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Bitfenix Prodigy M micro-ATX case

Closer look at the BitFenix Prodigy M – External

From the outside there is not much that separates the Prodigy M from the Prodigy. It is available in both white and black and we got the black version for this review. The case is made in steel and plastic. The handles at the top and the stand in the bottom is made of something Bitfenix calls “FyberFlex composite” and what it basically is flexible plastic that flexes a bit when you grab the handles and lift the case up. It does not feel like it is going to break but it takes a bit getting used to. The stand in the bottom helps getting the case up from the ground offering a lot of space for air to circulate. In addition to this the case itself uses the “sofTouch” coating meaning it has a matt finish with a soft touch that does not attract a lot of fingerprints.

The case is quite stylish. Since the surface is treated with the SofTouch material it isn’t shiny and does not attract a lot of fingerprints. In the front we find a mesh that allows air to be sucked in. Bitfenix still offers the support for 5.25″-drives. In the bottom there is holes that can be used when screwing on hard drives to the bottom of the case. It is also here we find the hole for the power supply as we as see a power cable sticking out. As you might deduce Bitfenix has come up with an interesting placement of the power supply, something we will talk about in a second.

The top has a filter that covers two spots for 120 mm fans or, if you use a slim one, a 240 mm radiator.

In the bottom you see holes that can be used to fasten a hard drive to the bottom of the case. There is also a big hole for the PSU where the PSU will blow out air. Since hot air is coming out from the bottom it means there is a risk that it is sucked in again. To help prevent this Bitfenix includes a heat shield that can be fastened at the bottom.

On the right side we find the on/off- and reset-buttons as well as usb 3.0 and audio-ports.

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 Materials Steel, Plastic 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…

Review Overview

Performance - 7.6
Quality - 9
Value - 8.5
Features - 8.5

8.4

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.

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