neilhart's Prodigy "The White One" - mATX in an ITX case

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  1. potemkin

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    Nov 29, 2012 at 11:49 PM #51
    potemkin

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    My guess is how hot is your graphics card and he wants to put a see through front on case.

    You did a great job Neil!!

    I saw bit fenix recently came out with a matx case.
    I like what you have done better.
     
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    Nov 30, 2012 at 1:02 PM #52
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    OK Neil, now you have to get to work on a Bitfenix Survivor White case mod.
     

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    Dec 1, 2012 at 4:19 PM #53
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    In my opinion this case is ugly... Why didn't they just make a bigger Prodigy that would fit mATX?
     
  4. neilhart

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    Dec 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM #54
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    I am not sure which case you think is ugly.

    OBW I have purchased a Black Prodigy (on Black Friday) and may take on installing an ATX motherboard into it.

    And those that have not purchased yet, the black case has a much improved for air flow front panel then the white one.

    Have fun hacking,
    neil
     
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    Dec 2, 2012 at 9:18 PM #55
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    Neilhart,

    I just have to ask this now: how many hacks did you made until today? 20, 50, or even more?? ;)

    MacTester
     
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    Dec 3, 2012 at 12:57 AM #56
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    I think he was taking about the Bitfenix Survivor case, not the Prodigy.

    I saw the Prodigy last week and was surprised at how big it actually is compared to what I thought it would be. The black version definitely has better airflow through the front panel.
     
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    Dec 3, 2012 at 1:28 AM #57
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    My Mac hacking started several years ago, well before finding Tony's site. I started with distributions and bringing up a few hacks that ran. It is now just a hobby that is out of control. I tell people that I budget $5K US a year... I am over budget this year. The current number still in my possession is 10 complete OS X systems with a Mac Pro, G5 Power Mac, and G4 Cube waiting in the wings. Sick... I know.

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    Dec 3, 2012 at 5:53 PM #58
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    How do you plan on fitting a full ATX board into that case?
    [​IMG]
     
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    Dec 4, 2012 at 1:14 AM #59
    neilhart

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    Well I had to take it out of the shipping box a pull off a side panel and measure the inside top to bottom distance which turns out to be something just over 12" . So if one wanted it bad enough, you would just do a new rear panel standing the MB up on a custom tray. Select a true ATX MB at 12 x 9.6 inches and a thin PSU. There would be space for a GPU card and SSDs.

    After doing several hack spins of the G4 Cube, this is very do able.

    The key here is finding an ATX MB that is worth the effort. After a little research, I have my doubts that there is a good one. I'll keep looking.

    neil
     
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    Dec 4, 2012 at 4:42 PM #60
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    Nice idea Neil. I'm sure that if you do decide to go for it you'll find a great way to execute it. :)

    I guess the truth is that these days on the one hand mATX boards are that good and on the other there seem to be very little call for complicated SLi graphics card arrangements and the like. Those things mean that there's not as much need for full ATX when you can do most things with an mATX and four slots.
     

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