[Build Log] [Completed] [MOTM Sep 2014] - VAULT BOY - A Fallout Inspired Build (Modded Bitfenix Prodigy) - Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community

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[Build Log] [Completed] [MOTM Sep 2014] - VAULT BOY - A Fallout Inspired Build (Modded Bitfenix Prodigy)

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Hey guys. My name is Alex and this is my first post on the forum. I'm a student from Gold Coast, Australia who loves PC building and gaming smile.gif.

I would like to introduce you to the Vault Boy, a Fallout inspired build





Table of content

First Post
Case Modding Process
Components Overview
Components Update
Painting Rads Update 1
Painting Rads Update 2
Painting Rads Update 3 and Overview
Motherboard Arrival and Testing
Painting SSD and EK Monarch RAM Modules
EK Monarch RAM Modules Installation
Pump Top Arrival
Pump and Res Config
Painted Pumps and Test Fit
Cables Sneak Peek
EK R9-290 Water Block
R9 290 Water Block and Back Plate Installed
Motherboard covers
Bitspower Fittings
IceModz Cables, Small Photo-shoot
Vinyl Stickers
Motherboard Tray Cover, Custom EK-Supremacy EVO, Vinyl Stickers Applied
Acrylic Tubes Bending
Tubing Done, Loop Filled, Small Problem Found
Strength Vault Boy Bobblehead, Photo-shoot
Completion
Final Shots



Over the past 2 months or so I have been working on my first mod project on this itx Bitfenix Prodigy over on the LTT forum and I decided to share it with you guys as well biggrin.gif. I know the Prodigy has been out for a while now and there have been plenty really nice looking builds in it but I always wanted to build in one and never had the chance until now. The case mod is pretty much complete, I would post a link to my thread in the LTT forum though I'm not sure if it's allowed.

Firstly I'm gonna let you guys know the purpose of this build as I already have another pretty functional one lol. I'm gonna be using this in my bedroom as a HTPC and for console like gaming, meaning mostly games that you can play with a controller. So pretty much HTPC / Steam Box. However once it's done I will be using it as my main rig while I revamp the other one with some modifications to the case, haven't really decided what exactly yet. Also another reason I started this was because I just wanted to do some case modding for the first time and I gotta tell you it has been a joy working on this. I went with a Fallout theme and mostly with the vault boy because Fallout 3 is my all time favorite game and also I just wanted something different. Most mods for this case have been inspired by Singularity Computers.

Now, what has started as just a case modding project has turned into an actual build sooner than I thought it would.

Anyways enough about that, here are the SPECS:

Case - Modded Bitfenix Prodigy
Motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe
CPU - Intel i5 3570K
GPU - Asus R9 290
RAM - 2 x 4GB G.Skill Rip-Jaws 1600Mhz
SSD - Crucial MX100 256GB
PSU - Silverstone Strider 550W Gold ST55F-G

Radiators - Alphacool NexXxoS Full Copper ST30 280mm, Alphacool NexXxoS Full Copper XT45 240mm
Fans - 2 x Cougar CFD 120mm Blue LED fans, 2 x Cougar CFD 140mm Blue LED fans
Pumps - Dual DDC Pumps with Watercool Heatkiller Dual DDC Pump Top
Reservoir - Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 150 Full Acrylic
Fittings - Various Bitspower Enhance Black Sparkle Fittings + Extensions
Tubing - EK 12mm Hardline / Rigid Tubing
CPU Block - EK-Supremacy EVO Clean CSQ Nickel Plexi - Painted Blue
GPU Block - EK-FC R9-290 Nickel Plexi
RAM Block - EK-RAM Monarch X2 Nickel Plexi, EK-RAM Monarch Modules
Coolant - Mayhems Pastel Sunset Yellow

Cables - IceModz Paracord Individually Sleeved Custom Length Cables Blue & Yellow

Lighting - 3 x White 5.5" DarkSide Connect LED strips from DazMode

- Mods -
Blue and yellow custom painting: entire case,various grills, original Bitfenix case badge, SSD, radiators, EK Monarch RAM modules, EK Supremacy EVO
Fitted 280mm radiator in the top with the Koolance shroud.
Fully custom 10mm clear acrylic front panel with 240mm radiator fitted.
Acrylic floor mod
Dual DDC pumps mounted to the floor
Custom case feet
PSU side covers
Repositioned power/reser switch to the back
Fully custom 2mm clear acrylic side panels
Some 3M carbon fiber vinyl applied to various parts
Aluminum cover for motherboard rear I/O
Lit up acrylic motherboard tray
Custom Vault-Tec vinyl stickers

Other - Strength Vault Boy Bobblehead from Bethesda


I already have some of the components and some are on their way, I will feature everything as I start building.

Let me know what you guys think.

Here it is:





















And some shots with the blue LED fans on







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Makes me want to play some of the Fallout games again... Fallout 2 is still a favorite for me smile.gif How many times I accidentally shot the poor little flower boys when raiders were passing through. But in my defense, why is a little kid selling flowers when raiders are coming through? tongue.gif

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Very nice work on the front panel!

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Blue Prodigy FTW. There don't seem to be enough of the blue cases being shown off (I know it's custom painted though). If I didn't have a white Prodigy already, blue would have been my second color choice.
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Makes me want to play some of the Fallout games again... Fallout 2 is still a favorite for me smile.gif How many times I accidentally shot the poor little flower boys when raiders were passing through. But in my defense, why is a little kid selling flowers when raiders are coming through? tongue.gif

I never had the chance to play the first two games, only 3 and new vegas. Maybe I'm too young haha tongue.gif

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Blue Prodigy FTW. There don't seem to be enough of the blue cases being shown off (I know it's custom painted though). If I didn't have a white Prodigy already, blue would have been my second color choice.

Yea I think blue is pretty cool for a case, specially a smaller one like the prodigy, I just wanted to have something different. This was the black version, I would of went for the factory blue one but I got this pretty cheap second hand and I also wanted to have a go at painting. Plus colored prodigys, other than black and white are only colored on the outside I think, inside is just black
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Where did you get the custom fan grills from?

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Where did you get the custom fan grills from?

It looks to be this fan grill, just painted blue and yellow. Looking up "biohazard fan grill" online also turns up many like these, from different brands.
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It looks to be this fan grill, just painted blue and yellow. Looking up "biohazard fan grill" online also turns up many like these, from different brands.


Hi. Yup it's something like that, I got it from Performance PCs though $4.99 tongue.gifhere. And then just painted yellow. I would have got some of the nicer MNPCTech radiation ones but I couldn't really afford to spend that much money just for some grills
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