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[Build Log] Project PureWhite - Bitfenix Prodigy by Youtuber (Full Vids on all parts)

Poll Results: What SSD should I get for this build?

 
  • 5% (2)
    Intel 330 120gb
  • 48% (18)
    Samsung 840 120gb
  • 18% (7)
    Samsung 830 120gb
  • 27% (10)
    Crucial M4 1280gb
37 Total Votes  
post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Been lurking / creeping here for a few months now and figure I should start contributing

Started a video log on my PureSolidness Youtube channel including unboxings/overviews/reviews of all the components I'll be using and decided to post up my progress here too for any additional feedback/suggestions.

Purpose: Secondary rig (HTPC / budget gaming rig) I wanted to show my YT subs that they can still make a decent compact gaming rig for under $500 (will also be used when main rig is busy encoding). Also the build will be used to refresh my PC building skills so when I upgrade my main rig next year, I dont f*ck something expensive up wink.gif

ANY COMMENTS / SUGGESTIONS ALWAYS WELCOME!

Specs:
Case - BitFenix Prodigy white
Mobo -Asus P8H77-i
CPU - Sandy-B celeron G530
GPU - My old 5770 when gaming, integrated if I make it HTPC only
Ram - Corsair Vengeance 8gb blue
SSD - Undecided, probably intel 330 120gb or samsung 830/840 120gb (waiting for Black Friday wink.gif)
HD - None - will be networked
PSU - Corsair HX650
Mouse - Asus Lambo wireless white
K/B - White Mac k/b clone
Speakers - If I can find decent white ones I'll get them, if not probably just old ones lying around


UPDATE APRIL 13, 2013

Build Log Video #1:


Intro:


UPDATE JAN 9,2013
Full components list:


Components:
White Bitfenix Prodigy unboxing / overview:
Asus P8H77-i unboxing / overview:

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (cerulean blue) RAM unboxing:
Asus Lamborghini Mouse unboxing / overview:
Update Nov 18:
Dell U2312HM unboxing / overview: (still deciding whether to use this for main rig or this build)
Update Jan 29:
Intel G530 Sandy Bridge Celeron Unboxing:

Videos for rest of parts to be posted as I purchase/unbox them...
Also doing a video log of me building it up and also BASIC how-to video series...
Review videos on the main components after my build is complete...
Edited by PureSolidness - 5/19/13 at 4:59pm
post #2 of 16
Thread Starter 
Reserved for pretty pictures...

UPDATE MAY 19,2013
Pictures for all parts added:
White BitFenis Prodigy
Asus P8H77-i mITX motherboard
Intel G530 Sandy bridge Celeron processor
Corsair HX650w V1
Intel 330 180gb SSD
Corsair Vengeance 8gb (cerulean blue)
Asus Lamborghini Mouse
Elephant White Apple Style Keyboard
BitFenix Alchemy sleeved cables
Edited by PureSolidness - 5/19/13 at 5:33pm
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
UPDATE APRIL 13, 2013
Build Log Video #1:

Edited by PureSolidness - 4/13/13 at 10:59am
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Looking good! thumb.gif
 
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[i7 5960X @ 4.8GHz] [Rampage V Extreme] [Titan 1400MHz (1500MHz bench)] [Various] 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
[250GB 840EVO +2x SpinpointF3 1TB RAID0] [LD PC-V2 SS Phase Change] [XSPC X2O 750 pump/res] [Monsta 360 full copper + EK XT 360 + XT 240] 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
[Crossover 27Q LED-P 1440p+ASUS 1200p+LG 1080p] [Corsair AX1200] [Dimastech Easy v3.0] [Sennheiser HD558s] 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
FX 8320, FX 8350, Phenom II x2 555BE i7 3930K, i7 860, i7 4770K, 68x Celeron D CVF, commando, 2x RIVE, Z87X-OC Asus 4870x2, Sapphire 4870 
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2x 5870, 5850, 5830, 5770 2x 3870x2, 3870 GTX Titan, GTX 480, GTX 590 GTX 285, GTX 260, 4x 9800GT, 8800GTX 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
4x4GB vengeance, 2x4GB predatorX, 2x1GB OCZ DDR2 Intel X25-M 80GB LD PC-V2 SS Phase Change OCN Marksman 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
2x old tek slims (GPU) Various watercooling stuff win7, winxp AX1200 
Case
test bench / cardboard box 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[i7 5960X @ 4.8GHz] [Rampage V Extreme] [Titan 1400MHz (1500MHz bench)] [Various] 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
[250GB 840EVO +2x SpinpointF3 1TB RAID0] [LD PC-V2 SS Phase Change] [XSPC X2O 750 pump/res] [Monsta 360 full copper + EK XT 360 + XT 240] 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
[Crossover 27Q LED-P 1440p+ASUS 1200p+LG 1080p] [Corsair AX1200] [Dimastech Easy v3.0] [Sennheiser HD558s] 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
FX 8320, FX 8350, Phenom II x2 555BE i7 3930K, i7 860, i7 4770K, 68x Celeron D CVF, commando, 2x RIVE, Z87X-OC Asus 4870x2, Sapphire 4870 
GraphicsGraphicsGraphicsGraphics
2x 5870, 5850, 5830, 5770 2x 3870x2, 3870 GTX Titan, GTX 480, GTX 590 GTX 285, GTX 260, 4x 9800GT, 8800GTX 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
4x4GB vengeance, 2x4GB predatorX, 2x1GB OCZ DDR2 Intel X25-M 80GB LD PC-V2 SS Phase Change OCN Marksman 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
2x old tek slims (GPU) Various watercooling stuff win7, winxp AX1200 
Case
test bench / cardboard box 
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Updated OP with Dell U2312HM monitor unboxing / overview

