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Well, I thought I'd be able to find a 3770K for quite a bit cheaper than I paid for my 4770K, but apparently I was wrong. lol At most, I'd save like $30-$40 so I guess I might as well stay with the new tech, eh?

Can you guys suggest an 1150 Mini-ITX board for me? The only ones I see on Newegg are ASRock. I really just want something decent to hold me over until the Maximus Impact is released. Any suggestions?

As for the color of the Prodigy I'm going to buy, my components will definitely be all black and red. Would it look better to put those in a Red Prodigy or a Black Prodigy? thinking.gif I know it's mostly personal opinion but always like to hear others' input.

Thanks for all the help so far! I truly appreciate it. I can't wait to actually be part of the club. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Melee View Post

Well, I thought I'd be able to find a 3770K for quite a bit cheaper than I paid for my 4770K, but apparently I was wrong. lol At most, I'd save like $30-$40 so I guess I might as well stay with the new tech, eh?

Can you guys suggest an 1150 Mini-ITX board for me? The only ones I see on Newegg are ASRock. I really just want something decent to hold me over until the Maximus Impact is released. Any suggestions?

As for the color of the Prodigy I'm going to buy, my components will definitely be all black and red. Would it look better to put those in a Red Prodigy or a Black Prodigy? thinking.gif I know it's mostly personal opinion but always like to hear others' input.

Thanks for all the help so far! I truly appreciate it. I can't wait to actually be part of the club. thumb.gif

This mobo: ASRock Z87E-ITX LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157374

Seems like they got the placement of the CPU socket correct this time, so massive air coolers like noctua or silver arrow should fit without blocking the graphics card. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s, and supports the new 802.11ac WiFi, which is uber fast wifi and has Bluetooth v4.0.. If that doesn't satisfy you, you'll probably have to wait longer for other boards.As for audio: Realtek ALC1150 7.1 Channels.. "Premium Headset Amplifier is what all headphiles been longing for on a PC! It uses TI® NE5532 which can deliver high definition audio for up to 600 ohm headphones."

I think this is going to be a popular board for those that do upgrade to Haswell. My only slight concern is, is the cpu socket too close to the edge. Not sure if the best air coolers like noctua nh-d14 might touch the edge of the prodigy case due to overhang.

I'd personally go with black case.
Edited by ilikebeer - 6/10/13 at 7:17pm
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Thanks for the suggestion!

The other companies haven't even released their ITX boards, yet, have they? I know Gigabyte and MSI both announced theirs but I don't see them in stock anywhere. There's only the Z, H, and B Series of the ASRock motherboards. Great marketing by them, though, since they're they only choice for ITX at the moment. tongue.gif

I'm thinking maybe the Black Case would look great, also.
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hello everyone I am new, but I was just wondering if there is anyone that is able to answer this for me. I am currently saving to build my first PC and would like to use the ASUS Sabertooth Z87 TUF MOBO and put this in a Bitfenix Prodigy, now I know normally this would not fit because of size but with modding the case (but not externally) will it be possible to fit it in? I am sure some one has managed this.
I will also have to make a new MOBO tray and back of the case

the Bitfenix website list the internal dimensions as 250 x 310 x 340
the MOBO is listed as being 305 mm × 244 mm
that said is that going to be enough room to rout cables I am thinking there will not be enough room unless I cut holes in the bottom of the case

for those interested this is the build list

WD 1TB Green Desktop Drive
CCorsair 8GB DDR3 1866Mhz Dominator-GT Memory
Corsair Professional AX860 Fully Modular 80 PLUS Platinum 860W PSU
Samsung 256GB 840 Pro Series SSD
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 TUF
Haswell i5-4670K 3.40GHz Socket 1150 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processorr
MSI GTX 770 Lightning 2GB GDDR5

Thanks for your time

-Max
post #7895 of 11740
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Originally Posted by Melee View Post

Thanks for the suggestion!

The other companies haven't even released their ITX boards, yet, have they? I know Gigabyte and MSI both announced theirs but I don't see them in stock anywhere. There's only the Z, H, and B Series of the ASRock motherboards. Great marketing by them, though, since they're they only choice for ITX at the moment. tongue.gif

I'm thinking maybe the Black Case would look great, also.

Take a look at this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1389774/z87-mini-itx-discussion

Shows a few boards, asus etc... not sure when they'll be available though. Each has their own pros and cons i'm sure.

