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[Build Log] Artic White Bitfenix Prodigy

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I am going to give this whole build log thing another whirl since my Switch 810 log crashed horribly. I am not 100% sure on all of the parts so far, but I will be figuring that out as I go. This is what I have so far:

Case: Arctic White Bitfenix Prodigy
Motherboard: Asus Maximus Impact mini ITX 1150
RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 2x4GB 1866 mhz
PSU: Seasonic X750
SSD: Corsair Neutron GTX 240 GB SSD
HDD: Western Digital Blue 640GB 2.5"

I am undecided as of now on the CPU and will either go with the 4670K or the 4770K. I am deciding on a CPU loop and may stretch it into a GPU loop as well, but am waiting for my case to arrive to make those plans. The two things I have decided on for my loop are:

EK-D5 (or DDC, unsure yet) X-res 140 CSQ: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_439_770&products_id=36034
EK Supreme Clean CSQ CPU Block: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_498_490&products_id=37570
Corsair SP120 High Static fans

I am open to suggestions on which pump or radiator would be best for this and will be posting pictures during the process. I don't have thoughts on modding yet, but there may be some modding thats necessary as I go along.
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My case and motherboard has finally arrived!



(I don't know why this picture posts upside down)

I have started to put everything together to see how it looks installed





I have found that I am going to need shorter sata cables than what comes with the impact so there isn't a ton of excess cable. I am going to need to create custom length cables for the PSU cables as well and decide on a color pattern for the sleeving. I am not sure if I am going to leave the WD blue drive in, get another 240 for RAID, or use carbon fiber on both so they match. I need to start looking into water components as well as deciding on whether or not to put my GPU under water, and finally, which CPU to go with. Decisions decisions. Suggestions always welcome!
Edited by yanks8981 - 9/4/13 at 2:24pm
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If you do find some quality shorter sata cables make sure to let me know. This is gonna be sweet though.
Prodigy Build
(17 photos)
Kunoichi
(12 items)
 
 
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Intel Core i7-4770K ASUS Z87I-DELUXE EVGA GeForce GTX 770 w/ ACX Cooler Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB 
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SAMSUNG 840 EVO 250GB BitFenix Spectre Pro 120 PWM Case Fan Custom Water Cooling BitFenix Spectre Pro 120 PWM Case Fan 
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BitFenix Spectre Pro 140 PWM Case Fan Windows 8 Pro Student SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold BitFenix Prodigy Midnight Black 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4770K ASUS Z87I-DELUXE EVGA GeForce GTX 770 w/ ACX Cooler Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
SAMSUNG 840 EVO 250GB BitFenix Spectre Pro 120 PWM Case Fan Custom Water Cooling BitFenix Spectre Pro 120 PWM Case Fan 
CoolingOSPowerCase
BitFenix Spectre Pro 140 PWM Case Fan Windows 8 Pro Student SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold BitFenix Prodigy Midnight Black 
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Originally Posted by Drifbau5 View Post

If you do find some quality shorter sata cables make sure to let me know. This is gonna be sweet though.

I wonder if something like this would work out well:

http://www.moddiy.com/products/Ultra%252dShort-HTPC-Mini-SATA-Data-Cable-%287cm%7B47%7D10cm%29.html

They are cheap. I think the "shorter" cables that came with my impact were around 16 or so inches, and they were far too big. I think about half would be ideal. It would work out for the SSD that is mounted closest to the GPU, but I am trying to figure out how to route the cable for one that would be in the other spot.

I also have shortened my 8 pin CPU cable that I used in my Storm Trooper to fit this nicely, as well as created a SATA power cable for my SSD, and I am about half way done with shortening the 24 pin cable that came with my x750. I figured it would be easier to just shorten an already existing cable than figure out all of the gauge wires it uses and order it special. I will probably end up doing the same thing with the GPU cables as well.
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I wonder if something like this would work out well:

http://www.moddiy.com/products/Ultra%252dShort-HTPC-Mini-SATA-Data-Cable-%287cm%7B47%7D10cm%29.html
.

I've looked at those also. They would be even more perfect if they could go on the sata ports without having to twist the cable. But I cant figure out which way the sata ports face on both ends.

I think they might be just enough to go over your ram sticks. I could go with an even shorter one maybe cause my board has two sata ports after the ram slots.
Prodigy Build
(17 photos)
Kunoichi
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4770K ASUS Z87I-DELUXE EVGA GeForce GTX 770 w/ ACX Cooler Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
SAMSUNG 840 EVO 250GB BitFenix Spectre Pro 120 PWM Case Fan Custom Water Cooling BitFenix Spectre Pro 120 PWM Case Fan 
CoolingOSPowerCase
BitFenix Spectre Pro 140 PWM Case Fan Windows 8 Pro Student SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold BitFenix Prodigy Midnight Black 
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Prodigy Build
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Kunoichi
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4770K ASUS Z87I-DELUXE EVGA GeForce GTX 770 w/ ACX Cooler Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
SAMSUNG 840 EVO 250GB BitFenix Spectre Pro 120 PWM Case Fan Custom Water Cooling BitFenix Spectre Pro 120 PWM Case Fan 
CoolingOSPowerCase
BitFenix Spectre Pro 140 PWM Case Fan Windows 8 Pro Student SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold BitFenix Prodigy Midnight Black 
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