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Prodigy M Gaming Build

GarinJ
  • 54 months ago

Hi guys,

First time building a PC and would like to make a build using the Bitfinex Prodigy M case in white. Ideally I'd like to place a GTX970 in there, and if possible would like an SSD and a 1TB+.

I'd like to keep the theme white and blue if possible. What added fans should I look at getting? This is going to be placed on a TV stand (Only place I have atm). Would it be possible to add some sort of water cooling?

Would like an idea of a good mobo to use too if possible.

Any helps appreciated!

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

there is no blue Z170 motherboard that i know, and the neutral ones are not going to be the best.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $254.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler LEPA AquaChanger 240 103.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $54.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $129.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $77.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.10 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $282.99 @ NCIX US
Case BitFenix Prodigy M Arctic White MicroATX Mini Tower Case $70.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Cooler Master VSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Aerocool DS 120mm Blue 81.5 CFM 120mm Fan $13.60 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Aerocool DS 120mm Blue 81.5 CFM 120mm Fan $13.60 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Aerocool DS 140mm Blue 93.4 CFM 140mm Fan $13.60 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1144.82
Mail-in rebates -$65.00
Total $1079.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-27 08:02 EST-0500
  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm guessing, due to price restraints, I would be able to drop the RAM to 8GB and maybe look a slightly lesser spec CPU until I can afford?

Is it absolutely necessary that I have all those fans, as well as the liquid cooler? If so, how noisy is it likely to be as if possible would like to avoid as much noise as I can?

The build itself looks pretty awesome though

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

With 8gb you would probably save s around 30 bucks which IMO is not going to make a difference with this build. The only reason to go with a watercooler is if you are getting an unlocked cpu. This build could be more cheaper with a locked i5 and honestly it will perform perfectly fine. Also you didn't mention a budget.

Those fans are black and blue and have blue leds. You can later get a windows side panel for the case

http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/accessories/prodigy-m-window-side-panel

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $184.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $77.35 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.10 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $282.99 @ NCIX US
Case BitFenix Prodigy M Arctic White MicroATX Mini Tower Case $70.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Cooler Master VSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.98 @ Mac Mall
Case Fan Aerocool DS 120mm Blue 81.5 CFM 120mm Fan $13.60 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Aerocool DS 120mm Blue 81.5 CFM 120mm Fan $13.60 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Aerocool DS 140mm Blue 93.4 CFM 140mm Fan $13.60 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $914.18
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $894.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-27 11:13 EST-0500
  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Would I be able to lay this case horizontally? Just measured and it's slightly to big height wise to fit, unless I placed it just underneath the TV which isn't ideal.

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