Description

I decided that for my new computer I wanted something completely different. I wanted to build it, I wanted it to run Windows, and I wanted it to be a desktop. I was initially going to go for an ATX mid tower, but when I saw the BitFenix Prodigy case in vibrant green, I knew I had to have it.

I didn't want to spend more than $900 since I was using student loans to buy it. I know that I paid a premium for a power supply, but I wanted that 140mm (and the short cable set was nice, too).

Comments

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

From everything I've heard and read the EVO 212 doesn't fit in the Prodigy, or at the very least it had problems fitting most ITX mobos, I can't remember. Possibly both. I can't see it in your pics?

Wondering why you got -K and Z77 if no plans to OC.

Other than that you're pulling a solid.

Also hope this build somehow helps you recoup the student loan money you spent on it. Y'know I heard about a friend who makes 10,0000 a month just browsing the internet! All she did was go to this site here www.extremephishinglololol.com

Sorry my jokes are pretty dumb.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

it looks like she managed to squeeze it in; look at the third picture you can see a heatsink behind the vidya card

  • 76 months ago
  • 4 points

Well, this "he" is actually a "she." :) But yeah, the EVO 212 is definitely in there. I forgot to take a picture before I put in the video card.

I don't think I could've gotten the EVO 212 in there if I'd been working by myself. My fiance and our friend (both experienced in these matters) worked it in with almost no difficulties.

I don't have any plans to overclock right now because I don't really need to. (Also, I'm not quite sure how it works and I don't want to mess anything up.)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Well good to know a 212 can fit in there! I've been wondering about a prodigy build myself is why... Though I may go with a Prodigy M case when it comes out, I dunno.

I was just joking about your finances, I just know that student loans are rough. :( At least this should last you a good while, you've got high quality components in there.

This is one of the more budget conscious Prodigy builds I've seen too, which is awesome, I am a very budget conscious kind of person.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I know that you were joking. :) I'm looking forward to using this computer for awhile.

And about the 212: I have three case fans installed (front, back, top), and even with the top exhaust fan, which hangs right above the motherboard, the 212 STILL fits.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I took out a small loan just to get a new computer. My MacBook Pro was four years old and was crapping out on me. I don't have any other loans for grad school.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

IMO that case is not tiny its more Micro ATX than Mini ITX. Good build though.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

the micro atx version just came out

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

It sure feels tiny whenever you're trying to put everything in! But I agree, it's definitely not as tiny as others I've seen.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

cool case!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I saw it and knew I had to have it, despite the difficulties I knew I would have fitting everything in.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Sexy little build. +1

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

how do you get the os free

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like it! I would have gotten a GTX 760, but that would have put you over your budget. Also, what mouse do you have? I've been in the market for a new one and your looks pretty cool! +1!

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