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Looks good! I have MSI R7770 as well. Haven't tested it on BF3 tho, but pretty sure you can play it in low settings as what I've seen on youtube vids. Post pics once you get it done.

What are you using btw to cool CPU? Are you going to overclock the 3770k?

We won't be overclocking just yet, but we will be using the stock CPU cooler. What is the best CPU cooler for this case and has one of the better performances? I think I may wait for the swiftech h220.

And I think the MSI R7770 may be able to handle BF3 in high at 1080p.
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For my dad's PC in this prodigy, I have the following specs:


MoBo: AsRock mini-ITX Z77
CPU: i7 3770k
RAM: Kingston 8gb 1600 Hyper
GPU: MSI R7770 OC (the 2nd one)
Storage1: 1tb WD Caviar Black
Storage2: 128gb Samsung 840 Pro
PSU: Seasonic 750X


He will be mostly using this for programming, and I will be using it for gaming (BF3 biggrin.gif) in between.

So the question I'd like to ask is what is the best setup for the fans?
I was thinking of moving the two 120mm fans that come with case all the way to the top and have that as exhaust
I have a 4 140mm prolimatech fans, one of which I was planning on using as the rear exhaust.

As for the front, will one of the 140mm prolimatech fans be okay for intake, or should I get a coolermaster 200mm fan for this job?


You want positive pressure to prevent dust build up, and this fan orientation will not give that. Positive pressure requires more air being brought in by fans than exhausted. This will prevent dust creeping into crack/vents and crevices. Perhaps try intake through the front and back, exhausting out of the top. Or use the back as the only exhaust, intaking from the front and top
    
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There was a bit of a discussion on this issue before, and positive pressure is not something that is a priority for this case, given the limited airflow, especially on the versions with solid fronts. In most cases, it's an experiment of moving fans around and changing fan speeds to find the best cooling configuration, and in many cases that means ignoring the whole positive/negative pressure issue. Using a can of compressed air once a month is not such a difficult task in this small case.
   
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ADD ME please!!



Still waiting some parts though mad.gif
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There was a bit of a discussion on this issue before, and positive pressure is not something that is a priority for this case, given the limited airflow, especially on the versions with solid fronts. In most cases, it's an experiment of moving fans around and changing fan speeds to find the best cooling configuration, and in many cases that means ignoring the whole positive/negative pressure issue. Using a can of compressed air once a month is not such a difficult task in this small case.

ahh, good to know. Thanks for the info
    
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ADD ME please!!
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Still waiting some parts though mad.gif

Babis!

So much win in that picture! Even looks like a couple packages from MDPC! thumb.gif
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Still waiting for some hw parts to build it...biggrin.gif


Quick question..Can I install a Spectre Pro 230mm on the phobya xtreme without blocking the connections threads?
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Still waiting for some hw parts to build it...biggrin.gif


Quick question..Can I install a Spectre Pro 230mm on the phobya xtreme without blocking the connections threads?

I know that the 230 fits in there perfect, and something larger can fit, since there is still another screw pattern larger that is not used, but idk anything about the phobya stuff, so I can't say.

Just get the Phobya 1260!!!!!! lol That thing looks like a radiator off a motorcycle.
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ADD ME PLEASE

Let me know what you think of that board... as I may be forced to get it for now.

So far so good but I havent pushed anything yet. This is just a web browsing and streaming rig for my uncle. Budget parts, no dedicated GPU. I wanted to try out the prodigy though....

And yes it is the FM1 board. I heard about the issues with the FM2 so i decided to stay away from that.
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So far so good but I havent pushed anything yet. This is just a web browsing and streaming rig for my uncle. Budget parts, no dedicated GPU. I wanted to try out the prodigy though....

And yes it is the FM1 board. I heard about the issues with the FM2 so i decided to stay away from that.

Yeah I'm going to do the same. I do plan on OC'ing my computer though and I am planning on using it for gaming. I'm still waiting to see if I'll actually get the board that is back ordered though.
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