Bitfenix prodigy

Hi i was wondering if anyone could think of a build to do with this case for around £300-£350 as i cant seem to find one.

what do you intend to do with the build? game? edit? etc..

also does this budget include the case?

game and the case is within that budget around $450

ok cool last question is this 1080p gaming and do you have the monitor? or is that part of the budget too?

i have a 32"tv with hdmi but if possible if i could get a monitor with it i would (probbley not )

well tbh iv been looking at builds, but the formfactor of the case limits you too mini itx board's.... which are intel and for 1080p gaming at this budget it's to costly. if you were willing to compramise on the case we could do you a good build that would do the job... otherwise your gonna have to go with a barebones build now and upgrade further on down the road... it's you call?

what kind of a build could i do with another nice mid atx case ?

this, i cut corners where i could but not from where you need the performance, ultimately if you could give an absolute maximum that would help, cause for a few more quid i would make a tweak or two

Haha that looks nice but its well over my budget by around £100

correct me if i am wrong but you did say case and parts for £450 in the above comment? meaning £350 for parts and £100 for case?

sorry if i confused you but i meant everything for £350 and i put a dollars sign $400 is around £350

how about now... only £10 over budget

thats great would i be ok with a 430w psu?

no... bad idea never skimp on the power supply. for many reasons. 1 being if you want to upgrade to more powerful hardware you can kiss that idea good buy

ddr3 1600 is not supported on that mobo and nether are the FX chips without a bios update 

ok yeah all i know is you want to get 80 plus 

heres what i have now


CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£89.99 @ Aria PC)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£38.54 @ CCL Computers)

Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£24.15 @ Amazon UK)

Storage: Western Digital AV 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£32.34 @ Aria PC)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card (£99.30 @ Aria PC)

Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£29.38 @ Ebuyer)

Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£47.92 @ Amazon

Total: £361.62

there we go fixed thanks

btw you need a 8gigs of ram no questions asked, it's way more important than the extra storage

It's still over budget, but I couldn't think of anything else worth cutting. The main thing people would usually look at is the CPU cooler, but with that chip and that board, you really don't have the option to do so. That board actually suits overclocking that chip. Unfortunately, the graphics card isn't particularly great at running cool, but it can also handle a bit of an overclock.

Case in point: very similarly to how I don't recommend spending less than around $600 in the US on a computer, I don't recommend spending less than 500 pound on one in the UK. Some parts are more expensive over there, and thus have to be accomodated for.

PCPartPicker part list:

Price breakdown by merchant:


CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£92.02 @ Amazon UK)

Motherboard: Asus P8H77-I Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard (£80.55 @ Amazon UK)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£44.98 @ Amazon UK)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£44.79 @ Amazon UK)

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card

Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case (£65.45 @ Amazon UK)

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£40.25 @ Amazon UK)

Total: £368.04

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

And no, I am not a "INTEL FANBOY". Sure you can go with a mATX case, but I went with the Prodigy because it goes nice in my living room near my TV.