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BitFenix Prodigy M Midnight Black Steel/ Plastic Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case

  • Steel / Plastic MicroATX Mini Tower
  • USB 3.0 / Audio Front Ports
  • 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 4 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Prodigy MProdigy M


Reimagined with micro ATX compatibility, Prodigy M enables users to install multiple expansion cards while maintaining the same compact dimensions and sleek look of the original Prodigy. Suspended with two FyberFlex Composite handles for shock absorption, Prodigy M can be easily transported to the next room or to the next LAN party. The inside is incredibly flexible, offering space for SLI or Crossfire dual graphics technology, up to four 3.5" hard drives or five 2.5" SSDs, and even space for slim 240mm radiators. A magnetic heat shield is also included should you decide to fill the bottom with hard drives rather than fans. With BitFenix SofTouch Surface Treatment, a massive CPU cooler cutout, and rolled-edge cable pass-throughs, the small case that does it all returns with a vengeance.

Highlights
Full MATX Compatibility

Full MATX Compatibility

You asked, we delivered. Prodigy M now features full compatibility with micro-ATX motherboards, all while maintaining the same compact dimensions as the original award-winning Prodigy. Featuring an all-new layout, Prodigy M is truly flexibility reimagined.

Sleek and Compact

Sleek and Compact

One thing that hasn't changed is the sleek and clean look of the original Prodigy. Sporting two exquisitely crafted handles that suspend the body, Prodigy M has the same modern yet elegant styling that made the original the small form factor case of choice for PC enthusiasts the world over.

Tremendous Flexibility

Tremendous Flexibility

Of course, Prodigy M couldn't carry the Prodigy name without the flexibility to match. Aside from both micro ATX and mini-ITX compatibility, Prodigy M can be configured with up to four 3.5" HDDs or five 2.5" SSDs for excellent storage potential. Adding in a micro ATX motherboard gives you up to four expansion slots, perfect for additional expansion cards, or even SLI and Crossfire dual graphics capability.

Multiple Cooling Options

Multiple Cooling Options

To keep things running frosty, Prodigy M can be outfitted with up to five fans for maximum cooling. Bolt a thin 240mm radiator on top, or perhaps a 120mm radiator on the rear. With the roomy interior, even tower CPU coolers up to 160mm will fit with ease. No matter how you prefer to cool your system, Prodigy M has you covered.

FyberFlex™ Composite Technology

FyberFlex™ Composite Technology

Prodigy is born for DIYers with rich 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. The tool-free drive locking mechanisms make installing HDDs an incredibly simple affair, while cable management features keep your internals neat and tidy.

Easy to Build In

Easy to Build In

To reduce the amount of fiddling with hardware to a minimum, Prodigy M comes with user-friendly installation features such as a massive CPU cooler cutout to make swapping coolers a snap. Not using fans on the bottom? Use the included magnetic heat shield to prevent warm air from re-entering the case. Finally, anti-vibration pads help further reduce errant noise from working hard drives.

BitFenix Quality

BitFenix Quality

Rife with special touches, Prodigy M is a BitFenix chassis through and through. Coated with SofTouch™ Surface Treatment, Prodigy M's FyberFlex handles feel soft and smooth to the touch. A luxuriously coated interior, a brushed aluminum BitFenix logo, and rolled-edge cable pass-throughs ensure a quality experience you've come to expect from BitFenix.

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


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  • Grace W.
  • 12/12/2014 12:07:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAlmost Perfect

Pros: Awesome design, nice and compact. Sleek. I was very excited to get this case for my first build.

Cons: This case would have been perfect, but I saw immediately after I took it out of the box that 5 out of the 8 screw brackets (that attaches the handles to the chassis) were broken. On the right side, the two (top and bottom) front handles were already coming away from the case. It's like they tightened the screws in so hard that the plastic brackets snapped. I am incredibly disappointed. For a case a little over $100, I would not have expected this.

And just now I'm finding out that this has been a big problem with many people and that Bitfenix isn't very good at responding to their customers.

Other Thoughts: I'd like to get a replacement because I do still have faith that the next case will pull through for me, but if I were to rewind time and be at that point where I was still picking a case, I probably wouldn't go with this one...

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  • William N.
  • 11/30/2014 6:26:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDem handles break

Pros: Nice small size
sorta looks like a mini mac pro (old version)
great cooling capabillties

Cons: Weak weak weak Rubbery brittle handles on system. Cracked on delivery. Don't expect these handles to carry expensive parts.

