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My new main gaming rig, I just wish the power supply spot was a tad longer but I don't mind the over hang.

The only problem I seem to have notice right now is some coil whine from the GPU, I might give a couple days and see if it subsides.

Comments

  • 75 months ago
  • 6 points

Wait so the power supply sticks out like that? Dang.

Also, I think this is the first build on here with the new Radeon cards. How do you find the performance?

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

just rebatched 7000 series :p

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

There are a few little changes I'm sure. One of them I know is you don't have to use displayport for eyefinity

  • 75 months ago
  • 6 points

Increased stock clocks, for what it's worth.

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

And new aftermarket coolers.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same thoughts.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it is a 180mm long but the case usually takes 160mm.

I find the performance on the card pretty good, it was considerably faster then the Cross fired HD 5850's I had and runs fairly cool with that cooler even with the overclock I have done with it.

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

Way overkill on the PSU but nice build.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

I am using the recommended PSU spec for the card I didn't want to run into any issues when I overclocked it and it requires 2 8 pin's

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Not bad at all. I have a couple very minor issues, but that's mainly just my preferences. That PSU would drive me insane... Also, am I right in assuming that HDD was from a previous build?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought the that would too but its out of sight. All the parts here are new. Mass storage wise I haven't decided on what to do for my PLEX library that I have on my outgoing system

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I had no idea what a PLEX library was until about two minutes ago, and I'm still pretty vague. Interesting though... I don't know, my mass storage is just a large collection of externals that I've acquired over the years of owning a gaming laptop instead of a full size PC (I'm up to 10TB with 4TB on USB 3.0). I just wish that some were the same, so I could tear them out of their cases and do a nice RAID setup in my build.

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

The power supply length restriction on the Prodigy is, I think, intended to make people use lower-wattage power supplies. The most power you could draw in a Mini ITX system is about 700 watts, but that's with a 4770K, a dual-GPU graphics card, and 3 10K RPM hard drives. It even says on your parts list "Estimated Wattage: 419W". Heck, you could have used a 500 watt PSU and had room for upgrades.

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

You really didn't need a 750W power supply for this build. You're not going to be able to do crossfire due the the Mini ITX board, so something like a 550W would have been more than enough and would probably be physically smaller and fit perfectly.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a 7950 and i think all it needs is a good burn in. Mine had the coil whine too but it has slowly gone away. Just my experience though.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

do you have benchmarks on then GPU I'm thinking of getting the 280x for my upcoming build but I'm waiting for some more benchmarks. I would really like to see how it performs. Also, very nice build and that sucks that the PSU sticks out like that. Have you had any coil whine from the PSU at all?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

The Last couple pictures have some benchmark scores after I Overclocked the system. http://imgur.com/a/SzP92

I have no coil whine from the PSU.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

The 280X is basically just a rebranded 7970, so just look at the 7970 benchmarks ;)

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I know and I just saw the video that tech of tomorrow posted on YouTube about the card and its nvidia match is the 770!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, for $300(and less) it's a beast that will max out pretty much any games at 60FPS. Incredible price/performance ratio. The good thing is that apparently you can crossfire the 280X with the 7970, so you can buy a 7970 now for cheaper and then, in 2-3 years, crossfire it with a 280X ;) I'm planning a build for a friend and realized that I could now get a 7970 for the same price of the GTX 760 I was planning to use ($269.99 in Canada). The 7970 is a no-brainer here XD

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah and I also heard that amd fixed the micro stuttering issues so that's a bonus.

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  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Wont the gap caused by the psu allow for dust to enter your case and jeopardize the lifespan of your components?

Sketchy!!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

the prodigy has a dust cover on the bottom for the psu fan... I had to buy a psu extender, that's all he needs

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  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

No, AMD GPUs have a history of coil whining.

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