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Case Mod - In Progress Bling Prodigy by J0h

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by j0h89, 11 Nov 2013.

  1. j0h89

    j0h89 New Member

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    Before starting please apologize me for my bad English

    Hi!

    I'm here to present to you my new mod and i'm sure that the knowledge of the bit-Tech's experts will be very useful!

    It's been a long time since i made the last mod, for lack of time i've abandoned this fantastic hobby but spurred by BitFenix i've planned to do a mod for home entertaining.

    After a few nights spent thinking about what could be my project I requested some pieces that have been kindly offered by Drako and BitFenix.

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    and tadà ... the courier leave a mega pack at the door .. honestly I was sleeping, I sent the cat to take it ..

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    After a few hours of slumber I realize that package came from Drako and contained what would take me to make a new mod ..

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    So let's start from the fans, I chose the Spectre classic, not the PRO, because they are more sober, I also decided to take the version without, in short, basic fan to create a good air recycling .. Obviously later I will provide to modify the fans .. One of the fans is 140mm because probably, on the back of the case, I will replace the 120mm fan with this.

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    The cables are series of Alchemy in black and gold, until recently it was not a very popular color, but with the new ASUS, ASRock, and MSI, BitFenix has decided to please all users who have hardware to match.

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    As for the case I chose the phenomenon of the moment, the little Prodigy, wanting to build a small pc I thought this might be the best candidate because, in addition to being compact, is well suited to particular cooling systems.

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  2. j0h89

    j0h89 New Member

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    Here the case! BitFenix ​​Prodigy all black with mesh (and soft touch) front panel and side panel perforated , I might opt for the windowed side panel but I prefer to create a more particular cut (at the moment I do not have clear ideas).

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    the same day, in afternoon , armed with a screwdriver and energy drink , I completely disassembled the case looking to not lose screws.... 90% of the time this happen to me..

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    Here are the various "bags" home made containing the various screws divided according to the place of origin xD

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  3. j0h89

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    Here is the first part of the painting

    I painted the case using a paint with gold effect mirror polished, a €7 spray but it's worth it . I wanted to use a more professional method but buy an airbrush to keep it abandoned 364 days a year seems a waste.

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    First of all I removed the upper grill , leaving unchanged the filter mesh but only by changing the frame that holds it .

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    i painted couple of fans, only the central body . The fans are BitFenix ​​Spectre Pro , removing the sticker in the back you can remove the cap , the seal and then remove the fan from the motor . To be able to paint smoothly I used the method " skewer " :D .

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    Once i have completed the painting I reassembled and tested to see if any debris had affected their functionality, initially one was slower than other , but using it for several hours , seems to be back to normal.

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    Finally, the front panel time, in this case , i made change on two type of panels just to try the effect.

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  4. j0h89

    j0h89 New Member

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    the case will not remain unchanged especially in the front part , the black part was in fact replaced by what is contained in this pack.

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    I bought a nice piece of adhesive film with leather effect, genuine leather would come to cost more than the PC itself then the world of tuning gave me a hand, so here's the wrapping.

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    the combination of gold and leather is fantastic imho , in the picture makes it a little but I assure you that live with reflections and various details , l ' effect is really amazing , better than I had imagined!

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    Here are some pictures in detail:

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    My favorite part is without a doubt one of the slot because the gold rim , especially with what should be inserted into this space , it have a fantastic effect

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  5. j0h89

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    To control fans and possible liquid cooling system I chose one of the best controller currently on the market , the Lamptron CW611 . Luck would have it a friend of mine bought it by mistake , he wanted a traditional controller , so I took it for a little more than half!

    Before seeing the change let me put some photos of the unboxing and controller because it deserves so much.

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    The controller would marry well with houses made ​​of anodized aluminum because the front frame is made ​​using this technique.

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    So I dismounted and I used the wrapping method:

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    Positioned in its slot on the front panel I particularly like the effect, especially on the flange golden delimiting it.

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    Below, a picture in detail, at the moment I'm undecided whether to change the color and wheel button but almost certainly will opt to leave them as they are.

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    ps: I do not know if you noticed but the piece of film is not taken at random, I recovered the cut piece before, and I made sure that it matched the streaks
     
  6. j0h89

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    Thanks to the advice of friends I'm slowly perfecting the quality of the photos.
    Today in the short time available I made a slight modification to the frame of the case, I rotated the front by 180 ° so as to put the controller Lamptron at the bottom.
    This choice is not aesthetics , the positioning at the bottom of the basket 5.25 " I will make it possible to overcome several issues of" placement " hardware.

    The following picture shows the skeleton of the case not changed

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    To remove the front metal must be removed before ten rivets , so armed with a small drill bit I did. However, I want to point out this small detail , although it is a small case and specifically a relatively narrow sheet attached to the rest of the body, BitFenix ​​has used as many as 10 rivets , honestly I was quite amazed because of much larger cases it I viewed less , this makes the structure of the Prodigy a real rock and avoids annoying vibrations.

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    So I took 10 new rivets and mounted the front plate rotated 180 ° , the change is feasible without adding any holes or damaging the structure of the skeleton.

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    So I did a test by mounting the fan controller and the front panel.

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    Here is a detail of the previous photo that brings better highlight the contrast leather-like \ gold.

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  7. j0h89

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    Here are two pieces of hardware that will make up the pc.

    The mb, an ASUS Z87I-Pro, will fit perfectly with the case's color scheme.

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    The power supply is also perfectly matched to the case , I do not need something overly powerful , in fact , this is probably already too much, I took a Corsair RM650 .
    I really like the fact that it is completely modular , it is also very aesthetically pleasing , it is not "boxy".

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    As for the two drives in the two photos , it almost certainly will not be used .. I prefer to put a large enough HDD and an SSD for the operating system.

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    I sweated to make them perfect to the millimeter but I wanted something durable and reliable.

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    The system is very simple , it uses the holes below the first drive as the 4 fastening and metal bands to be able to fit two one above the other.

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    At the bottom of the case in fact there is already a predisposition to mount a SSD in this way, in the photo you can see the 4 holes used marked with a red circle.

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    In my case the four side supports also act as spacers so as to be able to mount the power supply cables and SATA and inclined to have a greater recirculation, also insert , once found the right drive , small strips of sound-absorbing material in such a way as to reduce the mechanical noise produced from the HDD.

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    This support will still be completely hidden and later does not cause any problem to the lamptron controller positioned in front .
     
  8. Fridge Gnome

    Fridge Gnome Blue Everywhere

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    I'm diggin that leather a gold look!
     
  9. Derick

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    Cool idea, can't wait to see it come together.
     
  10. leonetu

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    I'm digging that gold and black - the contrast works well. Classy!
     
  11. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    The leather or material and gold look awesome!
     
  12. j0h89

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    Sorry for the late.
    I've had some trouble with the mainboard but after the RMA i managed to assembly the PC

    Here you are some photos with the PC turned off

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    And one with the PC on.

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  13. montymole

    montymole Rigid Tubist

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    nice work like that leather look
     
  14. douglas alves

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    This work is really awesome! Congrats!:
     
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  15. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    My kind of colours! Looks awesome!
     
  16. matiss

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    Very nice build. Leather foil looks good and you can´t go wrong with dark and gold.
     
  17. j0h89

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    Thank you all :) i hope to post some new photos in the next days
     
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    After a long time, finally i managed to get a good photo of the complete PC powered on.

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  19. jimbaw

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    I never used to be a fan of golden builds but I really like this one!
     
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    thank you very much :thumb:
     

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