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subbed likin the idear
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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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subbed likin the idear

Thanks a lot guys...I'm really liking all of the possibilities these cases have...biggrin.gif
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You are back again! Subbed!

Yeah..feels good to be back modding another couple of builds!

So I have been working on the motherboard tray. I want to use an mSATA SSD. I decided I would make a CPU cutout on the motherboard tray, but instead of being just a CPU cutout, I figured I would do a "motherboard" cutout to make it easier on the SSD...

Before:
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After:
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Backside:
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I also plan on using this little guy for the HDDs:
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I am going to mount it under the motherboard tray on edge with a 40mm fan exhausting out the back of the case...
Similar to this:
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Unfortunately, it's exactly the same height as the mobo tray, so have to do a little work on it...

First up, take the frame off...
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I trimmed one side down...
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and now....
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Played around with a little bit of placement...excuse the fan holding up the Blu-Ray...
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Hopefully tomorrow I can finish the front of the mobo tray and get the acrylic lay out properly configured so I can make that piece...
Edited by longroadtrip - 7/15/12 at 11:44pm
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Not bad, not bad indeed. Liking it so far.

Although, I feel like I should point out, and if I'm wrong here someone please correct me - I would be careful with removing so much of something that was once solid... in doing so you compromise the strength and integrity of the shape that it once had making it more prone to damage and flimsiness. I would believe there are exceptions depending on the object in questions' purpose and I suppose the material and thickness, but I would just exercise caution, never can be too safe.

Sorry if I sound condescending or I'm pointing out something you already thought about or knew... I have a really bad habit of pointing out possible problems and flaws in things... it's just in my nature, I'm a perfectionist down to my very core.
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Good point ArkAngel thumb.gif....I had given that some thought though. Once it is riveted in, it will be more than sturdy enough. I've still got a few surprises up my sleeve on that piece, let's just say it will be more than sturdy enough to hold the mobo and a gpu when that particular piece is finished...
Edited by longroadtrip - 7/16/12 at 12:17am
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Great idea! I may have to copy this. I bet I know one of your surprises, but I wont spoil it for your readers wink.gif
 
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wow a dual build! def. subbed, i just love the prodigy.
 
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Thanks for dropping by Kip cheers.gif...I was an avid reader of your Computex coverage!thumb.gif
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nice build! i did the same thing on my build with the hot swap bay as well for my ssd biggrin.gif , put the hot swap a 3.5 inch HHD bay a few weeks ago, makes it so much easier in itx builds so you dont have to keep taking out the drives

For some reason i never knew the prodigy came in white redface.gif doesnt look bad at all.
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Your welcome and thank you too. I have a great time there. These cases have got me itching to build a small new rig myself. I am feeling very outdated.

Look what is on another tab of my browser right now: http://goods.ruten.com.tw/item/show?21004218244705
I just can't bring myself to do it knowing I have to ship 4 people to Canada for a month, and get no pay as well. My pocket book is feeling very abused. And that is considering what a deal this case is.
 
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