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Decided to build another: BitFenix Prodigy Build

by rockylemon



Date Published

Sept. 12, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.058 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5 GHz


Hi guys,

My Dad's five year old PC's motherboard failed so I put together a new machine for him. He is a photographer and focuses with Photoshop and other CPU extensive programs so I chose an i7 processor for him with a less demanding GPU. I decided to go with the BitFenix Prodigy Case because it's a beautiful small form factor and I've had experience working with the case.

He also needed adapters for his camera's memory cards so I went with the NZXT multimedia adapter. The black mesh look assimilated well into the prodigy's image. The gigabyte motherboard with integrated Wifi was very similar in price with the non wifi so I went with the Wifi edition.


Link for the other PC: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/6C2323

Comments Sorted by:

Sponce 8 points 51 months ago

Was a GPU even necessary? If he doesn't use any GPU-intensive applications the Intel HD Graphics should have been plenty and that $85 could have gone to doubling the RAM, which would have benefited Photoshop greatly.

bsdev820 1 Build 2 points 51 months ago

I have to say that I agree. Photoshop does benefit a bit from an Nvidia GPU but not at the cost of more ram which, depending on the project, can be absolutely necessary for photoshop.

balle13 5 points 51 months ago

yes there are some benefits. i couldn't believe it, but since i put my new gtx 780 working with the whole cs5 changed. I totally agree that ram is the most important thing since megapixel increase, but applying filters is much better with an external solution. but he could have bought an xeon e3!

Norm101 3 Builds 2 points 51 months ago

Intel HD graphics aren't good enough for many Photoshop tasks. I tried using it without for a while but I eventually had to get a dedicated GPU. It made a significant difference.

I would have gotten a smaller SSD, cheaper HDD and gotten more RAM.

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zainathan 1 Build 3 points 51 months ago

secretly your dad plans to wreck kids on Battlefield after working with Ps. Lol just messing around. beautiful build and the case is majestic +1

CanadianPenguin 3 Builds 3 points 51 months ago

All I see are fellow Prodigy brothers everywhere! :D

actechy 7 Builds 1 point 51 months ago

Nice build, super clean with nice parts +1 That 230mm fan is just enormous!

DJJHUGHES 4 Builds 1 point 51 months ago

Nice prodigys

pegotico 2 Builds 1 point 51 months ago

at this point of time why not an H97 mobo which would have cost you the same?

darkrats 1 point 49 months ago

I wanted to ask you about the 2 fans at the top of your machine. They're not listed in the part list. Also, I noticed that you had both fans installed even though you kept the 5 1/2 inch bay. The second fan would be blocked by that? Can you tell me if they had to be altered in any way to fit and whether the fan over the 5 1/2 bay served any purpose other than cosmetic? Thanks.

rockylemon submitter 4 Builds 1 point 48 months ago

Hi, the top two fans were the ones that came with the case (bitfenix 120 mm) They did not have to be altered to fit in the 51/2 bay

N0VAxForgotten 1 point 44 months ago

I was about to go on a rant about the i7 paired with the 650, until I read the description. Nice build :)

rockylemon submitter 4 Builds 1 point 43 months ago

Thanks :D

Rashiq -2 points 51 months ago

How about 2 PCs in SLI?

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