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Anyone know what the size of the Prodigy-M is going to be relative to that of the mini-ITX version?
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Well im quite happy with my first post, ive read almost all 770 pages and was ready to pull the trigger on the Prodigy M but all these new cases are so pretty smile.gif

Anyway here are the new cases.

http://www.pcworld.fr/boitier/actualites,computex-2013-bitfenix-boitiers-micro-atx,539111,1.htm
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Well im quite happy with my first post, ive read almost all 770 pages and was ready to pull the trigger on the Prodigy M but all these new cases are so pretty smile.gif

Anyway here are the new cases.

http://www.pcworld.fr/boitier/actualites,computex-2013-bitfenix-boitiers-micro-atx,539111,1.htm

So, apparently the other Micro Atx case is the "Phenom M". I am liking that one a lot just from the outside view.

I'm quite disappointed with the way the Prodigy M's layout is looking. The motherboard is mounted upside down, the power supply is mounted vertically, there still won't be room for an Optical Drive with a top mounted radiator, and overall the setup just doesn't seem to mesh well together.

Maybe I'm the only one that feels this way, though?
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Originally Posted by Melee View Post

So, apparently the other Micro Atx case is the "Phenom M". I am liking that one a lot just from the outside view.

I'm quite disappointed with the way the Prodigy M's layout is looking. The motherboard is mounted upside down, the power supply is mounted vertically, there still won't be room for an Optical Drive with a top mounted radiator, and overall the setup just doesn't seem to mesh well together.

Maybe I'm the only one that feels this way, though?

Agreed, the Prodigy M lacks most of the characteristics that make the Prodigy a special case.

Im also interested on the Phenom M dont think I cant wait any longer to build tho.
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Originally Posted by afallickwang View Post

Anyone know what the size of the Prodigy-M is going to be relative to that of the mini-ITX version?
Judging from the photos it appears the Prodigy M might be the same size.
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Prodigy mATX is the same size of itx, and will still fit top mounted radiators. We've eliminated psu clearance issues without sacrificing hard drive space with this design.

In the itx version, you could not mount a 2 x 120mm with an optical drive as well, so the same with mATX. ITX prodigy, will still be king for water in the Prodigy line up but it's not like mATX is lacking all of it.

Phenom is an entirely different case. smile.gif the mATX slanted case beside prodigy on the left, has no name yet tongue.gif but that, will be a water cooler's dream.
Edited by xbournex - 6/4/13 at 10:00am
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Prodigy mATX is the same size of itx, and will still fit top mounted radiators.

I don't see the reasoning behind the layout design...The reason people would prefer mATX over ITX is surely a dual GPU setup, but if you have a rad mounted there it will cover the bottom slots of the motherboard? Pretty confused why it has been designed like this and not like peoples homebrew (PSU behind the motherboard) designs.
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With reverse ATX, even with SLI the gpus don't get hot - especially when the top one is drawing direct air from the top of the case . You have dual fans on the bottom, or a large 230/200mm on the bottom for the bottom card, so both cards won't ever be toasty.
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What I'm getting at is the top 240mm location becomes unusable with a dual GPU setup, there just isn't enough space to fit the rad/fans and a second GPU. Does the bottom allow for 240mm rad mounting?
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It certainly looks interesting, can't wait to see more.
 
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