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Build log of "Unobtainable" - X79 and Crossfire in a white Bitfenix Prodigy

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Hi all

When I first saw the Prodigy I was sold, and knew I had to have one and make a killer transportable rig in it.

Only down size was the only option of a ITX motherboard with only one PCI-e slot and socket 1155.
And I believe I am/was not alone in the boat :-(

BUT to the rescue a custom motherboard came in sight, which would allow me to make a much more powerfull system in the prodigy case.

So this will be the build log of what to me in some time was "Unobtainable".
Hope you like it, any suggestions is welcome smile.gif

Thanks to the sponsors who have help me make this rig possible thumb.gif:
Aquatuning.de


Coolgamers.dk


NZXT


I will update this worklog as much as possible.

This is what there so far will get into this build:
Hardware
- I7 3930K (got it)
- Shuttle X79 motherboard (got it)
- Corsair 4x4 gb Dominator (got it)
- Two HD 7950 (got both)
- NZXT Hale90 1000W Gold PSU (got it)
- Two Samsung 830 128 gb SSD (got them)
- Two WD Green 2 TB (got them)

Watercooling and suchs
- EK Supremacy Nickel - Pexi (got it)
- Two EK-RAM Dominator X2 Nickel - Pexi (got them)
- Two EK FC7950 Nickel - Pexi (got them)
- EK back plates for HD 7950 (got it)
- Two Single Slot I/O bracket for HD 79X0 (got them)
- Koolance MVR-40 VRM waterblock and Koolance MVR Heat Transfer Plate 84mm (got them)
- Watercool HEATKILLER® NSB Rev3.0 nickel (got it)
- Phobya Extreme 200 mm radiator (got it)
- Alphacool NexXxos ST30 Full Copper 120 mm radiator (got it)
- Alphacool NexXxos XT45 Full Copper 240 mm radiator (got it)
- Phobya Balancer 150 mm reservoir Silver Nickel (got it)
- Swithech MCP35X with a EK CSQ top (got it)
- Alphacool Heatmaster and Digital Flow sensor and tempsensor. (got it)
- Aquatuning 16/13 mm fittings and some MasterKleer Clear tupe. (got them)
- Bitfenix Spectre Pro fans (one 200 mm, one 140 mm and two 120 mm) (got them)

And then a some light, sleeving and suchs small things (got it all).

So lets get some updates with this build.
A lot of pictures of products and some of it installed (17-09-2012) (Click to show)
To day the first package from Aquatuning.de arrived so let's have a look at it:


A lot of great stuff in there, I am really looking forward to see what Alphacool Heatmaster can do:



Also some temperture and flow sensor:


And it fits perfectly in the PSU cage:


Also got some stuff for PSU sleeving:


I have done some of what I think it should look like:

Like it?

And the three radiators



And some Masterkleer tupe:


And one (another will come as well) Reservoir:

Looks really nice:


Also got the two HD 7950 waterblocks:



And first the installation of the 120 mm radiator:


With a bitfenix Spetre Pro 140 mm on the outside:


And then the rest installed:


I might flip the 240 mm radiator so the fittings outlet is at the 140 mm end.
Will look at that tomorrow thumb.gif

And as you might see the red coloar on the DIMM slots really stands out, so I will later try painting them along the Motherboard Power and the two Orange Sata ports thumb.gif

Pictures of installed HW (21-09-2012) (Click to show)
So today I got some more things in the door that I have played with, so wanted to bring you some updates:

First I got some nice things from my good friend at Coolgamers.dk biggrin.gif:


The two EK RAM, Sumpremacy, Swiftech MCP35X and EK top some fittings, EK-TIM Indigo, Feser One light and a Bitfenix spectre Pro 200.

I bought the MCP35X to get the PWM control, but doesn't really like the swiftech top:


So to go in the same path, I got the CSQ Pexi top from EK:


I also got the 200 mm fan installed which just fitted in there thumb.gif:


I also got a package from PCB.se which had the new Hale90 1000W powersupply from NXZT (Thanks again thumb.gif)


A really nice powersupply in a perfekt white coloar which will go great with the white Prodigy case:


Though not fully modular, and there is fairly many connectors there:


But they will be sleeved and the not used cut of and the others shorted to make the fit just right in the case thumb.gif
The PSU is also 180 mm in lenght, so the PSU holder will be modded to fit it propperly.

