First build, need some advice before buying Tags: CPUs Computers Build Systems Last response: July 7, 2013 4:12 PM in Systems Share canelones July 7, 2013 3:22:19 PM This is my first time building a computer and this is what I'm planning to buy this week: CPU: Intel Core i5 4570 (185.90€) http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54570 CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (26.63€) http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr1 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87N-WIFI (109.50€) http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4601#ov Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 (71.95€) http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl7d8gbxm Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (118.27€) http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7pd128bw Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (78.46€) http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st2000dm001 Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB (248.90€) http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn760oc2gd Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case (68.24€) http://pcpartpicker.com/part/bitfenix-case-bfcpro300kkxskrp Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (112.50€) http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-ssr550rm Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B5ST (17.08€) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (83.95€) Monitor: Asus VS229HR (137.00€) http://www.asus.com/Monitors_Projectors/VS229HR/ Mouse: Logitech G400s Wired Optical Mouse (49.45€) Keyboard: Cherry G80-3000LPC MX Black (54.95€) (Total: €1362.78) I want a gaming PC and I was looking for a case smaller than 45 x 30 x 37 cm (HxWxD) that would fit all the parts, that's why I chose the BitFenix Prodigy (40.4x25x35.9). I won't be overclocking. A few questions: 1. What do you think of this build? 2. Will everything fit in the case? 3. I think the Prodigy includes 2 120mm fans, but the GA-H87N-WIFI specifies only 1 system fan header. Is this correct? Do I need a fan splitter? 4. Does it need more cooling? (Room temperature >35ºC some summer days) 5. Is there anything else I should buy? Thank you for your help! More about : build advice buying Reply to canelones jimthenagual a b à CPUs July 7, 2013 3:48:55 PM I haven`t done much homework on this case. I found others who have that hyper 212 fan installed, so it looks like that will fit, but I`m worried about the GPU. According to the case homepage: Q: What is the maximum clearance for VGA cards on Prodigy? Length, PCI-Slot to front panel: 335mm PCI-Slots to HDD-Cage (effective maximum VGA card length): 180mm And your card is either 295mm or 275mm depending on which revision you have. So it looks like that HDD cage will have to come out. Have you done any research on this already? Reply to jimthenagual canelones July 7, 2013 4:12:00 PM jimthenagual said:According to the case homepage: Q: What is the maximum clearance for VGA cards on Prodigy? Length, PCI-Slot to front panel: 335mm PCI-Slots to HDD-Cage (effective maximum VGA card length): 180mm And your card is either 295mm or 275mm depending on which revision you have. So it looks like that HDD cage will have to come out. Have you done any research on this already? I've seen builds where they fit it and read that this can be solved removing the top HDD cage. Reply to canelones Ask the community Post an answer Related resources: ForumFirst time build, $1300 budget. Need final opinions and advice on it before buying. Forum1600$ Gaming PC first build: Need advice & opinions before I buy! ForumSolved$1200 gaming build. need last min advice/compatibality check before buying Forum$1300 First time Gaming pc build. Need recommendations and suggest before buying. ForumA10-5800k build, I would need an advice before buying ForumFirst time Pc Build, Need some advice before I move on ForumSolvedNeed some advice on build before I buy. ForumI need advice before buying my first LCD monitor ($300) Forum$550 build need advice before buying ForumThinking about getting my first exspensive computer, need some expert advice before i buy. ForumMy first gaming build. Need advice before purchasing parts! ForumFirst build, need advice before i pull the trigger ForumSolvedNeed some last minute advice on this build before I buy ForumHelp! Building a new rig need some advice before buying :) ForumSolvedFirst Time System Build [Need Advice - Buying Today] ForumFirst Build - just need a little advice before beginning ForumNeed Advice for first build on buying and compatibility ForumFirst time build ~$1000 Gaming/CAD rig, looking for feedback before buying all parts ForumSolvedFinal questions before buying and building my first rig. ForumSolvedFirst build- Before Buying, Suggestions? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !