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Waiting patiently for it also.

Anyone know if the bottom can house a 180/200mm radiator?

Hmm. Possibly. I think a lot of it would have to do with your motherboards socket placement. But I guess we wont really know till someone gets a bit more hands on with the case.
post #52 of 63
Has there been any sort of confirmation that 2x120 Radiator will fit in the bottom?

Also, this will be my first small form factor build. How does the power supply work? Is it a standard power supply, with an extension port to the back of the case? Meaning the PSU takes air from inside the case, and ports it out the bottom?

Any suggestions on a specific PSU to use with a Prodigy-M? Because I'll probably be confused until I've got one in hand about how it all comes together.
post #53 of 63
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Has there been any sort of confirmation that 2x120 Radiator will fit in the bottom?

Also, this will be my first small form factor build. How does the power supply work? Is it a standard power supply, with an extension port to the back of the case? Meaning the PSU takes air from inside the case, and ports it out the bottom?

Any suggestions on a specific PSU to use with a Prodigy-M? Because I'll probably be confused until I've got one in hand about how it all comes together.

The PSU takes air from the front panel. There's a gap between the front panel cover and the frame of the chassis. Gives it enough room to pull in fresh air and exhaust out the bottom. Yes it uses an extension cable to the back.

As far as models go I think any standard ATX PSU will work. Extended length PSU's like the AX1200 will not fit. Also I'm not sure how well an SFX PSU would fit either. Probably fine if you use the SFX to ATX PSU bracket.

I dont see any problem with fitting a 240 in the bottom as long as your motherboard layout permits it. You'll really have to wait to see when people get a little more hands on with it, someone asked earlier about a large rad as well.
post #54 of 63
By the look of it, seem like the intake would be on the top and exhaust on the bottom and the back?
And you have to give up 2 pci slot for a 240 rad?
Edited by killer121 - 9/29/13 at 2:47am
post #55 of 63
I'd rather not have a Radiator intake straight into my GPU. Put 2 120mm up top for intake, blowing directly on your GPU, stick the rad in the bottom.

I will find a way to mount the 240 rad in the bottom.
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Can be problematic the position of the power supply for causing recirculation of hot air if you install fans at the bottom of the box?



The graphics card also seems to not have a good air circulation ...



This is how I'd run it, you can fit 120mm fans above the top GPU as long as it takes up slot 3 and 4 on the motherboard, so the top GPU has air blowing right into it, not sure about the bottom one, might get a bit starved.

EDIT: In this configuration I don't think you can fit top fans since the top GPU is in 4 & 5, you would have to get a motherboard like the Asus Gene or something to have it in 3 & 4.

If you watch this video, are the GPUs in slot 1, 2, 3 & 4 or are they 1, 2, 4 & 5?

http://youtu.be/m4d6R7SSJoM?t=1m51s
Edited by SamG340 - 10/7/13 at 6:16am
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811345036
lookie here thumb.gif

Also

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811345031

Also LOL @ that review...

- I deduct one egg from any case manufacturer that is too cheap to include a MB speaker.
post #59 of 63
haha,just saw it. I'm pretty sure there'll be more "ermagash it's so hard compared to my cosmos 2" reviews.
post #60 of 63
Got this case Friday. I'm new at trying to mod things etc, however I would say that the case is pretty awesome. Only drawback I have with it so far is the mounting of hard drives and also the power/USB3 cables from the door to the motherboard in it's natural state. It is a REAL pain, so i gonna change the door to the other side which i just saw on youtube which will result in things being upside down on the door, but trying to place these cables on the motherboard once everything is install is very hard to do. As with installing the hard drives as per photo is really difficult to do with just one hand. Almost broke the new SSD as kept grabbing the cable to hold the board to screw in but didn't lucky.

Added a photo of my setup, will obtaining Sleeved type cables for cable management which seems great. Also want to note that the power extension to the power supply, it was really difficult at first to connect it to my PSU Modu87+ and wondering if I should change to a different PSU, because the power outlet is up right next to the edge of the mount (Will add a photo of it when I get home).

Also I have placed 2 x 120mm Noctua fans the top and the could only place 3 of the rubbers on the second fan as wasn't able to grab the rubber to connect it, any suggestions?

But apart from that this case is pretty cool. But I feel that after getting home today I might put both hard drives to the bottom of the case and the SSD mounted to the door if it fits etc.

System setup:
Asus A88XM-A (Change later)
AMD FM2 A10-6800K
8GB Ripjaws F3-2400C (4Gx2)
128GB SSD + 2 x 4T Seagate Drives
ATI 5750
2 x 120mm NF-F12 PWM at top of case
Will be adding Corsair H90 Hydro cooler unit with NF-A14 FLX fan.

Any suggestions or comments appreciated.




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