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Hopefully this is the right thread to post this question. If not, I apologize. Thinking of getting this setup:

Bitfenix Prodigy mITX MINI-ITX Tower Case
ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe
Seasonic X-460FLII ATX 12V 24PIN 460W
Intel Core i5 3470 Quad Core Processor
Corsair Vengeance CML16GX3M2A1600C10 Low Profile 16GB
Sapphire Flex Radeon HD6450
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD3 mSATA 256GB SATA III
Western Digital WD Caviar Green 3TB SATA3 x 2
LG CH12LS28 12X Blu-Ray Reader & Lightscribe DVD Writer

Used for development work and media streaming. Not a lot of gaming and no FPS games (mostly Civ and the new SimCity when it comes out). Has to drive 2 DVI monitors and run a couple virtual machines (thus the 16 GB of RAM). I like my PC's to be extremely quiet therefore I've chosen a fanless PSU and video card. Should I be looking at other replacements to make the rig quieter? My current PC had a Zalman CNPS9500-Cu-LED heatsink but I'm not sure something similar would fit in here. I'll be getting the retailer (NCIX) to build the system and they do install aftermarket heatsinks but nothing fancy.

i got myself the phanteks ph-tc14pe - according to silentpcreview it's quieter than the noctua nhd14. the fact that it comes in different colors was also nice tongue.gif

people have already posted their builds with the same heatsink/mobo in a prodigy and it does fit without any problems
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I am trying to decide on a GPU .... I am leaning towards a 690 but I think it can cause some clearance issues with a front 180mm rad can anyone confirm this ????
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post #4053 of 11740
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Originally Posted by NeilN View Post

Hopefully this is the right thread to post this question. If not, I apologize. Thinking of getting this setup:

Bitfenix Prodigy mITX MINI-ITX Tower Case
ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe
Seasonic X-460FLII ATX 12V 24PIN 460W
Intel Core i5 3470 Quad Core Processor
Corsair Vengeance CML16GX3M2A1600C10 Low Profile 16GB
Sapphire Flex Radeon HD6450
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD3 mSATA 256GB SATA III
Western Digital WD Caviar Green 3TB SATA3 x 2
LG CH12LS28 12X Blu-Ray Reader & Lightscribe DVD Writer

Used for development work and media streaming. Not a lot of gaming and no FPS games (mostly Civ and the new SimCity when it comes out). Has to drive 2 DVI monitors and run a couple virtual machines (thus the 16 GB of RAM). I like my PC's to be extremely quiet therefore I've chosen a fanless PSU and video card. Should I be looking at other replacements to make the rig quieter? My current PC had a Zalman CNPS9500-Cu-LED heatsink but I'm not sure something similar would fit in here. I'll be getting the retailer (NCIX) to build the system and they do install aftermarket heatsinks but nothing fancy.

Thanks for any tips.

You should go for the i5 3570k thumb.gif The Crucial M4 is an excellent choice for an SSD as I own a 128gb version.Just be sure there is no mangled mess of the cables as you would want the extra cables tucked away. Heat is always a killer and with extra cable not organized properly, there will be insufficient airflow. biggrin.gif
Edited by SonofJor-El - 1/12/13 at 1:28pm
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Originally Posted by NeilN View Post

Hopefully this is the right thread to post this question. If not, I apologize. Thinking of getting this setup:

Bitfenix Prodigy mITX MINI-ITX Tower Case
ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe
Seasonic X-460FLII ATX 12V 24PIN 460W
Intel Core i5 3470 Quad Core Processor
Corsair Vengeance CML16GX3M2A1600C10 Low Profile 16GB
Sapphire Flex Radeon HD6450
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD3 mSATA 256GB SATA III
Western Digital WD Caviar Green 3TB SATA3 x 2
LG CH12LS28 12X Blu-Ray Reader & Lightscribe DVD Writer

Used for development work and media streaming. Not a lot of gaming and no FPS games (mostly Civ and the new SimCity when it comes out). Has to drive 2 DVI monitors and run a couple virtual machines (thus the 16 GB of RAM). I like my PC's to be extremely quiet therefore I've chosen a fanless PSU and video card. Should I be looking at other replacements to make the rig quieter? My current PC had a Zalman CNPS9500-Cu-LED heatsink but I'm not sure something similar would fit in here. I'll be getting the retailer (NCIX) to build the system and they do install aftermarket heatsinks but nothing fancy.

Thanks for any tips.

Couple of things..why go with Z77 if you aren't going with an unlocked processor? Either go with an unlocked CPU or move to H77 and save a few bucks...

If you stay with this mobo, where are you going to put the mSATA drive? The mSATA used for the WIFI doesn't have the room for that SSD...not to mention if I remember correctly, it is only SATA II like the ASRock one.
Edited by longroadtrip - 1/12/13 at 1:42pm
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Couple of things..why go with Z77 if you aren't going with an unlocked processor? Either go with an unlocked CPU or move to H77 and save a few bucks...

