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BitFenix Prodigy M: High Quality In A Small Size

When looking to build a mATX PC there are more and more case options coming on the market.  BitFenix has a lot of choices for mATX and Mini-ITX cases and the Prodigy M is the big brother to the Prodigy case that is for Mini-ITX.  The BitFenix Prodigy M is one of the more popular mATX cases on the market now and  after testing we found out why that is.  The case is a bit unique with the power supply being relocated to the front of the case while using an extension to allow the power cord to plug into the rear of the case.  This design allows for more open space around the motherboard and components when everything is installed.  The downside we found was that depending on the size of the power supply used there can be interference with installed GPUs or longer add-in cards.



Type: MicroATX Mini Tower

Color: Midnight BlackCase

Material: Steel / PlasticWith

Power Supply: No

Power Supply Mounted: Bottom

Motherboard Compatibility: Micro ATX, Mini-ITX

Cooling: 2x 120mm Fans

Front Ports: USB 3.0 / Audio

Dimensions: 250 x 404 x 359mm


External 5.25″ Driver Bays:1

Internal 3.5″ Drive Bays: 4

Internal 2.5″ Drive Bays: 5

Expansion Slots: 5


Cooling Top: 120mm x 2 (optional)

Cooling Bottom: 120mm x 2 (1 included) or 200mm x 1(optional) or 230mm x 1 (optional)

Cooling Rear: 120mm x 1 (included) or 140mm x 1 (optional)

FyberFlex handles, SofTouch surface treatment, heat shield

The next page will cover Packaging and Case Design