BitFenix Prodigy M Review

Up Close: Exterior Overview, Sides and Roof

BitFenix Prodigy M Review

Up Close:  Exterior Overview, Sides and Roof

No Surprises on the outside, at least not from the front and sides.  Always reminding us faintly of the old AppleMac G3 cases you might think the Fyberflex handle/feet extensions are brittle and a bit of a weak spot.  You can whack em, Crush em, hell we reckon you could even strap em to your feet and use them as shoes and you wouldn't break them.  They just flex and return to their original form.  They ought to start making car bumpers out of this stuff. 

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Both of the FyberFlex areas are coated in the SofTouch surface treatment, with all other surfaces being painted to a high standard.

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The front of the case retains the 5.25" drive blank, giving the option to install fan controllers or if you absolutely have to an optical drive.  The blank itself has a sponge filter to its rear surface, which is odd because none of the rest of the mesh area has a filter 

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The front I/O is round the right hand side, but as you'll see later, the side panels are interchangeable so if you wanted to you could swap It o the left side

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The roof sports an unfiltered mesh cut out covering an area ready to accept 2x120mm fans or a 240mm rad

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Most Recent Comments

21-10-2013, 06:07:13

SieB
It's a shame that all they did was take the itx version and copy what the modders have been doing.

The case is a bit cramped for M-ATX, with the itx version you have plenty of room for decent water cooling and good airflow. You were also not restricted on the length of the GPU either.

I think Bitfenix could of put more effort in and made the case slightly bigger for the M-ATX version. Either that or just stick to the itx design but make the case wider so you can fit a M-ATX board in the way you fitted the itx one in the original Prodigy.

It's not a bad case and does the job, but I can't help thinking it could have been much better.Quote

21-10-2013, 06:11:05

Feronix
Exactly. There's too much compromise for my liking.

Surprised it got a Gold Award if I'm honest, but it was still a good read Quote

21-10-2013, 07:56:39

barnsley
This just makes me want to work on a M-ATX machine for myself even more now. The others are right though, there does seem to be too much of a compromise, I'd rather go for the Bitfenix phenom .Quote

21-10-2013, 08:01:57

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
This just makes me want to work on a M-ATX machine for myself even more now. The others are right though, there does seem to be too much of a compromise, I'd rather go for the Bitfenix phenom .
Only the outside is different.Quote

21-10-2013, 08:16:27

Feronix
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Only the outside is different.
Just a question btw, I've noticed that the Phenom (mITX) has the exact same inside, including the 5.25" bay... Except the front panel is completely clean?

http://vorming.minatica.be/ict2013/B...henomMini1.jpg

Think I'm going for an mITX Phenom in white. Maybe slap a white Prodigy windowed panel on there, cause there's no windowed Phenom available...Quote
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