Thursday, May 24th 2012

BitFenix Unleashes Prodigy

Today, BitFenix is proud to launch its latest creation - Prodigy. The first mini-ITX chassis designed with enthusiasts in mind, Prodigy is set to turn the mini-ITX chassis market on its head. With support for long graphics cards, tower coolers, and even watercooling radiators, Prodigy offers unparalleled flexibility in a compact Mini-ITX form factor.

"The wave of enthusiast class mini-ITX motherboards is upon us, and with Prodigy, users finally have a case to match," says BitFenix Product Manager David Jarlestedt. "No longer will users have to choose between compact size and blazing performance. With Prodigy, mini-ITX users can finally have it all."


Prodigy - Small Case, Big Ideas
Designed by BitFenix from the ground up, Prodigy embodies everything BitFenix - robust functionality, revolutionary new materials, and timeless design. The subtle curves and clean lines on the outside speak the same BitFenix design language that has catapulted BitFenix into the hearts of enthusiasts everywhere. The chassis is suspended by two handles on the top and bottom that are crafted with BitFenix FyberFlex Composite - a revolutionary new material that is very flexible yet offers incredible strength. These handles, coated in our SofTouch Surface Treatment, are not only a convenient way to carry Prodigy, but are also an extra level of shock protection during transport. Two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports are provided on the outside for fast file transfers, while the brushed aluminum BitFenix logo on the front ties the entire design together. Available in Midnight Black or Arctic White, Prodigy is not just a PC case, but a work of art.

Sliding off the side panel reveals the Prodigy's true talents. The modular BitFenix FlexCage houses up to five 3.5" HDDs or 2.5" SSDs, making Prodigy an ideal candidate for a home server, HTPC or NAS. Remove the middle portion of the FlexCage, and Prodigy can accommodate long graphics cards up to 320 mm in length, making it ideal for a pint-sized gaming powerhouse. Need even more power? Remove FlexCage and the ODD bay all together to make room for a thick 240 mm water cooling radiator. Prodigy accommodates standard ATX power supplies, and a specially designed side SSD mounting bracket that enables users to install up to five SSDs, even with the FlexCage completely removed! Featuring multiple installation options, Prodigy is the most flexible mini-ITX chassis on the market, bar none.

Of course, no one wants to spend time wrestling with their system, which is why Prodigy comes with a bunch of DIY-friendly features. The uniquely positioned motherboard tray makes it possible to install tall CPU coolers, and filtered fan intakes keep the insides looking as good as the outside. Tool-free drive locking mechanisms make installation a breeze, while rolled-edge cable pass-throughs help protect your cables from damage.

Pricing and Availability
BitFenix Prodigy carries an MSRP of 69€ in the EU, $79 in North America, and will be available on store shelves in early June.

For more information on Prodigy, go to: www.bitfenix.com
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47 Comments on BitFenix Unleashes Prodigy

#1
sc
I wish this was micro-ATX and made from aluminum like a Lian Li...
Anyway, I remember I seen a engineering sample a few months ago and the "feet" are made from a rubbery material and it is big enough for a Corsair H100 on top.
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#3
Delta6326
Now this is a nice looking case. I want one.
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#4
stupido
I always wanted to build ITX machine, but was waiting for a case to grab my attention... so there it is.. :cool:
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#5
DannibusX
Next week NZXT is launching CompuServe.
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#6
random
I like the external looks of alot of BitFenix cases, this one doesn't disappoint either.
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#7
Dimi
Oh man, i was thinking about getting a Fractal Design Arc Mini for a mAtx build with a H100 but i might go mitx with an H100 and use this case!

This case
Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe
Intel 3770K
Corsair H100
Asus GTX 670 CU II Top

Drool!
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#8
Delta6326
by: Dimi
Oh man, i was thinking about getting a Fractal Design Arc Mini for a mAtx build with a H100 but i might go mitx with an H100 and use this case!

This case
Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe
Intel 3770K
Corsair H100
Asus GTX 670 CU II Top

Drool!
That is literally the same build I was looking at...:eek:
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#9
Dimi
by: Delta6326
That is literally the same build I was looking at...:eek:
Haha nice!

Yeah i'm certainly going to consider this setup. At the moment i have a Lian Li V1010B which is an EATX case but i want to go with a smaller size pc but don't wanne give in on performance.

This might be the perfect candidate for the job!
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#10
Delta6326
by: Dimi
Haha nice!

Yeah i'm certainly going to consider this setup. At the moment i have a Lian Li V1010B which is an EATX case but i want to go with a smaller size pc but don't wanne give in on performance.

This might be the perfect candidate for the job!
This is what I had picked out.

Now only if I could shave $500 off this lol :D Will have to wait for some price cuts for me.

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#11
Dimi
Hmm isn't a Corsair AX650 less expensive?
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#12
Delta6326
by: Dimi
Hmm isn't a Corsair AX650 less expensive?
Yes, but then you can't use the Silverstone short cables they really help make a case look clean and it helps air flow for these small cases.
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#13
Dimi
I don't think you need to change the fans either, maybe for the H100
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#14
Delta6326
by: Dimi
I don't think you need to change the fans either, maybe for the H100
Thats true, will have to wait and see what reviews say. If they have good enough fans than I would keep the stock ones.
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#15
PopcornMachine
Delta6326,

Good looking build, but I would save some money and go with 2600K or 2500K.

I guess you are planning on removing the optical drive bay since there's not one one on your list, and you're going to mount the H100 up top.

A lot of games require their media in the drive to run. How does one get around that?
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#16
Dimi
I don't have any games that require media, i don't buy games on dvd. I only buy games on steam & origin. My steam & origin folder is like 406 gb lol.
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#17
Dippyskoodlez
by: PopcornMachine


A lot of games require their media in the drive to run. How does one get around that?
You still have CD's? :wtf:

I seriously haven't used a CD for years. Haven't missed it since :toast: MBA doesn't have a cdrom, I took the cdrom out of my Sager, mailed it home. With steam, why do they even sell games on dvd anymore? Actually, where would you buy such games these days? :o
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#18
Delta6326
I will be using Steam.

But if I do need to use a DVD for something I will use a external drive.

When/if I get this it won't be till later this year as I'm waiting for a specific games, pCars and Borderlands 2.
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#19
Aevum
by: TheLostSwede
Yeah, except it's not made from aluminium and the handles are actually flexible, not solid bits of metal... Sure, it looks a bit like an Apple design, but if they can sue for this... then we might as well just stop the world and go back to the dark ages.
plus, Lian Li design predates apple. :pimp:
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#21
Dippyskoodlez
by: Aevum
plus, Lian Li design predates apple. :pimp:
wut?
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#22
Delta6326
Just wanted to update and say for anyone doing this case that the PSU need to be 160mm(6.29") or shorter as their is only a max of 180mm(7.08") for the psu + cables coming out..
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