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post #7921 of 11741
hi guys been away due to no internet at home for 2 weeks ARRRGGGHHHHHH
anyway what have i missed? i like the look of the phantom m case
some great looking builds on here.... got an issue with mine.
my prodigy case came with a window panel on the left hand side (the Graphics card side) getting some heat issues so would like the vented side panel as i dont fancy drilling holes in the perspex
now i know in the US performancepcs sell them, but where can these be sourced in europe?
post #7922 of 11741
They really need to hurry up and release more Z87 itx boards already.. I've got a brand spanking new Prodigy and other components that are just waiting to be built and it's driving me insane just staring at it!

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Experimented with the loop. To cut the story short, I had to rotate the top mounted radiator and so the bayres had to go :-(

Options would be a res-x Gen1 EK Pump-Res or my taller Res-X 2 150 Advanced.
Tried some things.
V1 :


V2 :


Personally I chose V3 :

Mostly out of the reason that I´m not THE fan of lots of rigid extensions.

Final Pics with the Sidepanels on.
CPU Side



GPU Side :


Loop will be :
Pump -> floor 140 in near PSU -> Out near front, Nice Arc to GPU in (90° Angled fitting lying on the mobotray) -> GPU Out, Fillport above GPU (seen in V3) out to External Radiator -> Ext Rad in @ CPU Side (seen in the pics from yesterday) -> Raystorm in @straigt fitting -> Raystorm out (angled fitting) -> Flowmeter -> Radiator -> Tempsensor -> Res -> Pump...
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post #7924 of 11741
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Hello everyone,

I'm considering "Joining" the club and getting a Prodigy. I'm going to be going back and forth quite a bit from two different places soon and want a more portable rig as my NZXT Phantom is not practical.

I've been looking at quite a bit of information about m-itx builds and the prodigy, it seems to me that the flexibility inside the case as well as its aesthetics just make it fantastic.

However I have quite a few questions which I can't seem to answer clearly as there is no real defined opinion on it.

1. Whats the best m-itx board for overclocking? I am looking at getting a 3570k and want to air cool it. How fast can I get it on an m-itx? Or are the drawbacks really bad?
2. If I air cool it, will I be able to fit a large heat sink like the noctua or will it block the fans at the back and the top? (also room for the GPU??)
3. Does the mesh front make a huge difference on cooling or is the plastic one fine?
4. Whats the best setup for the fan on the front? 230mm? 200mm? or 2 x 120mm? etc
5. Does anyone like the slime green one? Or is just me?

Advice would be much appreciate. I found a few overclock benchmarks but they were so misleading I couldn't make a proper decision on it.

Thanks.

I would be happy to try and help you with your questions.

1. A lot of people say that the ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe is the board to go with for overclocking, but the ASRock Z77E (if you want to deal with the possibility of a shoddy motherboard) has also been known to get good clocks.
2. Yes you can fit coolers like the Noctua NH-D14 in the Prodigy as seen in Majaboll's MK I, and that was with the ASUS board.
3. From the knowledge I believe I have gathered from people who bought this case, there is nearly no difference in cooling ability between the two. Just be prepared to have canned air in droves if you have a mesh front.
4. People's opinions on this vary depending on their noise tolerance level. In my HAF 932 case that sits about a foot away from me I have 15 fans that average about 30dB each so sound doesn't bother me much. Others prefer next to silent. A lot of people say that the 200mm Bitfenix Spectres are the quietest.
5. The lime green looks OK to me, but it is really your opinion.
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Hello everyone I got some question I will be getting this case and being only one 5.25inch bay this may be crazy but is there any fan controllers and DVD drives in one haha and also how good is cable management in this case? My old case looks like a rats near only worse.

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Hello everyone I got some question I will be getting this case and being only one 5.25inch bay this may be crazy but is there any fan controllers and DVD drives in one haha and also how good is cable management in this case? My old case looks like a rats near only worse.

Sent from my SCH-I500 using Tapatalk 2

I don't think i've ever heard of a dvd drive with a fan controller, but the cable management is okay on the case, modular works better if you're not that good with it (like myself) but the good thing is most graphics cards do a good job of covering up any of the cable mess anyway thumb.gif
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post #7927 of 11741
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Originally Posted by Bbrad View Post

Hello everyone I got some question I will be getting this case and being only one 5.25inch bay this may be crazy but is there any fan controllers and DVD drives in one haha and also how good is cable management in this case? My old case looks like a rats near only worse.

Sent from my SCH-I500 using Tapatalk 2

edit because not sure if its the right part



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817998058

could something like this work? I do not know if it is drive bay size for a 3.5 fan controller or just a 3.5 hard drive. might want to research it
Edited by ecken - 6/12/13 at 6:54pm
post #7928 of 11741
Hello everyone,

I hope I'm not breaking any of this forums guidlines by posting this, since this is not actually a Prodigy case or internal mod. Here's a simple paint job to keep the white Prodigy theme going in my project here here. I just wanted to take a few minutes and share my completed speaker repaint project. My crappy old Coby's I found in my closet have gotten a successful facelift to match my white Prodigy. Here's a few pictures of this little project.

Here's what I started with.


Disassembly



The plastic was rather soft, so the wet-sand paper was scrapped in favor of a scotch brite sponge (ya know, yellow ones with the green scouring pad)



Here's my makeshift paint booth in the garage and Krylon spray paint.


All painted


Here's the final product ready to team up with my white Prodigy case.


Hope you guys like it. if anyone has any other modded peripherals for their Prodigy, please share them with me. Looking for more ideas.
Thanks.
Zach

post #7929 of 11741
quick question...how does water cooling the prodigy compare to that of other matx/itx cases - mainly concerning temps/noise? i'm thinking about doing a small build ( http://www.overclock.net/t/1399984/thinking-of-building-a-small-and-silent-rig ) and i'm wondering if the phenom m would be a good case for it (i'm asking here since it was pictured with the same internals)

ps. where can i find out more about the phenom m??? i want this thing so badly T_T it would look so nice sitting on my desk, opposite of my white prodigy...
Edited by Zboy - 6/12/13 at 10:38pm
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ADD ME!!
Hey guys, just got my Orange Prodigy today, excited to get things working!!
Here's a picture, looks a lot better sitting in my room than it did online.
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