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BitFenix Prodigy with Window Cobalt Blue Steel / Plastic Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

  • Steel / Plastic Mini-ITX Tower
  • USB 3.0 / Audio Front Ports
  • PS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction), PSU cage depth 180mm, max PSU depth 160mm Power Supply
  • 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 5 Internal 3.5"
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Learn more about the BitFenix Co. Ltd. BFC-PRO-300-BBWKB-RP

Model

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

Spec

Type
Mini-ITX Tower
Color
Blue
Case Material
Steel / Plastic
Power Supply
PS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction), PSU cage depth 180mm, max PSU depth 160mm
Power Supply Mounted
Bottom
With Side Panel Window
Yes

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
x 5 (3 + 2 modular)
Internal 2.5" Drive Bays
x 9 (5 + 2 + 1 +1 )
Expansion Slots
2

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB 3.0 x 2, HD Audio

Cooling System

120mm Fans
3

Features

Features
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.

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Warranty

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


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  • D G.
  • 8/2/2014 12:03:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHappy customer

Pros: I am from the larger the case the better school and this was my first build in this format.

The build this case was used for was designed the wrong way. It was a gift and the user wanted a blue case. My painting skills are limited to buying a can of spray paint and the reviews on all the other blue cases left me cold. The rest of the system components were selected to fit in this mini-ITX case.

Some reviewers did not like the handles and reported issues with them. Mine were fine. These handles also keep the case up high enough to insure good air flow to the PSU. Even with cats and a dog there are no stability issues.

Building in this case was a breeze; solid construction and easy to remove parts. Just about everything that could be removed for this build was at one point or another. The case was easy to work with and not one skinned knuckle; my hands are big. The biggest problem I had building in this case was the cat walking through it when I was working.

The included fans were probably adequate for use in an air-conditioned pet free environment. They are sitting unused. Cooling (see other notes) was upgraded to a positive pressure configuration with an all in one liquid CPU cooler. The CPU cooler is configured push / pull and is seated in the top of the case.

To facilitate cooling the custom front panel was used. It is of the same high quality as the case.

Here is my bottom line

My system is about five years old. It has been upgraded and I plan on using it until the CPU dies of old age. Depending on what CPU and mother board options are available then, the BitFenix Prodigy case is a viable contender. This case is that good.

It is well designed and well constructed without sacrificing being able to work inside it. If they ever build a full size tower as good as this case I’ll buy it.

Cons: With the H80i in the top the Bly-ray burner is to big to properly fit in the case. The space between the back of the bracket and the H80i fan is insufficient for the cables. The bracket had to be modded to properly fit the burner so the cables were not in contact with the fan.

But in fairness I could have gone with a single 120mm fan in the top and vented the CPU cooler out the back. That would have left room for the 5 ¼” bay without modding. I just didn’t like bending the hoses that much.

Not really cons more a building note and a disappointment.

PSU:
• Based on reviews I went with a short PSU. Other builders report being able to force a full size ATX PSU in there. I just do not like forcing parts.
• Modular cables are a good idea. It gets tight in there very quickly and if you are air cooling your air flow will be impeded.
• Also (see other thoughts) the shorter PSU cable kit is very useful.

Considering how well constructed this case is, the removable top cover didn’t leave enough space for proper re-seating with the water cooler in place. It fits back on but is just barely not flat and I hate feeling like I am forcing parts.

Other Thoughts: Based on reviews, recall this is my first mini ITX build, this case is supposed to be on the large size for this format. That may be a consideration if you are building a mini ITX based system.

This build was a gift for a user whose primary usage is to surf and email. With that in mind some of the parts are clearly overkill. The system is being used in an area without air-conditioning and where the ambient temperatures commonly are in the 90s during the summer. It is also dusty and there is pet hair so positive pressure air flow and dust filters* were a must; it will be me maintaining the system.

Build Parts:
• Case – BitFenix (blue) Prodigy with the BitFenix (black) custom front panel and Silverstone FF132B dust filter*.
• Mother board: Asus Z87I – Deluxe
• CPU: i5 4670 3.4 GHz – system will not be over clocked
• RAM: 8 GB of G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR 3 1600 sticks
• Graphics card: None
o Even with everything else in this case it still has room for a graphics card – just pay attention to its length.
o I used the CPU’s native graphics and that was a pleasant surprise.
• Storage:
o Samsung 840 Evo 120 GB
o WD VelociRaptor 1 TB
• PSU: Silverstone ST55F – G 550 Watt (because it would fit without forcing.)
o Next major system cleaning I’m upgrading to the shorter power cable kit.
• Optical Drive: Pioneer Blu-ray Burner DBR-209DBK
• Cooling:
o Corsair H80i
o BitFenix Spectre Pro 230mm case fan – front case fan replacement
o Noctua NF-A14 140mm case fan – rear case fan replacement
o 2 X Noctua NF-F12 PWN 120mm case fans – H80i replacement fans

Cooling and dust control were a very large consideration when selecting parts for the build. With an ambient temperature of 101 degrees F the component temps were only a few degrees above ambient.

