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BitFenix Prodigy Midnight Black Steel / Plastic Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

  • Steel / Plastic Mini-ITX Tower
  • USB 3.0 x 2, HD Audio Front Ports
  • 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 3 + 2 modular Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Meticulously crafted and beautifully engineered, Prodigy redefines the Mini-ITX chassis. The compact housing is suspended by handles made with BitFenix FyberFlex™ Composite for easy portability and maximum shock absorption. On the inside, our modular FlexCage™ gives you the flexibility to install up to five 3.5" hard disks or 2.5" SSDs, or remove it entirely to fit up to 240mm watercooling radiators and long graphics cards. For added flexibility, additional SSD locations are also included, and a choice of Midnight Black or Arctic White with interchangeable front facades mean Prodigy will suit your individual style. With tool-free convenience, two USB 3.0 ports, filtered intakes, and proprietary BitFenix SofTouch™ Surface Treatment, Prodigy is the compact case with no compromises.

Highlights
Beautifully Compact

Beautifully Compact

With its subtle curves and clean lines, Prodigy is distinctly BitFenix. The compact mini-ITX body is suspended by two elegantly crafted handles that give Prodigy a solid yet modern look that makes it a perfect addition to any environment.

Unmatched Flexibility

Unmatched Flexibility

Despite its small stature, Prodigy is engineered for maximum flexibility. Remove the top HDD cage to fit long graphics cards up to 320mm in length. Bolt a 240mm water cooling radiator in the top, or if the build demands it, remove the entire HDD cage and put the 240mm radiator in the front, while still being able to install up to five 2.5" drives. With multiple installation options, Prodigy is a small case that truly does it all.

FyberFlex™ Composite Technology

FyberFlex™ Composite Technology

Both the top and bottom handles of Prodigy are made from BitFenix FyberFlex™ Composite - a revolutionary material that is not only flexible, but incredibly strong. Fastened on both the top and bottom of the chassis, these handles are a convenient way to carry Prodigy, while providing added shock absorption during transport.

Maximum Storage Potential

Maximum Storage Potential

With the ability to install up to five 3.5" HDDs or nine 2.5" SSDs, Prodigy provides loads of storage options. Set it up as a high octane portable gaming rig, an attractive home server, or a full on NAS. With Prodigy, the possibilities are nearly limitless.

Choose Your Own Style

Choose Your Own Style

Your computing environment is your own space, which is why everything in it should be uniquely you. Prodigy comes in both Midnight Black and Arctic White, making it a perfect fit just about anywhere.

Ready for DIY

Ready for DIY

To get you up and running in the shortest possible time, Prodigy is loaded with DIY-friendly features. The unique motherboard tray makes it easy to fit tall CPU coolers, and filtered fan intakes keep the interior and system looking superb. Finally, the Prodigy's tool-free drive locking mechanisms make installing HDDs an incredibly simple affair, while cable management features keep your internals neat and tidy.

High-Speed USB 3.0 Connectivity

High-Speed USB 3.0 Connectivity

Got large files you need to transfer? No problem. Equipped with two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, Prodigy allows you to transfer files ten times faster than with USB 2.0.

BitFenix Quality

BitFenix Quality

As a BitFenix chassis, Prodigy comes with all the extra touches fans have come to expect from BitFenix. Our FyberFlex handles are coated with none other than BitFenix SofTouch™ surface treatment, while the luxuriously coated interior and rolled-edge cable pass-throughs exude a premium feel.

