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finally bought some stuff to put in my empty prodigy case. Since this is a very low and budget build I bought some stuff lower than what I originally had anticipated but hope that will work for now. I have a used 500 gigabyte hard drive that I picked up a second hand and a LG DVD burner. I also bought a 500 watt $40 PSU that is not the best but people at a local Micro Center spoke highly of. . . Well maybe not highly but a little better than good enough. I will post some pictures of the parts and the parts installed in the case tomorrow I am currently typing this off on my cell phone since the internet connection is down at my house and I have to wait for the cable company to come tomorrow and repair it. Thank you all will post pictures tomorrow
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Hi guys,
I'm new coming from Italy, welcome all!
Starting my "Bloody Prodigy" mod project, fully watercooled; here you are mi rig:

Case: Bitfenix Prodigy (Red);
Cpu: AMD A-10 5800k (Trinity);
Mainboard: Asrock FM2A85X-ITX (Hudson D4);
Memory: 8gb (2x4gb) Patriot Viper3, Venom Red, DDR3-1600
Psu: Seasonic P-520 fanless 80+ platinum
SSD: Samsung 840 120Gb
Bay: Bitfenix Recon;
--Liquid Cooling--
Waterblock: EK-Supremacy CSQ - Acetal+Nickel
Pump: Laing DDC-1RT - 12V
Reservoir: EK-DDC X-RES 140 CSQ - Acetal
Fittings: Moonson 16/10
Radiator: XSPC EX240
Fan: 3x Alpenföhn 120mm Wing Boost Plus;

Pictures and Build Log will follow ASAP.
Please add me.

Marco
Edited by Gup133 - 5/20/13 at 6:48am
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post #7494 of 11740
Hey everyone!

First off, thanks to all y'all for this forum and for this thread. I'm a bit of a newb and I'm working on my first build - a white Prodigy! - and your posts and builds have been a friggin' awesome resource. I don't do as much gaming as I used to, but still goof off occasionally, so I'd consider this a mostly mid-range gaming build. I'm using my old video card and SSDs from a year or so ago, but the rest of the components are new. For the record, I probably won't be overclocking right out the gate, but I'll probably bump up the CPU in 6-12 months to get some extra juice out of it. I don't think I'll need crazy airflow and cooling, but I am going to try watercooling for the first time -- mostly because my rig is in my bedroom, and a quiet PC is important to me.

I'm waiting for my last few items to arrive and I'm planning on starting the build process over the holiday weekend, but I have a few questions that I'm hoping y'all can clear up for me.. biggrin.gif

My Components
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-i Deluxe
CPU: Intel i5-3570K
VGA: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 1GB DDR5
Memory: 8 GB (2x4GB) G.Skill DDR3 1866 CL 8 (F3-14900CL8D-8GBXM)
Optical: LG Black Blu-Ray Reader (UH12NS29)
SSDs: OCZ Vertex 3 x2 (60GB and 120GB)
HDD: 2TB WesternDigital Caviar Green
PSU: SilverStone Strider Plus 500W (Fully Modular w white braided cabling)
Watercooling: Corsair HydroSeries H60
Fans: Noctua 140mm for the rear panel, Coolermaster MegaFlow 200mm for front panel

A few questions for you experts:

I was planning on mounting the H60's fan/radiator to the top of the case in one of the 120mm fan slots, but from what I'm reading it seems that some of you are using the rear panel exhaust for your watercooling. That's the spot I bought the 140mm Noctua for -- was this a bad move?

I know the ASUS mobo only has one fan connector on the board, but I can plug them into each other in the one slot, right? Or do I need some sort of splitter? For what it's worth, the Coolermaster fan only has one speed, and the Noctua fan speed can be reduced using some sort of "ultra low noise adapters" that come included with the kit -- so I don't THINK I need any sort of fan speed control via the mobo...?

Any advice from any of you guys on the best spot to mount the two SSDs? Attached to the PSU bay vs the bottom cage? Also curious if anyone can recommend what length SATA3 cabling I'll need, since I still need to get some.

