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Hmm..now I want to revive my Prodigy..I still have my Asrock Z77e-ITX and Prodigy just in case the urge overwhelms me..

Anyway not sure if someone already posted something similar to this since I can't remember reading any but heck hope this helps for those who wants a fan controller on their Prodigy smile.gif

Okay *breathes* ahem..In case you want to have a fan controller installed on your Prodigy whilst having to occupy the entire roof of the case then I suggest using the NZXT Sentry LXE "External" Fan controller. Catch is you need to use a single slot graphics card like the XFX HD7750 core edition, which by the way is really really sexy, or the Afox HD7850 single slot card so you can install the rear mounting plate for the internal fan connectors and external connector for the fan control panel. If you want a more powerful card than those two mentioned then you have no choice but to have a custom liquid cooling setup that includes the card in the loop BUT, the card has to have ALL the ports on one slot and then replace the dual slot backplate into a single one like those offered by EKWB.

I know the fan controller itself will mostly appeal to Star Trek buffs but this is the only solution I can think of without having to do some modding on the case tongue.gif Hope this helps and cheers!

You could also flip the front panel of the case, like myself, and a few other people have done. I used to have the optical cage on the bottom, but got sick of that, and ended up just bending and cutting the brackets of my fan controller, and used some double sided tape to hold them to the back of the front panel. I can upload some pics of that later tonight, once I get off work. Since I took the optical cage back out, I ended up just putting the lower hard drive cage back in, and the fan controller sits nicely right in front of that, without having to use the optical cage or any other brackets to hold it in, since I bent the stock brackets of the fan controller itself to attach to the panel.

Once I get my H100, I'm gonna have to see if I can still have my 230mm fan up top, since the front panel has been flipped, and if I'll have clearance for the radiator to fit. If it doesn't, then I can just flip the front panel back, and still be able to keep my fan controller in the same spot. I'll just run the wires down the side of the panel, after putting some split-loom on them to keep them bunched together.

The NZXT Sentry LXE fan controller does seem pretty cool... Newegg says it's been discontinued though.
Edited by Pestilaence - 2/14/13 at 10:23am
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Originally Posted by Pestilaence View Post

You could also flip the front panel of the case, like myself, and a few other people have done. I used to have the optical cage on the bottom, but got sick of that, and ended up just bending and cutting the brackets of my fan controller, and used some double sided tape to hold them to the back of the front panel. I can upload some pics of that later tonight, once I get off work. Since I took the optical cage back out, I ended up just putting the lower hard drive cage back in, and the fan controller sits nicely right in front of that, without having to use the optical cage or any other brackets to hold it in, since I bent the stock brackets of the fan controller itself to attach to the panel.

Once I get my H100, I'm gonna have to see if I can still have my 230mm fan up top, since the front panel has been flipped, and if I'll have clearance for the radiator to fit. If it doesn't, then I can just flip the front panel back, and still be able to keep my fan controller in the same spot. I'll just run the wires down the side of the panel, after putting some split-loom on them to keep them bunched together.

The NZXT Sentry LXE fan controller does seem pretty cool... Newegg says it's been discontinued though.

Discontinued through Newegg but I found one on Ebay
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Discontinued through Newegg but I found one on Ebay

Nice... I figured they could still be found... however, I would rather buy from a store, then an individual, in case i have warranty issues.
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Nice... I figured they could still be found... however, I would rather buy from a store, then an individual, in case i have warranty issues.

True but typically warranties with the product is done through the manufacturer
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True but typically warranties with the product is done through the manufacturer

Yes, but require a proof of purchase... such as a receipt or invoice, which an individual can't give you.
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So HA! lol.... Now go back to making your custom handles and feet! I wanna see them already! Think I'm gonna start shortening my PSU wires tonight. Need to run to AutoZone to grab some split loom, soldering iron, and solder, plus some electrical tape.
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Originally Posted by Pestilaence View Post

So HA! lol.... Now go back to making your custom handles and feet! I wanna see them already! Think I'm gonna start shortening my PSU wires tonight. Need to run to AutoZone to grab some split loom, soldering iron, and solder, plus some electrical tape.

HAHAHA good luck thumb.gif I am working on them and I will begin putting the prototype together this weekend so I can see how it comes out
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Can anyone recommend me a good PSU for this case? I had a Thermaltake TR2 500 in there and I'll be getting a 7950 GPU and figured I should get a more reputable PSU in its place. I was thinking of getting the Silencer MK III 500 watt but it looks like it will be a really tight fit. Can anyone recommend a decent PSU that's 500-600 for under $70 that will fit into this case?
I was thinking of CX500 or CX600 or their modular versions. Anyone have anything better?
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Can anyone recommend me a good PSU for this case? I had a Thermaltake TR2 500 in there and I'll be getting a 7950 GPU and figured I should get a more reputable PSU in its place. I was thinking of getting the Silencer MK III 500 watt but it looks like it will be a really tight fit. Can anyone recommend a decent PSU that's 500-600 for under $70 that will fit into this case?
I was thinking of CX500 or CX600 or their modular versions. Anyone have anything better?

Silverstone 550 wubsmiley.gif on-sale for $80 sometimes
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