Summary: Final thoughts for the Prodigy M MicroATX Case
To summarize my feeling on the newly tooled BitFenix Prodigy M is what a lot of the case building community is doing. They are listening and watching the builders and Modder’s as they modify the cases to fit their needs and to make the new designs to...
Pros: – Classically styled Look, – MicroATX motherboard compatible, – 5 PCI slots for dual double slotted video cards, – Newly designed handles and skids for extra strength, – Great for AllinOne water cooling., – Cassette SSD mounts on control panel, – Multiple placements of Hard drives all over the ca...
Cons: – Wire Management behind the motherboard tray is very slim, – Power extension cord could get into the way of plugging in the CPU power cable
BitFenix Prodigy M Colour Series Micro-ATX Chassis Review
21 July 2015
Conclusion: When I first reviewed the Prodigy M, I met it with mixed feelings. On one hand, I love the original Prodigy, it has a great layout for mini-ITX based systems, but the increased component size required for Micro-ATX, matched with an unchanged external size of the Prodigy, the Prodigy M struggled to...
Pros: Bright and colourful finish, Four colours to choose from, Optional side panel window
Summary: The Bitfenix Prodigy M review has taken over 2 months to review because I both love it and hate it at the same time. In my opinion, it’s an absolutely gorgeous small-form factor case for Micro-ATX builders looking at creating their own Steam Machine or Media PC.
Summary: The Prodigy was the first chassis from BitFenix that really made a big dent in the market. Since then, the manufacturer has offered various other cases based on the same frame. These include the Phenom M, Colossus M, and Prodigy M, all which offer mATX compatibility in the same compact body as the...
Pros: Cool color choices, Can hold fully sized ATX PSU, Portable thanks to the grips, 240 mm radiator support (even possibly for two 240 mm radiators!), Plenty of space for large tower coolers - up to 175 mm, Long GPUs of up to 310 mm in length will fit, Can hold dual-GPU rigs, mATX support, Two fans i...
Cons: ODD will block top 3.5" mounting possibility, PSU cable is a very tight fit if your power connector is facing the wrong way, Using the 2.5" drives on the side panel is near-impossible with a windowed side panel, PSU power adapter available for free, but only upon request, Close quarters result in...
Review Bitfenix Prodigy M Orange review by Foritain
23 February 2015
Excerpt: Loyal followers have in recent months a large number of ‘cube’ enclosures, or LAN party boxes, pass coming ranging from tight to hip to seriously ‘over the top’. Today I’m going back to a model which surely has been the source of a currently popular enclosures category: The BitFenix Prodigy.
Conclusion: When all is said and done, the Prodigy M comes in a number of colours, has plenty of accessories that can be purchased to help aid in its conquest to be aesthetically pleasing and it won’t break the bank. Can we really ask for much more in a case?
Pros: - Nice overall design,
– Comes in a variety of colours,
– Has plenty of separately purchasable accessories to help customize the look,
– Spacious inside,
– Plenty of configurations for fans and hard drives
Cons: - Doesn’t have a full-size ATX version,
– Cable management in this chassis is not the easiest
Conclusion: Beautiful design, great build quality, lots of options for users, but needs users to take their time for best results.When looking to build a mATX PC there are more and more case options coming on the market.
Summary: On the outside of this chassis, there is nothing to get really excited about. If placed next to the original Prodigy, unless you can get a view of the bottom or back of these cases, you will be hard pressed to tell them apart.
Summary: The BitFenix Prodigy M features a unique design and is well suited for a compact build for bringing to LAN parties or for hooking up to your entertainment center. It is designed with total flexibility in mind and has numerous cooling configurations that can be used.
Conclusion: At around £75 the Prodigy M is currently £15 more than the original Prodigy, it’s not especially cheap but given the component support list and the sleek looking design on the exterior it is in-line with the competition.
Pros: SLI / Crossfire support, 2 x 120mm fans included, mATX support, Looks like original Prodigy on exterior, Solid build quality
Cons: Difficult to work with, Airflow not ideal, Limited radiator support compared to original Prodigy