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Old 17-09-16, 02:58 PM
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Prodigy M (A complete P.I.T.A)

No in-depth post here, Not many pictures and they're potato iphone pics that I sent to her as progress reports.

So my lady friend, in her infinite wisdom, decided she wanted a new PC to play WoW. No problem, right? Until she decides she wants the BitFenix Prodigy M.... I tried to convince her to go for the Corsair Air 240 but apparently her heart was set and I'm not allowed an easy life.

Low specs but *waves budget hands* and it's World of Warcraft.

CPU: Intel i3 6100
Mobo: Asus B150M-A/M.2
GPU: Sapphire Nitro+ OC RX470
PSU: Fractal Design Tesla R2 500W
RAM: Avexir Core White DDR4 ( 2x4GB ) 2400mhz
SSD: Samsung 750 Evo

If I'd had my way it would have been an i5 and a lesser GPU since WoW being largely CPU bound makes little use of it, but hey, CPU can easily be upgraded later.

Now onto building the damn thing with it's stupid upside down airflow.
All was well in my head, until she insisted that she wanted the front I/O on the left side, and didn't want the side brace/hard drive mount leaving in.

Swapped the door, whipped out the side and got the PSU and board bolted in, nice and easy.
It's at this point I realise it's not going to be as easy as I first thought due to non-modular PSU and the distinct lack of space for hidden cable runs. A couple of the unused cables (molex and another sata) would fed through a small cutout up by the 5.25" bay, and bundled up in there, never to see the light of day again.





The 4 pin CPU power was originally going to be along the back of the mobo tray and through the small cutout in the bottom right corner, as is to be expected, but the panel on the now reversed door for mounting the SSD (I would have removed it but it was the only remaining place for the drive) quickly made it clear that there wasn't going to be room so we ended up with this.





Since she wanted the side panels reversed the power and reset buttons would have been upside down. 5 minutes and 7 screws later





Cable management went out of the window completely, and this picture is the reason I will never agree to build into a Prodigy M again. Many swear words and exasperated growls were involved.





Eventually it all fit. Cables were shoved unceremoniously into the dark corner behind the PSU to live their life in bundled disgrace.





You can just see the aforementioned spare cables bundled in the 5.25" bay on the left






And finally, this is how she stood. Threw in a spare BitFenix Spectre from my Shinobi at the rear.
I'd still like to upgrade her CPU at some point and a proper cooler, as well as sort the airflow configuration, but for now it'll have to do as I'm sick of the sight of the thing.


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Old 17-09-16, 04:44 PM
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You did the best job possible considering the client brief, so well done!
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Old 17-09-16, 04:47 PM
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Nice little build that. Always liked the Prodigy
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Old 17-09-16, 06:15 PM
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You did the best job possible considering the client brief, so well done!
She's an impetuous one. Starting to put this together was how I spent my birthday night on Wednesday and finished up Thursday night haha.

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Nice little build that. Always liked the Prodigy
Don't get me wrong I liked the look of the Prodigy but lets be honest it wasn't designed with mATX in mind.

Thanks for the comments both
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Nice looking build, has good room to be upgraded to a quad core in the future if needed.

My work PC has a i7 6700 (non-k) and I got that for £170 used, so you could get a great deal for an upgrade in the future if needed.

The prodigy is an ITX case really, design wise I think that Bifenix could have done a bit better. I still love the case though, even if just for the externals.

All in all I do like the selection of parts here, perfect little gaming PC for the intended use.


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Nice looking build, has good room to be upgraded to a quad core in the future if needed.

My work PC has a i7 6700 (non-k) and I got that for £170 used, so you could get a great deal for an upgrade in the future if needed.

The prodigy is an ITX case really, design wise I think that Bifenix could have done a bit better. I still love the case though, even if just for the externals.

All in all I do like the selection of parts here, perfect little gaming PC for the intended use.


Do you have a thread for your own personal build?
It is a nice looking case, but I'm not the most experienced builder . I've only done 4 rigs my entire life (and only started bothering with cable management for the Shinobi) so it made me swear... a lot.
My personal opinion is that it could do with a better CPU but she just didn't want to spend any more on it at the moment. For now the i3 seems perfectly capable for some World of Warcraft I guess.

I didn't do a thread when I built mine (3 years ago) I just made a small post after a routine clean about 5 months later here: Shinobi
The GPU was changed to a Gigabyte 7850 some time after those pictures.

I'm in desperate need of a new PC myself but I just can't afford it right now due to care commitments limiting the work I can do.
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Old 17-09-16, 06:55 PM
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It is a nice looking case, but I'm not the most experienced builder . I've only done 4 rigs my entire life (and only started bothering with cable management for the Shinobi) so it made me swear... a lot.
My personal opinion is that it could do with a better CPU but she just didn't want to spend any more on it at the moment. For now the i3 seems perfectly capable for some World of Warcraft I guess.

I didn't do a thread when I built mine (3 years ago) I just made a small post after a routine clean about 5 months later here: Shinobi
The GPU was changed to a Gigabyte 7850 some time after those pictures.

I'm in desperate need of a new PC myself but I just can't afford it right now due to care commitments limiting the work I can do.
Don't sell yourself short mate. our shinobi build is mega tidy and looks fantastic.

The i3 will be plenty capable for WoW and plenty of modern gaming titles, I'm sure it will serve her well for some time.
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Don't sell yourself short mate. our shinobi build is mega tidy and looks fantastic.

The i3 will be plenty capable for WoW and plenty of modern gaming titles, I'm sure it will serve her well for some time.
Thanks WYP, much appreciated. The way that came out is what made me determined to do every case that follows as tidy as possible.
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nice dude. I hate the upside down thing as well. its very tidy considering.
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Old 18-09-16, 09:34 AM
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nice dude. I hate the upside down thing as well. its very tidy considering.
Yeah, I remember modding this case with TTL to have a different motherboard orientation. This was back when I worked at TTL towers.

Changing the motherboard config does ruin this case's ability to use larger GPUs, but I think it looks much nicer.

http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=70822
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