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My Bitfenix Prodigy :)

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Hi, everyone, this is my first post here, and this is my first pc build from scratch!
For years now i've always wanted to build a gaming pc, but the costs involved and the fact that my store bought pc + upgrades most of the time was enough to play games on med to high settings. I'ts atleast 4 or 5 years old now, and my urge for max settings with high FPS is enough to warrant this build.
I wanted a small but powerful gaming pc that looks good, and fairly portable. At first i wanted to build an Matx, but the lack of decent looking cases on the market dissuaded me, then i found the prodigy which imo is one of the nicest looking cases available, being Mitx i knew i would be paying a little more with a smaller range of compatible parts but with a case this smick, i was sold. After many days of research and decision making, here is what i've got:

The start of my new PC!

This is the start of my Build and more to come smile.gif
post #2 of 8
Looks good man!

The prodigy is a really popular case around here. Im sure you will love it!
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post #3 of 8
Welcome, looks like you have a nice project, can't wait to see the final product.thumb.gif
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Pulled everything out of there packaging! felt like Christmas smile.gif

Heres my parts list:

Bitfenix Prodigy White: $90
Z77E-itx Asrock motherboard $181.30
Intel 3.4Ghz I5 3570k $212
Noctua NH-C14 CPU Cooler $76.36
650W XFX Core Edition PSU $68
GSKILL 8GB DDR3 $39
2TB Western Digital Sata3 $93
Fractal Design Fan 120mm $10
Liteon SSD 128GB SATA3 $71
Logitech MX5500 Mouse and Keyboard $120
Freight+GST $70

EDIT:: Forgot to add the Gigabyte Geforce 6600gtx oc $310
I actually thought i was getting the ti model, i could have found an oc model for mid 200's. But i think this will do, maybe i will wait for the bigger cards to come down in price.

This is Australian dollars btw.

And some photos:



Edited by Bloggs24 - 10/28/12 at 3:32pm
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Time for an update smile.gif

The Noctua NH-C14 doesnt fit frown.gif The heat pipes extend past the GPU Slot, if i did better research i would have known that lol, i actually thought it would because i read that the NH-C12P fits, so i opted with the one with 2 fans not realisng 14 meants its 140mm wide

So, in goes the stock intel cpu cooler frown.gif

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Also the PSU, i had about 10mm at the back to plat with, so i had to clip the zip tie at the base and reroute the cable in all different directions so the PSU could slide back far enough.



Everything plugged in, and the Noctua fans put to good use.



In goes the GPU



And the NEW vs the OLD




I have some more researching to do, as the intel cooler will not do, im planning to overclock.
I've created disk images of all the Device installs. Fastest ive ever installed an OS, i love that SSD! And everything is running fine.
post #6 of 8
This has me worried. I have just bought the same motherboard and an NH-C12P SE14, which has the same fan. I'm guessing you tried reversing the position of the C14 so the heatpipes are on the other side ...? Otherwise, looks very nice.
post #7 of 8
Great looking build. Sucks about the Noctua, but you will find something. Worse case scenario, drop an H-series corsair or one of the new NZXT liquid coolers (pending performance reviews), and call it a day. On another note, you will be stoked on the 660. It is only about 12% slower than a 660ti and uses only a single 6-pin, so your cables will be less cluttered.
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Looks like a sweet gaming rig! Congratulations! thumb.gif
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