BitFenix Prodigy M Review

Modding without Modding

BitFenix Prodigy M Review

Modding without Modding.

If you're into modding, and it's fair to say that here at OC3D we most definitely are, then you'll be familiar with the feeling of looking at a case and thinking "I wonder..."  It was in taking the case apart for the "stripped" section of the review that we got to thinking as most people sit their PCs on the desk to the right of them (We guess because the majority of people are right handed) how easy it would be to create a Prodigy that didn't have the inverted motherboard layout, and therefore had the motherboard on the right hand side of the case, thus lending itself to a case window that could be viewed when sitting to the left side of the case.  With us so far?

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It's actually pretty simple to do mainly because the feet are exactly the same as the top handle sections, however it isn't just as simple as turning the case upside down.  We also swapped the side panel that has the I/O over so that it would be facing us, if you chose to you could put this back to the other side.  The final step was to carefully remove the BitFenix logo sticker and replace it in the same position but the correct way up.  The side panel is now just gagging to have a window cut into it to show off all the shiny things inside

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If we were to take this mod further we would definitely want to fabricate a mesh panel for the roof as obviously the new roof is what was the old floor of the case and so looks a little untidy, but you get the idea that even in simple terms the BitFenix Prodigy is still a very modable case.  

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Most Recent Comments

21-10-2013, 06:07:13

It's a shame that all they did was take the itx version and copy what the modders have been doing.

The case is a bit cramped for M-ATX, with the itx version you have plenty of room for decent water cooling and good airflow. You were also not restricted on the length of the GPU either.

I think Bitfenix could of put more effort in and made the case slightly bigger for the M-ATX version. Either that or just stick to the itx design but make the case wider so you can fit a M-ATX board in the way you fitted the itx one in the original Prodigy.

It's not a bad case and does the job, but I can't help thinking it could have been much better.Quote

21-10-2013, 06:11:05

Exactly. There's too much compromise for my liking.

Surprised it got a Gold Award if I'm honest, but it was still a good read Quote

21-10-2013, 07:56:39

This just makes me want to work on a M-ATX machine for myself even more now. The others are right though, there does seem to be too much of a compromise, I'd rather go for the Bitfenix phenom .Quote

21-10-2013, 08:01:57

Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
This just makes me want to work on a M-ATX machine for myself even more now. The others are right though, there does seem to be too much of a compromise, I'd rather go for the Bitfenix phenom .
Only the outside is different.Quote

21-10-2013, 08:16:27

Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Only the outside is different.
Just a question btw, I've noticed that the Phenom (mITX) has the exact same inside, including the 5.25" bay... Except the front panel is completely clean?

Think I'm going for an mITX Phenom in white. Maybe slap a white Prodigy windowed panel on there, cause there's no windowed Phenom available...Quote

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