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Bitfenix Prodigy Build And H60 Placement!

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January 15, 2013 9:26:31 PM

Hello everyone ive read tom's hardware posts for a while and always wanted to ask things so here it goes!

This is my first ever PC 'Gaming' Build and hopefully it goes well, Here's the specs if anyone wants to know!

Intel Core I5 3570K ( Going to Be OC to 4.2Ghz, Mild OC)
Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI Intel H77
16GB DDR3 Vengeance 1600mhz ( Had a 8gb Stick Lying around)
Corsair H60 Hydro
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW Signature 2
2TB Western Digital HDD
240gb M4 SSD
Still not sure on PSU (Wattage Size ect, since im getting the prodigy. If someone could help me that would be great)
Bitfenix Prodigy

Is this a pretty decent build anything i should change?

Heres what airflow i have in mind, i dont know how to post pictures yet so heres a screen cap link : http://gyazo.com/aaef8cc73f1bcf1efeb2a8c1ac110785
a b ) Power supply
January 15, 2013 9:34:45 PM

Thats is not a good idea. The PSU will be right underneath so there won't be hardly any airflow and whats there will be warm already; heat like to flow up...

Mount the H60 where the rear fan is. You can even mount a fan, or the whole radiator on the outside if you're creative and have the inside fan blowing air into the h60's radiator and the outside fan sucking air out. This will give you even more cooling power.
a b ) Power supply
January 15, 2013 9:35:31 PM

id get this instead. the prodigy is not that small just saying.

heres a better build
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xNjN

-WAY better CPU cooler
-the motherboard quality is around the same
-id just sell that stick. the odds are that if you buy a new stick now, it wont be compatable with the stick you have now given that it could come from a different batch and that there could be a possiblity that the materials used are different. if its recent, just buy another stick
-way better GPU for cheaper
-better SSD
-550w is enough
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January 15, 2013 9:43:57 PM

TheBigTroll said:
id get this instead. the prodigy is not that small just saying.

heres a better build
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xNjN

-WAY better CPU cooler
-the motherboard quality is around the same
-id just sell that stick. the odds are that if you buy a new stick now, it wont be compatable with the stick you have now given that it could come from a different batch and that there could be a possiblity that the materials used are different. if its recent, just buy another stick
-way better GPU for cheaper
-better SSD
-550w is enough



I live in the UK, So prices are more expensive so if you could build one from there, and i hate fractal cases the look of them is horrible thats why i chose the bitfenix.
a b ) Power supply
January 15, 2013 9:54:11 PM

they look like a black box. a design that never gets old. at least it doesnt wobble like a bitfenix if you want to put it on a hard surface (you touch it, it just wobbles)
http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/xNwn
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