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Originally Posted by jlam020 View Post

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?

Take note: the Gigabyte GA-Z77N, H77N, and Asrock mobo has pretty much the same socket placement. Any tower cooler won't work without obstructing the PCIe slot. The only motherboard I know of so far that allows for tower cooler and graphics card is the Asus P8Z77i deluxe, because the socket is more centered.

If you're looking for some good aftermarket coolers to use on the Gigabyte board, then I can only see the AIO watercoolers being the next best bet. Low profile aircoolers may work as well but seems kind of like a waste of space in the prodigy to not go for something better.
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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.





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Totally didn't just order a 3770k and a Z77-e asrock and preorder a malta for my mini rig...
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Totally didn't just order a 3770k and a Z77-e asrock and preorder a malta for my mini rig...

Snap .. except for the Malta - still thinking about 690/titan 😊
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I'm soon to be the owner of a Prodigy - just in the part choosing phase.

Does anyone know whether an Antec High Current Gamer modular PSU will fit in one of these with minimal fuss?

What about the Seasonic G-Series? I noticed there are a few builds listed in this thread that use it.
Edited by birthdaymonkey - 5/12/13 at 6:45am
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STT...drool.gif Build log! tongue.gif

birthdaymonkey...if you check the OP, it will have all the information you need about choosing a PSU for the Prodigy...thumb.gif
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If I were to replace the stock fans and add a 230mm bitfenix spectre pro to the front and a 140mm corsair af series to the back. Then take the two fans that I took off and put them on the top of the case. Will that make a big difference in temps? Also, should the top fans be used as exhaust or intake?
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I'm a fan of setting all fans to intake except the rear fan...I find it does help with temps some...thumb.gif
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Guys has anyone bought and installed the sound deadening kit for this case? Is it any good?
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I'm soon to be the owner of a Prodigy - just in the part choosing phase.

Does anyone know whether an Antec High Current Gamer modular PSU will fit in one of these with minimal fuss?

What about the Seasonic G-Series? I noticed there are a few builds listed in this thread that use it.

I have the Seasonic 550 G series.. It fits, but you need to give it a push thumb.gif
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