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Bitfenix Prodigy Case for a gaming system

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I was thinking of buying a Bitfenix Prodigy because the case is just amazing, and use it for a server, but then I got to thinking it's not going to have enough space for a lot of HDDs, etc. So I was thinking of using it as my primary rig and using my current case, Switch 810 as the server instead since I could fit more HDDs in that one and have more expandability for say a second NIC, etc.

Anyone managed to get adaquate cooling with the Prodigy and still have a GTX770 in there? I know I"ll probably have to ditch my sound card, which is kinda a bummer as I use two sound inputs (games and vent/mumble), but would be a small price to pay for an amazing case. Only other downside is I wouldn't be able to use my 3rd monitor no more, which I've grown so accustomed to. But that could be remedied by buying a 1440p monitor or two I would think, right?

So, kinda listed the cons, what are the pros for this awesome little case? Should I do it or just the Prodigy as a server instead? If it's my primary rig, I won't be having a cd drive in there and just pull everything off the server.
    
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How many HDDS do you need? The Prodigy holds 5 3.5 HDDs and has the option of adding 4 more SSD or 2.5" drives.
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I have 8 3.5" HDDs currently. Only using 4 of them in my current case so was thinking I could get more space if I just used the full tower for the server instead. I just don't know how much I would miss a 3rd monitor and a sound card in the rig though. And I have a modular psu, so that may be an issue with the Prodigy as well with the connections. And cable management.
    
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i think you will be just fine running your main rig out of the prodigy. i have no problems with mine and have been running a gtx 770 since they released.
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I just worry about the lack of a dedicated sound card and the lack of the second graphics card for a 3rd monitor. Don't know how much I'll miss those lol. Guess I could always just do it and if I miss those too much go back to the other case and use it for another build.

Right now I'm using the onboard sound and a soundcard (onboard for vent/mumble, card for game sounds, everything else).

EDIT: I just saw there's a mATX version, so my worries may be solved before I even bought it.
Edited by bryce - 10/25/13 at 9:36am
    
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