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I've seen a lot of Bitfenix Prodigy builds and have been wanting to do an ITX build myself and having the majority of the parts laying around I thought why not thumb.gif

This won't be anything special, just a normal build, the 'Hackfenix' part may become clear to some when you see my hardware otherwise hold tight wink.gif
This thread will be less of a 'log' and more just showing the build but there have been hiccups so I think the waiting period has made it log worthy.
Appologies in advance for mediocre pictures but this was done in the evening and the pictures are from my phone, final pictures will be much better (I promise biggrin.gif)

The good stuff:


Hardware, (Items in bold were bought as opposed to already owned):

CPU: 3750K @4.0GHz (This itx board does not have voltage control so over 4.0 without a v bump doesn't seem likely :< )
MEMORY: 16GB Corsair XMS3
MOBO: GIGABYTE Z77N-WIFI
GPU: NVIDIA GTX670 HD5870 (No need for something so powerful, I'll save that for later ;D)
SSD: 256GB SAMSUNG 830
CPU COOLER: NOCTUA NH-U12P SE2
PSU: CORSAIR CX500W
CASE: BITFENIX PRODIGY


Getting stuck in:


mmm dual HDMI that can't output 1440p rolleyes.gif

It's sho cute!

3570k: Costa Rica batch (this one does almost 5GHz if I can remember correctly)

2x8GB 1600MHz yadayada

Heatsink applied! I have to apply it in this fashion otherwise the PCI-E gets blocked, this also means I can't push-pull as the fan covers the slot, so I have a spare NF-P12 to put in the case!

Fan zip tied on as I put the fan mounts in a 'safe place' and have completely forgotten where frown.gif


Power supply installed with cables branching out where needed:

Bitfenix fans mounted to the front as intakes:



I continued to build until I could plug it in and boot, and did so.
I got into bios and set it up and left volts and clocks stock for now and set boot order, then something happened...

For reasons I cannot begin to explain when the system went into reboot after saving bios settings it stopped posting, I had only turned it on once and for some reason the system was spinning up and then dying after about half a second. I reset CMOS and did the usual, one stick of RAM, resat everything, made sure everything was plugged in but nada.

In a ditch effort to see what was up I borrowed my little brothers i3 and popped it in, booted fine. Put my i5 in his system, same problem.

Somehow, my 3570k had died on me after one boot.

I ordered the CPU from Amazon and contacted them and they said they are happy for me to return it for a refund as I said I would like to just buy a new one now instead of waiting for them to receive it and send me a replacement. So my new one comes on Wednesday and this build will continue when I get it in the post.

The culprit of this endeavour mad.gifmad.gifmad.gif:


Since then I have simply left everything as is and soon I'm going to put everything aside and bag things up so nothing gets lost, I have also moved the two stock Bitfenix 120mm (which actually aren't at all bad IMO) to the top of the case as exhausts but this may change as I have found out that when putting my Noctua on the front as in intake the fan makes a screeching noise in pulling air through the grill, which the others don't. Very odd.

However,
Until next time (Wednesday):


Also, any correct guesses as to the purpose of this build and the name 'Hackfenix' gets 10 points. thumb.gif


EDITTZ:

So for anyone that cares, here are some updates:

Got my replacement i5 so thinks can go ahead!

Slapped the Noctua that blocked the PCIE lane on the top, looking gooood.

Doing some cabling, added low noise adapters to all the fan.

Clearance between the heatsink and top fan is minimal, i had to remove it to pit it in since it's so close.

SSD in the door.

BOOM.



Temporary spot whilst I set everything up


And the final result:





When I find a home for it i might take some final photos of it with my camera + internals + it next to my TJ07 (as reserved below).

Let me know what you guys think thumb.gif

Edited by Rian - 3/14/13 at 12:41pm
   
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Reserved for final showcase + size comparison vs my TJ07
   
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I built my gaming rig back in January and I wish I had chose the UD5H so it would be easier to make it a Hackintosh. Good luck!
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I built my gaming rig back in January and I wish I had chose the UD5H so it would be easier to make it a Hackintosh. Good luck!

Yeah this has been pretty flawless, you should give it a go thumb.gif
   
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I made mine a Hackintosh too. The P8Z77 I Deluxe is very hackintosh friendly!
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Gaaahhhhhh that glass of soda (or whatever)!!!!!!!!!!
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hey man, how did you change the name and picture? i've seen many builds on tonymacx86 but no one was kind enough to explain how to.
also which bluetooth adapter are you using, the iogear one? if so can you comment on how it works?
 
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