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Updating build with Bitfenix Prodigy M and Mobo, need advice

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October 27, 2013 5:55:30 PM

Hey guys, Eli here.

Just before I get started, here's my current (full) build that I'm running now: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Rampart/saved/29ap

Or for the lazy:
i5 2500k (no OC) CPU
Gigabyte GTX 670 (OC) GPU
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Coolermaster HAF 922 Case
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Silent Pro M 700W 80 PLUS Power Supply

Now, my plan right now is to swap out my ATX mobo for a micro-ATX board, and get the new Bitfenix Prodigy M case (quite smaller than my current case).

Here's the mobo: http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-Corp-Motherboards-Z7...
It has everything I need (plenty of USB ports, enough space for my GPU and wifi card together, etc.)

And here's the case: http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&s...

My only worry is that 1. my CPU cooler is too tall for the case, 2. my GPU is too long, and 3. my PSU won't fit in the case. Will I need a smaller, modular PSU for the Prodigy M?

EDIT: just did some looking around, and it looks like the case fits normal sized PSUs, and that my CPU cooler is short enough. If I'm wrong on either of those, please let me know.

Thanks!

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October 28, 2013 6:49:39 PM

no GPU is ever too small for bitfenix prodigy, ive seen a guy put a GTX Titan in there. And im pretty sure the Cooler will fit and your PSU will fit in your case. Dont get too worried about that stuff, just send it back and buy a smaller one if youre getting worried. And i also recomend getting a 550 or 600watt instead of a 700 because thats overdoing it unless your going to upgrade later.
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October 28, 2013 7:00:47 PM

Agent69 said:
no GPU is ever too small for bitfenix prodigy, ive seen a guy put a GTX Titan in there. And im pretty sure the Cooler will fit and your PSU will fit in your case. Dont get too worried about that stuff, just send it back and buy a smaller one if youre getting worried. And i also recomend getting a 550 or 600watt instead of a 700 because thats overdoing it unless your going to upgrade later.


Oh I was saying that's my current build, as in I already have had the build I listed for a few years now, and the only thing I'm changing is the mobo and case. I already have the PSU. And yeah that's what I was thinking, if it doesn't fit then oh well.

I got a pretty good deal on the Prodigy M ($79.99 when it's normally $109 on NCIX).

Mobo should get here on Wednesday, and the case... well I'm not too sure :p 



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