BitFenix Prodigy M MATX

Don’t let the small size of the case fool you, there is lot of room for a build in this case. I plan on running a CPU and a GPU loop with a single 240mm radiator in pull configuration.

The case has perfect dimensions and internal space to install some decent cooling power.

I had no issues getting a radiator in this case. If you are planning on running a loop with a 240mm rad or a 240mm AIO, you will not be able to run two(2) GPUS in SLI/CrossFire. The rad and fans take up enough room on the top to block the second PCIe lane.

Even though the case has support for PSUs up to 160mm tall, I recommend using a SFF PSU to make sure that it does not take too much space. Also the small length of the SFF cables are perfect for this case.

Build details:

  • CPU – i5 3570K
  • CPU Block – EK Supremacy
  • GPU – PowerColor 7950
  • GPU Block – EK 7950 Block
  • Motherboard – Asus Z77M Pro
  • PSU – Silverstone 450W SFF
  • Waterpump – Swiftech MCP 35X
  • Pump top res combo – EK
  • Radiator – XSPC AX 240
  • Fans – AP 15s
  • Fittings – Primochill Ghost fittings
  • Tubing – 1/2″ OD rigid acrylic tubing from mcmaster.com

For those who want more storage from a little case, the HDD plate can come in really handy. You can mount three(3) SSDs, and two(2) HDDs on this panel (SSDs on one side, HDDs on the other). That alone will offer you a lot of storage. The plate is not a good idea if you want to show off your build, but there is still a lot of storage space in this case.

Installing a 3.5″ HDD is very easy, just slide in the included rubber grommets onto the drive mounting holes, and screw in your HDD. Easy and secure, you don’t have to fight with any brackets to get your HDDs in.

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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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