Dec 8, 2012
I wanted to do a build around the BitFenix Prodigy. Will mostly be used for work; want good balance of quiet, speed, and power with strong gaming capabilities when desired. My main question is whether I can get the Zalman cooling I want in there. Any other recommendations for improvement welcome!

Case: Bitfenix Prodigy

Power Supply: SilverStone Strider Plus ST50F-P 500W ATX 12V v2.3/EPS 12V

Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-I

HDD: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB SSD

Memory: G.SKILL Ares

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K

Optical: ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS

Cooling: ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler

So this is the crux of the issue -- I just want to make sure this is reasonable. I love Zalman and think this one is beautiful. I'm looking mostly for quiet, but want to stick with air. I won't OC much if at all. I considered the ones below as well; I've read the TX3 fits for sure.

Noctua NH-D14
Cooler Master Hyper TX3