BitFenix Prodigy Case Review

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BitFenix Prodigy Case rated 100% KICKASS by 3dGameMan.com

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The BitFenix Prodigy Case is one of the best Small Form Factor Cases I've reviewed. It looks amazing, is jam packed with functionality and despite it's size can hold a lot of hardware. Find yourself a sweet mini-ITX motherboard and this would be the ideal case for LAN parties.


 

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Anonymous

LOL, I love this case, but I love your "unfortunately the motherboard tray is NOT removeable" even more. Keep up the great work, love your reviews since years!

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Hello Rodney, your doing such great reviews on these products. Allways when i decide to buy a new chassis i look for wether its atleast a kickass+ product! :)

Anyways, for my question. Would it be possible with this chassis to install a H100i from Corsair ? :) Also, making a Side-Window - would that reduce ventilation by a lot or would it be only by a few degrees as you mentioned the sidepanel had ventilation.

Anonymous

Holy crap. Buying this case *right now*

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I wish the white version came with the mesh front panel like the black version. I love how the side ventilation lines up with a lot of video cards that have two or more intake fans. I almost want to build an mITX system for myself just to see how it would all come together.

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NOTE: One thing that could be improved on this case is the front ventilation. For example a front mesh panel, instead of the plastic one.

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Anonymous

The black version actually has a mesh-frontpanel.

Anonymous

Hi Rodney, thanks for reviewing this case, I am planning an itx gaming rig based off of this case and I am planning how to manage dust filtering the side and front panels.

A long 140mmx280mm dust filter should take care of the side, but I am curious about the front panel; is a 230mm case fan filter adequate to cover every one of the perforations on the front, or will I need to put two tall rectangular filters side by side? Thanks.

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A 230mm fan filter should be fine, just mount it on the inside.

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great looking case..

Anonymous

Hey guys/gals.

I´m just going to post a link here to a build in this case from the Swedish overclock community Sweclockers so you all can see a massive build in this small case. With water-cooling ofc ;)

(and i know that most of you don't know Swedish so here is a link from google translate.)

http://translate.google.se/translate?hl=sv&sl=sv&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sweclockers.com%2Fgalleri%2F9742-mitx-med-klos

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I've seen a lot of small custom built computers, but none as impressive as that! You took powerhouse in a box to a whole new level. Does it handle modern games well and generate much heat when playing them?

Anonymous

Well no not really, you can check this image for a better view about game performance and heat.
http://www.sweclockers.com/image/gallery/2012/07/19/Clock.jpg?t=original&k=08ec13b8

3dGameMan
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WOW... Very impressive build for sure.

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Nice build!

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Fantastic review and I agree with this case being 100% kickass! I love everything about this case and the fact it is so small. What kicks ass most about this case is the internal layout is so well organized and thought out.

Anonymous

Looks like a miniature Mac case.

3dGameMan
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Yea, it does and I actually wanted the black case for review, ahh well.

pirishboi
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Very nice review and demonstration of the versatility of the case. I've kept my eye on this case since first catching wind of it, and you've confirmed for me it is the way to go for an ITX gaming build!

PS
I wore my "motherboard is not removable" t-shirt when I was getting my new iPhone, and it cracked up the former IT guy who was helping me.

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LOL... I guess that my saying, "unfortunately, the motherboard is not removable" is well known.

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Unfortunately, the motherboard TRAY is not removable! :D

*Intel E8500 E0 *Asus P5Q-Pro *A Data Vitesta Extreme 800+ *Gigabyte HD6870-OC *WD640AAKS *Corsair vx450w

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In my opinion, this is the most complete and elaborate mITX case! LOVE IT!