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Bitfenix Prodigy MINI - HTPC Build

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Well, not again huh ? :)

 

Need a HTPC for my living room. 
Never found a case i wanted, so i took a white Prodigy i had ad remembered its pretty easy to mod it.

 

== HARDWARE ==
Zotac G41 ITX motherboard
Intel E6600 cpu
8GB ram
Will try on the onboard graphics at first, if i need more power i have a 6570 low profile card to use with a riser.

So i tested it out with some 4mm ABS plastic and it was good

So here it goes, build thread No#... too many

 

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I never do usual stuff :)
 
Its getting closer :)
 
Front panel need some more love, but in overall i´m satisfied.
White enermax fans in the top.
 
Next up, motherboard base.
 
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Something like this will be the end result, + a Bitfenix logo somewhere.

 

Didnt have enough acrylic at home for side panels, so im testing with some white ABS.

Made the plate for the motherboard today, and tested to install the parts, works well!

 

Put together with double sided tape right now, so a bit hanging here and there :P

 

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Thanks guys, i wanted to do something that hasnt been done before, and having the demand for a HTPC this was a easy task :P
But, as usual my crazy modding went to far, not on this but i teared down one black Prodigy and a white Phenom also for the same kind of cutting :)

Some hardware pics, like shown in the pics there is alot of space left for drives or a SFX PSU.
I will just use a small SSD so no need for space in my case.
And, it can be cut a inch more on the height if a H60/80/100 is used :)

 

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So what you're saying is, if you use a pico psu, you could shorten its length too... sweet

Haha, had that i mind but too much seams to cover up, dont have time for it :)

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Aaand, i´m back on this again :)

 

Had a fire at my home last week (small one), my kids was actually who noticed it and stopped it from spreading.

(Had the paper recycling pile too cloose to the stove while cooking potatoes, and it caught fire)

So, i had my piece of cleaning soot and fixing the damages :)

 

Now, Prodigy MINI, or baby prodigy as some like to name it :)

 

Side panels done, i re-used the buttons, usb and sound ports, but i put it on its side.

I dont know yet if i just going to use some tint on the acrylic, or wrap it in vinyl.

I made 4 of theese, im making a black mini prodigy aswell :)

 

Fresh from wet sanding

 

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Kids where invited by the Fire & Rescue to visit them for their achievement, got some diplomas, teddy bears and riding the fire trucks :)

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Sweet little project, Bitfenix will surely like to see it when finished  :D

 

and high five to the kids for putting out the fire! getting Personal tour of Fire & Rescue is big deal!

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Got the pieces together, need to strengthen it a bit but the style is there.

This is the black one, its closer to completion so i show that one from now :)

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Thanks guys, i posted it on facebook too, and got alot of reactions like "hope they fixed the handles" and stuff.

I had to explain that it was a mod.

Not bad for a mockup with sticky tape :)

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Some internal pics after some work this weekend.

 

Need to fix the cables, but im satisfied due to the lack of space :)

Used a Cooler Master Seidon 120v for cooling in this one.

 

Side view, not alot of space but enough for motherboard, a 2TB drive and a SSD, a 120mm radiator and all cables.

Using a Be Quiet SFX PSU

 

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My custom side panel turned out good

 

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PSU mounted above the motherboard

If i do another one of theese, i´ll cut a hole in the floor for PSU and put one more fan in the roof, this may be to hot. We´ll see after some testing.

 

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Inside gut of the Prodigy Mini, testing the hardware and installing windows right now.

Cable management its not much room for, but some hide away i think i need to fix :)

 

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