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post #11 of 33
My vote would be to bite the bullet and get a Prodigy and new PSU, keep the Antec as a back-up or use it for another build. The Prodigy is just awesome IMO biggrin.gif
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post #12 of 33
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I'll measure it this evening. I don't have a camera nor is my cellphone camera good enough tongue.gif You'd be good with a non modular, but I don't know about a semi-modular.

I have a semi-modular PSU and everything fits just fine. thumb.gif
post #13 of 33
How about the Cooltek Coolcube Maxi?
post #14 of 33
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I have a semi-modular PSU and everything fits just fine. thumb.gif

But is your PSU the same length as the OP as he mentioned it is 30mm longer than standard ATX PSU's.
post #15 of 33
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what do you guys think about the Bitfenix prodigy? how does it compare to the Node 304? i might get a new PSU anyways.
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post #16 of 33
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what do you guys think about the Bitfenix prodigy? how does it compare to the Node 304? i might get a new PSU anyways.

It was also the first miniITX I was looking at. I liked the looks and thought it was small. But then I started looking into the FT-03 mini and node 304 and appreciated their understated look and smaller size.
If I would go prodigy, I would go with the blue one ;p Building in the prodigy will be by far the most comfy because you have much space. I would choose on looks and size. And amount of HDD. Also node304 doesn't have space for an optical drive, so you'll need to go external if you want one which is no issue for me.
post #17 of 33
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i'll want to keep using my Antec PSU since i spent AU $230 (just remembered) on it and i don't want it sitting in the garage getting infested with roaches'. If the Node will fit my PSU then will be my next case. if not i'll keep looking for another case smile.gif so i need some un-lazy person to help take a photo of the clearance thumb.gif
Edited by Phenomanator53 - 5/20/13 at 7:05pm
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post #18 of 33
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i'll want to keep using my Antec PSU since i spent AU $230 (just remembered) on it and i don't want it sitting in the garage getting infested with roaches'. If the Node will fit my PSU then will be my next case. if not i'll keep looking for another case smile.gifso i need some un-lazy person to help take a photo of the clearance thumb.gif

Why not just be un-lazy and look at the specs?

http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&prod=94
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Technical specifications
  • ATX PSUs, up to 160mm in length (To fit in combination with a long graphics card, PSUs with modular connectors on the back typically need to be shorter than 160 mm)

http://store.antec.com/Product/HighCurrentPro/hcp-750/0-761345-23970-7.aspx
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  • Dimensions: 3.4” (H) x 5.9” (W) x 7.1” (D) 86 mm (H) x 150 mm (W) x 180 mm (D)
post #19 of 33
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i guess it won't fit? mad.gif now i need to go with a new PSU. How is a shuttle XPC? they are pretty small.

edit: Guys how is THIS power supply?
Edited by Phenomanator53 - 5/20/13 at 10:27pm
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post #20 of 33
That's a great PSU, can't go wrong with Seasonic, though for a Prodigy build it's a bit overkill since the mini-itx form factor permanently limits you to a single GPU, instead my vote would be for one of these, cheaper, modular, 80 Plus Bronze Certified, plenty of juice for a mini-itx build, and made by a decent OEM.
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