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Hey guys, I am going to attending college next fall and I am going to downgrade in size from my monster of a case to a Mini-ITX rig. I really like the Prodigy, not only the looks, but it is still quite roomy inside, but its not too big.

Anyways I plan on keeping my i5-2500k, and GTX 670, because I see no need to upgrade those quite yet, let me know if you think otherwise.

I am going to purchasing a new Mobo, different ram, the new case obviously, different PSU, either a Corsair H100i or a custom loop, and possible a larger hard drive, I'll be keeping my SSD as well.

So far this is what I have planned out


Bitfenix Prodigy - White
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811345017


Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131840


G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231536


Corsair HX750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010


Corsair H100i
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181032


This total comes to $578, and I'll make some money buy selling my other components.


As far as CPU cooling goes, I am not sure if I want to dive into a custom loop yet, I have never water cooled before and am a bit nervous. Plus I will be transporting this rig between my dorm and my house, not too regularly, but every once in a while.

I really would like to try water cooling, but am just not sure, I need someone to persuade me one way or another.

If you have any criticism please let me know, as I will be glad to hear it, thanks for looking!
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Get the Swiftech H220 on Newegg for $150. Good middle ground between an AIO and a DIY loop.

I don't know how well the Prodigy will be for transporting, even if just ocassionaly. The thing doesn't scream stable or transport safe.
 
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Get the Swiftech H220 on Newegg for $150. Good middle ground between an AIO and a DIY loop.

I don't know how well the Prodigy will be for transporting, even if just ocassionaly. The thing doesn't scream stable or transport safe.


Alright, I'll get the Swiftech.

Hmm yeah I see what you're saying about the case. I am open to other ideas for a case if you or someone else has any.
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Not sure which other mITX cases offer support for a 240mm rad off the top of my head.
 
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Hmm just found the CaseLabs Mercury S3 http://www.caselabs-store.com/mercury-s3-case/


Its a bit pricey, but I like it a lot and it looks more stable.
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