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

by rockylemon



Date Published

May 25, 2014

Date Built

May 23, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

3.2 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.15 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.5 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C


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


Comments Sorted by:

NanoTechno 13 points 59 months ago

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

rockylemon submitter 4 Builds 2 points 59 months ago

Thanks :)

xx116xx 3 Builds 2 points 59 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 59 months ago

Thank you so much :) Means a lot lol

TheTekJake 1 Build 2 points 59 months ago

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

istealunderwear 9 Builds 2 points 59 months ago

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

Beastliness23 3 Builds 2 points 59 months ago

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

Jwood013 1 Build 2 points 59 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 59 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 59 months ago


ITneto 1 point 59 months ago

Awesome part choices! +1

seesamsea 1 point 59 months ago

that cable management.. jeez

JaneGoodall 1 Build 1 point 59 months ago

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

rockylemon submitter 4 Builds 1 point 59 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 59 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 3 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

Those photos and cable management are stunning!

Great job.

j9t11 2 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

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

dcmabry 1 Build 1 point 59 months ago

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

canders 7 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

Like the new addition. Enjoy.

lildragonbuns 1 point 57 months ago

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

rockylemon submitter 4 Builds 1 point 56 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

EA 1 point 52 months ago

This is how it's done! Simplistic and great cable management. Good Job M8

rockylemon submitter 4 Builds 2 points 51 months ago

Thank you :) I'm glad people still take the time to look at my builds :)

MrCarpet 1 point 50 months ago

this... I want my PC to look like this! This is indead a perfect example of a mITX build! +1

Ichigo_D._Kurosaki 1 point 46 months ago

dude i tried the full price breakdown but it said it was 1k dollars while the list price says 437 wtf?? did your really spend that much or is it bugged? pls help i want to build this

linkfredy 1 point 42 months ago

Amazing! Anything similar on price but with today parts? +1!

Jttw2 1 point 41 months ago

I love the fact that you posted a photo of it in your bedroom for scale! +1

Oats__ 1 point 12 months ago

with parts like this and everything, why make it look so good? :P Probably gunna need an upgrade in a couple years

SumanIV 1 Build 0 points 59 months ago

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

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