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(Mod Log) Project Toxic Prodigy - The Orange Fenix (Update 4/4/14)

post #1 of 26
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Hi all, this will be my 2nd worklog and this time i'll be working on the prodigy.
my first mod can be found here
This case has caught my eyes ever since it was announced and finally i'm gonna
be doing a mod with it. its not gonna be any extensive mod. just some simple
aesthetic mods.

This is the inspiration for the colour scheme.

sapphire_radeon_r9_280x_toxic_3gb_zpsd2320a7a.jpg

Which obviously will be included into the system specs.

so basically the breakdown for the mod plans include:-
- sidepanel windows for both sides
- moving the power/reset/usb panel to the front in the 5.25" bay
- cable management
- orange themed paint job and matching leds

So here is the case, stripped down.

D7K_9812_zpsc40dbe4c.jpg

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I was ready to cut a hole at the back of the psu cage for better cable management and so i can use a bigger psu,
but look at the next pic. seems like the newer shipments of the prodigy has already the hole there. i was quite
surprised cuz all the mods i've seen online has some amount of the psu cage being taken off. anyway 1 less
work to do then :hyper:

D7K_9820_zps5557919a.jpg

i will be fitting a Corsair H80 aio water cooler on top so i'll be removing the 5.25" bay. that space
will be used for the front panel later on, and all the bay removed,

D7K_9824_zps1a9d689e.jpg

and the meshes removed for further paint work.

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so as we all know, the prodigy has been lacking on the window department. considering that it is a very small
case, thats totally understandable but i'm gonna give it a treat and after much consideration to maximize space.
and trust me, its not really a lot. here it is being prepared for the cutting works along with the designs drawn in.

D7K_9893_zpsd0a408f5.jpg

D7K_9900_zps1569c6e5.jpg

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So its off to the engineering workshop to cut them out.
post #2 of 26
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as this mod has already started a week or two ago, the primer has been applied to the honeycomb plastic parts
for the surface coat later on.

D7K_9901_zpse141b226.jpg

D7K_9902_zps698ae84e.jpg

so thats it for this post. would appreciate any feedback on the mods and i hope you guys will enjoy this worklog.
for those with any questions regarding the bitfenix prodigy, dimensions, what can be removed, what hardware
limitations it has or any questions that will help YOUR mods, feel free to ask and i'll definitely help you to the
best of abilities.
post #3 of 26
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And now for the LATEST update!!!

So I'll be updating every once a week cuz of work and what not.
anyway, here's what i've been doing.

My stuff has arrived in good condition.

So this is the Vandal orange latch switches which i ordered from UK. Seems like this has been a very
difficult item to get in malaysia. if anyone is interested in getting this do let me know, we can work something
out for sure.

D7K_0029_zpsf8f2f024.jpg

The metal finish was good and the build feels sturdy. I'll run a test with led to make sure its in working
order before hooking up the entire thing. have to start planning the cable routing and circuit for this
as well lolz.

Next up is some orange led strips. also another difficult item to find cuz i guess orange led is harder
to find haha. i'll have 4 of this hooked up to the casing.

D7K_0030_zpsaaa3fd28.jpg

so my side panels has arrived nicely cut by very skilled people. though i made a mistake on the
measurements and some extras were taken off on the one that'll showcase the GPU. i totally forgot
about the limitation box i drew to keep myself from stepping out of bounds lolz. anyway some grinding, sanding and painting shud cover it up.

D7K_0033_zps28331c9b.jpg

D7K_0034_zps96a66888.jpg

lastly, the plastic honeycomb parts has been painted and left to cure for a few days. the colour turned out
very well. i had to make do with medium yellow as i couldnt find any orange. i know a lot of shops sells
orange spray but i'm very against using aerosol paint as the finish is not nice and it flakes and chips
really easily. i strictly only use acrylic lacquer as u can read from my previous log ranting about this haha.

anywho, heres the painted parts.

D7K_0009_zps9f720a7d.jpg

D7K_0008_zpsad0e51b3.jpg

and fitted the mesh back onto the honeycomb faceplate

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D7K_0022_zps560febac.jpg

and finally, some test fitting to ensure i didnt spray too thick a layer haha.

