with the optical bay and lower drive tray in place. The only hassle in the build was not connecting some headers (system fan, front panel usb3) before the H80 went in - serves me right for not checking the MB layout diagram before slapping it all together.





BIG WORD OF WARNING...

If you're looking for a Z77 board to go with a K-series chip, for overclocking or undervolting, AVOID the Gigabyte Z77N-WIFI. The BIOS doesn't allow any kind of voltage modification (except to the memory). I wanted to try for a decent clock speed from an undervolted 3570K (hoping for 4k on 0.9v) but wasted my money on the Gigabyte board instead. Will look to get an ASRock in a payday or 2, (hence why I can't be bothered tidying PCIE cables).
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Looks good smile.gif I wonder if those names Yin and Yang, and ideas, were taken out of a member's dual-Prodigy build linked here...

Can't wait for the white meshed front panel, even though I think the solid white panel looks very classy.
   
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Finally got through reading this entire thread. Here's the parts-list of my next DVR:

PCPartPicker part list
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-I Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply


There will be some transcoding / commercial marking going on the machine, thus the reason for the higher CPU. This is strictly a server, so no need for a GPU. The H77 is for the SATA ports.

I'm thinking of opting out of the 212 Evo in favor of just using the stock fan as I've read it is pretty quiet.

The SSD will probably be mounted on the PSU bracket or the side panel, which let's me space out the 4 HDDs among the 5 bays.

If I move the front fan to either the back or top, what front fan would be a good recommendation? Keep in mind I'm thinking of positive pressure to keep dust to a minimum.
Edited by Nick Burns - 10/17/12 at 8:57pm
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If I move the front fan to either the back or top, what front fan would be a good recommendation? Keep in mind I'm thinking of positive pressure to keep dust to a minimum.

The prodigy comes with 2x 120mm Bitfenix fans (3pin), One mounted at the front and one at the rear.

It sounds like the system won't need gale force airflows, and that you're after something quiet. The cheapest positive pressure solution would be to move both stock fans to the front, in which case I'd recommend blocking the side grille (with no graphics card, you're better off directing more air over the motherboard and out of the rear.

If you don't trust pressurized air to find it's own way out of holes, and want to help it with an exhaust fan, you'd want something bigger at the front. I'm using the 230mm Bitfenix Spectre Pro - it fits with all drive cages installed and shifts a lot of air. At stock power its very audible (quite a pleasant low register whoosh). It comes with a low voltage adapter that drops the noise levels right down, but should still maintain positive pressure against a single 120mm exhaust (or 2 low voltage/low rpm exhausts).
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The prodigy comes with 2x 120mm Bitfenix fans (3pin), One mounted at the front and one at the rear.
It sounds like the system won't need gale force airflows, and that you're after something quiet. The cheapest positive pressure solution would be to move both stock fans to the front, in which case I'd recommend blocking the side grille (with no graphics card, you're better off directing more air over the motherboard and out of the rear.
If you don't trust pressurized air to find it's own way out of holes, and want to help it with an exhaust fan, you'd want something bigger at the front. I'm using the 230mm Bitfenix Spectre Pro - it fits with all drive cages installed and shifts a lot of air. At stock power its very audible (quite a pleasant low register whoosh). It comes with a low voltage adapter that drops the noise levels right down, but should still maintain positive pressure against a single 120mm exhaust (or 2 low voltage/low rpm exhausts).
Actually, for positive pressure, just flip the rear fan as an intake if you're using stock fans wink.gif
post #2027 of 11736
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This may be old news, and is certainly not mind, but surely this demonstrates the abilities this case has (apologies if it is old news or no one cares, it impressed me)
http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=241811

Thanks you thumb.gif

The build log is out on more sites to get people the idea that I had, and to show the possiblities with this case.
The build here on OCN is propperly the best in terms of setup of the build log.

It can be seen here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1304413/build-log-of-unobtainable-x79-and-crossfire-in-a-white-bitfenix-prodigy
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post #2029 of 11736
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BIG WORD OF WARNING...
If you're looking for a Z77 board to go with a K-series chip, for overclocking or undervolting, AVOID the Gigabyte Z77N-WIFI. The BIOS doesn't allow any kind of voltage modification (except to the memory). I wanted to try for a decent clock speed from an undervolted 3570K (hoping for 4k on 0.9v) but wasted my money on the Gigabyte board instead. Will look to get an ASRock in a payday or 2, (hence why I can't be bothered tidying PCIE cables).

Wow good to know. Thanks for the heads up a +rep
    
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Non-K chips still overclock by 400MHz, btw. So still a relevant note - thanks for lettings us know.
   
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