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  • mtoma - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    I'm amazed how his articles roll, on and on and on. Mr. Sklavos must be the most prolific writer on this site. Cases are one of my favorite topic and I am pleased. Although the competition is high, I can count only 2 models who can please me. Only one thing would be desired: keeping as long as possible the same test bed over a long period of time. Which, for the moment I don't see here happening. Reply
  • Dustin Sklavos - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    I'm going to try and maintain it as long as humanly possible. I'm not PSYCHED with the case testbed I'm using now, but it's at least a good starting point, I think. I HATE the idea of switching over to a new one (and thus breaking continuity with previous reviews). Reply
  • Death666Angel - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    "Which, for the moment I don't see here happening."
    This isn't a review of the case. It is the review of a completely built PC by a boutique (Origin) based on the Bitfenix Prodigy case, which was reviewed here:
  • mtoma - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    It is not he review of a case, of course. But, one can extract bits and pieces of information, about: the BitFenix Prodigy, the Asus motherboard, of the video card. Different people have different fixations (mine being the PC case), different buying needs on a particular moment, and collecting all sorts of information, helps. Reply
  • CeriseCogburn - Sunday, July 29, 2012 - link

    I'm supremely enjoying seeing the amd 7970 and 7950 getting utterly stomped in every game at 1920x1080, instead of the amd favoring 1920x1200 this website always uses.

    I was right, and here is the proof above.
  • Olaf van der Spek - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    No sound measurements? Reply
  • geniekid - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    That's the first thing I looked for as well. A box this small running a high end GPU is going to either overheat with extended use or be very noisy, and it would be good to see where this guy stands.

    The author does point out that it gets noisy under load.
  • cosminmcm - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    There is a mistake in the specifications box, the i5 doesn't have HT. Reply
  • Dustin Sklavos - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    Fixed. Stupid oversight on my part. Reply
  • Death666Angel - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    I completely agree! I have an adapter for a slim line optical drive (BluRay for me) and a 2.5" HDD with 2 USB ports. It is much more useful than just having a large ODD. It is also smaller than most normal sized ODDs I found which helps with keeping my TJ08-E innards clean and tidy. Reply
  • dman3k - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    Can someone tell me what psu they are using in here?

    I got a Silverstone SFF PSU like Anandtech recommended, and now I have to buy molex to SATA power adaptors because it does not have enough SATA power plugs and that the cable is too short if you have an ODD and three HDD.
  • HCAIT - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    They say it in the specs on the first page. 550W Corsair TX550M Reply
  • HisDivineOrder - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    Also shows you what PSU in the picture of the layout. Reply
  • zero2dash - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    Looks very clean and nicely built. Reply
  • headbox - Saturday, July 28, 2012 - link

    you mean "Looks like an Apple PowerMac G3 from 13 years ago" Reply
  • sulu1977 - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    I'd prefer to have most of the USB 3.0 and eSATA ports in the front, not the back or the side. Messing around the back of the case is usually a pain in the donkey. Reply
  • xweb - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    The one thing I look for in these reviews that is missing is sound measurements. Does this thing sound like a blow dryer under load? Reply
  • cknobman - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    I would buy this thing in a heartbeat!!!

    It really does look like one of the most well designed, thought out, and executed LAN builds I have ever seen.

    No signs of cost cutting anywhere and IF you can really get that configuration for $1499 it really is sold at a reasonable price.

  • ImSpartacus - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    Grabbing everything from Newegg (except the disk drive, OS & OOS case) comes to $1248 (using coupons). Toss in $80 for the case and about $30 for the LG GT60N disk drive. and we're past $1350. Then add in a $40 Windows 8 (or retroactive 7) license with the double upgrade method and we're at $1400.

    So Origin gets about $100 to build, overclock and warranty this machine. If I had the money, this would be a tempting purchase.
  • graf1k - Saturday, July 28, 2012 - link

    Well, they are going to get a better price on all those parts than you or I would buying @ retail from a company like Newegg, but still it's a competitive price either way. Reply
  • nbcbubba - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    Good article - why, at this price and configuration, isn't this a "best buy award" - or something similar? Reply
  • j03h4gLund - Saturday, July 28, 2012 - link

    yup Reply
  • bhima - Saturday, July 28, 2012 - link

    Origin isn't known for being price competitive, but this LANbox is definitely that. I concur with the other posters: Can you run this through your normal case sound tests just so we get an idea how loud this baby is.

    Heck if I hadn't built my own pc already I would seriously consider this.
  • Axedall - Saturday, July 28, 2012 - link

    (We've talked briefly about Virtu MVP in the past...) Reply
  • bobeth - Saturday, July 28, 2012 - link

    I'm very surprised at the price, seems awfully reasonable.. Reply
  • Pappnaas - Sunday, July 29, 2012 - link

    For a LAN box this might not be a big concern. But for any home use i'd wanted to know before sinking 1.5k $$. Reply
  • daydr3am3r - Sunday, July 29, 2012 - link Europe? Sigh..:/ Reply
  • gevorg - Sunday, July 29, 2012 - link

    The front panel DVD drive with media slots looks very ugly! Ugh! Reply
  • pisoias01 - Monday, July 30, 2012 - link

    Can I fit in a m600 silent pro (10 cm height) ??? Reply
  • Quincunx - Monday, July 30, 2012 - link

    Wait I'm a bit confused..consumers can't get your review config for $1500.. As configured it's $1,882, making it a gouge, not a great deal?

    Assuming you're not afraid to OC yourself, you can build a comparable system for about $1,300. This is with an arguably better PSU, though I went with the ASRock Z77 instead of the ASUS.
  • ELPCU - Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - link

    So, Origin desires to put their logo on the case rather than fancy Bitfenix symbol,
    but not willing to change color of ODD+MultiCard reader?

    I can see component choice are pretty decent, but Still.
    I just don't understand why do they go for BLACK odd + multicard reader for WHITE case.
    It is very odd.

    AND, I would not recommend this much high spec system for small case.
    It makes system pretty damn noisy for sure.
    though, considering GTX660Ti or 660 is not out on market, VGA choice is understandable.
  • trimspababy - Saturday, October 13, 2012 - link

    good article--persuaded me to buy this over a month ago. not sure what originpc's track record has been with this build but I had to wait at least 4 weeks from the time I ordered and I'm still waiting with various "minor" delays. anyone else has experience purchasing this build from originpc. this build doesn't look to be available anymore--link provided brings you to a build but cannot select the same features in specs above. not sure what that could mean. noticeably, graphics card is a 580 and not 670.

    hoping for no more delays and a product with no problems upon receipt

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