Thanks everyone! Any/all advice or helpful tips are more than welcome since I'm new to all this. I'll be sure to post pics when I'm done. Much appreciated! thumb.gif
post #7495 of 11740
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Originally Posted by fallofhyperion View Post

Hey everyone!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
First off, thanks to all y'all for this forum and for this thread. I'm a bit of a newb and I'm working on my first build - a white Prodigy! - and your posts and builds have been a friggin' awesome resource. I don't do as much gaming as I used to, but still goof off occasionally, so I'd consider this a mostly mid-range gaming build. I'm using my old video card and SSDs from a year or so ago, but the rest of the components are new. For the record, I probably won't be overclocking right out the gate, but I'll probably bump up the CPU in 6-12 months to get some extra juice out of it. I don't think I'll need crazy airflow and cooling, but I am going to try watercooling for the first time -- mostly because my rig is in my bedroom, and a quiet PC is important to me.

I'm waiting for my last few items to arrive and I'm planning on starting the build process over the holiday weekend, but I have a few questions that I'm hoping y'all can clear up for me.. biggrin.gif

My Components
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-i Deluxe
CPU: Intel i5-3570K
VGA: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 1GB DDR5
Memory: 8 GB (2x4GB) G.Skill DDR3 1866 CL 8 (F3-14900CL8D-8GBXM)
Optical: LG Black Blu-Ray Reader (UH12NS29)
SSDs: OCZ Vertex 3 x2 (60GB and 120GB)
HDD: 2TB WesternDigital Caviar Green
PSU: SilverStone Strider Plus 500W (Fully Modular w white braided cabling)
Watercooling: Corsair HydroSeries H60
Fans: Noctua 140mm for the rear panel, Coolermaster MegaFlow 200mm for front panel

A few questions for you experts:

I was planning on mounting the H60's fan/radiator to the top of the case in one of the 120mm fan slots, but from what I'm reading it seems that some of you are using the rear panel exhaust for your watercooling. That's the spot I bought the 140mm Noctua for -- was this a bad move?

I know the ASUS mobo only has one fan connector on the board, but I can plug them into each other in the one slot, right? Or do I need some sort of splitter? For what it's worth, the Coolermaster fan only has one speed, and the Noctua fan speed can be reduced using some sort of "ultra low noise adapters" that come included with the kit -- so I don't THINK I need any sort of fan speed control via the mobo...?

Any advice from any of you guys on the best spot to mount the two SSDs? Attached to the PSU bay vs the bottom cage? Also curious if anyone can recommend what length SATA3 cabling I'll need, since I still need to get some.

Thanks everyone! Any/all advice or helpful tips are more than welcome since I'm new to all this. I'll be sure to post pics when I'm done. Much appreciated! thumb.gif

seems like quite an overkill for not much gaming needs, I guess if money isn't an issue then go for it. Otherwise the two SSD placements should be in your prodigy manual, I think there are 3-5 different places where you can mount the SSD.
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Originally Posted by darksen View Post

seems like quite an overkill for not much gaming needs, I guess if money isn't an issue then go for it. Otherwise the two SSD placements should be in your prodigy manual, I think there are 3-5 different places where you can mount the SSD.

There's 9 places to mount SSDs. 2 lower HDD mounts, 3 upper HDD mounts, 2 on the sidepanel, and 2 elsewhere in the case (I think there's one on the psu cage)
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There's 9 places to mount SSDs. 2 lower HDD mounts, 3 upper HDD mounts, 2 on the sidepanel, and 2 elsewhere in the case (I think there's one on the psu cage)

Right. The reason I asked was because I was curious if anyone had tried a mounting spot within the case that didn't work out, or if someone had mounted their SSDs in one spot and then after the fact realized that a different spot would have been better.. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by SniperTeamTango View Post

There's 9 places to mount SSDs. 2 lower HDD mounts, 3 upper HDD mounts, 2 on the sidepanel, and 2 elsewhere in the case (I think there's one on the psu cage)

Ah I was talking about the unconventional mounting places. I remember the somewhat unconventional ones are the side panel, after removing HDD cage at bottom. and infront of the PSU cage.

