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SKYMTL November 7, 2012 07:57 PM

BitFenix Prodigy Mini ITX Case Review Comment Thread
 
BitFenix's Prodigy may only be large enough to fit an ITX motherboard but it targets the enthusiast community by offering enough internal space for multiple water cooling radiators and high end graphics cards. This is a unique case but is there enough to make it appealing for gamers and overclockers alike?

Read (and watch) more here: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...se-review.html

NyteOwl November 7, 2012 08:22 PM

Nice little case for an ITX build!

The way things are going these days though, they could find themselves sued by Apple! (well it does look like a shrunken Mac Pro workstation case)

enaberif November 7, 2012 08:32 PM

Meh would take a fractal node 304 over this mini apple case.

Mena November 7, 2012 09:18 PM

Hmmm....

Sorry but I must disagree with the reviewer on most of his points. In fact the ONLY thing I agree with is the awful power buttons placement. No matter what BF believes it is just a bad idea to put them there.

AkG November 7, 2012 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 669342)
Meh would take a fractal node 304 over this mini apple case.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mena (Post 669350)
Hmmm....

Sorry but I must disagree with the reviewer on most of his points. In fact the ONLY thing I agree with is the awful power buttons placement. No matter what BF believes it is just a bad idea to put them there.

I am actually planning on a 3770K (w/ Corsair 80i AIO) and was going to use this case for it. What makes you think the 304 is 'better'? Really would love to hear your thoughts guys. :)

Generic User #2 November 8, 2012 03:16 AM

I don't know about those guys, but alot of people complain about the relatively huge size of the case.

It seems only useful for a super-overclocked system with 2x240 rads. That's hardly the stereotypical image of a mITX system. Even with the large size, you don't get any extra 3.5" drives. On the HTPC front, the prodigy most definitely does NOT blend in with your set-top boxes (you can say the same about the 304, but it definitely wins in that comparison)

Mena November 8, 2012 03:54 AM

Why do people always call the dual 120mm rads 240? Very incorrect. They are called DUAL 120.

SKYMTL November 8, 2012 05:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Mena (Post 669369)
Why do people always call the dual 120mm rads 240? Very incorrect. They are called DUAL 120.

Because dual 120mm sounds like TWO single 120mm.

Liu Kang November 8, 2012 05:24 AM

I have owned dozens of cases, and the Prodigy is by far my favorite small form factor case to date, especially considering the price. I would take it over any Lian Li or Silverstone SFF case I've used to date (mind you, the new SG09 might change my mind).

My only complaint is the power supply -- it is EXTREMELY tight in there and difficult to work with. Otherwise, the case is simply awesome. I am running a Noctua D14 (which requires a very specific build sequence to fit, but no mods needed) and running 4.5GHz with no issues whatsoever.

While not as stable as your typical case, the complaints and speculation about the cases stability are unfounded (and generally propagated by those with no experience with the case). Mine is a LAN oriented rig, and it has been kicked, hit and bumped into without ever toppling over.

Pabz0r545 November 8, 2012 05:37 AM

You guys are so late on this review.


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