Excerpt: Though it took a long time to gain any momentum, the Mini ITX form factor seems to be gaining popularity. This is in part due to the integration of various components such as memory controller, Northbridge, and GPU onto the CPU die. Today’s CPUs come with a decent GPU on-die that functions well if you simply need a small system that can handle basic workloads. Good looking? It’s like a fat man sat on a Apple Mac Pro!
Pros: Plenty of room for storage, Spacious interior, Easy installation, Very good construction, Good looking, Price, Modular design
Cons: Hard drive cage may have clearance issue with some video card, Power on/off and front ports are located on the side panel.
Summary: 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.
Summary: BitFenix is one of the companies always willing to try new - bold things, the Prodigy is no exception. From side panels with embedded lighting to surface treatment or use of flexible materials, the company keeps pushing small new elements out the door. The Prodigy is their first Mini-ITX chassis and it manages to combine a rare set of attributes.
Pros: Great price!, Compact size, 240 mm radiator support + possibly even 2x 240 mm!, Plenty of space for large tower coolers - up to 175 mm, Long GPUs will fit - up to 310 mm, FyberFlex carrying handles for easy transport, Can hold loads of HDDs, Available in black or white, with colored versions in the mix, Dust filter on all intake fans, Two retail BitFenix Spectre fans included, USB 3.0 cable with additional USB 2.0 leads, SofTouch surface, Two HDD cages and removable O...
Cons: Not enough screws, FyberFlex makes the case wobble a bit, No feet on the underside, Tight PSU bay, Not the most compact Mini-ITX chassis out there
BitFenix Prodigy Review: The Affordable Performable Mini-ITX
1 June 2012
Conclusion: While my experiences with the BitFenix Prodigy weren't universally positive, they were pretty close. The Prodigy is a pretty auspicious design for BitFenix; their previous cases were generally stellar, but this is a remarkably unique design. It may not be aluminum like Lian Li's mini-ITX enclosures, but its internal design is in many ways light years ahead of what they're doing.
Excerpt: Today we are looking at a case designed for the smallest breed of motherboard, the mini-ITX, which was developed back in 2001. These are slightly smaller than Micro-ATX and their key feature is their low power consumption, making them ideal for Home Entertainment systems.
Excerpt: A few months back OC3D got its first look of the Prodigy in a hotel lobby, many people wonder why the hell some one would be so interested in a PC case but hey they just don't understand our obsession do they! Continuing on with this obsession the Prodigy arrived less than 90 minutes ago, the video has been shot and is currently rendering as I type this all so we can get the review up on NDA day.
Summary: Wenn wir das Wichtigste am Bitfenix Prodigy in einem Wort beschreiben müssten, dann wäre das definitiv "flexibel". Kein anderes Gehäuse hat sich in unseren Händen bisher so vielseitig gezeigt wie das kleine Schwarze. Ein Blick über den Tellerrand zeigt, dass diese Flexibilität bei den Käufern gut ankommt, denn die Individualisierung fällt mit diesem Gehäuse besonders leicht.
Pros: Een zeer leuke en mooie case om mee te werken!, Nog meerdere opties voor modding etc. die ik zeker in de toekomst zal aanschaffen., Zeker een aanrader !
Cons: Als je tegen de bureau bots of ook maar beweegt heeft de case te neiging te gaan schommelen.Dit is niks ernstig en is te voorkomen door een stukje tapijt onder de poten van de case te leggen om de schokken op te vangen.