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This is sonewhat of a Small Form Factor (SFF) but room for sli configuration. I'm so sick of mid towers and was waiting for so long for a Micro ATX case and I really liked the Phenom M over the Prodigy. Just a personal Preference. For SLI, you are unable to get dual radiator slots at the top so I went with a single 120mm the Corsair H60 for the rear of the case. This build is also listed on the NCIX.com website under custom PC's for $1399. I built mine for about $1,100 on Black Friday deals. Everything is the same except the power supply and hard drive brand. Booted up to Bio's screen first try and everything ran smoothly. I love the Asus Gryphon motherboard 5 year warranty. Also, Samsung EVO SSD's are insane!

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 8 points

That case is the most underrated case. It looks great.

  • 72 months ago
  • 7 points

I love that case, however I'm sad you messed up its sleekness with case badges. Personal choice, though. Sweet build :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The liquid cooling could have been a lot better other than that solid build.

9/10

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I want to learn more on water-cooling. What is wrong with this water cooling set-up? Is it the H60 that you don't agree was a good option?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah the liquid cooler is pretty solid, its the fact the tubing is a bit close to the bottom fans but still pretty solid.

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

Aaaah, yeah, I found that too, he could maybe mount it so they face the GPU I guess or void the warranty and cut the wires shorter.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm torn between this case and the Xigmatek Aquila - don't know if you considered it yourself, if so why did you opt for the Phenom? Compared to the Aquila this looks like a bit of a head scratcher when it comes to fitting everything in.

  • 72 months ago
  • -1 points

Noob question; How do you get the OS on there without an optical drive?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I used an optical drive to install windows, then removed the optical drive. There is a slot hidden for it if you remove the front panel of this case.

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The one in there is a semi-modular PSU, but I agree with you. This case seems to need a Silverstone Strider series PSU, and the optional short-cable kit.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking going that route with the Silverstone Strider but it would have been over my budget. Thanks for your feedback its interesting to see what people think of your builds. I'm probably going to remove the cheesy stickers now lol. It also looks alittle messy because the SSD is sitting on the side there I had to remove it from the bracket that was installed that was covering the H60. Moving forward, I Can't wait to throw in another GTX 760.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

You could try using velcro to stick the SSD to the side of the PSU.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU get's really hot in the front when gaming. I can feel the front cover where the Bitfenix logo is, always warm. I rather keep it on the bracket in the back near the cooler. I might use a velco stick somewhere else in the case not a bad idea.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

You can also move the SSD plastic holder on the side panel to the opposite side panel if that is the only SSD/HDD you are running. Then the SSD will be invisible. I did for a while, but switched back to default for wiring purposes with an additional HDD.

P.S. How did you hide the Front Panel connector wires?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

the side panels can be swapped so the wires are on the other side of the case