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Window Update for Yin...
The reason I haven't put the windows in yet is because I am doing a system of rails to hold the window panels, that means there will be no screws on the outside of the panels...thumb.gif
As always, let me know what you like or don't like...if you have any ideas to make this build better...would really like to hear them!



way too late i know but, it is simple and even has stripping to hid/seal the gap between the window and side panel.

EDIT: and for the usb and buttons i'd move those to a slot cover if possible, maybe not the most practice idea but, crude/simple.

EDIT:EDIT: I wonder if you could modify a PCI slot (in the case) to fit a slim line drive, hhhmmm (strokes chin).

EDIT:EDIT:EDIT: also with the case window idea you could notch the trimming with razor blade to coax into a perfect 90 degree bend. You would also run that clear 3M time down the entire length of each side and but up each corner and since it's clear that small game might even be noticeable or even pray paint the side of the tape roll flat black.
Edited by cdoublejj - 9/23/12 at 1:04am
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Loving this build. Damn ASRock and Bitfenix are making want to build an iTX based MOBO build.

Nice job man, really good stuff!
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way too late i know but, it is simple and even has stripping to hid/seal the gap between the window and side panel.

Good idea, but, I thought about that, I am just not a fan of how it looks. I prefer the clean lines of the way I am doing it.
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EDIT: and for the usb and buttons i'd move those to a slot cover if possible, maybe not the most practice idea but, crude/simple.
No slot covers available. The Prodigy only has one and that is being used by my fan controller. The issue isn't with a bracket to hold the buttons, USB, etc..the problem lies in the removal of the door and doing it in such a manner that it won't damage them.
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EDIT:EDIT: I wonder if you could modify a PCI slot (in the case) to fit a slim line drive, hhhmmm (strokes chin).

...already have a plan in place...although I really have almost no need for an optical drive. I also have a USB one that would work fine if I change my mind.
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EDIT:EDIT:EDIT: also with the case window idea you could notch the trimming with razor blade to coax into a perfect 90 degree bend. You would also run that clear 3M time down the entire length of each side and but up each corner and since it's clear that small game might even be noticeable or even pray paint the side of the tape roll flat black.

Yeah...thought about that too, but I want the window "system" to look like it was manufactured for the cases, plus it gives me the ability to do a few other things down the road that I am interested in.

All really good ideas cdoublejj...thanks for the suggestions! thumb.gif
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Loving this build. Damn ASRock and Bitfenix are making want to build an iTX based MOBO build.
Nice job man, really good stuff!

Thanks a lot...I'm really pleased with the AsRock motherboard and overall I am pretty happy with the Bitfenix Prodigy...there are a couple of really small fit and finish issues, but by no means anything major and for the price are almost certainly expected...

I'll have a new update posted tonight...working on it right now as a matter of fact!
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That is the new Z77 coming out from EVGA...Looks like it may compete or be better than the Asus for power management. Designed to be an overclocking mITX board...

Oh. I thought that you were using identical parts on these builds except for the cooling.....
My mistake. LOL!!!!!
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The initial concept was to do that...the issue is that I really want the stinger board also...but I have 6 (sandy and newer) systems in my house and can't quite justify a 7th...
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LOL!!!!!!!!! Guilty as well.... biggrin.gif
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Thanks a lot...I'm really pleased with the AsRock motherboard and overall I am pretty happy with the Bitfenix Prodigy...there are a couple of really small fit and finish issues, but by no means anything major and for the price are almost certainly expected...
I'll have a new update posted tonight...working on it right now as a matter of fact!

Yeah being a former Asus company they make some pretty sweet boards. sorry I didn't have any worth while ideas. Nothingt ditching the DVD drive all together if you decide to go that route, had my NZXT M59 not had the top bay specifically mean fora DVD drive i probably wouldn't have installed one.
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All of your ideas were excellent! Just because I chose a different route with my mods doesn't mean they wouldn't look great...If I came across as dismissive, please understand that was not my intention in the least bit, I'm happy you are following the builds and are offering very worthwhile suggestions! thumb.gif
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All of your ideas were excellent! Just because I chose a different route with my mods doesn't mean they wouldn't look great...If I came across as dismissive, please understand that was not my intention in the least bit, I'm happy you are following the builds and are offering very worthwhile suggestions! thumb.gif

Ooppps, I didn't mean for you take it that way. And yes it most definitely a good project to follow. I find the mATX and SSF builds rather interesting.
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That is the new Z77 coming out from EVGA...Looks like it may compete or be better than the Asus for power management. Designed to be an overclocking mITX board...

When is the release date for the Stinger? Want to dip into the mITX world but will be hard to choose between the ASRock and EVGA.
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