[Project]: Big Bro' Prodigy (Extreme BitFenix Prodigy mod)

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  1. Finndamage

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    Oct 17, 2013 at 7:07 PM #61
    Finndamage

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    Your wife/girlfriend must really love you. There's no way in hell my wife would ever let me do any metal works in our kitchen. :D

    I really can't describe how impressed I am by this project of yours. It's insanely cool. Your photos and explanations are also top-notch.
     
  2. nikkokick

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    Dec 14, 2013 at 5:46 PM #62
    nikkokick

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    Haha, it's my girlfiend! :) I mainly do it when she's not home and then I clean it all before the arrives. That way the doesn't need to know ;)

    Thanks a lot, appreciate your comment. Here's an update!

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    UPDATE 14/12 2013 - The case and it's parts are done

    UPDATE 14/12 2013 - The case and it's parts are done

    Hiya everyone!


    Finally I've gotten the time to do an update! As I've mentioned the project is finished. However, this project log isn't yet so I'll update as soon as I have time! :)

    I actually showcased this project on DreamHack, worlds largest LAN-party, so those who (mainly swedes) had the chance to see this project live in action! :)

    I apologize for the time it has taken for me to do this. A lot of stuff in school and very little time overall have led to me not being able to do these updates.

    Today it will be about mounting of the case parts, motherboard tray and mesh. Also about the side panels, the front and stuff alike. Let's go!

    Competition!
    Would like to inform you that I've entered a competition with this mod. It's a competition that is being held by a modder and friend of mine - Johan Nyman @ MinimalisticPC. This competition is a case mod/scratch build competition so check it out if you are interested in entering :)
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    A notice!
    My last update was when I had the black Prodigy. I won a white Prodigy in a competition and I decided to use that instead as I thought it looked better. Therefor I won't document all steps from the start since I've already done so on the black one. I will continue from where I last stopped on the black case.

    The motherboard tray and the mesh
    Here's where I ended the last time. I test mount the motherboard tray in the mesh and the mesh in the case. The
    holes in the bottom are of course cut out to be able to reach all the ports.
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    The motherboard tray is mounted with screws. I wanted to get away from this as rivets makes it more strong and sturdier while they take up less space. That's why I had to remove the thread where the screws are set.
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    I then shot a rivet to try it out and I liked it. This led to that I mounted the whole motherboard tray with rivets and I also mounted the mesh in the case with rivets for stability. It's now rock solid!
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    The power supply
    The mounting of the PSU was something I was wondering about how to do. I knew where it was going to sit (behind the motherboard tray) but I had no idea how to mount it.
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    I then remembered that my PSU has this rubber frame you can take off. I used this frame as a template of where the holes for the mounting should be set, a nice solution! :)
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    I then drilled the holes and used screws to mount the PSU. Works perfect!
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    The top and the mesh
    I cut the hole in the top as I wanted it to be - a little difference from the black case where the hole was bigger. I realized I didn't need such a big hole so I made it smaller for stability.
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    The mesh is of course going to be attached to the top. This picture is a old one but it shows how the mesh is going to look while on the top.
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    However, I had a revolutionary thought of what I wanted to do with the top as it felt pretty empty. I took the mesh and marked a couple of holes. My dad came by with a tool that would make some big holes easily. I have no idea what the tool is called but it worked perfect.
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    I drilled some small holes so the tool could be used. The tool is then inserted in the hole and being used.
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    These are the results! The tool did an amazing job with cutting the holes and making them look good. The question is however, what will the holes be used for?! ;) I will show you in the upcoming update! :) I promise, they have a very meaningful usage.
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    The side panels
    One of the side panels is made the same way as the black one - a window with a edge.
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    The other side panel is getting modified as well. I put it on my kitchen table and did a hole with my saw. It was pretty hard to line it up as I wanted but I finally managed to.
    I then mounted a 240 fan grill for the radiator that is being put behind. Sexy![​IMG]
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    The front
    The front on the white and black Prodigy are actually quite different. The white Prodigy has a better front for me as I can fit my piece of mesh a lot better while it looks better at the same time. The holes on the left side I had to make for future mounting, you'll see why in the next update.
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    The empty case
    This is what the case looks like while it's empty with only the motherboard tray and the mesh (not the top).
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    To wrap it up:
    It's very nice to have started on the project log again and to be able to finish it off soon enough and show you the final results! As you can see in this update the case itself and it's parts (sidepanels, front, etc.etc.) are done! What is left to do is all the mounting of the components as the motherboard (Z77X-UP7) and graphics card (GTX 780) from GIGABYTE, as well as the water cooling loop from Aquatuning.

    The next update will be done soon. I promise you you won't have to wait for months! :p
    Let me know what you think! :)

    Thanks for following this project log!
    Best Regards
    Nikkop
    Nikkop
     
  3. kiwisincebirth

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    May 4, 2014 at 8:56 AM #63
    kiwisincebirth

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    Bump, how is it progressing with this build? Am following.
     
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