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^^This..you could even mount it to the outside of the panel with some spacers/standoffs so the GPU is drawing air into the case...

+1 for this idea!
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^^This..you could even mount it to the outside of the panel with some spacers/standoffs so the GPU is drawing air into the case...

It works well biggrin.gif
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post #6183 of 11741
Is that what you did motokill? biggrin.gif Pic please? thumb.gif I'm WCing, but have thought about doing that myself...
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Sorry to be a nuisance guys
Really struggling on the psu, i fully understand the dimensions of the psu bay in the prodigy..
However for me finding one that is either i think is good or is out of stock
Would like to stick to the 140mm if possible because of the cabling, dont want the psu hanging out the back but noise is a key factor for me...
So are these any good-bearing in mind i intend to overclock and install a 2/3gb radeon 7950, worried about the 550w (will it be enough?)

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-silverstone-strider-gold-sst-st55f-g-full-modular-80-plus-gold-90-eff-eps-12v-120mm-fan-atx
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-silverstone-sst-st65f-g-strider-psu-silent-modular-80-plus-gold

Did want a seasonic due to reading they are really quiet and good quality, but its the max size of 160mm but worried about cabling which i intend to sleeve not fitting in case
post #6185 of 11741
Silverstones are great PSUs...I use them almost exclusively...If you are sleeving, a much better alternative to the Seasonic (no double wires.) You can also pick up the PP05 short cable kit for them.

As for quiet..I have 2 running right next to me right now and can't hear them...

550W would be more than enough for that system, even with OCing the CPU...thumb.gif (I have this same PSU)
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post #6186 of 11741
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Originally Posted by longroadtrip View Post

Silverstones are great PSUs...I use them almost exclusively...If you are sleeving, a much better alternative to the Seasonic (no double wires.) You can also pick up the PP05 short cable kit for them.

As for quiet..I have 2 running right next to me right now and can't hear them...

550W would be more than enough for that system, even with OCing the CPU...thumb.gif (I have this same PSU)

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My money for my sold macbook air as finally cleared so i can go shopping!
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All my parts have been ordered now smile.gif
With my case arriving yesterday, it was torture looking at it and not being to do anything with it smile.gif

Mobo: asrock z77e-itx = £114 (amazon)
Cpu: I5 3570k = £165 (amazon)
Psu: silverstone 550w modular = £83 (scan)
Cpu cooler: corsair h100i watercooler = £84 (scan)
Ssd: sandisk 120gb 2.5 sata = £77.99 (ebuyer)
Hdd: samsung 2.5 500gb hdd = £37 (scan)

Got free delivery on all of that as well

Waiting for radeon 7950 to hit under £199 then ill get that.

Will worry about getting the internal cooling right once i have the pc built, however will i be able to put the h100i radiator at the top but inside the case and the fans for it on the top? Or will that effect the radiator?
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Congratulations! thumb.gif That will be a nice system!
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post #6189 of 11741
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Originally Posted by motokill36 View Post

Remove the window and re-stick it so its slightly razed letting in Air .
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^^This..you could even mount it to the outside of the panel with some spacers/standoffs so the GPU is drawing air into the case...
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Originally Posted by motokill36 View Post

It works well biggrin.gif

Interesting idea, though having the window on the exterior might look a little tacky. It has holes around the edges so metal clips can clamp it down on the inside. Might give it a try though....do you have any pics of yours, or was it just suggestion for me?
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I haven't done it, but I think I may do it on Yang (I really like the idea actually....) I'll do a mock up of it tomorrow, I have all the parts.

Reread your post...are you using a custom window panel or the Bitfenix one? I would make my own acrylic window instead...
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