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Got a gift from the mailman this morning and a couple hours of work later....

06/25/12, 18:03:53 CEST

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System Specs:

CPU: i5-3570K
Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe
Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16Gb DDR3
SSD: Corsair Force 3 90Gb
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1Tb
HDD: WD Caviar Green 2 Tb
PSU: Corsair AX650 PSU

Optical Drive is temporary and will soon be replaced with a Recon fan controller
06/25/12, 18:07:49 CEST

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Super awesome !

I'm just saving for parts while my demo case and retail case sits on my desk yellig at me to build them... Grr.

I'm super jelly.
06/25/12, 18:31:07 CEST

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Very nice Prodigy build you got there.
kitty :)
06/25/12, 22:34:17 CEST

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Definitely Boss.

My first thought though was... why an ODD? and then I saw you're changing it for the Recon and started drooling again.
06/26/12, 02:12:32 CEST

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Wait.. Wah? AX 650 fits??
I thought the AX series didn't fit? or is it just the 850? What's the different? They're both 160mm in length, fully modular..

*mumbles..* I have to do more testing >.
06/26/12, 06:50:24 CEST

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Looks great. That videocard looks like a tight fit with the ODD bay.
06/26/12, 13:09:37 CEST

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The PCB of the video will not interfere with the ODD. If the video card is any taller, it will just sit right beside the cage.

I need more info on how the PSU fit.. Everyone says the AX 850 doesn't...
06/26/12, 13:14:08 CEST

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The AX650 fits... just. I had to run my PCI-E cables out the right side to do it, and then mount the bracket to the back of the PSU prior to pushing it in. Then I had to force it in, and tighten the 4 screws bit by bit to inch it in. The bracket is bowed out about 1mm on the top after this.

On the plus side though, the gap between the PSU and the back of the case is a great place to store excess cable length.

Getting the video card in wasn't an issue, connecting the power cables was a colossal pain though :S
06/26/12, 13:16:02 CEST

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See my drop box

AX 750works, and didn't have to force it in... We just bent the cables downwards prior to the final "push"...

Meaning AX 850 should be the same.
06/26/12, 14:04:14 CEST

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Always been intrigued about this case, and the amount of SSDs you can cram in to it... got a nice build with it aswell. However, judging from that dropbox, cabling is quite tight in that case.

If there is one issue, it's that the legs look flimsy although from a video I've seen, the handles are indestructable.

Got any benchmarks up? Would be nice to see the temps of your build under idle and load and see how they compare to other Bitfenix cases and such.

What's with all the hate for ODDs? :(

last edited by harbin91 at 06/29/12, 23:40:48 CEST
06/29/12, 23:38:44 CEST

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The legs and the handles are both the same - indestructible. They're meant to be carried around.
ATX size is 140-150mm... Anything larger is considered EPS12V. We state that it can fit 160mm PSU's, MAX.
06/30/12, 11:43:54 CEST

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Very nice build, i am planning almost the same setup except for an H100 WC solution in the top. I hope it fits with a Scythe fan controller in the ODD slot.

Ow man can't wait!

Btw how much of the ODD bay is the Recon using? i mean in length. Because i'm considering placing an H100 in the top and maybe just mod the parts of the bay that arent needed for the fan controller.

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07/01/12, 23:58:36 CEST

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As far as the legs go for me, they are definitely strong, however the case does move around a little if knocked. It's definitely not at any risk of falling or anything like that though. Now, on to temps;

Standard CPU Clock.

4.2 GHz OC, Under load. Idles between 40 & 45.
07/07/12, 23:00:32 CEST

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Recon fan controller added.

07/14/12, 04:29:09 CEST

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Wow that looks so cool you're making me question my decision for a Black Prodigy and using the H100 X_X lol!!

Awesome keyboard too, got the same one. best thing huh? :p
08/09/12, 13:57:40 CEST

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Shouldn't the GPU ports be centered horizontally? They seem to be too far to the left.
08/13/12, 10:50:15 CEST

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I thought the same but that's just the way it lines up. There are no clearance issues though. Just enough space to plug inwithout clipping the edges.
08/15/12, 21:10:09 CEST

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Did you have any mounting issues to your ASUS motherboard with the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo??

No backplate issues?
12/24/12, 17:42:02 CET

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II'm also wondering about the Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo and the Asus P8Z77-I. It has been a complete nightmare getting some good information. A lot of contradictions. Any issues installing it?
02/13/13, 15:22:47 CET

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Very nice!

How do you find not having an optical drive is it a problem?

04/27/13, 15:46:34 CEST

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