BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ITX Chassis Review

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Today we are looking at a case designed for the smallest breed of motherboard, the mini-ITX, which was developed back in 2001. These are slightly smaller than Micro-ATX and their key feature is their low power consumption, making them ideal for Home Entertainment systems.

Recently we have seen the rapid development of APU’s and as such the low-powered mini-ITX systems can perform all but the most demanding tasks, as such their place in the home/office has never more likely.

The BitFenix Prodigy looks to be in a league of its own, as it has so many features that you would only expect in a full-sized tower chassis. The version we have today is the lovely ‘Arctic White’ colour scheme, but it is also available in Black as can be seen below.

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Specifications

Materials Steel, Plastic
Colors (Int/Ext) Black/Black, White/White
Dimensions (WxHxD) 250 x 404 x 359mm
Motherboard Sizes Mini-ITX
5.25″ Drive Bays x 1 (removable)
3.5″ Drive Bays x 5 (3 + 2 modular)
2.5″ Drive Bays x 9 (5 + 2 + 1 +1 )
Cooling Front 120mm x 2 (120mm x 1included) or 140/180/200/230mm x 1(optional)
Cooling Rear 120mm x 1 (included) or 140mm x 1(optional)
Cooling Top 120mm x 2 (optional)
PCI Slots x 2
I/O USB 3.0 x 2, HD Audio
Power Supply PS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction)
Extras FyberFlex™ Composite handles, SofTouch™ surface treatment, filtered intakes, tool-free drive locking
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BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ITX Chassis Review, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
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  • Darren

    The white looks much nicer than the black IMO. good review, I like this case. would need a new motherboard however.

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  • WarrenUK

    Very stylish little case and I think people need to give Bitfenix some credit. when they first came out, their cases were badly flawed and since then they have adapted to fix problems based around user feedback. anti fingerprint material,. better build quality etc.

    This is an excellent little media case, i love the looks.

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  • h32c

    Waiting for availability to buy one of these, cant wait. white rocks

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  • Josh

    No one else see the similarities between these and the old coloured G4 business macintosh cases? almost identical, just reduced in size!

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  • John

    The Prodigy should be an example of what not to do with an ITX board. I’ve seen fully featured M-ATX chassis smaller than this behemoth. BitFenix, try again.

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  • Sven

    I have a question. The 230mm Fan in the front; is it possible to have both, the 230mm AND the 5.25in optical drive in this case? Maybe I did not read it in the review, but that sparked my interest for this case.

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  • bleed

    well ive seen one and tink its a piece of trash too big bad plastic , not so good ventilation and cmon miniitx??? 1 pcix for graphics , im i suposed to buy a motherboard for what 100$ and then have only 1 pcie16 sure .. forget all the rest sound card sli and so on

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  • alex brown

    i bought one today. the guy in the shop opened up the package to show me it, and it was damaged. the top plastic bits had come loose from the main chassis. i bought it from him discounted.. now ive spent a while assembling my NAS box into it. its one of the nicest cases ive used (and there have been a few). and i didnt get cut at all. it is very high standard & well engineered, just couldve made the top & bottom plastics slightly less flexable. Also this being ITX, god knows what sort of PSU you’ll fit in here + power up 8 drives…

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