BitFenix Reengineers Prodigy Chassis to Support Micro ATX Motherboards

8

Comments

+ Add a Comment
avatar

Vesuvius

I must admit I really like the look of the prodigy Stealth from performance Pc. I am torn though because I travel currently and the Sg07 can travel in a large wheeled carry on and the prodigy cant. So hard to carry a computer, check in, backpack and wheeled carry on at same time. Also the Prodigy takes up allot of deskspace, is all plastic and wobbly... the Stealth looks good though with a bitfenix recon fan controller

avatar

burntham77

I liked the Prodigy when I had one, but the little holes on the side of the case seemed to amplify the noise from the video card fan. Hopefully they address this with the new case. Other than that, the case was really good, and this new one will finally allow for AMD AM3 parts. Yay!

avatar

stinger608

I sure hope they redesigned the power supply placement! It was a serious PITA in the original Prodigy.

avatar

Mlongrie

Very nice. I might use this case, upgrading from a Silverstone SG07, which has been wonderful, but I would like more GPU than what mITX can support. I wonder now how much PSU can be fit and if enough cooling for a 5ghz over clock GPU can be managed.

Has anyone seen a mod for adding another 120 rad to a contained all in one CPU cooler like the one in the picture? Seems simple enough, I'm just worried about refilling the radiator after cutting the hoses. How does one get the air out without a reservoir. I can imagine drilling and taping a fill port to the top of the radiator, but it seems like there would always be some trapped air.

I'm thinking of cutting holes in the bottom and removing the drive carriages. I'd just use a couple SSDs which could be Velcro'd just about anywhere.

I've done some kickass PSU mods before and all those wires at the back can be pulled out whatever side of a PSU is most convenient, eliminating that jumble of wires near the GPUs. Theres usually space between the MOBO and the PCIE slots in the case to pull GPU power which could then be ran above the MOBO and under the GPU.

Could stack 3 or 4 SSDs where all those wires are, and put another radiator where the current HDD cages are at the bottom.

Maybe add a crossflow fan to bring more air in.

avatar

muzicman82

Man, where was this 3 months ago when I built my HTPC. I'm very happy with my current build in the original Prodigy case, but I would've had many more motherboard options with micro ATX support.

avatar

thedo114

My next build is going to be in one of these.

avatar

thedo114

.

avatar

patclarke

I love the look of this tower. I actually just finished my first build with the Prodigy, and I cant say how much I love the look of this tower.