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@Pestilaence, SonofJor-El

Still a regular item here smile.gif can still find it on the distributor's list of available products smile.gif I sell parts by the way which has its perks if greediness comes in and I start grabbing stuff for my own lol..

Nice idea with the inverted front panel though wink.gif Not really a fan of the Sentry LXE's looks but if they'll make one in a single tone color and less science-fictiony UI then it would be really sweet biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by PillarOfAutumn View Post

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?

I was a bit disappointed with the use of a fully modular AX650 due to the really really tight fit even after following the instructions on how to install one. And using a PSU extender will just ruin the prodigy's good looks IMHO tongue.gif I even thought I broke my PSU and after taking it out the wies connected to it where gnarled and bended in a scary way frown.gif
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Originally Posted by PillarOfAutumn View Post

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?

I looked forever when trying to find one for mine and could only find these 2 from Silverstone. They are both 140mm long and fully modular. IDK how the noise is on these but this might be the first PSU I replace the fan in if it has even a slight bit of noise. I'm probably going with the ST55F-G for future proofing + the gold rating but it might be out of your price range.

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=76592&vpn=ST55F-G&manufacture=Silverstone%20Technology

http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-Strider-ST50F-P-Certified-Modular/dp/B0047CQ1B4
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Greetings everyone,

First post!

I've been lurking here a while, and just have to say I've been greatly inspired by many of the mods to the prodigy I've seen on these forums. I done some minor mods, a few paint jobs and some wiring in the past and a small amount of oc'ing and am looking forward to pushing things a bit.

I'm in the process of putting a prodigy build together and thought I'd ask for some input on a potential mod. I made a sketchup of what I'm thinking of and saved a few different views. Any input/opinions would be appreciated. Basically what I'm intending is to convert the case to mATX and use the following components:

Asrock z77
Radeon 7970
Intel 3570k
Creative Soundblaster Z
2x SSD
Optional slim line optical
Water cooled CPU/GPU ( haven't decided on specifics yet)

There are a few things I'm unsure of at the moment.

1) Layout; it seems cluttered, wire management may be annoying, I'm thinking of making some custom (very short ) wires to account for this.

2) Cooling, single 240 with fans running both blocks ( was thinking the new Swiftech AIO with a gpu block added). I wasn't planning on oc'ing the card heavily, if at all, and my 3570k is doing 4.4 at a decent voltage.

The psu fan will be flipped to exhaust out the rear of the case.

The Grey translucent box in the images represents the internal dimensions of the prodigy.






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Originally Posted by pathovar View Post

Greetings everyone,

First post!

I've been lurking here a while, and just have to say I've been greatly inspired by many of the mods to the prodigy I've seen on these forums. I done some minor mods, a few paint jobs and some wiring in the past and a small amount of oc'ing and am looking forward to pushing things a bit.

I'm in the process of putting a prodigy build together and thought I'd ask for some input on a potential mod. I made a sketchup of what I'm thinking of and saved a few different views. Any input/opinions would be appreciated. Basically what I'm intending is to convert the case to mATX and use the following components:

Asrock z77
Radeon 7970
Intel 3570k
Creative Soundblaster Z
2x SSD
Optional slim line optical
Water cooled CPU/GPU ( haven't decided on specifics yet)

There are a few things I'm unsure of at the moment.

1) Layout; it seems cluttered, wire management may be annoying, I'm thinking of making some custom (very short ) wires to account for this.

2) Cooling, single 240 with fans running both blocks ( was thinking the new Swiftech AIO with a gpu block added). I wasn't planning on oc'ing the card heavily, if at all, and my 3570k is doing 4.4 at a decent voltage.

The psu fan will be flipped to exhaust out the rear of the case.

The Grey translucent box in the images represents the internal dimensions of the prodigy.

You literally just linked a Lian Li PC-V354

If you want to make wiring easier just do what has been done and put the PSU behind the mobo tray.

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Originally Posted by MotO View Post

I looked forever when trying to find one for mine and could only find these 2 from Silverstone. They are both 140mm long and fully modular. IDK how the noise is on these but this might be the first PSU I replace the fan in if it has even a slight bit of noise. I'm probably going with the ST55F-G for future proofing + the gold rating but it might be out of your price range.

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=76592&vpn=ST55F-G&manufacture=Silverstone%20Technology

http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-Strider-ST50F-P-Certified-Modular/dp/B0047CQ1B4

Wow nice find, 80 bucks for that is cheap! I wonder if its on sale cause of the blue fan, doesent bother me tho cause we wont see that upside down in a prodigy.

