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post #11 of 17
I see both builds have 1333 ddr3, I wouldn't go lower than 1600, as it could cause bottleneck in some applications(especially games).

And as for what build I would pick, it would be the first, but with 1600 ddr3 thumb.gif
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post #12 of 17
why not a better heatsink? Like Coolink corator ds or a scythe mugen4 (check amazon.co.uk)and a better mobo like a
PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/35KCk
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/35KCk/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/35KCk/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87I-PRO Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard (£119.98 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£64.85 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 450 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£62.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive (£81.96 @ Dabs)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (£147.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case (£69.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply (£63.59 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £773.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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post #13 of 17
The prodigy is a HUGE case by ITX standards. If the goal is a smallish build, you can do a microATX build that is smaller than the prodigy ITX build.

Check out the Silverstone SG09. It's smaller in every dimension than a prodigy, has much better cable management and cooling IMO. Unless you need all the drive bays of the prodigy it really doesn't make any sense as an ITX box. I would know, I own one, and really don't care for it. If you include the space zoned off by the "stands/handles" it is nearly the same volume as my ATX mid-tower. if you just want the "usual" SSD/HDD/Optical the SG09 offers a lot. Only tricky part is that you'll have to use a slim optical drive (salvage from a busted laptop and use a mini-SATA adapter. nearly free).

Avoid the RM and CX series PSUs, as well as OCZ products in general, they are mediocre quality at best. Often sold cheap for a reason.

As mentioned, Z87 w/K or H87 without. If you're not overclocking this rig, the E3-1230V3 offers a better value than the i5-4670K.

Pick 1866 or 1600 speed memory for haswell if you're not overclocking. If you are overclocking, may as well get a nice quality 2133+ speed kit (or a low voltage and/or tight timing kit).. price difference isn't usually much.

If you want a truly small ITX build, check out the Lian-Li PC-TU100 series. Use the MSI GTX760 ITX in it, along with an AXP-100 or a 120mm AIO CLC for the CPU cooler. (or even the stock intel cooler is fine for stock clocks).
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post #14 of 17
Hell Yeah for 250D, I think its a more sexier case than the prodigy tongue.gif
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post #15 of 17
i just recently moved from prodigy to 250d and 250d is MUCH BETTER HANDS DOWN!

1. bitfenix vents... only 1 dust filter under psu... seriously bitfenix? 250d gives you FOUR filters, under psu, on both sides of case and on front.

2. Non modular psu in bitfenix? Boy you gonna have bad time, been there done that. Got 605w Fractal Tesla gold+80 efficenty and i have to say, fitting this into bitfenix was nightmare! the holes for wires were so far away from actuall psu slot that i had to fit it in really ugly manner. On other hand no problem with 250d because rear of the psu slot is just wide open.

3. bitfenix tries to be normal atx wannabe case. So many hdd slots and i ask what for? If you gonna put there some good graphic you will have to take away most of the hdd slots in order to fit it in. 250d? no problem, hdd/ssd 2:2 slots are next to the psu slot so they are not going to interfere with anything. Protip if you dont use many hdds, take out one shelf, it will do a nice additional room for cables smile.gif

4. inner design. in order to mount something like h100i you have to take out dvd bay on top which is pretty much **** when you have installed fan on front case. 250d? again no problem. In orded to fit there h100i you just take out the bay, mount this **** in and put bay back. It will fit.

5. size. 250d is 5-7 cm smaller but 2-3 cm wider than bitfenix

6. front of bitfenix case is ultimate dust catcher, if you put there intake fan it will choke loads of dust as there is no filter which is pretty sad.


On the side note, if you are going itx and as small as possible, good choice would be getting watercooling on cpu instead of traditional aircooling there are dozens of closed loops 120 mm setups to choose from.
post #16 of 17
Yea I hate our Prodigy, total waste of space and money. Wish I could take that mistake back. Might try to sell it someday and move that machine into a more compact case.
     
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Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
PowerCase
Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
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yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
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Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
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FX-8350 990X EVO R2.0 Sparkle GTX460 768MB ballistix tactical 2 x 8GB 
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Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
PowerCase
Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
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FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
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A10-6800k 4.8GHZ @ 1.375V, 1.2GHZ iGPU Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI HD8670D Ripjaws 
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post #17 of 17
that right,though that would warrant changing to an AIO like the H60 or H55. Scratch my last statement about a modular PSU, they ususally go for way too much more than a non-modular at this price.thanks zgjULx
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