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Bitfenix Prodigy Arctic White Mini-ITX Gaming Case

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Posted August 15, 2012 by Vinny Petronio in Cases & PSU

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Price at time of Review: $79.99
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

USB 3.0, modular design, small footprint, mostly tool-less, maximum flexibility, optional 240mm radiator front and top, carry handles, washable filters, solid construction, tons of HDD and SDD options
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Short power connectors, power buttons on right side of case could cause problems for some, & only accommodates a standard sized power supply.
 
BOTTOM LINE:
If your looking for the perfect Mini-ITX Gaming case, or HTPC, the Prodigy from Bitfenix at just $79.99 is definitely worth considering.
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by Vinny Petronio
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Summary:

Visually the Prodigy chassis is extremely stunning, with its arctic white finish and smooth lines. I especially adore the look and feel of the SofTouch surface on the front bezel and Bitfenix FyberFlex™ Composite handles. Aesthetically, I really appreciated how the black Bitfenix logo and black bezel accentuates the white finish. The contrast gives it a very rich and exquisite look.

The build quality of the Prodigy chassis is outstanding, especially for this price point. It is more than I expected, as were all the included amenities. The case included pre-installed washable filters and great cable management. It has five toolless bays, and the option to add up to five 120mm fan positions. I also appreciated the option of a 240mm radiator at the front, offering you numerous cooling solutions.

I can’t forget to mention that the Prodigy has an abundance of storage solutions as well. The modular HD cages are appreciated, but, with SSD’s becoming more and more the “norm,” it was really nice to see options for SSD drives. The ability to add up to five hard drives throughout the case with the cages removed is an awesome feature as well. Overall I feel Bitfenix has surpassed our expectations in this regard. Also, just to give you a taste of the other option, click on the thumbnail below and take a look at the Prodigy in black. It’s simply beautiful.

Let me sum it up by saying overall the Prodigy has exceeded all my expectations, with the solid build quality and the wealth of features that have been implemented throughout the chassis. If I was going to change anything, and this is really nitpicking, it would be that turning the hard drive cages to face the right side door would leave you in an awkward position with the motherboard cables attached. This could present a problem, so extra-long cables would have been a good idea. Of course, this is easily solved by picking up some extensions.

The Bitfenix Prodigy gives you ample room for the extra-large video cards, and although you give up the top HD cage to accomplish this, the options are there to install them elsewhere throughout the case so you’re not really losing in that respect. At a price point of only $79.99 this is a chassis that’s really hard to beat. If you’re in the market for a high-end Mini-ITX case that’s rich with features, I think you will definitely want to consider the BitFenix Prodigy for your next small-gaming rig or HTPC build.

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One Comment


  1.  
    TeeBlack

    i want one!





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