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Originally Posted by dman811 View Post

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.

Thanks for the reply.
This was really helpful, I think I shall get the ASUS motherboard, just because I've had really good experience with them in the past. And on top of that I'm glad to hear that the cooler is all good to go.
Probably going to get a white case instead of the green, as a mini-me to my Phantom.

However what kind of clock speeds will I be looking at getting on the overclock?
post #7932 of 11741
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what kind of clock speeds will I be looking at getting on the overclock?

Well it all depends on what your particular copy of CPU is capable of. However nearly all 3570k are able to get to 4.3GHz with a reasonable voltage below 1.3V. The other limit is temperature, even though you plan on using the noctua beast, the thermal paste in the CPU is spoiling all the fun. So unless you plan to remove the crappy paste for something better (by doing so you will void the CPU warranty as you have to remove the IHS that covers the CPU) you will be limited by the core temps.

My 3570K is running at 4.3GHz at 1.21V at most and I haven't seen the temperatures rise above 75deg. in load. And I consider my CPU to be not a good copy, as it requires almost 1.4V to get to 4.5GHz and the temps are nearing 95deg. and I am not comfortable pushing that much voltage into the CPU.

So it all depends on your particular setup. You just have to set it up and see for yourself what you can squeeze out of it.
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post #7933 of 11741
In my Prodigy, I have a 200mm CoolerMaster fan salvaged from a HAF case as an intake, H80 push/pull as an exhaust out the top of the case, and the standard Bitfenix 120mm fan as an exhaust out the rear.

My question is, is this the best fan placement? Does anyone use a CLC as an intake for this case? I ask because I'm starting to hit higher than load temps even at stock clocks while my ambient temps haven't changed much, and I'm curious if it's something with not having enough airflow into the case.
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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.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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

Nice work! thumb.gif

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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.

Added! biggrin.gif
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I'm planning on putting a h100i into my prodigy..

anybody who has one, how do you hvae it set up?

my plans were to have it on top, as exhaust(pull) and set my back 140mm fan as rear intake as well as my 200mm front intake?
what ya think??
post #7936 of 11741
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I'm planning on putting a h100i into my prodigy..

anybody who has one, how do you hvae it set up?

my plans were to have it on top, as exhaust(pull) and set my back 140mm fan as rear intake as well as my 200mm front intake?
what ya think??

Just finished installing mine. I've got mine setup to push over the rad and out of the roof, the rest is the same as you mentioned.

Unfortunately though since the 140mm rear fan pulls over the 'honeycomb' on the back fan slot it makes a hell of a noise. I'm going to cut away the 'honeycomb' and replace it with a 140mm fan mesh filter. Another thing to note with the screws holding the rad I had to use some spare slightly smaller headed ones instead because the top mesh panel wouldn't fit flush with the included screws (They have large rounded heads).

Hope this helps, any questions let me know.
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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 :-(

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...

I'd be wary of tygon tubing. I had some but didn't use it. Yes it bends well, but apparently has horrible plasticizer issues after a relatively short time.
post #7938 of 11741
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Originally Posted by baygamer415 View Post

I'm planning on putting a h100i into my prodigy..

anybody who has one, how do you hvae it set up?

my plans were to have it on top, as exhaust(pull) and set my back 140mm fan as rear intake as well as my 200mm front intake?
what ya think??

I had trouble installing it on the top for some reason...I think it was cause of the high profile ram but putting it on the front was fine for me, so beware.
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oh wow thanks for letting me know because im using corsair vengeance which are tall... what if you switched it the other way?!?!? Because I've seen lots of setups with it on the top as well. but cheers!
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oh wow thanks for letting me know because im using corsair vengeance which are tall... what if you switched it the other way?!?!? Because I've seen lots of setups with it on the top as well. but cheers!

That could work but I'm not sure for certain, but when the tubes are facing the ram (the normal way) they push against it way too much, so it could work switching it
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