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I just got a nice little bonus and I decided to go ahead and make a Prodigy build using as many existing parts as possible. This won't be a fast build because I'm on college fund money, so this will be one of the most economical builds.. ever.

the motherboard I'm looking at is the EVGA Z77 Stinger (should be due out somtime in the next few weeks). If not, it will be the Asus Z77 ITX board.

Processor is going to be an i5 3570k. I was contemplating the i7, but because I don't encode all the time, the i7 would be just a waste.

The rest of the parts are going to be out of my existing rig.
Edited by Captain Mayhem - 9/11/12 at 6:24pm
    
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well, that was quick.

Case is shipped and is en route.
    
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I've been really interested in the Prodigy, hope it turns out well for ya. What are the other components you are thinking of? If this going to be mostly used for gaming? If so then go ahead with the i5.
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well this stinks. I was expecting it to be at the door today, but for some retarded reason, they dropped it off at the depot. I wonder what the excuse will be... something like 'oh I couldn't find the place' or.. 'no one answered the door...'

should be kind of funny to hear when I go pick it up.
    
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it's here, it's out of the box, and it looks really really nice.

I can see why people like this case so much. It's a fair bit bigger than I thought it would be, but I'm not complaining. Plenty of room to work in. and I mean PLENTY.

next up, will be the motherboard & cpu combo. I'm looking forward to the release of the EVGA Z77 Stinger.

though I keep wondering just one thing. Just WHAT are these handles made out of? it feels like a rubber/plastic hybrid of sorts.
Edited by Captain Mayhem - 9/18/12 at 7:15pm
    
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You should consider the ASRock Z77E ITX, its about 30% cheaper than the asus z77(in the UK anyway.....)
and it still has a great power design so no issues when overclocking etc...
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and then I would be forced to get a new air cooler, nullifying one of the goals I had in mind.
    
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post #8 of 8
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aaaand built!

ready for board install



I think this might just work for the top vent...



sweet! it does.



looks good from down here...



da board...



Board and vid are in




wait.. it's HOW tight with a 38mm fan??



And with the top exhaust? Oy vey! So much for a grille...


sure, the original build went slightly sideways when the case was suddenly called into service, but that just means I can enjoy it until I get the parts I want in.
    
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