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Monochromos: Prodigy Build & Mod. Finished

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INTRODUCTION: monochromos


You can see more info at my Full/Main Worklog http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopic=2671187&hl=

Featured on:
This build was feature at APES.MY during the wc setup
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.435925453123084.93024.117988298250136&type=3
APES.MY : IChuck Cooling Makeover.

Later it is choosen by Derek Smith/ East Coast Mod to be featured in their group page
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.149699668521904&type=1
EastCoastMods FB : Mono Chromos

Thanks to Cyntrix Technologies for the photography session, and featured my rig on their page http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.498999013471346.1073741826.254287267942523&type=1
Cyntrix FB, Bitfenix prodigy modded by Ichuck

Paul tan had also advise and help me with the initial design of this mod, as he is my inspiration of modding, from the beginning he already asking me for the photos , to be feature on his page.
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.512588475457907.1073741825.438994632817292&type=1
PaultanDesigns: Featured Rig Monochromnos

Non-Sponsor build


It all started when i need to buy pc for my study purpose which im in architecture field. ive been away from desktop since form 4 which is when i went to boarding school. At first i bought ALIENWARE X-51,

But it is not good enough for me for gaming and also rendering.
here some of the pic from the previous pc and upgrade ive done.


That was my first setup. i5-2320, 8gb ram, gtx 555 1 gb, 1td hdd,
from there i decided to upgrade all and change the casing.
post #2 of 24
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THE BUILD,

-SPEC
i5-3470 3.2 ghz,
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16gb 1600mhz,
Palit gtx 660 Ti,
Xigmatek 600w bronze,
Asrock Z77-e itx,
Crucial M4 ssd,
1Tb seagate barracuda,

-WATERCOOLING
CPU Block : XSPC Raystorm
VGA Block : EK Supremacy Copper Acetal
Pump: EK DCP 4.0
Radiator: EX240 Multiport & EX120
Tubing : Masterkleer 7/16" 5/8" Tubing White
Fittings : Bitspower 1/2" barb, XSPC Black Chrome 1/2'' barb, Enzotech T-Block & stopper
Reservoir: EK DCP 4.0 Res Combo

So i bought the PRODIGY, because of the design and also my current X51 mobo can fit in the prodigy

That is my previous Setup and after the upgrade/mod i did
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This is Palit GTX 660TI with Antec Kuhler 620 on it
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Now here the NEW case for the x51
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So i empted the current X51.
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I sleeve the psu using Snow White Colortrail sleeving
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Here how it looks like at the moment
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THE Problem!! again, my pc always comeout with new problem at some point im giving up in doing this build, but thats why people say " learn from your mistake"

Heat is my nemesis now, my gpu temperature goes sky rocket to 50/60, on idle and up to 80+ when gaming, i only wait it to reach 100 at some time.
maybe the Antec Kuhler 620 gpu block doesnt contact properly on the gpu chip.

I am frustrated with the result for now, with lot of money i have wasted the come out really make me disspointed.

Later the H60 i use for my cpu also make heat problem, same as above. Im in a dead end which then lead me to bring my pc for a check at Apes Wangsa Maju.
they then found out that th H60 pump didnt work, which have been my fault for wrongly assemble the wire after sleeving, well thts a rookie mistake i guest.
So i decide to go with REAL Water cooling. Before that i did try to sell my gpu for cheap price so tht i can buy new gpu

So i sent to APES.MY

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Next i upgrade the rig, with Crucial M4 128gb ssd, Ripjaws X 8gb ram & NZXT white led strip,
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My pc was ok for some time, but then this screen appear on every boot, n i need to setup my time and date every single time.
At this time i still using my AlienwareX51 mobo.
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So after that i decide just to change the mobo, thinking of Asus its or asrock, loving the Evga but its not available here.
so here what i bought for the upgrade.

i sell my mobo first. my empty prodigy
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post #3 of 24
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The new stuff

post #4 of 24
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THE MOD.

Now here come the question, some of u might thought of why i never have my side panel on? maybe to show off etc etc.
but actually i had sent my side panel on the day the case was bought to a person from Promodding which is the same company Reiben05 work.
I sent to them to make me a side panel window, but they said poslaju lost it. Here the tracking number EM104404476MY.
but they promise to give me replacement. but till now nothing i got.

So at first i only wanna make side panel for my Prodigy using 1mm aluminum plate. but there is where i start to look for modding site n get inspired alot by modders such as Paul Tan, Iren Modz, Tantric and many more.

FYI i never had any experience in modding.

so here all the stuff i get to start modding.



here is the most important material in my build , i use it for all the mod part , 1mm thick aluminium plate


So later talking about designing, i start with some sketches, try to get the concept design n theme. so i came across "monochromos"
which means one color. which is why i choose white and black. Because some said that white is not a color because it is the mixture of all the colors of the rainbow, n thats how we get white. so the only color i use is Black.

Then i start with 3d modelling using skethcup n render by PodiumSu


post #5 of 24
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My modding session

First i cut the front panel to make space for the 2 120mm bitfenix spectre fan.




The side panel, i made it from scratch because i lost the original one.








The top shroud.






Power panel




HDD,SSD & Pump holder




GTX 660-TI backplate


post #6 of 24
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After all that done its time for Sanding & Painting




Test fitting the side panel with hinges


The complete and final looks of the backplate


The cable holder.


Psu cover


HDD,SSD & pump holder




Top shroud




The inside looks, but still i dont have the perfect ram for this build


For now here what it looks like


Acrylic panel for the window,






The new ram for my build smile.gif


I bought new wc hardware to set my drain port




I've paint the XSPC radiator EX120














post #7 of 24
Glad to see you got away from that Alienware.

Don't know that I like the front panel very much.

Nice work. look forward to the rest of the build..thumb.gif
post #8 of 24
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Here the final product, with the photos photographed by Cyntrix Technologies. Thanks them for sponsoring my photography session. Thanks all also for watching









































post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by Yakikuze View Post


Paul tan had also advise and help me with the initial design of this mod, as he is my inspiration of modding, from the beginning he already asking me for the photos , to be feature on his page.
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.512588475457907.1073741825.438994632817292&type=1
PaultanDesigns: Featured Rig Monochromnos

Paul Tan FTW! did you know that Paul has a big influence on Project Prodigious too? smile.gif We are actually a co-members of a group of modders/enthusiasts. He will be featuring Prodigious as well once it gets done. Anyway, I really like this build. Good job man! wink.gifthumb.gif
   
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post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by adamski07 View Post

Paul Tan FTW! did you know that Paul has a big influence on Project Prodigious too? smile.gif We are actually a co-members of a group of modders/enthusiasts. He will be featuring Prodigious as well once it gets done. Anyway, I really like this build. Good job man! wink.gifthumb.gif

Haha i know, ive read ur thread, he does bring a big influence towards other modders. thanks btw, im looking forward on ur scratch buuild, i might have my dream scratch build after this, but needs funding first haha. smile.gif
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