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This is my first mini itx build. I am going to be watercooling it in the bitfenix prodigy case. Here are the parts, I will be posting pictures and updates as I go along, as I am still waiting on stuff.

YES:


Weird? I think not.
Core components:
Case: Bitfenix Prodigy, Yang edition (white with black front)
Processor: Intel i5 3570k
Graphics Card: Sapphire dual X 7950 HIS IcyQ X2 7950
Motherboard: ASUS z77 mini itx deluxe
SSD: Samsung 840 250gb
HDD: Seagate Momentus XT, 750gb
Memory: G skill Ripjaws, 8gb
Power Supply: Silverstone strider 650w

Watercooling components:
Pump: Swiftech mcp35x
Reservoir: EK X res 140
CPU block: EK supremacy nickel
Graphics Card block: EK 7970 nickel CSQ
Radiators: 2x Black Ice Stealth 240mm
Fittings: Bitspower black sparkle
Fans: Noiseblocker BlackSilentPro PWM
Tubing: Durelene 3/8 ID 5/8 OD
Coolant: Mayhems pastel ice white, with blue and UV dye

Accesories:
Various assortment of cables
MDPC sleeving and mounting hardware coming soon.
UN Designs 120mm fan mount
Alphacool 50mm res brackets
Anodized black bolts
Koolance 280mm shroud
Vandal resistant switch

I have had a lot of trouble with my shipments, have had to send a few things back, and have several more orders coming in, so I will keep updates going as they arrive.
Edited by luciddreamer124 - 3/21/13 at 9:10pm
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This is what I have gotten so far:
(O, and originally I had gotten the EVGA nex650w, and then I realized it was far too long for the case. I thought the handle on the back was included in the length measurements, but it turns out it is just unnecessarily long.









Got my workstation set up:


First order of watercooling components:




Awwww yaaaaa


Edited by luciddreamer124 - 12/22/12 at 11:33am
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Alright, got the case and most of my watercooling stuff.





These fittings are absolutely amazing, I have a couple more orders coming in of ones that were out of stock.











Radiators:


The holes on the front radiator don't quite match up with the case, so I'm going to have to cut a slot for the end tank and fittings like this:



The video card block looks great... and long story short, it doesn't fit doh.gif Basically, there is a 7950 that looks almost exactly like mine that fits it, but I got the wrong one. No worries, I'm going to sell it to a friend and get a compatible 7950. Pics of both the block and card anyway:












The shroud fits well:







End of the update, will be posting pictures of the cuts I make, as well as the new hardware I am awaiting.
Edited by luciddreamer124 - 12/24/12 at 11:52am
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Ok... Finally an update! I apologize to anyone who actually wanted to see some new stuff. I was on vacation, and then got straight back into a busy highschool schedule, so I have had basically no time. I am pretty much done with the build. I received everything I needed and then just couldn't stop working on it tongue.gif
I got a dremel 4000 for Christmas, so that was very helpful in cutting and shortening screws.
I might stagger this update, since I have a ton of pictures, and I actually do have a couple more things coming including graphics card backplate, and lights.

I'll start where I left off...
So I got this stuff for Christmas, very helpful for cutting and organization


I then used my dad's drill press (great tool) to drill the holes in the top for the shroud:





Then I clamped it down for the bottom cut. I used both my dremel with right angle attatchment and a jigsaw for it.





From the top it looks very clean, although I did end up doing touch up paint. I am also waiting on U channel to put around it.



Front radiator now fit perfectly:


Shortened some screws that came with the radiators so they bolted on tight:





I then started making plans for the side panel windows.:



Cut out:



I am a complete noob when it comes to painting, so the repainting kind of sucked, but you can't tell unless you look pretty closely tongue.gif



I got the new res, and set up the fitting crystal link and drain. (Yes, I know this is a copy of the Singularity build, but I simply couldn't resist, it was so cool!)









I finally got the right graphics card!





With side window:



This is the crystal link configuration for the back of the computer:


Got her all tubed up:






Looks pretty slick IMO. You can see I screwed up on the left screw on the bottom. I had widened the window forgetting I had already drilled a hole. It doesn't look too bad though.

This is the coolant. I tried to make it darker but it would only get so dark with the blue dye.



Got it filled up, no leaking issues!


I will leave this update here. I have a ton of pictures of the sleeving, which was one of parts that was most fun. I will upload those later in the week hopefully.
Edited by luciddreamer124 - 1/15/13 at 2:25pm
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Alrighty, about time I posted some final pics of the wiring and build. Sorry it has taken so long, I've been really busy with school.

Wiring:

































Edited by luciddreamer124 - 3/21/13 at 8:55pm
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FINAL PICS can be seen here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9a30j6qik1fnu4x/3AycdXTk7g
Edited by luciddreamer124 - 3/21/13 at 9:01pm
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Looks like a nice, clean start! Hope everything goes well smile.gif
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Unfortunately, things are going quite the opposite of well XD. They sent me the wrong res, so I have to return that. I just found out today that the video card waterblock is not compatible with the card I got, ***.
Anyone know if you can return a waterblock if you cut up the thermal pads? I might end up returning the card, and just getting a 7970 that I am sure is compatible. Also, I am going to need to cut the bottom of the case as the front radiator holes do not line up, but O well, I was planning on some mods anyway. I have a bunch of new pics and will try to post them soon.
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very unlikely that the retailer will accept back a water block that has been used (or opened).

try returning the GPU. im quite sure any retailer would be happy to sell you a 7970 instead of a 7950.
     
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