Description

This build is my 2nd PC. The other one with big graphic card and stuff is my offline-workstation. So this one is for everyday use, some media & online stuff. I prefered this case cause of the reversed built. So i have enough room for both pcs. And i needed at least 1 PC with an AMD Ryzen, because i love this brand and this time they did a very good job.

BitFenix Prodigy M wasn't easy because of the size. I had to be very carefull with my components. Cable Management is a torture in there, but if u take your time you can vanish a lot in small gaps, behind the Motherboard and the psu.

Part Reviews

Case

I own this case now for a while, and i can say it is definitely a great choice for your MicroATX. I run my build everyday and i'm very contented with it. I love the futuristic and handy look. Even the window is plastic and not TG. The capabilities of this case are tremendous. You can change a lot easily. For example the side panel, the direction of the power button or the bracket for the drives. Also the amount of drives you can fit in this small case is huge. If you dont use a 230mm fan i like i did. If you don't want to use a SLI with 2 big graphic cards and a huge watercooling system i would recommand this case to everyone, who loves smart pc systems that look very nice.

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Comments

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

i dig it clean build the only thing id change is maybe the GPU but thats just bc i like more powaaa lol but i really like the build great job!!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Of course!! GPU could be way more powerfull. The white Asus 1060 or 1070 would also fit with this build. But i already had the 1050ti and i don't need more power in this PC for now.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah i definitely get that like i said sweet build love the small form factor

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

How does this computer run in terms of gaming because I'm actually looking into making this pc since my pre built one is crap and of course changing a few things like the graphics card, storage space, and possibly the cpu. Thanks!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't used this build for gaming yet. But if you looking for a gaming pc you could do better. I would choose bigger case, its easier to fit in a good graphic card without blocking airflow. Also you can chose much cheaper components for more power. Some of the components are only at my built cause i had them already. Dont get me wrong this build doing good, but i would build different for gaming. Worst Component in my built is GPU and this is the most important for gaming ... sooo ... ;)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, really love the build but how did you do the outside of the PSU. Is it painted or is it a cover.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I went to a store in my town and bought a white spray can. Didn't open the PSU just taped everything. Bitfenix logo was cut out and sticked on the psu before i painted. After painting i removed everything and got this look.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build :) in fact.. ur parts are the same parts i want to buy i just have 1 question can i mount the cooler if i rotate it to the lift 90 degrees? (considering i didn't place a fan at the bottom) cuz i want the logo CRYORIG to be straight :)

and another question.. can i place another fan to the cooler? (normal or slim fan)

btw nicely done with the psu.. i couldn't find a white psu only SeaSonic Snow Silent series :D

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you ! Oh thats not an easy question. Cant tell you 100% without rotating it by myself. And im sorry i dont want to tear it up again. ;) I've never thought about that option because it would mess up with my airflow concept. But i think you would at least block one Ram-Slot if you turn it 90°. My am4 mounting bracket( was part of the H7 Quad Lumi box ) would allow it. But do you want to push hot air at your GPU ? I've never seen this solution with this components before. But the easiest way to check it, is by testing. If it doesn't work you could intsall it like me and everything just works fine. Nothing to lose i guess, give it a try ;)

Take a look at this build." https://pcpartpicker.com/b/MdTH99? " Its the same cooler without led and i think it blocks ram...

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude, I love the look of this PC. If you had built it this year, any thought on switching to the 2018 H60 CPU cooler? Has the white LED which would look awesome with this motif.

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

First of all thank you ! Yeah of course. There are a lot other things that would fit perfectly with this build. I think there are many ways to make your Prodigy "Arctic-Theme" look unique and cool. I didn't want a watercooling system because of the space a radiator would take. Personally i would build my own watercooling loop with ekwb stuff or sth. like that, because this looks really awesome. But its also a lot more work and money.

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, but temperature is rising in this case. With this amount of fans they run at low rpm and they're doing quite good job until now.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks to me like your PSU is giving you a bad loop of hot air. If I'm not mistaken, it is currently pulling air from the front of the case and pushing it downward, then the big fan is pulling that hot air back into your case. If you could reverse the fan on your PSU, that should help with temps.

Also, as much as I love the current aesthetics, if you turn the CPU cooler so it pushes air up, it might generate less turbulence and give you better airflow (and temps).

I still love the build and you are so getting a +1 for this. =D

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

First of all, thank you for your interest and vote !!! I think you got it wrong but i will explain it in detail, because there will be more people, which are interested in the cooling situation.

You are right with PSU but the big fan is pulling the hot air out of the case. So actually i did some Prime95 tests over an hour. Highest temperatures were 63° C ( 145,4 °F) within CPU. System did not raise higher than 40° C (104 °F ). My fans didn't even hit the 100%. I think i won't get any problems with this system. There are other ways how you could seperate PSU from the rest of cooling. This case has a feature you can use instead of a big fan. This piece of metal prevents the hot air from psu coming back into the case without fan at the bottom. Therefore you can mount a SSD and/ or HDD . I think this could be also a good way to keep everything nice & cold.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, so the airflow is reversed and goes from top to bottom. That makes cleaning filters real easy, and it makes the pictures make a lot more sense. Thanks for the reply!