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thanks... i'll check it the phanteks forum.. it's a smaller ish air cooler... 212 evo or xigmatec dark knight size...

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Ready to hit checkout on a few sites... This is my first build in over 9 years... so I am essentially a newbie all over. Would love it if anyone could pick out anything that stands out as something that could potentially give me issues. I know a mid tower will be easier to work in.. but I love the small form and I don't have a lot of space in my work area. I have been inspired by so many builds on this site.This will be my only rig for gaming , little bit of work ( office etc.. ) basic stuff... small bit of audio editing.. anyways here we go

Bitfenix Prodigy arctic white
Intel 3770k
Asus p8z77-i deluxe/wd
Corsair h850 BRONZE version... fry's has it for 84$!! this is the seasonic version that was replaced by the "chirping" flawed gold one.. I wanted 150mm depth .. I was going to get the seasonic G650
Phantek ph-tc12dx Black version OR corsair h60 v.2 need help with this..
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230mm spectre pro all White blue led (front intake)
140mm bitfenix spetre pro all white blue led (rear exhaust)

undecided.. probably a GTX 680.. would love a titan wink.gif.. not sure if I can have a rational discussion with my wife about that.... ha .. so 680 or maybe I''ll downshift to 660ti I should probably give more thought to amd too ..
should I put a fan as exhaust or intake on top?... I will be keeping the blu ray drive from my old system.. I still need it for another 6 months or so.. probably get recon fan controller later on..

I'd like to try some mild - moderate overclocking.. but I don't want a super loud system... quiet and cool .. but with the ability to crank it up for gaming as needed... I will probably upgrade my monitor.. but the 27inch 2560x1440 monitors are still too pricey.. would like to wait another 18 months till there are more options.. so a good 24 inch monitor with decent input lag is what I will do for now... love all the info on this forum.. really inspiring RT

i'd suggest getting the 230mm spectre instead of the spectre pro because it's quieter. and unless you need widi, get the version of that motherboard without WD in its name as it's cheaper.

also keep in mind that the mobo only has two fan headers, so to use a cpu fan and 2+case fans would require you to purchase splitters or psu connectors. personally, i'd drop the rear exhaust fan and use that money to go to a dual tower air cooler, which will function as a better cooler and a sufficient rear exhaust. that would minimize the amount of fans in your case (and noise) and allow you to run them all off of the asus software. the phanteks ph-tc14pe, noctua nh-d14, and thermalright silver arrow are some options you might consider. something on the pricer end is the be quiet! dark rock pro 2, which just recently got an official distributor in NA. it's probably the quietest option available, and easily the sexiest

i'm using a similar setup to what i described with the phanteks and i keep the cpu fans at the lowest setting possible. my fans won't spin faster until my cpu reaches around 65 C and i have never reached that point - even at full load (though i am at stock speeds right now)

the only problem that a dual tower air cooler would bring is that it may not fit with a blu ray drive installed. i measure about 6 1/4 inches from the front of my case to the first fan, and 7 1/2 inches from the front of the case to the first tower. measurements on the top dual tower coolers are relatively the same so if you decide to go with one, it should fit but you might have to lower the front fan or just mount it to the back ( eg http://www.overclock.net/t/1287433/build-log-chinook-bitfenix-prodigy-p8z77-i-deluxe-ref-gtx-670-liquid-cooling )


as for video cards, in the current generation, the 600 series is a quieter line. asus has the quietest 600 cards with its dcu ii coolers, but msi also offers a solid cooler which carries "twin frozr" or "power edition" in the name. another option is evga with its signature 2, dual fan coolers
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If your basically just gaming an i7 is a bit overkill. i5 plenty good enough and you won't see any slow down on 90% of games.
Also what about a Radeon 7950? If overclocked it'll give Nvidia has to offer a run for their money, at half the cost.
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Had good fun with this case.

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Okay I bit the built and for my third IXT build I am going with a Prodigy. I am debated right now if I want dual 120 fans for the front or a single large fan. I am considering one of the Bitfenix large fans but wanted to know about noise, Will I need to step down the power or is it at full quiet? With the dual 120mm fans I can use PWM and speed control them.

