Hey guys, So I posted my little 600T project here, and after I found a brand new white prodigy at a bargain price, I decided to give the M-ITX thing a go and here is my progress thus far... Like I mentioned in some other posts, this isn't a crazy mod in bit-tech standards, but I've put quite a bit of time into it to make it my own, so hope you enjoy. Parts list: BitFenix Prodigy White ASRock Z77E-ITX Intel Core i7 3770k Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB 1866 EVGA GTX680 SC Signature OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD Seagate 3.5" 2TB HDD Samsung 2.5" 500GB HDD Cooling: Corsair H100i with 2x Swiftech Helix fans Corsair 200mm customized to fit the black and white theme BitFenix 140mm exhaust fan, customized Peripherals: SteelSeries APEX [RAW] Keyboard Steelseries Sensei [RAW] Mouse Steelseries QcK Mouse Mat I'm actually itching to do a custom loop again, but alas, don't have the funds, but quite possibly with my next upgrade, I'll think about throwing some proper water at it as well - unless I get a sponsor or two, but I doubt this mod is sponsor-worthy. I've been busy with this build for quite some time, so you'll notice it going through phases - it takes shape more towards the end. Without further ado: All parts together, ready for the build: Drives in drive rack + cabling and fans ready to go, our helper kitty (Nunu) on standby to assist where she can: Stock fans removed, top HDD cage removed: Corsair 200mm fitted: Swiftech Helix 120mm Fitted: Old board vs the new: PSU fitted, HDD rack fitted, board fitted: Corsair H100i ready to go in: H100i fitted and CPU block mounted: EVGA GTX680 SC Signature in: Cables all up and running for 1st boot: I then received my windowed panel a couple of days later: Now at this stage, I just wanted to get my machine up and running, hence it isn't all that neat, and I've still got a million things planned and I was waiting for my Recon controller to come, so I was planning on rebuilding in any case - so don't mind the mess. I suffer from PC OCD, and the fact that the solid white panel of the Prodigy doesn't allow for that much airflow, and considering I replaced the meshed panel with a windowed one, I opted for changing the 120mm exhaust fan to a 140mm BitFenix fan - but they didn't come in black and white, only black or white, I also wanted to break the "all white" extended cables I had, so I ordered some black ones and this is what I came up with... The parts: Fans done: Cables: 24pins done: All done: Thanks to my Sunbeamtech PSU Modding Tool Kit: Phone was dying, so no flash, ust a quick shot of the new fan and cabling: At this stage, I was still running all Razer Peripherals, with blue lighting... Imperator, BlackWidow Ultimate & Goliathus Fragged Mouse mat, and seeing that the power and hdd LEDs on the case were blue, I got these BitFenix Alchemy blue LED strips to tie everything together, as well as the Recon: Recon Controller: I was worried about the Recon and the H100i radiator not working together, so I saw quite a few guys invert the front panel, and seeing that I was going to be adding a plexi cover to the inside, this was going to work perfectly, so I came up with this design: So I then started ripping the whole machine apart and drilled out the rivets holding the front panel in place and inverted the panel: I then proceeded to put everything back together, and I wasn't happy with how tightly the AX750 fits in the PSU section, so I took some "longer" Mobo Standoffs to give it some extra room: All assembled and working: I had a plexi cover made, note this is only the prototype, I will be replacing this one with a perfect laser cut version as there are quite a few mishaps that took place with this one: I was also not happy with the airflow restriction of the default white panel, so I bought a black meshed panel which will be used later: With the panel's height, and Recon, I couldn't use the drive tray to hold my 2TB and 500GB 3.5" Drives, so I had to make a plan... I thankfully had a 2.5" 500GB drive to replace the 3.5" drive with, but the 2TB drive was an issue, so with some fiddling, I managed to fit it next to the PSU, and the 2x 2.5" drives were nicely mounted using one of my Media PC's CM 120 Advanced's dual 2.5" trays. Here you can see the prototype plexi panel also fitted to give it a "clean" look from the outside, and the 3.5" 2TB HDD nicely fitted next to the PSU: I screwed up the 24pin's individual holes completely, but the GPU and ATX 8pin came out okay, like I said, this is a prototype: So as I mentioned before, I have PC OCD - and the blue lighting wasn't doing it for me, so I sold all the razer peripherals and got the following... SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] with white LED lighting: SteelSeries Apex [RAW]: SteelSeries QcK Mouse Mat: I then also sanded down the silver sides of the black and silver mesh panel, cut out the honeycomb plastic behind the mesh and colour coded everything, then fitted to the case: Temperatures came down quite a bit by doing this. At this stage, I had the design for custom front panel and side panels ready, so I ordered a nice black with white LED anti-vandal switch, coz hey, what's a mod without these buttons?! Soldered up and testing: I received the front panel: Testing the fit and effect: Ready for some spraying: Ready to be glued and fitted: Up and running: I also HATED, absolutely HATED the fact that each time I had to take the side panel off, I had to struggle with the I/O cables each time, so I cut up the long PCB and since I don't use the front USB, and dislike the FUGLY USB3 connector in the case, I discarded those, the power LED and HDD LED, and went for the following: Drilled out all the rivets keeping the top panel in place and drilled out the holes for the 3.5" Headphone and MIC jacks + the Power button: Assembled back together: All up and running again: I received my custom side panels as well, but like a complete idiot, I screwed up the measurements somehow by 5mm in turn botching the entire panel: I have however, remeasured everything and have requested new panels to be made up, this time they WILL fit. So that's it for now... I'm going to be taking some measurements of the plexi panel for the inside and have that lasercut and bend as well. Will update as soon as I can. Hope you like.