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Originally Posted by jlam020 View Post

Quick question, will the CM Hyper Evo 212 fit on a Gigabyte Z77N mobo? I'm just eyeballing it right now, but it looks like the only way it would fit is if I mount it so the heatsink is parallel to the GPU. Even then I may have to remove the heat spreader from the closest DIMM.

Has anyone had success with these two particular components?

I have an Evo, and decided against using it on my GA-Z77N because I was worried about orientation and clearance.

I went back and did some cable management, got this:
Warning: 1600x1200 (Click to show)

(full album here)
Edited by Sozin - 5/10/13 at 9:58pm
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I have an Evo, and decided against using it on my GA-Z77N because I was worried about orientation and clearance.

I went back and did some cable management, got this:
Warning: 1600x1200 (Click to show)

(full album here)

Is that the Asrock mobo in that picture? I can't exactly tell but I'm assuming it is from your setup list on your sig. If you didn't use the Evo on the Z77N, what did you end up using? Is there one you could recommend to me?
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Is that the Asrock mobo in that picture? I can't exactly tell but I'm assuming it is from your setup list on your sig. If you didn't use the Evo on the Z77N, what did you end up using? Is there one you could recommend to me?
Nope, GA-Z77N-WiFi. It's not, I haven't updated the sig rig yet. The Prodigy is using an H80 with two Zalman SF3 in push/pull. I'm not sure about what air cooler to use in this case; I couldn't do much with the Evo because I ran into problems with RAM clearance.
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I went back and did some cable management, got this:
Warning: 1600x1200 (Click to show)

(full album here)

Looks awesome.
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Hi everyone,

Just thought I'd share my prodigy build.

This is my machine for the next couple of years so I went high-end (and also have gone nearly a year without drinking so its kind of a reward too... that change of lifestyle more than paid for all the bits! smile.gif

its an i7-3770k (not overclocked yet)
on an ASUS P8Z77 delux motherboard
the RAM is Corsair Dominator 2100mhz, just 8 gig (it was pricey!)
obviously the graphics card is an EVGA GTX680
it boots from a 512gig Samsung 840 Pro SSD
and those are 2 bog standard Seagate 3TB hard drives
(I figure with only 4 sata ports on a mini-itx motherboard, you better have big drives!)
the AX760i PSU was a squeeze, yes but they do fit
and you'll note the H80i water cooler for the CPU.

In the top i managed to get 2 bitfenix Spectre white LED fans (one pushing through the H80 radiator)
and the Bitfenix recon fac controller. (thank you to SonofJor-El - a member of this board that sourced these bits for me when I couldn't get them here in NZ. cheers mate!)

I drilled holes in the optical drive bay bracket thing for the air from the top front fan, or that fan would have been for looks only smile.gif
(yes the drilled holes look awful...but you can't see them unless you stick your face up there.

Originally I thought i had a real problem when the graphics card hit 80degrees C, then I realised I hadn't set the EVGA Precision tool to start with windows - it wasn't controlling the fan! Now it doesn't get above 65 or so, after a decent gaming session. and the CPU is as cool as a cucumber of course.

Noise - well, its not the quietest, but all the fans can be turned right down when you're not gaming.

It runs really nice. Everything is quite a tight fit, and the right hand side is a mess of cables but it looks nice from the left I think ;-)

Cheers.













Edited by ChloesDad - 5/11/13 at 3:24pm
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Hi everyone,

Just thought I'd share my prodigy build.

This is my machine for the next couple of years so I went high-end (and also have gone nearly a year without drinking so its kind of a reward too... that change of lifestyle more than paid for all the bits! smile.gif

its an i7-3770k (not overclocked yet)
on an ASUS P8Z77 delux motherboard
the RAM is Corsair Dominator 2100mhz, just 8 gig (it was pricey!)
obviously the graphics card is an EVGA GTX680
it boots from a 512gig Samsung 840 Pro SSD
and those are 2 bog standard Seagate 3TB hard drives
(I figure with only 4 sata ports on a mini-itx motherboard, you better have big drives!)
the AX760i PSU was a squeeze, yes but they do fit
and you'll note the H80i water cooler for the CPU.

In the top i managed to get 2 bitfenix Spectre white LED fans (one pushing through the H80 radiator)
and the Bitfenix recon fac controller. (thank you to SonofJor-El - a member of this board that sourced these bits for me when I couldn't get them here in NZ. cheers mate!)

I drilled holes in the optical drive bay bracket thing for the air from the top front fan, or that fan would have been for looks only smile.gif
(yes the drilled holes look awful...but you can't see them unless you stick your face up there.

Originally I thought i had a real problem when the graphics card hit 80degrees C, then I realised I hadn't set the EVGA Precision tool to start with windows - it wasn't controlling the fan! Now it doesn't get above 65 or so, after a decent gaming session. and the CPU is as cool as a cucumber of course.

Noise - well, its not the quietest, but all the fans can be turned right down when you're not gaming.

It runs really nice. Everything is quite a tight fit, and the right hand side is a mess of cables but it looks nice from the left I think ;-)

Cheers.













Well done Sir .. on both your gorgeous build and sobriety.

Hats off to you 👍
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Very nice build, what temps are you getting with that setup?

How do you like that Recon? I've been mulling over the idea of getting a Sentry, but I'm not sold on a fan controller with a case this small.
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thanks Maja smile.gif
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Nice build, but just to let you know, SonofJor-El went AWOL a while ago, and is no longer a member of this forum. And no I will not get into reasoning as to why.
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Very nice build, what temps are you getting with that setup?

How do you like that Recon? I've been mulling over the idea of getting a Sentry, but I'm not sold on a fan controller with a case this small.

thanks. The temps are great....

CPU - The H80 seems more than enough cooling for the CPU... i havent seen it go above 45degrees C yet.
The Graphics card - this gets the warmest, as you'd expect I suppose. Its just controlled by the EVGA Precision X software it came with, I have the fan curve set to basically add 1% of power for every 1degree celcius, following someone's advice on here. It idles at around 35 degrees C and can get up into the 60's after half an hour playing Bioshock Infinite :-) so it seems to take care of itself.

The ambient temperature inside the case is around 10 degrees C higher than the room temp at the moment.

The fan controller - to be honest it really is just for looks. I got the digital PSU and watercooler because I thought I'd be using the Corsair Link software to control them all. Again this was just an indulgence really - on reflection, what control do we really need over the PSU! in the end I didn't like their software much, so i plugged all the fans into the Recon instead. and one of its temp probes is taped to the back of the graphics card...but it reports temps around 7 degrees less than the precision X software so.... not terribly useful. handy to turn the fans up or down while in game I suppose.

nb. its not warm here at the moment, we have temps of around 15 degrees C and I don't bother heating the room I'm in The above temps would of course go up in the summer when we get to around 30 degrees C (and I don't have air-con in here ...so i will probably take the side off the case for a really heavy gaming session..)

pic of fan curve....

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