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The Yin and Yang

A white build and a black build, one liquid cooled and one air-cooled but both of equal components.

Specs are:

Components
Case:Bitfenix Prodigy
CPU:I7 3770k
Mainboard:ASRock Z77E-ITX
RAM:Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB 1600 mHz
GPU: 6970 Reference
PSU: Silverstone 750w full modular
SSD: Kingston Hyper X
HDD: a whole bunch of 2.5" drives
Optical: Sony BC-5600s Blu-Ray

Watercooling
Pump: MCP35x
Pump Top: Alphacool Clear Acylic
Res: TBD
Rads: Alphacool Nexxos XT45 240 and Nexxos45 140
Fans: Debating between the new Corsair fans, Noiseblocker, and AP-15s
Tubing:TBD
CPU Block: EK Supreme HF Nickel/Plexi
GPU Block: EK Nickel/Plexi with backplate

Sleeving
MDPC Shade 19, Vanilla Sands, Titanium Grey

And a few surprises.

Unfortunately, the black was sent back for RMA, but a new one should arrive back in a couple weeks...

As always, comments, questions, critiques are highly valued and will make this a better project!

Table of contents:
Preview Pics
White Case Disassembly
Motherboard tray and Hotswap bays
Continuing with the motherboard tray...new workbench!
GPU side window
Motherboard tray acrylic FAIL
Starting on the front panel
Second attempt on the motherboard tray acrylic
Continuing on the front panel
Second attempt on the front panel
Almost finished with the front panel!
Sleeving the power cable
Test fitting some of the components
AQ5 faceplate change / CPU block install / test fitting success!
Shaping and sanding the top blowhole fans for Yin
Mobo tray protoype completed
Continuing on the Mobo tray, HDD bays, and starting to plan the wiring
USB 3.0 Sleeving Guide
Edited by longroadtrip - 4/6/13 at 11:40am
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Preview Pics

White Prodigy
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Mainboard
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PSU
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The parts bin
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We are going to start with the white case...

Starting the dis-assembly:
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Well guys..was going to have a full update for you, but I have a partial update instead...

Got up early and ran to the big box hardware store to pick up these...
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Next up I needed to remove the motherboard tray so I can make a few cutouts that are necessary...(notice that it is riveted in with silver rivets...)
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After a bit of this...:drill:
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Was left with this...
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This isn't exact, but am cutting this area out so I can get the modular cables in...
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Going to cut the top out too...Between the CPU cooler backplate and the mSATA SSD, I'm going to need the clearance...
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So next up was to start the top cut...I went and grabbed my trusty Bosch jigsaw, plugged her in and devil.gif! Needless to say I was very cryingsmiley.gif as I have had this particular saw for about 10 years...The good news is that it gave me an excuse to order this and this! Unfortunately, it won't be in until Monday, so I won't be able to complete this particular part of the project until then doh.gif.

In the meantime, I gave a bit of thought to the sleeving and came up with this...
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Anyways..tomorrow I'll start getting the measurements done for the hot-swap bays so I can have that little bit ready when the jigsaw arrives...xD
Edited by longroadtrip - 7/13/12 at 7:10pm
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Dat mobo yessir.gif
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Thanks guys!
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Thanks for dropping in guys! Hope you enjoy the Prodigy projects!

I am currently doing some detail filing on a couple cuts...will upload photos once I have the piece done...thumb.gif
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Love the Prodigy awesome little case. Looking forward to seeing your progress as the mod/build goes on.
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