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Hello everyone my name is Iraklis and this will be my first Build Log posted on a forum.

I had an Bitfenix Prodigy case which was a present sitting in my backyard and i though that its gonna be a good idea to mess around a bit with it. My main goal is to fit a ATX or E-ATX motherboard inside, watercooling, a GPU and possibly SLI. At the moment the build is at the paintjob face and it looks like that ill have to solve some major challenges to fit all the stuff inside.



Project Log

Here i am gonna place my links of the progress posts.
Log 1 Google Sketchup Model 27-05-13
Log 2 Paint Phase Completed 28-05-13
Log 3 PSU Mount & Test Assembly 28-05-13
Log 4 U channel Molding on the side window 29-05-13

Hardware

PC Hardware
CPU: Inter 920 D0
Ram: Corsair Dominator 16gb 1866Mhz CL9 (4x4gb)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage II Extreme
GPU: Gainward GTX460 SE 1gb
HDD: Western Digital 1Tb
PSU: Akasa 1000watt



Watercooiling Hardware
Waterblock: Swiftech Apogee XT (Rev 2)
Pump: Swiftech MCP655
Radiator: Swiftech MCR220 QP
Reservoir: Swiftech MicroRes R2 (Planning to buy EKWB 150mm)
Tubbing: XSPC 1/2" ID X 3/4" OD
Fittings: EKWB G1/4 compression fittings.
Coolant: Mayhem Pastel Red. (ordered 27-05-13)

To Do List (ill add more in the progress)

[X] Disassemble the case.
[X] Window Cut in the Side Panel.
[X] Cut the Case and fit the back plate I/O
[X] Paint the Case (Red and White colors).
[ ] Paint and Sleeve PSU (Ordered Sleeving gear 27-05-13)
[X] Paint the Fans.
[X] Cut the PSU hole. 28-05-13
[ ] Cut the Radiator's Fan holes.
[ ] Place the Radiatour Mounting System.
[ ] Cut and Adjust the GPU Mounting System.
[ ] Sleeve & Cable Management the case.
[ ] Cut and Adjust the HDD & SSD Mounting System.
[ ] Buy and Cut the Back-side Mesh plate.
[X] Paint the Top Mesh plate.
[ ] Paint the details.
[ ] Paint the Front Panel & Bitfenix Symbol.
[ ] Remove and Place White PSU connectors. (ordered 27-05-13).
[ ] Set Up the Water Loop.
[ ] Add Lightning. (Red and White LED's).
[ ] Buy Acrylic Window and U-channel Molding.



I will post photos later this week.
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Very interesting and challenging to boot. can't wait to see this progress! thumb.gif

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Very interesting and challenging to boot. can't wait to see this progress! thumb.gif


The space is so tight that it can hardly fit everything inside and my main problem atm is if i should open a intake hole for the psu fan on the side panel.
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Doesn't the top of the case have vents? I'd add a vent if necessary.
Good luck! thumb.gif

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Doesn't the top of the case have vents? I'd add a vent if necessary.
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Yes but the top vents are for exhaust fans. I am talking about fresh air directly blowing on the PSU because my PSU's Fan has a little space to work since its blocked by the side panel
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Looks like a mess .... but thats almost all the pieces ill have to fit inside smile.gif



MORE PHOTOS LATER THIS EVENING
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UPDATE !!!!


For some strange reason i have lost the photos before the paintjob phase frown.gif


The colors i used are:
Happy color Stucco Primer.
Happy color Smalto acrilico white.
Fast Spray Rosso.
Color Works Black.

Not the best quality of paints but i think the overall result is decent.



Just painted the Radiator Fans.




One with the case and the fans


Swiftech Pump smile.gif


Akasa 1000 Watt PSU After the paint.





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UPDATE !!!!

This is a Photo of the Bottom side of the case. (i'll make the cut more straight in later stages)



Here is the Test Mount of the PSU. ( i need to buy a 90 degrees power cord because the one i currenty have, hits my desk)

Left Side View
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Here is a Test assembly of the whole system (ill add Watercool and rotate the GPU by 90 degrees on the Y axis later)

Right Side View
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