When we tested the Bitfenix Prodigy back in October 2012 we were very impressed. It turned out to be a great case for a mini-ITX motherboard. With the Prodigy M Bitfenix has taken the same shell and changed the internals so we now get to fit a M-ATX-motherboard in the same case. Does Bitfenix have another winner on their hands? Read on to find out.
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
|Colors (Int/Ext)||Black/Black, White/White|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||250 x 404 x 359mm|
|Motherboard Sizes||Micro ATX, Mini-ITX|
|5.25” Drive Bays||x 1 (removable)|
|3.5” Drive Bays||x 4 (2 + 2)|
|2.5” Drive Bays||x 5 (3 + 2)|
|Cooling Top||120mm x 2 (optional)|
|Cooling Bottom||120mm x 2 (1 included) or 200mm x 1(optional) or 230mm x 1 (optional)|
|Cooling Rear||120mm x 1 (included) or 140mm x 1 (optional)|
|PCI Slots||x 5|
|I/O||USB 3.0 x 2, HD Audio|
|Power Supply||PS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction)|
|Extras||FyberFlex™ Composite handles, SofTouch™ surface treatment, heat shield|
Even though this is a relatively small case we still can fit a lot of drives in it. It comes with two 120 mm fans but still has room for more fans including 2 fans at the top.
So what are the features that Bitfenix want to promote for the case?
Full MATX Compatibility
The case now supports both M-ATX as well as mini-ITX-motherboards even though it retains the same overall case.
You can use up to four 3.5″ or fives 2.5″ drives in the case.
Multiple Cooling Options
You can add up to five fans including a 240mm radiator in the case making sure it is cooled properly.
FyberFlex™ Composite Technology
The case uses the FyberFlex material that is both flexible but also very strong.
Performance - 7.6
Quality - 9
Value - 8.5
Features - 8.5
The Bitfenix Prodigy M is a great upgrade to the original Prodigy and offers a quality case for a great price with lots of cool features and good performance.