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Model

Brand
BitFenix
Series
Prodigy
Model
BFC-PRO-300-KKXSK-RP

Spec

Type
Mini-ITX Tower
Color
Midnight Black
Case Material
Steel / Plastic
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Bottom
Motherboard Compatibility
Mini-ITX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
1
External 3.5" Drive Bays
No
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
3 + 2 modular
Internal 2.5" Drive Bays
9 (5 + 2 + 1 + 1)
Expansion Slots
2

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB 3.0 x 2, HD Audio

Cooling System

80mm Fans
No
120mm Fans
1 x 120mm Front Fan
1 x 120mm Rear Fan
Side Air duct
No

Physical Spec

Dimensions
9.84" x 15.91" x 14.13"

Features

Features
Beautifully Compact

Unmatched Flexibility

FyberFlex Composite Technology

Maximum Storage Potential

Choose Your Own Style

Ready for DIY

High-Speed USB 3.0 Connectivity

BitFenix Quality

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Ming S.
  • 9/10/2014 4:39:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsnice case

Pros: perfect for mitx build. enough space to work for big fingers. water cooling support. nice and clean design. no problem to fit a high end graphic card.

Cons: cheap plastic handle on the top.

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  • John W.
  • 9/9/2014 8:46:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCustom Design

Pros: This case is well designed. Just about any configuration needed this delivers. Take time to research and purchase the right hardware and you will rejoice.

Cons: Not really any to mention. Like I said, custom.

Other Thoughts: A great build experience for anyone!

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  • patrick b.
  • 8/1/2014 5:35:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGeat case!!

Pros: This case is amazing it has allot of different ways to arrange your set up.. i love that everything is removable and can be moved around. i like the adding of filters to help keep the case dust free. gave it 5 eggs because it needs it.

Cons: the cable management is very tight.. to much cord for the usb 3.0. i feel like i could do with much less. not enough to drop a egg

Other Thoughts: looks epic with a 200mm blue led fan since the hdd and power led are blue.

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  • Andrew E.
  • 7/18/2014 7:40:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case

Pros: Side panels and main body construction are SOLID. When you take the side panels off, rock solid.
Spots for 5 120mm fans (some screw up things, look below for details)
Room for 5 3.5 inch hard drives, and a 6th if you use the the 5.25" bay.
Plenty of room for activites

Cons: The "legs" and "handles" aren't as sturdy as the rest of the case is. I would have much preferred some aluminum running through them for strength, but that increases the price.
Here's the fan issue. So you CAN fit 5 120mm fans, 2 in the front, 2 on the top, and 1 in the back. BUT, if you have 2 120mm (or 140mm), it renders the 5.25" bay useless. Not like you can't put anything in there useless, but you have to take the entire cage out. and if you take the cage out, then the removeable HDD cage isn't supported, and just rattles about, which was unacceptable. Unless you have a mill, and wanted to mill out a channel in the front for the top fan, then you can't. I just used a spare 200mm fan, which fits just fine with everything in place.

Other Thoughts: I'm using this as a server build, so I needed all of the hard drive bays. The above mentioned fan issue was annoying, easy to fix, and should have been noted.
Other than that, rock solid case. Not only does it look nice, it fits everything. The LED's on the side for power and activity are bright blue. I would have preferred a soft red. When I mean bright, I mean BRIGHT. If you have this where all your lights will be off like your bedroom or movie room, just unplug the the LED's off the header, or throw in a resistor to dim them.

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  • Bradley G.
  • 7/10/2014 12:05:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Design, but big for Mini-ITX

Pros: Great-looking design.
Great airflow - allows for a 23 cm fan in front.
Really easy to work in this case, there is plenty of space and the PSU wiring is especially elegent.
High quality, sturdy case.
Allows for a huge video card without restricting airflow.
"Rubbery" handles make transport more convenient. They are very sturdy, but it might tip more easily than others. If you're on a boat in a storm, for example.

Cons: Awfully big case for Mini ITX form factor. I still like it because it is so easy to work on and allows for different cooling options, so I feel like I have a really sturdy, durable rig, but doesn't allow for the most powerful processors.

Other Thoughts: I would highly recommend this line of cases if aesthetics, affordability, expandability, and cooling are important to you, but I would consider their newer models that come in more colors and allow for Micro-ATX motherboards. This is the easiest Mini-ITX build I can imagine, but I'd guess if you want to use Mini-ITX you'd also want a smaller case.

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  • Kuljeet G.
  • 7/8/2014 2:01:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible Company

Pros: Case looks nice and has good airflow.

