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Yeah, they are cheaper than the front panels =/
   
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post #4752 of 11741
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Originally Posted by Synomenon View Post

Wow, those are cheaper than I thought they'd be. Too bad they cut off most of the video card's air intake.

I would say if you're running a build without water cooling and are worried about the video card getting enough air, I wouldn't fret to much. You are getting plenty of airflow from the front fan.

The difference between a vented side panel and a window in the prodigy with that fan isnt going to make a huge difference in temps. If anything it will help keep the airflow to the back of the case because there wont be any loss out the side panel from the front fan.
post #4753 of 11741
Hi everyone!
I have this case with an AsRock mobo and a seasonic x750 psu. My cable management is horrible in this vase. There are wires flying all over the place. Any suggestions on cable management?

also, my psu has a very very tight fit. I had to force it in there and push it in hard to make it fit. Will this damage the wires over time? I'm thinking of buying a non modular psu, or at least one that is shorter in length.
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post #4754 of 11741
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I would say if you're running a build without water cooling and are worried about the video card getting enough air, I wouldn't fret to much. You are getting plenty of airflow from the front fan.

The difference between a vented side panel and a window in the prodigy with that fan isnt going to make a huge difference in temps. If anything it will help keep the airflow to the back of the case because there wont be any loss out the side panel from the front fan.
Ah ok, even in the models without mesh on the front?
post #4755 of 11741
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Originally Posted by ilikebeer View Post

yea, it is hard to find a cooler that a) fits the case and b) doesn't block that slot. Several fit but you lose the rear fan.. i've tried several.

I have this Phanteks cooler and I didn't lose the back fan

http://www.phanteks.com/01/PH-TC14CS.html

Check out my build log and see for yourself:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1345068/build-log-bitfenix-fortress-of-solitude-prodigy/100_50#post_19158494 Post #72

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Hi everyone!
I have this case with an AsRock mobo and a seasonic x750 psu. My cable management is horrible in this vase. There are wires flying all over the place. Any suggestions on cable management?

also, my psu has a very very tight fit. I had to force it in there and push it in hard to make it fit. Will this damage the wires over time? I'm thinking of buying a non modular psu, or at least one that is shorter in length.

The cables will be fine. In most cases, you do have to force it in. There are 2 options. Get a shorter PSU (preferrably 140mm) or pull the PSU out some and just let it sit there. As for cable management, it is pretty straightforward. You can "hide" cables. Just figure out the best way to run the cables and use zip ties to secure them into place. If you are handy, you can make your own cables to eliminate the mess. Most wires on PSU's are 16awg to 22awg with the latter being 16awg. The 22awg is used in conjunction with 16awg if there are 2 wires coming out of one connection together. There are plenty of tutorials on how to mod your own wires and a plethera of color choices thumb.gif The benefit with modding your own is that you can customize the size in which to run the cables so there is so mess thumb.gif
post #4756 of 11741
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"our Prodigy Window Side Panels are finally available in the United States:" - BitFenix

https://www.facebook.com/bitfenix/posts/118146188362644

EDIT: placed my order for 1 white side panel thumb.gif Can't wait to make new panel for Prodigious! thumb.gif

Interesting. That's not too expensive at all. I was hoping that they would offer that on both panels. I wonder if they'll offer a "core" price, where you send yours in, and get the price discounted.
post #4757 of 11741
I was about ot buy this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153165


Do you think it will be helpful here?
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I was about ot buy this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153165


Do you think it will be helpful here?

You will have plenty of room to work with that PSU thumb.gif
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Hi everyone!
I have this case with an AsRock mobo and a seasonic x750 psu. My cable management is horrible in this vase. There are wires flying all over the place. Any suggestions on cable management?

also, my psu has a very very tight fit. I had to force it in there and push it in hard to make it fit. Will this damage the wires over time? I'm thinking of buying a non modular psu, or at least one that is shorter in length.

I have the Silverstone Strider 650w. It is only 140mm long and fits great. As far as cable management, I highly recommend building your own cables from the ground up. It's really not hard once you have the tools, just takes a lot of time. You can make them whatever length you like, and sleeving them looks amazing. I will hopefully be updating my build log soon to show how I did this in my prodigy.
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I have the Silverstone Strider 650w. It is only 140mm long and fits great. As far as cable management, I highly recommend building your own cables from the ground up. It's really not hard once you have the tools, just takes a lot of time. You can make them whatever length you like, and sleeving them looks amazing. I will hopefully be updating my build log soon to show how I did this in my prodigy.

I'm half tempted to sleeve mine, but idk. It seems like a lot of work. I was thinking about just puttin some split-loom on all the wire bundles, since it would be easier, but wasn't sure how it would turn out. Anyone have some recommendation as to a good sleeving kit, or whether or not some split-loom would look ok?
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