I have tried both setups, with a 200mm bitfenix spectre pro and it moves good air and it is very silent, but I prefer 2x 120mm because you get more air into the case IMO, the dual fans i used was: Zalman ZM-SF3 Pwm.
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Okay I am looking at the case cooling and I am thinking of putting in a 140 in the rear (PWM) and running a Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme for the top. So this leaves the front and I am thinking a set for 120 PWMs then or as I said I am also considering a 200mm or 230mm fan. Wanting to get the cooling figure out first.

My goal is maximum cooling a quietest operation. I am looking the PWM route so the system can kick in if needed for intense use. I do not mind a little noise when I am gaming as the headsets are own. However even then I do not want the system to be loud.
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Okay I am looking at the case cooling and I am thinking of putting in a 140 in the rear (PWM) and running a Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme for the top. So this leaves the front and I am thinking a set for 120 PWMs then or as I said I am also considering a 200mm or 230mm fan. Wanting to get the cooling figure out first.

My goal is maximum cooling a quietest operation. I am looking the PWM route so the system can kick in if needed for intense use. I do not mind a little noise when I am gaming as the headsets are own. However even then I do not want the system to be loud.

In that case; i would recommend a pair of 120mm they Do alittle more Sound depending on the brand you want. But it Will increase airflow! IMO smile.gif
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Ready to hit checkout on a few sites... This is my first build in over 9 years... so I am essentially a newbie all over. Would love it if anyone could pick out anything that stands out as something that could potentially give me issues. I know a mid tower will be easier to work in.. but I love the small form and I don't have a lot of space in my work area. I have been inspired by so many builds on this site.This will be my only rig for gaming , little bit of work ( office etc.. ) basic stuff... small bit of audio editing.. anyways here we go

Bitfenix Prodigy arctic white
Intel 3770k
Asus p8z77-i deluxe/wd
Corsair h850 BRONZE version... fry's has it for 84$!! this is the seasonic version that was replaced by the "chirping" flawed gold one.. I wanted 150mm depth .. I was going to get the seasonic G650
Phantek ph-tc12dx Black version OR corsair h60 v.2 need help with this..
Kingston 8 gb genesis 1600 ddr3
Samsung 840 pro 256
Seagate 1 TB 64mb
230mm spectre pro all White blue led (front intake)
140mm bitfenix spetre pro all white blue led (rear exhaust)

undecided.. probably a GTX 680.. would love a titan wink.gif.. not sure if I can have a rational discussion with my wife about that.... ha .. so 680 or maybe I''ll downshift to 660ti I should probably give more thought to amd too ..
should I put a fan as exhaust or intake on top?... I will be keeping the blu ray drive from my old system.. I still need it for another 6 months or so.. probably get recon fan controller later on..

I'd like to try some mild - moderate overclocking.. but I don't want a super loud system... quiet and cool .. but with the ability to crank it up for gaming as needed... I will probably upgrade my monitor.. but the 27inch 2560x1440 monitors are still too pricey.. would like to wait another 18 months till there are more options.. so a good 24 inch monitor with decent input lag is what I will do for now... love all the info on this forum.. really inspiring RT

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Originally Posted by longroadtrip View Post

Not sure if the CPU cooler works, but the rest of it does..just look at the OP to make sure your PSU will fit...

It will Fit thumb.gif I have a Phanteks cooler on the same board biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Mopar63 View Post

Okay I am looking at the case cooling and I am thinking of putting in a 140 in the rear (PWM) and running a Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme for the top. So this leaves the front and I am thinking a set for 120 PWMs then or as I said I am also considering a 200mm or 230mm fan. Wanting to get the cooling figure out first.

My goal is maximum cooling a quietest operation. I am looking the PWM route so the system can kick in if needed for intense use. I do not mind a little noise when I am gaming as the headsets are own. However even then I do not want the system to be loud.

I have a 230mm fan for the front intake and it moves alot of air thumb.gif
Edited by SonofJor-El - 3/29/13 at 6:54am
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Hi pals, I have finally had some spare time to kill with my Prodigy. Its finally finished now, hope you will like it, feel free to comment:) You can find the whole gallery on my flickr page here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/94494723@N06/sets/72157633118062654/

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