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Hi,

New person here!

I'm looking on ordering a Prodigy tomorrow, but the mobo I have at the moment could be an issue, will http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3726#sp fit into this case?

I also have a GTX660 and a Corsair PSU

Only if you modify the case it will. The case unmodified will only support ITX boards.

EDIT: Welcome by the way thumb.gif
Edited by SonofJor-El - 2/21/13 at 1:45pm
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Hi,

New person here!

I'm looking on ordering a Prodigy tomorrow, but the mobo I have at the moment could be an issue, will http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3726#sp fit into this case?

I also have a GTX660 and a Corsair PSU

It will not fit natively. The Prodigy only fits mITX, and not mATX, by default. That being said, many users have modded their prodigys to accomodate mATX and ATX motherboards. It is possible, but with a bit of effort
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Hi,

New person here!

I'm looking on ordering a Prodigy tomorrow, but the mobo I have at the moment could be an issue, will http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3726#sp fit into this case?

I also have a GTX660 and a Corsair PSU

This mobo is mATX so it won't fit without modding, you need an ITX board, there are only a few models worth looking at and they are pretty much all intel sockets not AMD

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I have an EX240 in the top, XT45 120MM on the back, and a Monsta 120 in the bottom. I have yet to put those all in, everything is just waiting frown.gif

Nice
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It will not fit natively. The Prodigy only fits mITX, and not mATX, by default. That being said, many users have modded their prodigys to accomodate mATX and ATX motherboards. It is possible, but with a bit of effort
How much effort would it take, any links?
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How much effort would it take, any links?

http://www.overclock.net/t/1313366/mod-project-prodigious-bitfenix-prodigy-matx-watercooled-and-more/0_50
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Adamski's design yields the exact same "look", with room allocated in the back for PSU + RAD + HDD. What flaws do you find in his design ?
none but it wouldn't be original to copy his, plus I don't have the money to spend on SLI or Xfire so even if I were to put an ATX size board in there it would be of no use to me, with my design there is still 5cm or 2" behind the mobo tray for fan controllers and HDDs and SSDs and mybe even and ODD (slot loading). What benefit would I get from spending a bucket load on an ATX board over an ITX which has the capacity for everything I need, also I have done ATX so many times before that I want to try something new and experiment with it

mATX? for one, there are more motherboards to choose from. these boards won't have the standard itx design which places the cpu bracket so close to the pcie slot - there are literally 3 z77 boards that don't have this issue and they're all $185-$200. mATX also has more features for the same price of a mITX - one of which is the fact that it can hold more pcie cards, and even pci cards

if i was into modding i would definitely have gone with an mATX board...dedicated sound card + better mobo with an overall price that's less than an itx mobo? yes please
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Cheers, I have someone interested in buying my old m/b and cpu for not much as they're not the best but for what they want it's fine, so I'll have around £90-£100 to play with for a M/B and a CPU to start with as I'll keep my GFX SSD and PSU
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mATX? for one, there are more motherboards to choose from. these boards won't have the standard itx design which places the cpu bracket so close to the pcie slot - there are literally 3 z77 boards that don't have this issue and they're all $185-$200. mATX also has more features for the same price of a mITX - one of which is the fact that it can hold more pcie cards, and even pci cards

if i was into modding i would definitely have gone with an mATX board...dedicated sound card + better mobo with an overall price that's less than an itx mobo? yes please

I only use one graphics card and I dont have a sound card or raid controller and neither do I plan on using one for this build
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Adamski's design yields the exact same "look", with room allocated in the back for PSU + RAD + HDD. What flaws do you find in his design ?
none but it wouldn't be original to copy his, plus I don't have the money to spend on SLI or Xfire so even if I were to put an ATX size board in there it would be of no use to me, with my design there is still 5cm or 2" behind the mobo tray for fan controllers and HDDs and SSDs and mybe even and ODD (slot loading). What benefit would I get from spending a bucket load on an ATX board over an ITX which has the capacity for everything I need, also I have done ATX so many times before that I want to try something new and experiment with it

mATX? for one, there are more motherboards to choose from. these boards won't have the standard itx design which places the cpu bracket so close to the pcie slot - there are literally 3 z77 boards that don't have this issue and they're all $185-$200. mATX also has more features for the same price of a mITX - one of which is the fact that it can hold more pcie cards, and even pci cards

if i was into modding i would definitely have gone with an mATX board...dedicated sound card + better mobo with an overall price that's less than an itx mobo? yes please

I got my Z77E-ITX for $135. Which features in an mATX mobo qualify it as a "better mobo" ?

As for the dedicated sound card, I prefer my external DAC.
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I got my Z77E-ITX for $135. Which features in an mATX mobo qualify it as a "better mobo" ?

As for the dedicated sound card, I prefer my external DAC.

That is my exact plans, I dont see the point in wasting money and space on a bigger board when I wont be using any of the slots, they would just be taking up unnecessary room
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