Thursday, September 23rd 2021

BitFenix Intros Prodigy M ARGB 2022 and Prodigy M 2022 Cases

BitFenix on Thursday released the latest updates to its iconic Prodigy M line of Micro-ATX cases. As their names suggest, the new Prodigy M ARGB 2022 and Prodigy M 2022 are differentiated by factory-fitted ARGB-illuminated fans with an included ARGB controller, on the Prodigy M ARGB 2022. What's common, is an all new modular rear-panel, which lets you mount either a rear exhaust fan, or a pair of vertical expansion slots, to better show your graphics card off. The layout also allows the PSU and drives to be arranged in different locations to make room for where you want your graphics card.

BitFenix has tested the new Prodigy M 2022 series to support high-end graphics cards such as the GeForce RTX 3090 and the Radeon RX 6900 XT, with the case offering clearance of up to 33.9 cm. With add-on cards in their conventional location, you get room for CPU coolers up to 19 cm in height. There are other feature-set touchups, such as reinforced handles, and a USB-C front-panel port, The overall dimensions of the case remain consistent with the Prodigy M series.
The slide-deck follows.

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17 Comments on BitFenix Intros Prodigy M ARGB 2022 and Prodigy M 2022 Cases

#1
Tardian
This is now will be the new HTPC case. My wife says thanks very much. :rolleyes:
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#3
Fouquin
"1th PCI-E"
"2th PCI-E"
"3th PCI-E"

Well their translation hasn't improved any. There's also some really wonky stuff going on with their thermal validation testing. When just the GPU is being stressed they have no problem showing off a 10900K sharing space with a 3090, but as soon as they transition to CPU+GPU torture testing they choose a 6700K at 4.4GHz? That's what, equivalent to a modern day i3? Not really inspiring any confidence in that data set.
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#4
InhaleOblivion
Looks good. I'm curious how much they will cost. M-ATX is about as small as my hands can take for any PC build.
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#5
sk8er
My original Prodigy ITX (2 black & 1 white) almost all the handles are broken lol, hoping this 22 version with strengthened would last much longer. I'm excited to get both black & white again for the sake of love xD
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#6
m2geek
LOL.

Imagine putting a 2-3 slot GPU in that case using the vertical mount, with it's glass/plastic side panel.

Hot doesn't begin to describe.
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#7
ShurikN
Ahhh yes, Scyth. My favorite cooler manufacturer :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
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#8
TheLostSwede
Fouquin"1th PCI-E"
"2th PCI-E"
"3th PCI-E"

Well their translation hasn't improved any. There's also some really wonky stuff going on with their thermal validation testing. When just the GPU is being stressed they have no problem showing off a 10900K sharing space with a 3090, but as soon as they transition to CPU+GPU torture testing they choose a 6700K at 4.4GHz? That's what, equivalent to a modern day i3? Not really inspiring any confidence in that data set.
Engrish is hard. Although I have seen native speakers make those types of mistakes as well.
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#9
Tardian
TheLostSwedeEngrish is hard. Although I have seen native speakers make those types of mistakes as well.
So is Persondarin?
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#10
Fujikoma
sk8erMy original Prodigy ITX (2 black & 1 white) almost all the handles are broken lol, hoping this 22 version with strengthen would last much longer. Im excited to get both black & white again for the sake of love xD
Had the same problem when I built my wife's system. BitFenix sent me a couple spares wrapped in bubblewrap that looked like they'd set in a grimey warehouse for years. I noticed that the white was a little off but the replacement has held up fairly well. I'm hoping these come out in different colours again. I have a couple of the larger versions in Black for future builds and a smaller, more colourful, one would work for my mom.
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#11
Valantar
Wow, that's a blast from the past. Still looks rather woefully dated by today's standard, but I do remember seriously considering one of these way back when I first started being intrigued by ITX.
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#12
sk8er
FujikomaHad the same problem when I built my wife's system. BitFenix sent me a couple spares wrapped in bubblewrap that looked like they'd set in a grimey warehouse for years. I noticed that the white was a little off but the replacement has held up fairly well. I'm hoping these come out in different colours again. I have a couple of the larger versions in Black for future builds and a smaller, more colourful, one would work for my mom.
Wish i could get the spares too but our local Bitfenix here doesn't provide that, went for Black Phenom M-ATX Nvidia GTX Edition, also loving it.
I think i'm going to do the same as you, built/upgrade for wife/mom as my excuses for building new rig, what a fantastic idea :D
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#13
bonehead123
well, this is an interesting refresh on the case I bought for my son's 1st rig so many moons ago... it was the orange model and served him well until he moved into more serious gaming and hotter, higher performing components & better cooling possibilities....

Nice to see them still in the game :)
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#14
owen10578
Way to miss the mark on their first product in ages...

Did they forget GPUs need air? Also that they more than doubled in heat output now?
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#15
Vayra86
ValantarWow, that's a blast from the past. Still looks rather woefully dated by today's standard, but I do remember seriously considering one of these way back when I first started being intrigued by ITX.
Yep :D Same.
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#16
Tardian
Small cases and big hands make for slow careful work. Not for the impatient.
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#17
lastcalaveras
This case never made sense to me as an ITX build when they first case out. Unfortunately my bosses at the computer store a worked at, bought too many and basically we had massive itx cases that no one was buying. Of course this was like 7 years ago and ITX builds were still trash.
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