Put this together for a friend who wanted a high-performance, small form factor PC for schoolwork and gaming. They wanted it to "just work" so overclocking was out of the question.
Thoughts: -Went with the Xeon over an i5 because they regularly use heavily threaded applications (3D rendering, etc) and they were almost the same price. -The Prodigy is a dream to work with. Way more room than I expected,and the fact that every part of it was modular is delightful. (Wish I could say the same about my Storm Scout 2) Fitting the GPU in was tight, but it did indeed fit. -WEI is 7.7, 7.7, followed by solid 7.9s. HyperPi 32M average time was 16m 34s, with temps maxing out at 69c. -Could've gotten a quieter, bigger cooler, but ultimately it was their money and they deemed it unnecessary.
This is my first build posted on PCPartpicker, hope you all enjoy.