Other Thoughts: Go for a Bitfenix Phenom if you really liked the guts on this case. its pretty much the same thing, just no handles.

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  • THOMAS T.
  • 10/31/2014 12:02:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGood case, unique desogn

Pros: It looks quite nice and has all the basic features you look for in a case. I like that it has mounts for fans all over the place and it is very customizable; you can remove almost anything you want if you don't need it.

Cons: Because of the placement of the psu you can't really have a front fan even though there is a mount for it. Same reason with the optical drive, it takes room from one of the top fans. Besides this I liked the case and I haven't had any problems with either the building or usage.

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  • Christina H.
  • 10/23/2014 5:09:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCool interior, but terrible bottom supports

Pros: Nice setup allows for great cooling. Had to move around where the original fan with the case was located, but I really dig the power supply being in the front - easy to work with during fan setup. Colors are great, and the main part of the case is pretty solid. Having the USB ports on the side are a little awkward, but can be convenient depending on your setup.

Cons: The interior is a little difficult to work with, but several panels come off to help you out, so really not terrible.

The bottom supports, however, are terrible. Cracks where it connects to the computer pretty easily. I originally bought the case for traveling, and I kind of thought, "Hey, easy handhelds, and it brings the computer a few inches up to let air in." Just brought my cpu to a charity event when one of the bottom plastic supports cracked. I wasn't being careless, either - I work with a lot of tech both at home and at my job, so I know to be pretty dang gentle. I'm on my second case - the first one I had sent back because it arrived cracked where the support connects to the main case body (should have been a giveaway that the supports weren't good). I just sent out an email to figure out what to do with my current case, but right now, I'd rather get a refund and buy a new case than bother with the same case type again.

If you want to buy this case, don't plan on transporting it often. Or at all.

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  • Brandon B.
  • 9/30/2014 12:05:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNice Case, Not for High End Gaming

Pros: Sharp looking case, well designed from an aesthetic standpoint. Great for normal end user.

Cons: The cons are just as much my fault as anything, however, I want the next buyer to understand what they are getting here.

I have a R9 280x GPU and a decent sized CPU heatsink/fan, 2 HDD and 2 SSDs, a 1kw power supply, a blue ray burner, and 16GB of ram. Good news is, it fit, VERY TIGHTLY,(literally 1mm between the GPU and my blue ray drive) but it fit. Bad news is, because it is soooooo cramped together, the air flow is EXTREMELY low, thus causing my cpu to get extremely hot. I am certain a liquid cooling system would correct the issue, the problem is that there isn't room, with what I currently have in the case, for a cooling system.

Other Thoughts: Again, sharp case and good design for a normal user. I do feel like the internal design could have allowed for a little more airflow.

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  • Jordan M.
  • 9/23/2014 12:22:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBroken on Arrival

Pros: Case looks awesome
Shipped very quickly

Cons: Item was delivered having two brackets where the base connects to the chassis broken. There is one side on the bottom where the "soft touch" plastic part bows outward. Cosmetically it is not that big of a deal. It just sucks having spent $100 on a brand new case only to receive it in a condition less than new. According to the product review guidelines I cannot criticize Newegg or the service of their operation partners. So I will not say that someone somewhere along the line dropped my case far too hard. Instead, suffice it to say I received a broken case and cannot exchange it because physical damage during the shipping process is not covered. So. I am now the quite disappointed owner of a brand new broken case.

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  • Chris B.
  • 9/10/2014 11:01:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFantastic, but do your research.

Pros: Portable.
Well designed.
Durable/High quality materials.
Decent airflow.
Looks great.

Cons: Many screws.
A few pieces of metal were somewhat frustrating.

Other Thoughts: Keep in mind that I went from a Corsair 600T to this case.

This is a great case, but you need to do your research and set your expectations; guesstimate situations/problems you may run into with the parts you've selected.

I'm an experienced builder but my first tiny case - it took me 5.5 hours, not including unwrapping and prepping parts.

Plan your build steps, down to the part - this thing is like a rubix cube. You wont need instructions if you do this and take your time while building it.

On the handles - some reviewers are complaining, but I have a 15-20 lb. machine and the handles are fine. Yes, they flex, just don't swing it around like soccer balls in a bag and they will certainly hold up. If you plan to go sli, watercooling, etc. I can see the machine being pretty heavy, that's a lot of gear - its tough to transfer that weight in anything other than steel box.

I went with silent air cooling - set your expectations on higher temps if you plan to go with silent fans, although I was surprised find temperatures balanced between cpu and gpu - there is less temperature fluctuation for the whole system because the parts are so close together.

