First mATX Build Questions

So I want to build a small decent rig for some gaming and light video editing/media. This is what I've narrowed down the build to:

Case: Bitfenix Prodigy
PSU: Corsair TX750V2
Motherboard:ASRock Z77E-ITX Mini ITX LGA1155
CPU: Intel Core I5-3570K Ivy Bridge
Hard Drive: Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black
GPU: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 OC
RAM:Corsair Vengeance 8GB Low Profile
CD/DVD Drive: Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive
Monitor: ASUS VS248H-P

Now I'm wondering about cooling in a smaller case. Am I going to need extra cooling hardware other than the stock case fans? I don't plan to overclock. I'd be open to some simple and easy liquid cooling as I've never done it before. If I do need some other cooling options what are some suggestions for decent quality quiet fans? What about a processor cooler such as the Cooler Master 212 EVO or some sort of GPU cooler?

And lastly is the RAM I've chosen going to fit / a good choice?

Thanks!
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  1. the prodigy isnt as small as you think. its only a bit smaller than a matx case

    what is your budget and what parts do you not need? i can probably build a better Matx build
  2. There are very good m-ATX cases that cool well
    mini-ITX needs even more careful design

    so Id check out the silverstone TJ 08e case and see if it is small enough for you

    Either way you do not need a 750 watt psu . You should be fine with a good quality 500 - 550 watt unit
  3. azrie said:
    So I want to build a small decent rig for some gaming and light video editing/media. This is what I've narrowed down the build to:

    Case: Bitfenix Prodigy
    PSU: Corsair TX750V2
    Motherboard:ASRock Z77E-ITX Mini ITX LGA1155
    CPU: Intel Core I5-3570K Ivy Bridge
    Hard Drive: Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black
    GPU: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 OC
    RAM:Corsair Vengeance 8GB Low Profile
    CD/DVD Drive: Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive
    Monitor: ASUS VS248H-P

    Now I'm wondering about cooling in a smaller case. Am I going to need extra cooling hardware other than the stock case fans? I don't plan to overclock. I'd be open to some simple and easy liquid cooling as I've never done it before. If I do need some other cooling options what are some suggestions for decent quality quiet fans? What about a processor cooler such as the Cooler Master 212 EVO or some sort of GPU cooler?

    And lastly is the RAM I've chosen going to fit / a good choice?

    Thanks!


    *Get a samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, the caviar black is not worth it http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    *750w is simply overkill for your components, get this PSU http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0380192 its only 50$ after the MIR and its quality is simply outstanding.

    *Low profile ram always fits, good choice!

    *Idk if you are short on space but a decent mid tower case like the HAF 912 would be a bit better, you can also buy a few red led fans to make it cooler (in both ways ;)) and its only 50$!!
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