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Before I start my rant let me say that I do in fact like the case, however as with most cases I question of the design aspects.

1. Why does the Prodigy in black have a fully vented front panel whereas the white one is solid? This makes front mounting a radiator or any fan(s) in a white one is pointless due to barely any room to breathe. Also why do the mounting holes not line up for a 230mm fan or the two 200mm fans I own, granted all 3 fans are not made by Bitfenix but one would have expected the holes to be universal.

2. Could the power switch not have been installed on the top somewhere? With the power switch on the right side and the vent for the GPU on the left, the case cannot be positioned close to anything else. Top mounting it would also enable neater organisation of the wiring.

3. On some cases they now put an extra PCI slots in for installing things like PCI fan controllers, light switching panels and so on, why didn’t they put one of these extra slots on the opposite side to the GPU slots, there is certainly space for such and given the lack of space for extras it would have been a great addition.

4. Why restrict the PSU length so much? Anyone can see there are many other options for mounting hard drives which would have allowed the PSU case to be longer.
post #202 of 11741
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Before I start my rant let me say that I do in fact like the case, however as with most cases I question of the design aspects.
1. Why does the Prodigy in black have a fully vented front panel whereas the white one is solid? This makes front mounting a radiator or any fan(s) in a white one is pointless due to barely any room to breathe. Also why do the mounting holes not line up for a 230mm fan or the two 200mm fans I own, granted all 3 fans are not made by Bitfenix but one would have expected the holes to be universal.
2. Could the power switch not have been installed on the top somewhere? With the power switch on the right side and the vent for the GPU on the left, the case cannot be positioned close to anything else. Top mounting it would also enable neater organisation of the wiring.
3. On some cases they now put an extra PCI slots in for installing things like PCI fan controllers, light switching panels and so on, why didn’t they put one of these extra slots on the opposite side to the GPU slots, there is certainly space for such and given the lack of space for extras it would have been a great addition.
4. Why restrict the PSU length so much? Anyone can see there are many other options for mounting hard drives which would have allowed the PSU case to be longer.

All valid points I myself discovered after building in it today, but damn its looks and portability cannot be beaten.
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Currently trying to figure out a cooling solution for a 6850 I have sitting around.. It has the HIS lawnmower cooling on it now.. I Needz Moar quiet!!!

Nice build! thumb.gif

The only way you'll get a quiet GPU is if you get aftermarket heatsinks or go watercooling. wink.gif
    
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post #204 of 11741
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Before I start my rant let me say that I do in fact like the case, however as with most cases I question of the design aspects.
1. Why does the Prodigy in black have a fully vented front panel whereas the white one is solid? This makes front mounting a radiator or any fan(s) in a white one is pointless due to barely any room to breathe. Also why do the mounting holes not line up for a 230mm fan or the two 200mm fans I own, granted all 3 fans are not made by Bitfenix but one would have expected the holes to be universal.
2. Could the power switch not have been installed on the top somewhere? With the power switch on the right side and the vent for the GPU on the left, the case cannot be positioned close to anything else. Top mounting it would also enable neater organisation of the wiring.
3. On some cases they now put an extra PCI slots in for installing things like PCI fan controllers, light switching panels and so on, why didn’t they put one of these extra slots on the opposite side to the GPU slots, there is certainly space for such and given the lack of space for extras it would have been a great addition.
4. Why restrict the PSU length so much? Anyone can see there are many other options for mounting hard drives which would have allowed the PSU case to be longer.

1) One of the main reasons why I'm sticking with black.

2) Very valid point and it is something they should change in future revisions.

3) This is something you can mod on your own, but it could be convenient.

4) It will fit most standard sized PSUs. I don't see why you would need a longer 1000W PSU to fit in there, especially for an ITX build. There's already several people who have cut through the PSU cage to better allow modular cables to go through, but it's an easy mod. I plan to do this as well.
    
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Got mine and putted it together today. Didint bother to route cables better as will change psu anwyay in few weeks.


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Before I start my rant let me say that I do in fact like the case, however as with most cases I question of the design aspects.
1. Why does the Prodigy in black have a fully vented front panel whereas the white one is solid? This makes front mounting a radiator or any fan(s) in a white one is pointless due to barely any room to breathe. Also why do the mounting holes not line up for a 230mm fan or the two 200mm fans I own, granted all 3 fans are not made by Bitfenix but one would have expected the holes to be universal.
2. Could the power switch not have been installed on the top somewhere? With the power switch on the right side and the vent for the GPU on the left, the case cannot be positioned close to anything else. Top mounting it would also enable neater organisation of the wiring.
3. On some cases they now put an extra PCI slots in for installing things like PCI fan controllers, light switching panels and so on, why didn’t they put one of these extra slots on the opposite side to the GPU slots, there is certainly space for such and given the lack of space for extras it would have been a great addition.
4. Why restrict the PSU length so much? Anyone can see there are many other options for mounting hard drives which would have allowed the PSU case to be longer.

What... did not know this. May have to go with black instead of white now. The rest are very valid points. Like 1 cm wider, and 1 cm longer with the power button on front or top would have made this case perfect, but they're minor details in the big picture that is the looks and portability of this little fella.
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There's always the option of modding them to be mounted on the front somewhere. thumb.gif
    
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Yeah that's true but then comes the task of also finding something to do with the spot they currently are, and it's not exactly an attractive spot for a window. Not such a big deal to me personally since I hardly use the front of my case (the back is turned towards me), but I honestly think the case could use just 1 cm length/width. That's all you'd need for that extra pci bracket (fan controller or what have you), and just a touch more room for a psu without the need to mod.

Just got my Seasonic X-750 last night courtesy of that newegg sale on it a few days ago (120 dollars was a friggen steal biggrin.gif). It's a beautiful unit. Really hope I won't have to do any modding to get it to fit though.
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Yeah that's true but then comes the task of also finding something to do with the spot they currently are, and it's not exactly an attractive spot for a window. Not such a big deal to me personally since I hardly use the front of my case (the back is turned towards me), but I honestly think the case could use just 1 cm length/width. That's all you'd need for that extra pci bracket (fan controller or what have you), and just a touch more room for a psu without the need to mod.
Just got my Seasonic X-750 last night courtesy of that newegg sale on it a few days ago (120 dollars was a friggen steal biggrin.gif). It's a beautiful unit. Really hope I won't have to do any modding to get it to fit though.

I just got mine today as well. It really is a wonderful unit. My main reason to buy it was that the fan will never turn on with any Prodigy build (aside from dual GPUs) and my goal is for silent watercooling. I still can't believe it was only $120.
    
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What... did not know this. May have to go with black instead of white now.

I too did not find this out until mine arrived, shocking it isn’t mentioned in any review i have watched or read. With the white version the fan is literally 2mm away from a solid plastic wall, meaning it's pretty much pointless from a cooling prospective. My only hope is that Bitfenix will sell some extras, such as a vented white front panel, windowed side panels, and/or full side panels should you wish to remove the handles.
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