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  • Tyler H.
  • 5/2/2014 10:59:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Case but BEWARE

Pros: Case is built solid. The cobalt blue is very eye catching. Tool less side screws to take off side panels are really nice.

Cons: Beware when you buy this case! The GPU card sits very close to the window and the window has no ventilation. I played one round of Titanfall with this window in and my GPU shot up to 90 C even with 3 fans running! I was forced to remove the window and create my own vent to cool the case better. Also, the front panel does not have vents either. The solid front panel chokes off the pre installed Bitfenix fan and does not allow any airflow through the front of the case. Do yourself a favor and avoid the windowed case. Buy one of the vented side and mesh front Prodigys instead.

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  • Michael G.
  • 4/8/2014 11:58:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: very fast delivery .. item in good shape..

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: none

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  • Craig B.
  • 3/24/2014 5:21:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBitFenix

Pros: Light, good looking, easily portable.

Cons: I wish the carrying handles were stiffer. It seems to give a lot, feels like it might break but it hasn't.

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  • peter d.
  • 3/18/2014 5:39:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA Large Blue Box

Pros: - Blue color: The shade of blue is difficult to describe but the most attractive color I have ever seen on a computer box.
- Beautiful: The flat finish on all the surfaces makes the blue color even more attractive.
- many, many drive bays
- Great ventilation

Cons: - Size, This thing is 27 liters, not counting the handles. I find it a little too large to put on the desktop where I normally like to put my computer. That is a shame because it is so beautiful.
- Handles: The funky handles on the top and the bottom of the case do not add much utility. I would prefer the same box without them. As handles on the top they work OK but as feet on the bottom they just make the box wobble when you touch it to plug in a USB stick, etc.

Other Thoughts: Bitfenix, please expand your line of brightly colored boxed to include smaller cases, say 16 liters. Delete the funny handles, at least on the bottom.

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  • Keegan T.
  • 1/14/2014 2:47:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDisappointing

Pros: ●Solid inner construction
The inside of the case feels very sturdy and looks very well machined.

●Design is very well thought out
Just about every cage and piece can be unscrewed for easy installation of components. Plenty of holes in the right places to route cables. Dozens of fan slots in the right places for as much cooling as you could need.

●Plenty of drive bays
Do you even need this many slots for an ITX build? One thing's for sure, you won't want for a lack of drive bays. You can even install two 2.5" drives on the side panel.

●Comes with a USB 2.0 header adapter
It's just kind of a nice little touch that they include an apater for a USB 2.0 header if your motherboard doesn't have any USB 3.0 headers.

Cons: ● Cheap outer construction
While assembling my system, I noticed that the screw brackets holding the top and the bottom handles to the chassis were cracked! A chunk of one had even completely broken off. It looks like it's from the screws being secured too tightly at the manufacturing plant. For a case as expensive as this one, I was definitely expecting higher quality.

●Toolless design of drive bays more frustrating than easy
I found it more difficult to put my hard drives into the brackets than it would have been to simply screw them directly into the cage. The rubber would slip off the stands more often they would hold them in place

●5.25" bay blank has to be twisted off
This is more of a minor issue, but I found it disappointing that the the blank behind the 5.25 bay's cover has to be twisted off, rather than being secured to the chassis in anyway.

Other Thoughts: It really is a nice case for the most part, certainly the best ITX case I've worked with. I'd have likely given this four eggs instead of three if it weren't for the issue with the top and bottom handle mount points. I'll be contacting BitFenix later to see if I can get replacement handles.

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  • Timothy H.
  • 11/17/2013 11:03:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsKiller Case

Pros: This case is sturdy! the upper hard drive bay section can be removed easily without tools. If you want to buy this case be sure to buy a psu that fits! you have limited space for your wires. I bought a modular psu and planned my build so I didn't need all the extra wires laying around clogging up space. Both side doors open and the front panel is easily removed.

Cons: I must mention the tight PSU fit. One other thing that's worth noting is that depending on your GFX card you may have to pull it occasionally while troubleshooting your build. accessing your horizontal MOBO from only one side is tough so pulling the GFX card is almost always needed so you can see both sides. Also the button's on the door panel are a bit of a pain sometimes I'd prefer them on the front of the case but it's something you get used to.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/13/2013 7:20:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Case!

Pros: Great compact case. Awesome airflow. Love the color. Just enough room. Side case window. Lots of configuration options.

Cons: The side window needs to be bigger. If you install a decent size video card that is all you can see.

Other Thoughts: If you want a Mini-ITX case that isn't too mini, this may be the one for you.

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  • Todd M.
  • 9/5/2013 11:11:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice,

Pros: Very nice case.
lots of room to work with.
good color.
Game with decent instruction manual.

Cons: Hot Swap bays are very cheaply made.
easily snap if removed too fast for 100$ could atleast of made them of metal.
as well the handles on the case need to be stronger

Other Thoughts: for the price its a very nice design and very smooth looks.

Could use some improvments (see cons list)
besides that very nice :)

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  • Dale J.
  • 8/31/2013 5:38:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuality

Pros: Everything about this case screams quality. Easy to work with, very solid construction and easily modifiable.

Cons: No cons

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