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[CPU and Motherboard arrived!] Mass Effect LAN Box - yet another Prodigy mod!

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Since my friend is building a swanky new PC to replace his crappy Athlon II X2 270 build (the case is literally falling apart), he asked me if I wanted to help him do a themed build. I said, "You're a big Mass Effect fan, how about we go the whole nine yards and do a full-on mod?".he was thrilled at the idea, so here we are! (Note: this will be a VERY slow build log, ETA of completion is around the end of September, unless sponsors climb on board and donate components)

He had a few requirements - it had to be small enough to fit under his desk, and easy to carry. It also had to be completely watercooled, and have a 7970 in it. The case was a no-brainer - a BitFenix Prodigy in white. The main hardware was also pretty easy - a 3570K and a P8Z77-I Deluxe. In terms of modding, he wanted a side window, so there will be a window on both sides of the case. In keeping with the Mass Effect/N7 colour scheme, the top, sides, bottom and handles will be covered in 3M DiNoc CF vinyl, and a white-red-white stripe will be painted offset to the left (when looking at the case front-on) going up the front, along the top, and down the back. There will be lots of fans used - all red Spectre Pros, a 200mm up front with a rad behind it, a 120mm up top and a 120 at the front on the bottom, both with NexXxos Monsta rads (80mm thick!). There will be 2x 8" white LED corner sticks to light up the interior, and the 5.25" bay res will have 2 white LEDs in it. The loop will be using white tubing, with a Swiftech Apogee HD on the CPU, and a Swiftech Komodo block on the 7970. It will be filled with Mayhem's Aurora in red on the GPU (because awesome), and Mayhem's Pastel in White on the CPU loop. As for fittings, we're probably going to use Monsoon compression fittings in white and black.

Spec list (bolded components are in our possession right now):
  • BitFenix Prodigy, white
  • 3570K in a P8Z77-I Deluxe
  • 7970 w/ Swiftech Komodo block
  • Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB 2133MHz kit (2x8GB)
Watercooling parts:
  • Koolance RP401-X2 (run with two MCP35Xs in a split loop config)
  • Swiftech Apogee HD in white
  • Clear tubing w/ black Monsoon fittings on GPU loop
  • Mayhem's Aurora Tharsis Red in the GPU loop.
  • Red tubing with white Monsoon fittings on the CPU loop
  • Mayhem's Pastel in White on the CPU loop.
  • 200mm radiator at the front
  • 2 NexXos Monsta 120mm radiators, one at the front, and one at the top


Enjoy, and prepare for an awesome build thumb.gif
Edited by BodenM - 10/18/12 at 4:01am
 
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post #2 of 27
Can't wait to see some progress, this should be neat. thumb.gif
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For some reason this build seems more interesting than the 600+ other prodigy builds, subbed thumb.gif
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Glad to see the ITX cases are becoming popular.
post #7 of 27
Thanks to mITX motherboards , which are powerful now smile.gif))
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this will be interesting subbed thumb.gif

It would look sick with the razer's mass effect 3 gear!

http://www.razerzone.com/me3
Edited by tricksta555HD - 7/14/12 at 11:33am
    
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Mini itx projects becoming so popular.Asus should realease rog mini-itx boards (ex. maximus _ )
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