Honestly though, you can place it whereever, get some Command Velcro strips.
Edited by darksen - 5/20/13 at 12:17pm
post #7499 of 11740
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Originally Posted by Gup133 View Post

Hi guys,
I'm new coming from Italy, welcome all!
Starting my "Bloody Prodigy" mod project, fully watercooled; here you are mi rig:

Case: Bitfenix Prodigy (Red);
Cpu: AMD A-10 5800k (Trinity);
Mainboard: Asrock FM2A85X-ITX (Hudson D4);
Memory: 8gb (2x4gb) Patriot Viper3, Venom Red, DDR3-1600
Psu: Seasonic P-520 fanless 80+ platinum
SSD: Samsung 840 120Gb
Bay: Bitfenix Recon;
--Liquid Cooling--
Waterblock: EK-Supremacy CSQ - Acetal+Nickel
Pump: Laing DDC-1RT - 12V
Reservoir: EK-DDC X-RES 140 CSQ - Acetal
Fittings: Moonson 16/10
Radiator: XSPC EX240
Fan: 3x Alpenföhn 120mm Wing Boost Plus;

Pictures and Build Log will follow ASAP.
Please add me.

Marco

Marco..once you post your photos, we can add you to the owners list...Congratulations on your components...thumb.gif

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ASUS P8Z77-I
Intel i5-3570k
ASUS GTX 690
Samsung 830 256GB SSD
EK XT240
Phobya 200 Extreme
Sleeving/Custom Cables/Windows by me: Promethean Mutations

Looks great! thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by fallofhyperion View Post

Hey everyone!

First off, thanks to all y'all for this forum and for this thread. I'm a bit of a newb and I'm working on my first build - a white Prodigy! - and your posts and builds have been a friggin' awesome resource. I don't do as much gaming as I used to, but still goof off occasionally, so I'd consider this a mostly mid-range gaming build. I'm using my old video card and SSDs from a year or so ago, but the rest of the components are new. For the record, I probably won't be overclocking right out the gate, but I'll probably bump up the CPU in 6-12 months to get some extra juice out of it. I don't think I'll need crazy airflow and cooling, but I am going to try watercooling for the first time -- mostly because my rig is in my bedroom, and a quiet PC is important to me.

I'm waiting for my last few items to arrive and I'm planning on starting the build process over the holiday weekend, but I have a few questions that I'm hoping y'all can clear up for me.. biggrin.gif

My Components
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-i Deluxe
CPU: Intel i5-3570K
VGA: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 1GB DDR5
Memory: 8 GB (2x4GB) G.Skill DDR3 1866 CL 8 (F3-14900CL8D-8GBXM)
Optical: LG Black Blu-Ray Reader (UH12NS29)
SSDs: OCZ Vertex 3 x2 (60GB and 120GB)
HDD: 2TB WesternDigital Caviar Green
PSU: SilverStone Strider Plus 500W (Fully Modular w white braided cabling)
Watercooling: Corsair HydroSeries H60
Fans: Noctua 140mm for the rear panel, Coolermaster MegaFlow 200mm for front panel

A few questions for you experts:

I was planning on mounting the H60's fan/radiator to the top of the case in one of the 120mm fan slots, but from what I'm reading it seems that some of you are using the rear panel exhaust for your watercooling. That's the spot I bought the 140mm Noctua for -- was this a bad move?

I know the ASUS mobo only has one fan connector on the board, but I can plug them into each other in the one slot, right? Or do I need some sort of splitter? For what it's worth, the Coolermaster fan only has one speed, and the Noctua fan speed can be reduced using some sort of "ultra low noise adapters" that come included with the kit -- so I don't THINK I need any sort of fan speed control via the mobo...?

Any advice from any of you guys on the best spot to mount the two SSDs? Attached to the PSU bay vs the bottom cage? Also curious if anyone can recommend what length SATA3 cabling I'll need, since I still need to get some.

Thanks everyone! Any/all advice or helpful tips are more than welcome since I'm new to all this. I'll be sure to post pics when I'm done. Much appreciated! thumb.gif

There is nothing wrong with your plan for the H60 mounting...it's really about how your build comes together and what is easier for you...

As for the fans...Some people have used splitters on their mobos..I don't recommend it as it can overload the fan header and cause it to burn out.

For mounting SSDs, there are several places...figure out what works best for you! Some people put them in the 3.5 cages, others like them with the PSU, still others have them mounted to the front of the PSU cage and the doors...thumb.gif
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Ahhhhhhhhhhh that's better .. biggrin.gif



why they put the usb's upside down ????
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