Stance of the case - My system's weight is balanced, therefore it sits on carpets just fine with the plastic handles. It is a bit wobbly, but it would still take a large disturbance of pushing it, kicking it etc to tip it. If its a serious problem for you, replace the bottom 'handles' with case feet (not included).

It looks great, its high quality.

The number of screws and little pieces made the build take longer. Tool-less is the way to go and they didn't provide that here. A removable motherboard tray would have made it significantly easier.

Wiring is also a disaster, but I didn't list it as a con because...this is a really tiny case for a mid-range gaming rig. Plan on wiring being cramped. Flip the sides so the power button is on the left side (looking from the front) and stuff it all in that front left corner with some zip ties or velcro strips. Purchase an 8-pin extension.

I built this for a portable gaming rig and workstation - it delivers just that.

AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4ghz
8GB DDR3 Corsair XMS3 (2x4GB)
GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 microATX
ASUS DirectCU II R9 280 (12 inch, all metal; must cut the 5.25 bay frame to fit it if you plan to use a fan controller - a disk drive would not be possible)
60GB OCZ Agility 3
750GB WD Black
Thermaltake 675W
4x Cougar 120mm fans (2 on top blowing in, 2 on bottom blowing out)
1x Cougar 140mm fan (one on rear blowing in)
NZXT Sentry 2 fan controller
Artic Freezer 7 cpu cooler

CPU Idle; 100% fan speed: 43C
CPU Load for an hour; 100% fan speed: 58C

GPU Idle; 100% fan speed: 43C
CPU Load for an hour; 100% fan speed: 62C

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  • Jeff K.
  • 9/9/2014 11:46:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDesign Flaw

Pros: The case is designed well to hold a full setup including liquid CPU cooler, SLI graphics cards and multiple fans. The handle design works well and the bottom loops provide a way to ensure that air flow is maximized. I had no issues fitting a Micro ATX board that it was designed for.

The PSU slot was confusing at first but there is a screw that holds the mount in the case. Once I figured that out the design made a lot more sense.

If you for some reason need to take out your PSU for cleaning or upgrading I suggest using a Modular PSU which will make the process that much easier.

Cons: The case is steal but with rubber handles on the top and bottom. They flex and can hold the weight but the bottom plastic feet are only attached to the case with small tabs that are secured into the side. Both tabs broke within the first month after I put this new build together. They broke on the left hand side which is where the motherboard and everything is is mounted in the case. So the case now sits lopsided and I have to prop it up against a wall.

I was hopping I could just swap out the handles from top to bottom but I could not take the top one off.

So I'm stuck with a broken case that can't stand up by itself and is defeating the purpose of the design.

Other Thoughts: If the way the Flex handles were secured to the case were reinforced, the plastic design combined with the steal case would be just fine.

There are two small parts of the case that are awkward.

The first one being the side plate that screws into the case that you mount the hard drives to. Since it blocks the entire opening you have to unscrew it every time you want to clean the case while having to deal with the SATA and power cables.

The second awkward portion of the case is the side panel. The panel has two audio jacks and two USB 3.0 ports. The cables are too short that come with the case and end up getting caught in fans depending on how you have the case setup.

Overall a good idea for a compact portable case but I would suggest making it out of Aluminum or reinforcing the flex rubber handles on the top and bottom. The panel design could be improved by moving the ports to the back panel instead. There is plenty of room behind the PSU to plug the cables in.

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  • Clayton R.
  • 8/27/2014 2:32:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsZero Support

Pros: The Case look nice from the out side, and is well painted in and out . edges smooth.

Cons: i order 3 of these cases, and two came with cracked plastic bezels . the part one the top and bottom was cracked and broken when it screws to the case, the Day a received them i contacted BitFenix , to get replacements. VS having to play to ship the whole case back to newegg. I have contacted them twice so far via there webpage and have heard zero from them.

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  • Russ L.
  • 8/25/2014 2:29:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot that good

Pros: Space for internal components is pretty well organized. Looks nice. Quiet.

Cons: The top & bottom hoop/stands are very fragile. Mine arrived with broken mounting tabs on both the top and bottom. Even if they hadn't been broken, they would easily break later.

I didn't want to bother with an exchange, so removed the bottom hoop stand and attached some proper rubber foot pegs into 4 threaded holes that were already in the bottom of the case. I then placed the better of the 2 plastic hoop parts on top and it looks pretty good.

The case is surprisingly wide. Takes up more desk real estate than I'd like.

Expensive for the quality.

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