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New Flame- First Upgrade Of Coals And Embers: BitFenix Prodigy Build
by rockylemon
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Description

Hi guys, just wanted to show off my first major upgrade (fourth gen processor and motherboard). A lot of you guys enjoyed my previous build : https://pcpartpicker.com/b/O5M and was hoping you will enjoy this one just as much :) This time I focused more on the cable management aspect of the case, so I went with the Gigabyte GA-H87N It fits everything well with the Sata ports, 24 pin connector, and USB 3.0 all on the right side of the case. The BitFenix prodigy is still one of my favorite cases even after playing around with it for a few months. Enjoy!

edit: I cut a top window panel for the top of the case in replacement for the mesh since I wasn't using the top fans. Also I just want to show off the cable management/motherboard :)

more pics: http://imgur.com/a/fOLoF

I used a hacksaw to cut the plexiglas (not recommended) and sanded the edges with 60 and 200 grit sandpaper for the curved edges and straight sides

Enjoy!

Details
Date PublishedMay 23, 2014
Date BuiltMay 23, 2014
Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Tri-X Toxic Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.15Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.5GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle30.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load65.0° C
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NanoTechno 10 points 6 months ago

One of the best cable management I've ever found, +1

 
 
rockylemon [Submitter] [4 Builds] 2 points 6 months ago

Thanks :)

 
 
xx116xx [3 Builds] 3 points 6 months ago

Holy miniITX build... this is fantastic. Great part choice, AMAZING cables, and spectacular photos. These are the builds that make me wish I could upvote more than once.

 
 
rockylemon [Submitter] [4 Builds] 1 point 6 months ago

Thank you so much :) Means a lot lol

 
 
TheTekJake [1 Build] 2 points 6 months ago

I loved "Of Coals and Embers" when you first uploaded it. Beautiful pictures coupled with amazing part choices. +1, again.

 
 
istealunderwear [7 Builds] 2 points 6 months ago

What camara is this? It's really nice pictures :)

 
 
Beastliness23 [3 Builds] 2 points 6 months ago

I don't even have words for the cable management. +42 if I could.

 
 
Jwood013 [1 Build] 2 points 6 months ago

Things like this set the standard for cable management. If someone can have great cable management in am M-ITX build, then someone with a Corsair 750D better have great cable management.

Also, great build! +1

 
 
Akut [1 Build] 2 points 6 months ago

Probably the best cable management I've ever seen in a BitPenix Prodigy, with a non-modular PSU to boot. Glad you didn't go overboard and jump for a z87 board/unlocked chip, as it's not really required for a gaming build.

+1 for the cleanest Prodigy. Game on.

 
 
Sambishop 2 points 6 months ago

BEST SMALL RIG IV EVER SEEN

 
 
ITneto 1 point 6 months ago

Awesome part choices! +1

 
 
seesamsea 1 point 6 months ago

that cable management.. jeez

 
 
JaneGoodall [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

What was your old CPU? Was it bottlenecking your GPU?

 
 
rockylemon [Submitter] [4 Builds] 1 point 6 months ago

It was a 3rd gen i3 I took it from another pc that was just upgraded to i7 and after a while I realized I can get more from my pc

 
 
Akut [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

This is a definite upgrade form an i3. Unsure if 3rd gen i3 has HT, giving it 4 threads, but 4 physical cores are always better than two physical and two threads.

 
 
tabascosauz [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Those photos and cable management are stunning!

Great job.

 
 
j9t11 [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Oh my gosh. Great cable management. very nice pictures.

 
 
dcmabry [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Really sexy build. I love the orange blended with the white case.

 
 
canders [6 Builds] 1 point 6 months ago

Like the new addition. Enjoy.

 
 
lildragonbuns 1 point 3 months ago

Do you have to take off the top 5.25 bay to mount the graphics card?

 
 
rockylemon [Submitter] [4 Builds] 1 point 3 months ago

The card itself fits with the 5.25 bay but for this card the power cables plug in from the top which might cause issues with cable management

 
 
nickelbawker 1 point 17 hours ago

decent build I like it man

 
 
SumanIV [1 Build] -1 points 6 months ago

If you don't give me that computer. I'm going to eat you. Rawr!!! Nom Nom Nom. :|