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well, to say it honestly i truly am in love with the colours right now and it looks spankingly awesome.

so as of now i have sent 1 of the panels back to the workshop for them to drill 3 holes for the vandal switches
and i'll get work going with the side panels. also have to design the 5.25" faceplate to incorporate the start,
reset and usb. will be using acrylic for that.

so i hope u guys are enjoying this as much as i am. will appreciate any comment/feedback along with
any suggestions you have for me to try out haha. thx and will update soon.

Have a good week ahead
post #4 of 26
Very nice color scheme, elegant and clean

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post #5 of 26
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Very nice color scheme, elegant and clean

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thank you!! hope you'll enjoy the rest of my log ^^
post #6 of 26
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UPDATE!!!!

so this will be a fairly short update as my weekend was kinda packed with other stuffs.
also maybe i got slightly lazy lolz.

anyway the sidepanels came back from the workshop with the holes for the switches but
its was quite poorly done. sry i forgot to take pictures of those. spent quite some time
grinding the holes to make them wider so the switches would fit.

after some long grinding and sanding, here are the side panels ready for painting.

D7K_0043_zpseba67386.jpg

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and then some fitting test again to make sure the switch goes in well :hyper:

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fits pretty well dont you think? after that i did take them out to spray paint the primer on, but again
i totally forgot to take pics of the after hahaa. u guys just have to wait till next week.

but i'll be updating mid week as i finalize the circuitry for the led strips and sleeve them wahaha.

anyway thanks for viewing. hope you guys are enjoying this as much as me.
have a good week ahead :thumbs:
post #7 of 26
The orange on those panels came out great, subbed!
post #8 of 26
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The orange on those panels came out great, subbed!

haha i do like the orange very much. thanks for the sub XD
post #9 of 26
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UPDATE!!!!!!

So here is the midweek update that i was talking about. this post will most likely bore some of you cuz
theres no fancy pictures or what not but its more to the design plans for the mod work.

So I'm aiming to put the power/reset/usb panel in the 5.25" bay and my initial plan turned out pretty bad.
The part which i cut off from the side panel was fine and all except the dimensions are really way off
cuz of the amount i could cut. so i move on to plan B. I will use acrylic instead and this time enlist professional
help to cut it to the exact dimensions. i truly recommend [@shepard] here. he has been helping me not only
with the acrylic panels but also giving me advice on the wiring layout for the led strips. u can definitely
count on him for excellent worksmanship

So he needed the dimensions for the front panel so i decided to use cad program to help me with that.
basically modeling the piece then sketching a drawing with all the dimension. wasnt too hard but had trouble
remembering how to use the software haha.

this is the finished model in part. took a while but not really long. 2-3 hrs at most. i know, i am a slow haha



also, the part in wireframe just so u can see the lines and edges clearer



and this, are for [@shepard] to work with. but i decided to post it up here just in case some of you would wanna
mod ur casing and feeling lazy to get the dimensions, its provided. do credit me if u use haha.







i've also been working on the layout of the led strips as well as how i will be wiring them. so for now i dun
think i'll be using all 3 switches even though i am gonna install all 3 switches. i do have plans to make the
fans led lights be able to on/off but due to work and time restrictions, i will probably do that some time else.

so basically the plan now is to wire the female end of the 3-pin plugs in a parallel layout like so.



this is to combat the fact that the switch is on the sidepanel. if i hardwire all of the led strips to the switch,
removing the sidepanel is gonna be pretty crazy. the led strips will then be wired to the male end of the
3-pin plug so when i remove the side panel all i have to do is unplug all the led strips and i can remove it
with ease.

the layout for the led strips will be as so.



well its not labeled but i'm pretty sure u can guess that the red dots are the switches. also i will cut the led
strip wires to the proper lengths to reduce cable clutter and improve the cable management of the case.

well, i hope some of this help u guys in any future modding u guys are planning to do XP

this weekend i'll be working on the side panels and hopefully we can see some progress on monday's update.
do leave me any suggestions u have or feedback or juz comment and drop by say hi. haha.

have a good weekend ahead XD
post #10 of 26
Looking forward to the result, this looks awesome!thumb.gif
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