It seems this is the color scheme for the asus Z87 itx board:




An ugly mixture of gold and yellow, imo. At least the asrock board is almost entirely black. As for overclocking, yes the asus boards (at least for ivy bridge) did have more power phases etc (and you can see the same vertical extension to the board on this latest iteration), but i've heard of no-one who complained that the asrock z77e-itx couldn't overclock just as well (and I own two of them). Yellow and red don't exactly jive well together unless you're going for a Ronald Mcdonald kind of theme biggrin.gif

EVGA:



matches your color scheme, but only 4 sata ports and in what looks like a horrible location.

MSI:



Looks like the CPU socket is too close to the gpu (like the asrock z77e itx) so you wouldn't be able to put a massive air cooler on there without blocking the gpu slot mad.gif
Edited by ilikebeer - 6/10/13 at 8:54pm
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Originally Posted by themessiahmax View Post

hello everyone I am new, but I was just wondering if there is anyone that is able to answer this for me. I am currently saving to build my first PC and would like to use the ASUS Sabertooth Z87 TUF MOBO and put this in a Bitfenix Prodigy, now I know normally this would not fit because of size but with modding the case (but not externally) will it be possible to fit it in? I am sure some one has managed this.
I will also have to make a new MOBO tray and back of the case

the Bitfenix website list the internal dimensions as 250 x 310 x 340
the MOBO is listed as being 305 mm × 244 mm
that said is that going to be enough room to rout cables I am thinking there will not be enough room unless I cut holes in the bottom of the case

for those interested this is the build list

WD 1TB Green Desktop Drive
CCorsair 8GB DDR3 1866Mhz Dominator-GT Memory
Corsair Professional AX860 Fully Modular 80 PLUS Platinum 860W PSU
Samsung 256GB 840 Pro Series SSD
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 TUF
Haswell i5-4670K 3.40GHz Socket 1150 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processorr
MSI GTX 770 Lightning 2GB GDDR5

Thanks for your time

-Max

Yes, Adamski07, the winner of the March MOTM did a mod something along the lines of what you are planning. Project Prodigious is heavily modded externally as well as internally but I think your mod might work. He doesn't really plan his mods out all that much, he is more of a freestyle modder, but maybe he would be able to give you some pointers.
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Take a look at this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1389774/z87-mini-itx-discussion

Shows a few boards, asus etc... not sure when they'll be available though. Each has their own pros and cons i'm sure.

It seems this is the color scheme for the asus Z87 itx board:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



An ugly mixture of gold and yellow, imo. At least the asrock board is almost entirely black. As for overclocking, yes the asus boards (at least for ivy bridge) did have more power phases etc (and you can see the same vertical extension to the board on this latest iteration), but i've heard of no-one who complained that the asrock z77e-itx couldn't overclock just as well (and I own two of them). Yellow and red don't exactly jive well together unless you're going for a Ronald Mcdonald kind of theme biggrin.gif

EVGA:



matches your color scheme, but only 4 sata ports and in what looks like a horrible location.

MSI:


Looks like the CPU socket is too close to the gpu (like the asrock z77e itx) so you wouldn't be able to put a massive air cooler on there without blocking the gpu slot mad.gif

Most of that thread was people complaining about the smallest things. lol It did have some nice pictures, though, which certainly helps. thumb.gif

That EVGA board does look nice. However, I was looking at reviews on Newegg for their boards before and they were overwhelmingly negative about DOA, parts going out, bad customer service, etc. Has that became any better lately?

Honestly, the Asus ROG Impact is gorgeous, imo. I do wish the SATA ports were in a different location, but I only need 1 or 2 for my SSDs so it's not a deal breaker for me. I just hope that board is reasonably priced but I have a bad feeling it's going to be like $250+. mad.gif


EDIT:

Oh, does anyone know where I can find a nice price on the Prodigy, atm? I almost pulled the trigger on a red one a week or two ago from NCIX that was $69.99 w/ free shipping. The best I can find now is $89.99.
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That board is going to be the most expensive mini itx board.
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I beg to differ ..

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Please check your facts before offering them as advise to others.

As I said with an optical drive installed. Yeah okay I mean a standard optical drive not a slim one...

The Info on the rear fan I have from another user. Since the Info is wrong I'm very sorry and apologize!
I've got the info from someone that has made a build, so I thought it should be valid
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