Ok so it has a 6pin and a 6+2 pin. Its nearly perfect, problem is it has a 1 year warranty which makes me wonder about it.
Edited by Scotty99 - 2/15/13 at 12:56am
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You literally just linked a Lian Li PC-V354

If you want to make wiring easier just do what has been done and put the PSU behind the mobo tray.


A little bigger that the prodigy in terms of depth and almost 2x the price but nice case, thanks.

I tried to psu behind the mb thing, but couldn't get the rad w/ fans to fit without having them outside the case on the top or bottom, I'm gonna be redoing the outside panels and don't want any holes on the sides or front. just above and below. Was looking at the sg09 as well but ran into some space issues with that one similarly. Thanks for the input.
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A little bigger that the prodigy in terms of depth and almost 2x the price but nice case, thanks.

I tried to psu behind the mb thing, but couldn't get the rad w/ fans to fit without having them outside the case on the top or bottom, I'm gonna be redoing the outside panels and don't want any holes on the sides or front. just above and below. Was looking at the sg09 as well but ran into some space issues with that one similarly. Thanks for the input.

Don't all aluminium cases suffer from terrible harmonics when you attatch case fans to them? Otherwise looks like a nice case. It looks neat but I can imagine terrible noise levels especially once there's some spinning HDD's in there.
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I'm stumped, I can make either work.

I have a huge PPC shopping cart..

ASRock or Asus ?

I like the mSata and Raid on the ASRock (although, I don't think the msata will be as fast as my Samsung 840 pro for OS-gaming, I could use it for cache or storage(system image)
I like the OC and bios fan controls on Asus if I go Asus i don't have to worry about an external fan controller correct?

I'm also debating my water cooling, kind of waiting to see the swiftech H220, adding my gpu and a lil res to the loop i like the demo and it has a 8 port fan relay. $140.00
but do i want my res&pump together, or pump cpu together, logic tells me res/pump!

I have diagrammed several loops that i think will work,
one that i like is using 2x200 phobyas 1 top, 1 front, this leaves enough room in front to chop some of the odd bay and install the recon fan control, and 140 fan rear(is it enough cooling?)

I don't really care about the money, i just want to do it right the first time.
this is my 1st mod, and water rig..
    
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Originally Posted by jamz6918 View Post

I'm stumped, I can make either work.

I have a huge PPC shopping cart..

ASRock or Asus ?

I like the mSata and Raid on the ASRock (although, I don't think the msata will be as fast as my Samsung 840 pro for OS-gaming, I could use it for cache or storage(system image)
I like the OC and bios fan controls on Asus if I go Asus i don't have to worry about an external fan controller correct?

I'm also debating my water cooling, kind of waiting to see the swiftech H220, adding my gpu and a lil res to the loop i like the demo and it has a 8 port fan relay. $140.00
but do i want my res&pump together, or pump cpu together, logic tells me res/pump!

I have diagrammed several loops that i think will work,
one that i like is using 2x200 phobyas 1 top, 1 front, this leaves enough room in front to chop some of the odd bay and install the recon fan control, and 140 fan rear(is it enough cooling?)

I don't really care about the money, i just want to do it right the first time.
this is my 1st mod, and water rig..

Don't forget about closed loop water systems like the Corsair series. No mess, very little chance of leaks, and still keep your system cool without having to worry about which way to run it. Compact, and efficient. Closed loops systems may not be as cool as an open loop one, or have the overall cooling abilities of one (if you buy a massive radiator), however, they are very simple from what I've seen, with no need to buy all sorts of different fittings, reservoirs, and pumps; It's all self-contained.

As for the motherboard, I can't comment. I'm doing an AMD build, so my experience is going to be with a different socket and CPU.
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@Pestilaence, SonofJor-El

Still a regular item here smile.gif can still find it on the distributor's list of available products smile.gif I sell parts by the way which has its perks if greediness comes in and I start grabbing stuff for my own lol..

Nice idea with the inverted front panel though wink.gif Not really a fan of the Sentry LXE's looks but if they'll make one in a single tone color and less science-fictiony UI then it would be really sweet biggrin.gif
I was a bit disappointed with the use of a fully modular AX650 due to the really really tight fit even after following the instructions on how to install one. And using a PSU extender will just ruin the prodigy's good looks IMHO tongue.gif I even thought I broke my PSU and after taking it out the wies connected to it where gnarled and bended in a scary way frown.gif

Hey now, don't be hoarding stuff. The Philippines is a long way for me to fly out to in order to steal your stuff. Haha.
Edited by Pestilaence - 2/15/13 at 7:26am
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Can anyone verify for me, if an H100 can fit up top, with fans, if the front panel is flipped, with a 230mm fan installed on it?
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