If you stay with this mobo, where are you going to put the mSATA drive? The mSATA used for the WIFI doesn't have the room for that SSD...not to mention if I remember correctly, it is only SATA II like the ASRock one.

D'oh I didnt even see he chose the mSATA. I agree. It really isnt worth having. You would need a special adapter just to hold it and there is no where to secure it. Get a standard SSD SATA drive. There are 2 loctions it can be stored: It can either be stored on the control panel side of the case OR underneath the HDD cages. That area there will be your best bet biggrin.gif (under the cages)
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Couple of things..why go with Z77 if you aren't going with an unlocked processor? Either go with an unlocked CPU or move to H77 and save a few bucks...

If you stay with this mobo, where are you going to put the mSATA drive? The mSATA used for the WIFI doesn't have the room for that SSD...not to mention if I remember correctly, it is only SATA II like the ASRock one.

Good point. I chose the Z77 because if its Wifi capabilities. I have an arrangement with my neighbour that if my Internet service goes down, I can use his temporarily (and vice versa) or I can try to tether the PC to my phone. I need to decide if spending an extra hundred bucks is worth it.

Thanks for pointing out the SSD was mSATA. I'll switch to the Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2CCA 2.5in 256GB SATA3 MLC.
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Originally Posted by NeilN View Post

Hopefully this is the right thread to post this question. If not, I apologize. Thinking of getting this setup:

Bitfenix Prodigy mITX MINI-ITX Tower Case
ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe
Seasonic X-460FLII ATX 12V 24PIN 460W
Intel Core i5 3470 Quad Core Processor
Corsair Vengeance CML16GX3M2A1600C10 Low Profile 16GB
Sapphire Flex Radeon HD6450
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD3 mSATA 256GB SATA III
Western Digital WD Caviar Green 3TB SATA3 x 2
LG CH12LS28 12X Blu-Ray Reader & Lightscribe DVD Writer

Used for development work and media streaming. Not a lot of gaming and no FPS games (mostly Civ and the new SimCity when it comes out). Has to drive 2 DVI monitors and run a couple virtual machines (thus the 16 GB of RAM). I like my PC's to be extremely quiet therefore I've chosen a fanless PSU and video card. Should I be looking at other replacements to make the rig quieter? My current PC had a Zalman CNPS9500-Cu-LED heatsink but I'm not sure something similar would fit in here. I'll be getting the retailer (NCIX) to build the system and they do install aftermarket heatsinks but nothing fancy.

Thanks for any tips.

Couple of things..why go with Z77 if you aren't going with an unlocked processor? Either go with an unlocked CPU or move to H77 and save a few bucks...

If you stay with this mobo, where are you going to put the mSATA drive? The mSATA used for the WIFI doesn't have the room for that SSD...not to mention if I remember correctly, it is only SATA II like the ASRock one.

unless he gets that or the stinger, his cooler options will be very limited and for the majority of coolers, the only mounting options will be less than optimal. and if he opts for a non z77 board, it's gonna be an even bigger gamble with less info available regarding compatibility
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Good point. I chose the Z77 because if its Wifi capabilities. I have an arrangement with my neighbour that if my Internet service goes down, I can use his temporarily (and vice versa) or I can try to tether the PC to my phone. I need to decide if spending an extra hundred bucks is worth it.

Heck with it, H77 is a probably better fit. I can always get a Wireless USB adapter. The stock case fans are of good quality/quiet?
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Couple of things..why go with Z77 if you aren't going with an unlocked processor? Either go with an unlocked CPU or move to H77 and save a few bucks...

If you stay with this mobo, where are you going to put the mSATA drive? The mSATA used for the WIFI doesn't have the room for that SSD...not to mention if I remember correctly, it is only SATA II like the ASRock one.

Good point. I chose the Z77 because if its Wifi capabilities. I have an arrangement with my neighbour that if my Internet service goes down, I can use his temporarily (and vice versa) or I can try to tether the PC to my phone. I need to decide if spending an extra hundred bucks is worth it.

Thanks for pointing out the SSD was mSATA. I'll switch to the Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2CCA 2.5in 256GB SATA3 MLC.

what do you think about aio water coolers? you could get a cheaper board such as http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128567, a single rad aio, and a couple of silent fans to replace the stock ones
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Zboy you're coming at this too much from a gamer's perspective. He doesn't seem to have any interest in overclocking and giant heatsinks. However, he did mention CIV and SIMS which don't just run on integrated (or that 6450). I think you need to start from the 6670 (example card and work your way up if you can find it in the budget to get a 7750 (example card). I made sure to link fanless versions but as both are very low consumption even the regular version is very quiet.
   
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