Well, it all started with me seeing the L3p Desk. I don't know how I cam across it, probably on Lifehacker or something, but as soon as I did, I was blown away. I'd put together computers before, but certainly never modded--at least, intentionally. The extent of my experience was just cramming parts into a case. I immediately plunged headlong into the world of modding, looking at all the forums, all the buildlogs, all the tutorials I could. But I knew that the best way to learn was to start doing myself. Then I found the perfect catalyst: the Bring-Your-Own-Computer aspect of PAX Prime. I bought by tickets and plan on bringing my rebuilt rig there on Veteran's Day weekend. So, here I am!
Rebuild a Bitfenix Prodigy with a custom watercooling loop and GTX 780.
First of all, SO many modders, particularly those who have done Prodigy builds.
Second, I want to match the computer to the style of our place, which is kinda "Chinoiserie." It describes European art with Chinese influence. Think bold, glossy colors. This is basically what I'm going for:
Also, planning on using an all-crystallink configuration (no tubing), a la the Singularity mod.
The Existing Parts:
PSU: OCZ Modxstream 700W
MOBO: ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe
CPU: Intel Core-i5 3750K
Cooler: Corsair Hydro H80
GPU: Gigabyte Windforce OC GTX 670
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB
SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB
The New Parts:
GPU: Nvidia GTX 780
PSU: Silverstone Strider ST65F-G
SSD (Storage): Samsung 840 Series 500 GB
The WC Parts:
GPU Block: EK Supremacy Nickel
Rads: Alphacool NexXxos ST30 240mm (front), XSPC EX280 (top)
Top rad shroud: Koolance 2x140mm
Pump: Swiftech MCP35X
Pump-top/res: EK DDC X-RES Top 140
[/] Order WC parts
[X] Remove components
[X] Take apart case
[X] Paint inside of case
[X] Mod front of case to accommodate 240 rad
[X] Mod top of case to accommodate 280 rad
[X] Mod PSU housing (or fabricate acrylic housing?)
[ ] Install WC loop
[X] Lap CPU/GPU
[ ] Install case windows
[ ] Install lighting
[ ] Fire it up!
What I Started With:
OK, let's get started!
Edited by ratzofftoya - 6/24/13 at 4:34pm