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Hey guys, first off I'd like to start this off with my name, Kyle. I am fairy new to building computers as i have never actually done it yet. For the past month or so all I've been doing is watching build videos and reading up on cpus, cases, mobos and such to put in a build that im planning on making. As for the case its pretty obvious that I've decided to make a bitfenix prodigy my first case to use. Being a first time computer builder and also a Prodigy fan, any advice would be greatly appreciated biggrin.gif So far this is what i have decided to put in my build:

Case: Bitfenix Prodigy Black
MB: asrock Z77E-ITX (1155)
CPU: intel i5 3570k ivy bridge
CPU Cooling: still undecided, thinking of putting a corsair H series (recommendations are appreciated) and maybe upgrade to a custom water loop in the future when im much more comfortable with modding.
GPU: GIGABYTE GV-R785OC-1GD Radeon HD 7850 1GB
Ram: Corsair vengeance 8gb (2x 4gb)
PSU: Corsair cx500m (cause modular is better right? plus it saves me space)
SSD: mushkin 60gb
HDD: WD red 1TB

oh and also an ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Im also planning on possibly making a custom side window with dremmel, plexi and u-channel
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post #5902 of 11741
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Originally Posted by kylelols View Post

Hey guys, first off I'd like to start this off with my name, Kyle. I am fairy new to building computers as i have never actually done it yet. For the past month or so all I've been doing is watching build videos and reading up on cpus, cases, mobos and such to put in a build that im planning on making. As for the case its pretty obvious that I've decided to make a bitfenix prodigy my first case to use. Being a first time computer builder and also a Prodigy fan, any advice would be greatly appreciated biggrin.gif So far this is what i have decided to put in my build:

Case: Bitfenix Prodigy Black
MB: asrock Z77E-ITX (1155)
CPU: intel i5 3570k ivy bridge
CPU Cooling: still undecided, thinking of putting a corsair H series (recommendations are appreciated) and maybe upgrade to a custom water loop in the future when im much more comfortable with modding.
GPU: GIGABYTE GV-R785OC-1GD Radeon HD 7850 1GB
Ram: Corsair vengeance 8gb (2x 4gb)
PSU: Corsair cx500m (cause modular is better right? plus it saves me space)
SSD: mushkin 60gb
HDD: WD red 1TB

oh and also an ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Im also planning on possibly making a custom side window with dremmel, plexi and u-channel
first of all welcome! The Prodigy is a great case for a first timer!
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post #5903 of 11741
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Originally Posted by Fateman View Post

If you have a look at his worklog, you will find out that the sleeving is not finished, and the PSU on the picture here at forum is without a cover. wink.gif


PSU 100% finished! A quick suggestion for other owners of OCZ ModXstream PSUs thinking of sleeving and painting it: Buy a different PSU! Pinouts don´t match with the sticker and to correct this you must use their original cables or make a copy of it when sleeving. (PCI-e that is) You also have to de-solder 4 wires when disassembling it, no cable shoes inside! But hey! if you wanna save some $ there´s consequenses=)
post #5904 of 11741
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Originally Posted by JaYJoe84 View Post

Using i7 will also unlock the VGA function INTEL HD 4000

i5 - 3570K has got the same GPU. So it really depends on what are you going to do with your computer. if it is only gaming 3570K will do the job just as fine as the 3770K, I dare to say that in majority of games you wont spot the difference.
If video and picture edditing is what you are after, than go on and get the 3770K.

500Watt PSU is way more than you will ever need. Modular is nice addition, but you will need to squeeze the psu in with some force. I personaly went with a non modular option because the PSU is only 140mm lond so it gives me a lot of wiggling room in the PSU bay. My PSU does not have a lot of cables that I dont need, So it is very easy to tuck them away in the PSU bay so they are not visible.

8 GB of RAM for a gaming machine is a lot. I have never exceeded 5GB in real usage.

My advice would be dont pay extra for something you will not need in the forseable future. In three or four years you will decide to go with a new build anyway, so save the money for a custom loop or a beer with friends biggrin.gif
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Intel SSD 520 Series 180GB WD Red WD20EFRX 2TB HDD 3.5'' Noctua NH- U12P SE2 Windows 7 x64 Enterprise 
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post #5905 of 11741
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Originally Posted by kylelols View Post

Case: Bitfenix Prodigy Black
MB: asrock Z77E-ITX (1155)
CPU: intel i5 3570k ivy bridge
CPU Cooling: still undecided, thinking of putting a corsair H series (recommendations are appreciated) and maybe upgrade to a custom water loop in the future when im much more comfortable with modding.
GPU: GIGABYTE GV-R785OC-1GD Radeon HD 7850 1GB
Ram: Corsair vengeance 8gb (2x 4gb)
PSU: Corsair cx500m (cause modular is better right? plus it saves me space)
SSD: mushkin 60gb
HDD: WD red 1TB

oh and also an ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

This is a very solid build. The corsair vengeance ram is somewhat overrated but decent, the fancy looking heat spreaders are completely unnecessary and often get in the way. Most people don't have any need for the i7's hyperthreading, you'll be better off getting a reasonable cpu cooler and just using the bios to overclock to 4.0ghz or a little further.
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Originally Posted by JaYJoe84 View Post


PSU: the psu should have ~ 150mm x 160mm approx ...will fit very easy in your Prodigy. Im not an expert for PSU Power Recommendations.

This was the best advice you gave. Most of it, honestly, was completely wrong. Keep researching and you'll get the hang of it, you've got the desire to help and that's great!

Welcome to OCN by the way everyone biggrin.gif
   
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post #5906 of 11741
I have a lovely new Nexus 180mm rad and Silverstone FMB fan to go in smile.gif
Just got to make a fan/pump mount for my D5
post #5907 of 11741
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I have a lovely new Nexus 180mm rad and Silverstone FMB fan to go in smile.gif
Just got to make a fan/pump mount for my D5

Pics Please biggrin.gif
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post #5908 of 11741
I am about the get the psu for my build :

CPU -i5 3570k
MOBO- asus p8z77-i deluxe/wd
Graphics Card -gigabyte windforce hd 7950
SSD - samsung 840 ssd 120gb
Case - white, red, or black prodgy (does the panel really choke the fan a lot on the white one)

PSU - how much wattage would you recommend? This is my first build so I im not sure tongue.gif I had these two in mind http://ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1323

or

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=78576&vpn=CP-9020059-NA&manufacture=Corsair

Do I need more wattage?

Thanks!
post #5909 of 11741
Any of those should be fine. Your system will not draw more than 400watts in peaks even after you overclock it, so get the one that has better reviews. If I was at your place I would invest in one that has 80+ Gold or Platinum rating. If your PSU fails it might take other components with it down. Those 20-30 bucks are well worth it imho.
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post #5910 of 11741
be quiet! products are available in NA now...would love to see their twin tower cooler in a prodigy rolleyes.gif
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