Along the PSU I also got the first GPU (other one not in stock mad.gif) which is the Gigabyte HD 7950:


Normally not liking the blue PCB, but it will fit in this build biggrin.gif


So here is the first RAM block and CPU block installed:


Here with the other RAM block as well and the Pump and flow meter. The pump will get installed on som anti vibration foam:


And here the GPU with the block installed (remember that one more will get in there wink.gif)


So hope you liked it and in beginning of next week I will get fittings, and then a pain in the ass begins; connecting it all in a loop ;-)

HW presentation (28-09-2012) (Click to show)
First I got an other package from Aquatuning.de which mostly contains fittings:


But also got the Chipset and Mosfet block:



The Koolance Heat Transfer block to the Mosfet should hopefully arrive tomorrow or monday biggrin.gif

In that package there also was the Back plate for the GPU and single slot I/O plate:



I believe the two GPU can fit in there:


If Im lucky the other HD 7950 could arrive next friday (cross fingers thumb.gif)

There was also some smaller things like some UV light, dust filter, Anit kink (not sure if I will use it) and som anti vibration for the two HDD.


Also from Aquatuning.de I got a nice cup


And what not better then a clock running on just water thumb.gif

HW installation and mods (28-09-2012) (Click to show)
First, last night I cut the hole to make the PSU and cables to fit better


I like the result. Most of the non modular cables will get removed so except the CPU and 20 pin motherboard.
And then I will use the modular cables and shorten them to make it fit better and then of course sleeving them thumb.gif

And then to the installation of the fittings and tupes.
BUT I realised that placing the two 120 mm fans on the out side will make the tuping and inside look a lot better, and it doesn't look that bad to have them out side:


Also installed the Heatmaster beside the PSU. Looking forward to test it thumb.gif


And here is some pictures of the installed fittings :




And then with tupes, which did take some time becaurse of the small space:


Update 05-10-2012 (Click to show)
I have installed the two SSD beside the PSU since they could not be placed in the left side.
So they fitted just fine beside the PSU:


Also installed the two HDD with some anti vibration rubber.


And as you can see I have also sleeved and shorten most of cables.




Just need to sleeve the fan, temperatur and pump and then that's done thumb.gif

And in this weekend the two windows will be made (almost done).
And hopefully the last GPU arrives monday and then I will fill it up and boot it up thumb.gif

Propperly the first Prodigy with TWO GPUs installed (09-10-2012) (Click to show)
So as promised an update first with some big pictures of the case with the new windows:



Also made a hole to get the cables from the three fans in to the case thumb.gif:


And some more Cable sleeving now that the other GPU has been placed inside biggrin.gif



And the two GPU fitted just perfect thumb.gif




Really love the EK block with Pexi and nikkel. Looking forward to fill it up and see it with UV light biggrin.gif



Hope you like it.

The back plate will be painted white and the RAM dimms blue to make it fit the theme.

And then it should be ready to be booted thumb.gif

So lets tease a little bit more for the Unobtainable build (10-10-2012) (Click to show)
Last night I booted the baby up and it all worked just fine (only in the bios).

So next step was to paint the motherboard and also the GPU back plate.
First of the GPU's and the now white painted back plate:

Now that's close for two GPU's biggrin.gif

Here the white back plate:


And with a bit more light:


And then to the motherboard.
Before:


And then three hours later wackosmiley.gif:


Pictures of the final build with blue water (Click to show)
So I filled it up, and did some leak testing and there was a small leak.
Luckly it was from a temperature plug that just need a bit of tighten rolleyes.gif

But you really just want the pictures right thumb.gif

So enough said, here is the pictures:

















Pictures of Unobtainable with UV light, it looks better in real life :D (Click to show)
So here is the pictures of the build with UV light on.
It is pretty deficult to take really good a UV picture, I will try some more settings, but if any of you got some please share thumb.gif
Maybe some more light around the build next time






I cant show the GPU side without the side, since that where the LED strip is placed:


But then it's good I got a window right thumb.gif









PSU fan change (Click to show)
So It have been a bit quiet from me lately, but I have had an exam I also had to study for..

First off:
You remeber the all of a sudden leaking from the flowmeter?
Well it seemed to be the o-ring sitting badly, so tried fixing it but no luck.
So it goes out of the system (didn't need it any way) which might just make the whole build look a bit better and less caotic thumb.gif

But the leak did bring me some troubles..
MY pump didn't start after so was a bit mad at the time mad.gif
But out the pump goes and with a bit of time on the hot radiator fixed it (it had taken some water in) biggrin.gif

So I said I would enter the Cooledpc.com competion but in the highst catagori, so I need to take away the two motherboard blocks and reservoir.
So empty the build and now when I had it all out, I just need to change the fan on the PSU.

