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Old 10-04-2012, 04:49 PM - Thread Starter
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Well, my son talked me into building a gaming/HTPC. I have a perfectly good working HTCP, but decided we wanted more horsepower for games so we assembled the components:

CPU: i5-3570K Ivy Bridge Processor
Motherboard: Asrock Z77E
PSU: CoolerMaster 600 Pro
RAM: Corsair Dominator 8 GB @ 1866
SSD: Intel 330 60 GB
Cooler: Corsair H100
Case: Bitfenix Prodigy
Fan: 200MM Bitfenix



Case interior (removing the cages):

Motherboard with RAM installed (love this ram, super heavy):

H100 installed in top of case:

Mothboard and SSD installed in case:

Fan installation:


Video Card:


Fired up to BIOS first time (always good):

Still need to install the operating system, drivers, and other software. The Bitfenix case was a pleasure to work in. It is quite a bit larger than other ITX cases, but it has the cool factor. Once everything is installed, it will go into our enterainment center and I think it will look amazing.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:06 PM
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WOW ! What an excellent choice of parts and I would agree that the case is defiantly cool . Way to go smile.gif
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Nice build. Thanks for posting with all the pictures.

Every time I see that case in white I think "Hackintosh". I looks so much like one of the little bit older Mac Pros.



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My Haswell build is gonna use the Prodigy. I love the design and wish they would make a micro-ATX version of it so you could actually use all those HDD slots.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:28 PM - Thread Starter
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Well, I got everything installed and it really is a quick machine. Very happy with it. If it matters, the WEI score was 7.6 (all the rest 7.9). I am thinking about moving the radiator to the front and taking out the big fan, but have not made up my mind. If you notice in the first picture I have some Corsair 120mm fans that I could install on the top. Not pictured are 2 more of the same Corsair 120mm fans I could us in push pull configuration if I mounted the radiator in the front of the case.

It is pretty quiet once you optimize the fan speeds in the bios.
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