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This build was complete but I had to tear it apart due to all 4 of my SP120's having a noticeable clicking sound. In addition to this my link USB cable had a short, and it's included with the RMA corsair shipped out which is currently in the mail.

That aside this build was a real pain in the *** to fit everything in the prodigy. I had no idea how much of a tight fit it would be to get the AX760 in there. One really bad con of the prodigy is that the power and hdd led's near the front io is too bright, so I decided to just not connect them at all whatsoever. That aside it's been nothing but a really fun and refreshing experience putting this build together. My last build (current) was an X58 rig from 4 years ago which has two XFX 5970's (which apparently are the best for bitcoin mining).

You'll notice that there is no video card as I will sell my 5970's to fund a 790 or wait until Maxwell gets released later this year. I don't know if it's OCD but everything had to match colour coding wise (red & black). All cabling has been pre braided and was purchased from Corsair & Bitfenix. My next build (Haswell-E) is going to be all white (NZXT H440) and will most likely be all liquid cooled.

Cheers until then!.

2015 Update!: I've finally purchased a video card and decided to go with the EVGA Titan X Superclocked. My build I can finally say is complete!.

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I had the money to make builds every year D: I'm about to go the sp120's too... hope mine don't have any problems!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Once you throw a 790 or something Maxwell in here you will have one of the strongest mini itx builds I've ever seen +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a really cool build, I'm not sure why it doesn't have more upvotes. I honestly think it's because of your title not being so catchy :P

My only questions is why the fast RAM for that extra 50 bucks? And that SSD price seems a bit high, at least in the U.S.

But I enjoyed looking it over, it looks very sleek and the part selection is great! A 790 would make this an amazing build! Enjoy it!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

he's using the integrated graphics on the cpu you need fast ram to take full advantage of integrated graphics

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahhh okay thanks for explaining that!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

your welcome

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

To add to what themaniac mentioned, Newegg had a deal at the time on the RAM which lowered the price by $50. So it was cheaper at the time for much faster RAM. The SSD was an easy decision, as games push into the 4K era they will continue to take up more space. Additionally it was the lowest the price ever dropped on the 840 Pro, and it worked out to be reasonably priced per gigabyte. Throw in a 5 year warranty on the pro and anyone will be sold. I definitely agree with your comment on the title, so I changed it thx for your feedback :)

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

ITS A FIRE TRUCK, Nice build and must of took you a while to sleeve all those cables... +1

  • 70 months ago
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Wow I was compiling my dream build, clicked your link for ideas, and realized this is so similar that now I don't have to compile anything, you already have.

  • 68 months ago
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I say wait for Maxwell. Although the rumor is that it is supposed to be somewhat weaker than the 780 (that is how it seems anyway), it would still be pretty damn cool to have it!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Please add a photo of your full desk setup!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet fan setup! I might steal that one day :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

How long did it take till you saved the cash for the titan?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I already had it saved for a while, I was just waiting on the right time to pull the trigger on a future proof card.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

would these parts (excluding case) be compatible with a full size tower?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Funny that you ask this because they are. I'm moving everything into an NZXT H440 in the coming days. Just make sure that that case you go with support mITX motherboards.