BitFenix Prodigy M Review

Up Close: Exterior Rear and Base

BitFenix Prodigy M Review

Up Close:  Exterior Rear and Base

In order to accommodate the larger M-ATX Motherboard BitFenix have chosen to invert it.  As a result the PCI slots normally found towards the bottom are actually at the top of the case rear panel.  Rather than have individual screws holding the five individual vented slot covers a single clamp is utilised.  Releasing the threaded thumb bolt enables the clamp to slid back. The hands of a surgeon are then needed to remove the chosen slot cover without causing the rest to avalanche out. 

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It's at the bottom that we find the rear I/O area alongside an un filtered mesh grill.  A 120mm fan is fitted in this position, with mounting points available for a 140 should you chose to swap.   The power cable insertion is also located in the bottom right hand corner of the case.

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Flipping the case over on its side enables us to get a butchers at the underside.  As with the Phenom, the large mesh area is protected by a magnetically located removable carbon fibre effect heat shield.  To the front of the base we find the PSU cut out.

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With the heat shield removed we can better see the mounting points for the fans and HDDs that can be located in the base  

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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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