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alatar View Post

Looking good! thumb.gif
^ Thanks! I know its nothing spectacular or anything compared to most of these other killer builds but I think I'm getting my foot back into the water with PC building again smile.gif
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
Updated OP with full components list vid.
post #7 of 16
Since you said a gaming rig, I'm assuming you are using windows?
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Samsung 850  Cooler Master GeminII M4 *nix, Windows 10 BenQ 32"  
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Corsair 430 Cooler Master Elite 130 Schitt Stack modi/magni 
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Intel i3 4130 Supermicro MBD-SLL-F-O uATX Crucial CT102472BD160B jbods 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850  Cooler Master GeminII M4 *nix, Windows 10 BenQ 32"  
PowerCaseAudio
Corsair 430 Cooler Master Elite 130 Schitt Stack modi/magni 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel i3 4130 Supermicro MBD-SLL-F-O uATX Crucial CT102472BD160B jbods 
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Quote:
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Since you said a gaming rig, I'm assuming you are using windows?

Yes, only win7 though.
post #9 of 16
I WANT YOUR MOUSE WHERE DID YOU GET THAT????? THAT IS A MUST-HAVE FOR MOTORHEADS LIKE ME AND PROBABLY YOU biggrin.gif

but yeah seriously i want one badly.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5-5257U Logic Board Iris Graphics 6100 8GB  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
128GB My Passport 1TB easyStore 4TB Samsung External 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
OSX Sierra Retina Display 13" Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2 Magsafe 2 60W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
MacBook Pro Retina 13" MX Master QCK JBL Flip 3 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Sennheiser CX300-II Status Audio CB-1 TechnoShield Blue Marble Skin Magsafe to Magsafe 2 Adapter 
OtherOtherOther
Thunderbolt Ethernet Adapter Apple Mini Displayport to VGA Adapter Griffin Mini Displayport to HDMI/DVI Adapter 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770k  Sabertooth Z87 Reference GTX780 w/ Backplate Dominator GT 4x4GB 2000MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Force LE 120GB Barracuda 2TB Pioneer Bluray Writer Corsair H80i 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
eLoop B12-2 Gentle Typhoon AP-15 Windows 10 MX239h 
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Logitech G710+ AX760i Corsair Carbide 100R Logitech MX Master 
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Steelseries QCK TP-LINK WDN4800 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5-5257U Logic Board Iris Graphics 6100 8GB  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
128GB My Passport 1TB easyStore 4TB Samsung External 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
OSX Sierra Retina Display 13" Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2 Magsafe 2 60W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
MacBook Pro Retina 13" MX Master QCK JBL Flip 3 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Sennheiser CX300-II Status Audio CB-1 TechnoShield Blue Marble Skin Magsafe to Magsafe 2 Adapter 
OtherOtherOther
Thunderbolt Ethernet Adapter Apple Mini Displayport to VGA Adapter Griffin Mini Displayport to HDMI/DVI Adapter 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770k  Sabertooth Z87 Reference GTX780 w/ Backplate Dominator GT 4x4GB 2000MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Force LE 120GB Barracuda 2TB Pioneer Bluray Writer Corsair H80i 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
eLoop B12-2 Gentle Typhoon AP-15 Windows 10 MX239h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ AX760i Corsair Carbide 100R Logitech MX Master 
Mouse PadOther
Steelseries QCK TP-LINK WDN4800 
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post #10 of 16
This is funny.

Was scrolling through the SFF section and see a Build Log named "PureWhite" and thought of PureSolidness from YouTube. lol I have been following your progress there since you first bought the Prodigy case. Have been subscribed to your YouTube channel for sometime now. Never knew you were on OCN.

Good job with the build and keep making videos.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
250GB Samsung 960 Pro M.2 2280 500GB Samsung 840 SSD 250GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD Custom Loop: EK Blocks & AquaComputer RADs/RES/... 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 x 32" 4K CrossOver Monitors Ducky Shine 3 - Browns/White LED AX1200i Corsair Fully Modular Caselabs Merlin SM8 
MouseAudioAudioAudio
MIONIX NAOS 7000 DAC - Schiit Modi AMP - Schiit Vali Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i3 4330 @ 3.5GHz 0.98mV MSI Z87I iTX 16GB (2x8GB) @ 1866MHz 1.35V Vengeance LP  3TB - 4x2TB WD REDs @ RAIDZ1 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
250GB Samsung 960 Pro M.2 2280 500GB Samsung 840 SSD 250GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD Custom Loop: EK Blocks & AquaComputer RADs/RES/... 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 x 32" 4K CrossOver Monitors Ducky Shine 3 - Browns/White LED AX1200i Corsair Fully Modular Caselabs Merlin SM8 
MouseAudioAudioAudio
MIONIX NAOS 7000 DAC - Schiit Modi AMP - Schiit Vali Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i3 4330 @ 3.5GHz 0.98mV MSI Z87I iTX 16GB (2x8GB) @ 1866MHz 1.35V Vengeance LP  3TB - 4x2TB WD REDs @ RAIDZ1 
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