BitFenix Reengineers Prodigy Chassis to Support Micro ATX Motherboards

Paul Lilly

Prodigy chassis reborn as Prodigy M for slightly bigger builds

The boys and girls at BitFenix claim the hardware community has been clamoring for a version of the Prodigy that supports micro ATX motherboards rather than limiting support to mini ITX builds, and so the company answered their collective call with the Prodigy M. The new Prodigy M is a reimagined and reengineered version of the original with the same svelte dimensions, only now you can squeeze a micro ATX motherboard inside and even run with dual graphics cards in CrossFire or SLI, if that's what floats your gaming boat.

Though it's relatively small, you can cram a pretty impressive system inside. In addition to dual graphics cards, it has five PCi slots, support for tower CPU coolers up to 160mm in height, and can accommodate slim water cooling radiators up to 240mm in length. Cooling chores are also aided by up to five 120mm fans.

On the storage front, the Prodigy M has a removable rack that can be outfitted with up to two 3.5-inch HDDs or three 2.5-inch SSDs. The bottom of the chassis holds an additional two 3.5-inch drives and the included SSD rack on the side panel houses up to two more 2.5-inch drives.

The Prodigy M will be on store shelves in October. No word yet on price, though as a point of reference, the original Prodigy sells for about $80 street.

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