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June 5, 2013 1:05:16 AM

Thoughts and opinions?????

mobo: Z87 Maximus VI IMPACT
cpu: i5 4670K
ssd: 120gb
hdd: 1tb
memory: 2x4 1600mhz
gpu: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT
psu: 600w
chassis: Bitfenix prodigy
cooler: Corsair H100i Hydro Series CPU Cooler

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June 5, 2013 1:17:58 AM

Drop the fisher price watercooling in favor of a cheap air cooler so that you can upgrade your graphics card. If this is in the future, I'd go with a 760ti, which would mean you'd only need a 550w power supply. Also, the fact that you don't name a brand and model for the power supply worries me; make sure you get a reliable one.
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June 5, 2013 3:29:44 AM

DarkSable said:
Drop the fisher price watercooling in favor of a cheap air cooler so that you can upgrade your graphics card. If this is in the future, I'd go with a 760ti, which would mean you'd only need a 550w power supply. Also, the fact that you don't name a brand and model for the power supply worries me; make sure you get a reliable one.


pls recommend a good cooler cause im gonna oc. dont worry about the psu, i only use branded ones.
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June 5, 2013 7:46:06 AM

If you want to overclock properly in a prodigy, you're going to need water cooling - real water cooling. The size restraints of the mini-ITX motherboards prevent many coolers from working well. (I might look at those new dragonfly coolers, but they're still worse than, say, a Hyper 212 EVO, which probably won't work with the motherboard.)

I'd go with, at the bare minimum, a swiftech H220, which is just a pre-assembled kit. Past that, I'd look at the actual kits that swiftech makes - they're good parts with good prices.
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June 5, 2013 8:03:18 AM

id rather get a matx case and matx boards. they are cheaper for the same things, easier to build in, and generally allow for a larger variety of components. that impact board im guess will loiter around the 250 mark. on a matx board, i can easily pick up a sniper m5 that is better for a lot cheaper
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June 5, 2013 12:38:49 PM

I disagree that the sniper m5 is better, though it is cheaper.

I also personally love the prodigy - I downsized into it a while back, and it's not only one of the nicest cases I've ever worked with, but one of the most mod-ible. Yes, cable management takes more time than it would with a larger case, but that's what you get if you want small form factor.
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June 5, 2013 1:18:58 PM

it is about the same when you include the fact that they are still using the IR driver package which is still the top dog in the industry. they can run cool enough so that the heatsink isnt necessary
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June 5, 2013 4:32:06 PM

DarkSable said:
If you want to overclock properly in a prodigy, you're going to need water cooling - real water cooling. The size restraints of the mini-ITX motherboards prevent many coolers from working well. (I might look at those new dragonfly coolers, but they're still worse than, say, a Hyper 212 EVO, which probably won't work with the motherboard.)

I'd go with, at the bare minimum, a swiftech H220, which is just a pre-assembled kit. Past that, I'd look at the actual kits that swiftech makes - they're good parts with good prices.


ill check that cooler. thanks
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