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