Cons: Terrible customer service.

Other Thoughts: The Prodigy is supposed to come with 5 drive trays to fill the 5 bays. Mine only came with three. I opened a customer service ticket with Bitfenix. They don't respond in a timely manner, but I finally got them to ship out the missing parts a month later.

They shipped out three drive trays, but they marked on the box that the value of these cheap pieces of plastic as $120. Canada Customs charged $25 in import duties because of this. Unfortunately, I was out of town when they came in, and another member of my household paid it. I would have just refused and returned to sender.

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  • KENNETH U.
  • 5/22/2014 1:59:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsGreat case...

Pros: The case itself is very sturdy. Layout is unique and well thought out. Fans it came with move a decent amount and are silent. Moved the front 120mm fan to the top and installed BitFenix's 230mm Spectre pro fan in it's place. That fan is incredible as well. Moves a ton of air and is also silent.

I love the look of the case, it's beautifully designed. A bit larger than I expected, but not huge. I only have 2 complaints about this case...

Cons: The case I received has a crack about an inch long on the front edge of the bottom "foot" section. I contacted BitFenix support 5/8/14 and started a support ticket. I am trying to avoid having to RMA the case back to newegg. The automated response from them said I would hear from a support rep within 48 hrs. Five days later I got a response asking for info I had already given them. Another 5 days with no response so I logged in and asked them to respond. Got an email saying:

"A support staff has responded to your ticket #76xxxx with a reply.

We hope this response has sufficiently answered your questions. If not, please do not open another ticket. If needed, a representative will follow-up with you as soon as possible."

Logged in and there was NO reply or resolution.

Other Thoughts: The broken foot issue is apparently a pretty common issue with these cases. If it wasn't for the broken foot, I would be 100% satisfied with this case. However, due to BitFenix apparent lack of concern for customer satisfaction, I am not a happy (BitFenix) customer. Newegg is awesome as always!

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  • Jason W.
  • 5/21/2014 12:30:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsCould have been a good experience.

Pros: Nice looking case that is spacious and has thoughtful layout options. The fact that it is relatively small while supporting major components is definitely a plus. I really enjoyed the features this case has to offer.

Cons: Everything about the customer support system as BitFenix really dropped the ball on this one. The flexible plastic "feet" clip into the bottom of the case and are secured at the corners with screws. My case came with one of the corner tabs damaged which means that part of the plastic will bow out with the pressure the weight of the case places on it. This makes it a bit of a pain to close. With routine use it gave out which is why I contacted BitFenix customer support on 29 Jan 2014 to get help. I continue to receive the run-around with them and the issue remains unresolved (That's right kids, almost 4 months!) I have called and emailed to no avail and even posted a negative review on their Facebook page trying to get them to hold true to their warranty. Each time they respond back with something like "Apologies for the delay in response. Can you please reupload the invoice?" to which I dutifully resend the information they should already have. This is the only response I get until I stop and inconvenience them from counting my money with another follow-up on status. Until they get their heads in the game, I will no longer do business with them.

Other Thoughts: As a software engineer I work with a multitude of vendors and have never had such blatant and repeated disregard for customer service. If you like the looks of this case, by all means buy it. The overall build quality is good but I pray that your case does not have any defects, because there is no hope of fixing it.

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  • Jessica M.
  • 5/20/2014 2:48:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat case

Pros: Sexy case

Cons: Warped hard drive case but easily fixable

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  • Craig P.
  • 5/12/2014 10:04:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFollow up more than 1 month in

Pros: For those that question the durability of the handles, I've got my case loaded with 5 3.5" drives, 2.5" SSD in the side panel, ITX mobo with stock Intel cooler, 430w non-modular PSU, 4 120mm fans and 1 140mm fan. My case sits in a narrow cabinet low to the ground. In my ongoing quest to organize my cables (built custom fit SATA power for the 5 drives, custom fan power/PWM splitter cable, front power/reset/LED bank) I've lifted this thing in and out of the cabinet a great number of times by the handles, including having the case tipped forwards or backwards. These suckers are pretty durable. Long term can't say how they will last as various plastics can break down depending on the environment they're in, but for now I'm quite confident in them.

