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~1k USD Bitfenix Prodigy Build (Advice needed)

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October 8, 2013 2:10:25 PM

Here are the components I've picked so far:

Case: BitFenix Prodigy White
CPU: Intel Core i5 - 4670K OEM
GPU: GeForce GTX760 ASUS PCI-E 2048Mb
HDD: 1Tb SATA-III Seagate Barracuda 7200.14
SSD: 120Gb SSD Samsung 840 Series
RAM: 8Gb DDR-III 1600MHz Kingston
HSF: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
PSU: 650W Corsair TX650

Now, first and foremost, I have my worries about the mobo+212evo combination. The problem is, the backplate of the 212 may crush the mobo's circuitry when tightened, and I'd rather not take the risk. Any suggestions?
Other than that, please feel free to offer any advice and/or critique, it would be much appreciated.
I'm very new to this, so please let me know if I've messed anything up. Thanks!

October 9, 2013 9:08:17 AM

I don't see a mobo in your list?For suggestions,the shallower the psu is the better,like this one.and you might want to consider the Phenom M.
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October 9, 2013 9:29:04 AM

For a Bitfenix Prodigy you need a motherboard with the mITX form factor. I would also suggest a single fan closed loop radiator due to the consolidated space - a 212 Evo may not fit, and it's not a question of whether or not the motherboard would be impacted by the fan's back plate. I would suggest something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X40 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.27 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87E-ITX Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.93 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1161.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-09 12:28 EDT-0400)

A bit over budget but that's what you would need with everything. I put in a small liquid cooler and a modular power supply to eliminate most of the cable clutter a TX650 would provide.
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October 9, 2013 9:33:18 AM

g-unit1111 said:
For a Bitfenix Prodigy you need a motherboard with the mITX form factor. I would also suggest a single fan closed loop radiator due to the consolidated space - a 212 Evo may not fit, and it's not a question of whether or not the motherboard would be impacted by the fan's back plate. I would suggest something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X40 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.27 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87E-ITX Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.93 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1161.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-09 12:28 EDT-0400)

A bit over budget but that's what you would need with everything. I put in a small liquid cooler and a modular power supply to eliminate most of the cable clutter a TX650 would provide.


Thanks so much for the suggestions, I'll make sure to check out everything in this list.
As for the mobo, I've picked the exact same one you suggested, but for some reason failed to include it in the post.

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October 9, 2013 9:36:49 AM

Check it (little over 1k but hey the above builds are way over 1k and this one has way more beef to it) -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1097.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-09 12:36 EDT-0400)
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October 9, 2013 10:27:55 AM

g-unit1111 said:
For a Bitfenix Prodigy you need a motherboard with the mITX form factor.

Phenom M is M-ATX at the same size. ;) 

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October 9, 2013 11:02:10 AM

allanitomwesh said:
g-unit1111 said:
For a Bitfenix Prodigy you need a motherboard with the mITX form factor.

Phenom M is M-ATX at the same size. ;) 



Is that a case?
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October 9, 2013 12:08:43 PM

g-unit1111 said:
allanitomwesh said:
g-unit1111 said:
For a Bitfenix Prodigy you need a motherboard with the mITX form factor.

Phenom M is M-ATX at the same size. ;) 



Is that a case?


Yes, it came out not too long ago.
Prodigy-M
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October 10, 2013 11:10:47 AM

allanitomwesh said:
g-unit1111 said:

Is that a case?

Indeed it is.
Product page
Newegg




Interesting, looks like it's just a variation of the Prodigy with a mesh front panel instead of a plastic one.
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October 10, 2013 11:37:07 AM

g-unit1111 said:

Interesting, looks like it's just a variation of the Prodigy with a mesh front panel instead of a plastic one.

That would be the Prodigy M Phosphonothioic linked.
The phenom micro atx has a solid plastic front panel and no handles for a minimalist look.The two tone white one is especially stunning I think.
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October 10, 2013 4:23:08 PM

allanitomwesh said:
g-unit1111 said:

Interesting, looks like it's just a variation of the Prodigy with a mesh front panel instead of a plastic one.

That would be the Prodigy M Phosphonothioic linked.
The phenom micro atx has a solid plastic front panel and no handles for a minimalist look.The two tone white one is especially stunning I think.


Yes I agree, I like it. I think it looks better than the Node 304!
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October 11, 2013 3:02:52 AM

g-unit1111 said:

Yes I agree, I like it. I think it looks better than the Node 304!

And it can SLI :ouimaitre: 
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