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Old July 31, 2012, 08:16 PM
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Got my prodigy case painting time:)
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Old July 31, 2012, 08:29 PM
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Old September 6, 2012, 09:34 AM
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Not that I mind getting out my Dremel, I have one gripe about the Prodigy.

My power supply is within the 160mm length restriction and I know the plate directly in front of the PSU has holes for mounting 2.5" drives.

However, because it is completely modular I has no chance at all of getting my cables plugged in, let alone routed to the pass through holes on the sides or top of the motherboard plate.

Why not make two holes within the confines of the 2.5" drive mounts (similar to the ones on either side of the mounting holes) to make more options possible.

It's a great case as is with excellent quality and bang for your buck but it frustrated me when it's touted as the most flexible mini-itx case ever and my PSU won't work without modification.
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Old September 6, 2012, 11:09 AM
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We got complaints about AX 850/750/650 not fitting. Fine. We bought one ourselves.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mpdc3obsqg11gcl/tD3m6m-dFJ
And end-user with a AX 650 -
BitFenix.com » Forums » Gaming Rig Showcase

AX Series fit. That being said, 160mm fully modular, semi modular, and non-modular PSU's will fit.


Any thoughts Xbournex on the above posters problem?
I know a few who use both the SS Strider and other such supplies so it would be interesting to note if there are issues or not.

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Old September 6, 2012, 02:57 PM
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After looking at the pictures of the AX series, I see part of the issue:

The female ports on the Strider stick out from the PSU ~4mm, thus the wires have that much less space to bend upwards/sideways.
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Old October 9, 2012, 09:11 PM
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Maybe it is just me, maybe its just because of the unbelievable string of bad luck I've had (though that is changing) but I've been waiting a while now for what should be a very cut and dry support issue on my case.

What I hate the most, is when I provide all the info. And then there is a black hole of zero response or even an acknowledgement of providing what was requested.

Hopefully Bitfenix gets back to me soon.

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Old October 10, 2012, 08:27 AM
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Taken from the post by the guy who built the system...

"The AX650 fits... just. I had to run my PCI-E cables out the right side to do it, and then mount the bracket to the back of the PSU prior to pushing it in. Then I had to force it in, and tighten the 4 screws bit by bit to inch it in. The bracket is bowed out about 1mm on the top after this.

On the plus side though, the gap between the PSU and the back of the case is a great place to store excess cable length.

Getting the video card in wasn't an issue, connecting the power cables was a colossal pain though :S "

So saying it fits is a bit misleading as he bowed the bracket doing it.


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I know a few who use both the SS Strider and other such supplies so it would be interesting to note if there are issues or not.

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Taken from the post by the guy who built the system...

"The AX650 fits... just. I had to run my PCI-E cables out the right side to do it, and then mount the bracket to the back of the PSU prior to pushing it in. Then I had to force it in, and tighten the 4 screws bit by bit to inch it in. The bracket is bowed out about 1mm on the top after this.

On the plus side though, the gap between the PSU and the back of the case is a great place to store excess cable length.

Getting the video card in wasn't an issue, connecting the power cables was a colossal pain though :S "

So saying it fits is a bit misleading as he bowed the bracket doing it.
Disagreed. Depending on where you place the modular cable, the bending will not occur. We have multiple 160mm PSU's in the office and none have this bowing issue.
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I wish BitFenix would make a nice little cube mATX case like the SG09 or Node 304
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Old October 12, 2012, 04:16 PM
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I just wish they would make the Prodigy mATX capable...and come out with the frickin PSU bracket they have been promising since its release....using smaller form factor PSUs in such sweet case is a royal PITA.
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