Cons: Stock 120mm fans, while they seemed to be decent, were only 3-pin connectors. Since my mobo only had 2 fan pinheaders on it I opted to replace the stock fans with PWM replacements and appropriate PWM power/control. I've been a fan of the Cougar Vortex CF-V1xHP fans and have them in there now. Note the isolating mounts that come with the Cougar fans work great in this case, other mounts that stick out on the non-fan side can cause fitment problems of the front and top grilles. Still hanging on to the original fans in case I have a need for something non-PWM in the future.

Support did get back to me regarding supporting the upper (3-drive) FlexCage with removal of the 5.25" tray in order to allow more/larger fans in the front. In short, they don't offer any options. Remove the upper tray and the top 3 drives aren't supported from falling over. My solution was to rotate the 5.25" tray 180°. The plastic rails for the FlexCage can be rotated back to the normal position. I think drilled 4 holes next to the original mounting holes for the 5.25" cage probably about 1cm back. Unfortunately they're not countersunk like the original holes but this has worked to allow me 2 120mm fans in the front with the full compliment of 5 3.5" drives properly secured. This does create sort of a channel up top that might otherwise allow better airflow if the tray wasn't there, but I think my cooling will still be fine. I'd prefer if BitFenix would offer some alternative bracket to support the FlexCage that was less material, but if they instead just put 4 more screw holes into the case it would be easy for anyone to do what I've done.

No included internal speaker to hear POST beeps. (Wow, I've gotta nit-pick to find any more cons...) Pulled one from a PC set for recycling and was good to go.

Other Thoughts: It has been mentioned that some have had problems getting the front grille off. One key (I continually forget this myself) is when pushing the tabs that lock it in place DO NOT have your fingers on the front grille trim. What you wind out doing is pushing on the grille in both directions and wondering why it isn't popping off. As the trim goes right up to the edge and is a convenient place to rest fingers while pressing on the locking tabs you are getting in your own way. I swear I've done this every other time I've gone to pop the grille off. When I remember to keep my fingers off the front when pushing the tabs then it comes off no problem.

I knew going into this that the power/reset buttons, indicator LEDs, and mobo header USB 3.0 jacks were on the side and that I would have some issues accessing them in my slim cabinet. The USB was easy to work with, a few adapters like Newegg item 9SIA2JX1GS9079 solved that issue. (Be sure to get the correct orientation!) Switches and LEDs were a different case. I had some simple through-hole momentary push button switches and 3mm LEDs available so I just needed to figure out how to mount. Behind the grille in the lower right there is a hole that exists on my case I assume for if BitFenix had different front options that included the controls. I had a bunch of expansion slot knock-outs kicking around, so I bent one to clip into this hole and extend down to the front "foot" of the case. For best fitment of the grille I tried to keep the part of this that is along the body of the case as close as possible. On the knock-out in the available area below the case body and above the foot I then drilled holes for my switches and LEDs. LEDs held in place from the back with simple hot glue. The pin header for these connections on my mobo was a 2x5 header with one pin missing. Found a cable that went to an old USB 2.0 front panel in a different comp, moved the blocking peg (some plugs have these molded in, I was lucky) to the appropriate location and used the cable for the switches and LEDs. I now have a nice single connector plug for the panel functions that is keyed to match the mobo header and brings the controls to the front where I can easily access them. Original cables are stashed coiled up in the plastic tray of the side cover below where 2.5" drives can mount. (Also have the bag of spare screws tucked there too.) They easily unplug from the side panel circuit board. Future plans will be to paint the mod a flat black to better match the rest of the case, but honestly it doesn't look that bad since the grille trim is also a silver color.

My original review can be found on 4/1/2014 and still applies. Really digging this case and hoping the Mini-ITX form factor sticks around for quite a while so I can get many years of use from it.

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