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Bitfenix Prodigy Build And H60 Placement!

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January 15, 2013 9:29:00 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
January 16, 2013 6:31:25 AM

You can definitely do that airflow setup, however unless you modify the ODD bay you really won't get much airflow from the top-front fan. Also, the stock fan on the H60 can be loud, I was using it for a while and it made a loud high pitch buzz. If I were you I would move the H60 RAD to the back-top and use the fans you were going to use in the top and run a push-pull system. Then put a 140 mm fan for exhuast in the back.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Newegg has this 140mm for cheap and it's very good.

My fan setup was just like the one you plan, then I decided to go with a push-pull and to make it fit had to move the radiator to the top-back placement. Doing this dropped my temps by about 5°C.

As far as PSU's go, don't go cheap here. I went with an Enermax originally and it blew on me and smoked and made me worry for a week as to whether or not my other components were fine. Luckily they were. I recently switched to Seasonic as recommended by most on this site and love it. Here's the exact model I have. I had no problem fitting it in the PSU cage.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

According to benchmarks and a few members on this site, the 670 really isn't worth the money, Newegg right now has the EVGA 660Ti Superclocked+ 3GB for $290 after $30 MIR. That's a much better deal than dropping $390 for a 670.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Everything else looks pretty good!
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