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I'm a bit confused by the new bitfenix cases. Which one is prodigy 2.0? The micro atx, while clearly inspired by mods people have done, isn't useful for me because I always build a one gpu system.

The micro atx case will probably look really messy inside once all the cables are in there, and if you do watercool it, I have my doubts that you can have 2 gpu's plus a rad fitting on the top.

I hope bitfenix doesn't 'discontinue' the original itx prodigy, as itx is the future for my builds (love the small size), and it's just so configurable to however you want it to be.

The prodigy M is the best from what i've seen, but it seems to be the itx prodigy without the handles, but interior looks the same. It would have been nice if they just made a few tweaks (i'm sure many, many had been suggested to them) to the itx prodigy, like offering a full size side panel window, maybe making it a bit taller so that it's easier to fit 2x240 rads inside without modding ... changing the psu cut-out holes (or making that area detachable so that longer psu's can just fit inside without extension bracket (if you sacrifice the bottom hdd bays of course).

I can't see why they didn't do that, it seems they didn't listen to the feedback of actual users very much. I think that would have been a very successful case. Don't re-invent the wheel, just tweak it so we have more options in configurations. I'm sure many here would agree, the best thing about the itx prodigy is the horizontal mounting of the mobo.

I hope a bitfenix rep will post 'we have no plans to discontinue manufacture/sales of the original itx prodigy'. Otherwise I better buy one while they're still in stock.
Edited by ilikebeer - 6/8/13 at 8:07pm
post #7852 of 11740
Hello everyone,

Been busy the last few days and finally getting the time to sit down and read all the new posts on the forum here. Everyone's work is looking great. Now. . . I still havn't purchased my mobo/cpu/graphics card combo yet.

I was looking around in a closet of mine and I found these old speakers that I originally purchased for use on an old TV with no sound. They were cheap and the sound quality leaves a lot to be desired. Since this is an ultra low buck project, I'm trying to buy used and get second hand stuff wherever possible.



But, the one thing that struck my mind when I came across these was how much they resemble the Prodigy case handles. I'm not thrilled with the all black look. Going to take them apart tomorrow and paint them white to match my white Prodigy. I have lying around some 1000 grit wet sanding paper and some white duplicolor automotive touch up spray paint. Going to paint the speakers white, and do a 2 tone job on the sub. Here's one up close and you can see how the bottom of the speaker really resembles the lower case handle of the Prodigy.



I think these will make a nice addition to my setup and look like a Bitfenix made accessory when they are all done.
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Originally Posted by ilikebeer View Post

I'm a bit confused by the new bitfenix cases. Which one is prodigy 2.0? The micro atx, while clearly inspired by mods people have done, isn't useful for me because I always build a one gpu system.

The micro atx case will probably look really messy inside once all the cables are in there, and if you do watercool it, I have my doubts that you can have 2 gpu's plus a rad fitting on the top.

I hope bitfenix doesn't 'discontinue' the original itx prodigy, as itx is the future for my builds (love the small size), and it's just so configurable to however you want it to be.

The prodigy M is the best from what i've seen, but it seems to be the itx prodigy without the handles, but interior looks the same. It would have been nice if they just made a few tweaks (i'm sure many, many had been suggested to them) to the itx prodigy, like offering a full size side panel window, maybe making it a bit taller so that it's easier to fit 2x240 rads inside without modding ... changing the psu cut-out holes (or making that area detachable so that longer psu's can just fit inside without extension bracket (if you sacrifice the bottom hdd bays of course).

I can't see why they didn't do that, it seems they didn't listen to the feedback of actual users very much. I think that would have been a very successful case. Don't re-invent the wheel, just tweak it so we have more options in configurations. I'm sure many here would agree, the best thing about the itx prodigy is the horizontal mounting of the mobo.

I hope a bitfenix rep will post 'we have no plans to discontinue manufacture/sales of the original itx prodigy'. Otherwise I better buy one while they're still in stock.

I believe the case you are thinking of is the Phenom M (looks somewhat like the Prodigy without handles). I do not believe that Bitfenix will be canceling the ITX Prodigy for a long time as I think it has probably gotten them the most revenue of all their cases.
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You can add me to the owner club. Just got done with my arctic white Bitfenix Prodigy system.

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Hands down one of the cleanest coolest looking unique builds I've seen in this case, for your 24/8 pin and sata cables - are those complete tubes or just halved?

Great job thumb.gif
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sorry to see you go dude.
What case are you moving onto ?

Just finished my build in a Fractal Design Arc Midi R2. And got myself another 7970 for crossfire devil-smiley-019.gif
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You can add me to the owner club. Just got done with my arctic white Bitfenix Prodigy system.

Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe/WD Motherboard
Intel i7-3770K Processor
2 x 256GB OCZ Vector SSD (RAID 0)
Seagate 4TB Hard Drive
XFX 7870 2GB Video Card
Patriot Extreme 16GB DDR 1600 Memory
Zalman Liquid Cooling





wow this is super cool ... lovely build ... love the color scheme and cable management is simply superb
indeed one of the best looking mod seen here
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I thought you hadn't plugged the cables in for the photo when I first saw it, good job!
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You can add me to the owner club. Just got done with my arctic white Bitfenix Prodigy system.

Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe/WD Motherboard
Intel i7-3770K Processor
2 x 256GB OCZ Vector SSD (RAID 0)
Seagate 4TB Hard Drive
XFX 7870 2GB Video Card
Patriot Extreme 16GB DDR 1600 Memory
Zalman Liquid Cooling






That...looks...amazing! drool.gif
You can barely see any cables...I am jealous.
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You can add me to the owner club. Just got done with my arctic white Bitfenix Prodigy system.

Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe/WD Motherboard
Intel i7-3770K Processor
2 x 256GB OCZ Vector SSD (RAID 0)
Seagate 4TB Hard Drive
XFX 7870 2GB Video Card
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Zalman Liquid Cooling






Loving that LCD display in the psu bay thumb.gif
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You can add me to the owner club. Just got done with my arctic white Bitfenix Prodigy system.

Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe/WD Motherboard
Intel i7-3770K Processor
2 x 256GB OCZ Vector SSD (RAID 0)
Seagate 4TB Hard Drive
XFX 7870 2GB Video Card
Patriot Extreme 16GB DDR 1600 Memory
Zalman Liquid Cooling





This is divine! :O
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