WHY?
Well, it is a nice PSU, but in idle, it's fan was the most noise part, which I just can't take.
So out with that and in with a noctua P14 - FLX which is really good = no noise but better airflow.


Really love the noctua fans, but can't use them in general because of those damn colors..

But the res, mobo blocks and flow meter came out, and the loop changed a bit and it all turned out really great (I believe).

Many great pictures of this build can be seen here:
http://www.cooledpc.com/build/224

Hope you like it and will share and vote thumb.gif

Any way, Bench and such, well it turns out that the motherboard can't really OC.
Been at it for some time now, but when I try to set a higher multiplier in the old looking BIOS it doens't really take any effect in the OS, or sometimes it gives a complete other setting. Along that the power isn't working that well a all either, so won't try to do more in case the motherboard fries it self along some other HW.

I can tough tell you that, for some reason I not sure of, the front fan can't spin more then around 700 rpm of its 900 when it's inside the case (have tried two fans now). outside its around the 900, and nothing is hitting it inside the case.
Could it be some magnetic interference from the cables or motherboard?

So it doesn't perform that well :-( but with all fan at max (is a bit noisy) I get a CPU core temps around 50-54 and GPU at 44-46 when I make some long Prime 95 and along some Unique heaven. (though the GPU's only opperate at 70-80% when Prime 95 also is running).. And the water is around 42 degrees when it's stable

About the Bench, well it would be any thing you havent seen since I cant OC the CPU :-(

BUT you can check out Adamski's nice build, and be looking forward to my new build with just as much power (maybe even more), but in an even smaller case thinking.gif


If you like my build and how it's made up you should really check out AdamSki07's build here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1313366/mod-log-bitfenix-prodigy-matx-sli-watercooled-and-more

Modding the case to fit mATX and a really cool window

golfergolfer is also doing a mATX mod that looks promising as well;
http://www.overclock.net/t/1320796/case-mod-matx-prodigy-mod-sli-folding-watercooling-and-more

Check them out thumb.gif
Edited by Fruergaard - 11/28/12 at 6:42am
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Interesting. subbed.
 
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Thats an ITX X79 motherboard o__O, where the hell did you get that.

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EDIT.. Hoped to get the #2 post, but that was fast that was gone
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deacon View Post

Thats an ITX X79 motherboard o__O, where the hell did you get that.

Well time will tell ;-)
Edited by Fruergaard - 9/11/12 at 3:45am
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I could spoil all the fun - Since I saw a post made by Fruergaard on a Danish Hardware/Auction-site - But I wont wink.gif

Crazy build mate - And really unique!

The Prodigy is an awesome case to build around, truly is - Unfortunately the build-quality (Might be my own prodigy, got it from a pre-order at Caseking) is not up to par with what I am used to, so I am slowly selling of the bits and pieces from my own build.

Anyhow, sidetrack, subbed here - The motherboard idea is a stroke of madness with brilliant sprinkled on top!

EDIT: And PS - Change the title on the thread, you need to add "X79" - That will make everyone here at OCN come crawling from under their rocks - You might even get the uber geeks from the audio-section to have a look aswell wink.gif *Grins*
Edited by Gomi - 9/10/12 at 12:54pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gomi View Post

EDIT: And PS - Change the title on the thread, you need to add "X79" - That will make everyone here at OCN come crawling from under their rocks - You might even get the uber geeks from the audio-section to have a look aswell wink.gif *Grins*

Is it a X79 board???

But I think you are right ;-)
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If there is a price on guessing it, I am -SO- blowing the whistle and playing this dirty *lol*.

Regardless - Good luck with the build mate. Will check in and see the progress smile.gif

Heck, +REP from here. Again - using that motherboard is thinking out of the box, and I love it when people get creative and see possibilities where others do not.
Edited by Gomi - 9/10/12 at 1:11pm
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Sucker for a Prodigy build. Subbed.
 
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waiting for some pics smile.gif
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I am almost 100% sure where that board came from simply based on the layout and my own use of products from its manufacturer many moons ago. How much did it cost you to get from them?

I am curious to see how the board works in a traditional ITX setup, especially without cooling limitations since the BIOSes from the manufacturer haven't been very good in my experience. Shame it's hard to fit in traditional ITX cases due to.. you know.
Edited by friend'scatdied - 9/10/12 at 1:29pm
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