BitFenix Prodigy M MATX

I dont think that the above case needs any introduction, other than the fact that what you see is the Prodigy M. Whats the M for? Well, after listening to the community, and seeing all the awesome mods done to this case, BitFenix decided to change the inside of the case to accommodate a micro ATX motherboard. Given the size of the case, it makes for a perfect mATX case. The outside of the case is exactly like the original Prodigy, and has the same quality and finish to it. For a case this size, it comes with a lot of features, and build possibilities. The folks at BitFenix include two(2) X 120mm fans with the case, one installed in the bottom, and the other in the rear. The case has support for up to four(4) x 3.5″ HDDs, or five(5) x 2.5″ SSDs. Just like the original Prodigy, there is a single spot for an optical drive, or a 5.25″ bay device. The case supports micro ATX or mini ITX motherboards, comes with five(5) PCI expansion slots, and two(2) USB 3.0 headers. With a retail price of $99.99, the Prodigy M is slightly on the pricey end of the micro ATX cases, but I do see lot of people buying this case given the popularity of the original Prodigy.

Specifications:

  • Materials: Steel, Plastic
  • Colors (Int/Ext): Black/Black, White/White
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 250 x 404 x 359mm (9.8in x 15.9in x 14.1in)
  • Motherboard Sizes: Micro ATX, Mini-ITX
  • 5.25” Drive Bays: x 1 (removable)
  • 3.5” Drive Bays: x 4 (2 + 2)
  • 2.5” Drive Bays: x 5 (3 + 2)
  • 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)
  • PCI Slots: x 5
  • I/O: USB 3.0 x 2, HD Audio
  • Power Supply: PS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction)
  • Extras; FyberFlex™ Composite handles, SofTouch™ surface treatment, heat shield

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11 thoughts on “BitFenix Prodigy M MATX

  1. Great review Jesse. It’ll be interesting to see some people with SLI/Crossfire setups in these. Out of curiosity, if running dual GPU’s can you fit a single 120mm rad in the top?

  2. Great review Jesse. It’ll be interesting to see some people with SLI/Crossfire setups in these. Out of curiosity, if running dual GPU’s can you fit a single 120mm rad in the top?

     
    If running dual GPUs and assuming something bigger than a 660, than no. That will not work. The only place where you will be able to mount a 120 or a 140 is the back and or the bottom of the case. 
     
    Technically speaking the case has enough space to allow you to mount 2 240 rads (one top, one bottom), and to do that, make sure your dremel is ready. 

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    Technically speaking the case has enough space to allow you to mount 2 240 rads (one top, one bottom), and to do that, make sure your dremel is ready. 

     
    Well that’s what we do around here isn’t it ;)
     
    Thanks for the quick reply.

  4. Solid review.  No matter if you loved or hated the original Prodigy I think this will be another hugely successful case.  BitFenix seems to have made sensible case decisions and they do a ton of colors and accessories for this line.

  5. Great review Jesse.
     
    So to understand this correctly…….
    The PSU sits upright with it’s intake to the front of the case, expelling it’s hot exhaust out the bottom?
    Did the 240 Rad fit tightly against the top (no air gaps around the Rad?)

  6. After reading Greg’s comment, I think I understand what the heat shield is for on the bottom. Didn’t click at first.

    Nice review Jesse, looks like a nice little case (now maybe people won’t complain about how it’s “not sff” since now it’s NOT :P)

  7. Great review Jesse.
     
    So to understand this correctly…….
    The PSU sits upright with it’s intake to the front of the case, expelling it’s hot exhaust out the bottom?
    Did the 240 Rad fit tightly against the top (no air gaps around the Rad?)

     
    Yes you understand correct my friend, and as Mos already mentioned, the main reason they included the heat shield to make sure ppl don’t loose their HDDs. 
     
    The Rad fits in nice and snug (as there only 120mm fan mounts on the top). I don’t use gaskets so no matter what there always will be some air gaps.

  8. I’m really into the smaller cases right now. So much can be said for a well built mATX/ITX set up. I am planning a personal build in 2014 and I will keep this little guy in mind! I can’t wait to see what the community does to this case. i’m sure it will be great success!

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