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Although this is a very nice case, fit and finish, quality, size, style, and layout. I have a few major gripes with this case.

And am wondering if any other owners have come up with fixes that remedy these issues.

1. Top heavy/weak legs if you bump your desk this thing rocks like a boat on the water, even worse for those with heavy rads full of water in the top of the case. I attribute it to the soft legs, you can see them flexing while holding the weight under movement.

2. Vibrating side panels, Although the side panels slip on/off like a dream there is to much play between the C channel on the front edge and the front of the case it hooks on, when the fans ramp up and you get some vibration in the case is sounds like a carnival ride that's about to fall apart.

3. Slippery feet, the "soft touch" finish might as-well say "Teflon coated slip and slide" This might be just the surface of my desk(wood), but I am 99% sure that most peoples desk are made of glass or wood or some Ikea like wood product.

Optional solutions:

for #1 Machine up some legs to put under the case that actually hold the weight/have some structural integrity this would solve issues and still maintain the look of the case.

for #2 Apply weather-strip/foam tape to limit the space in the "C" channel. no gap for movement eliminated the vibration.

for#3 Desk pad? Velcro/glue? apply a "no slip" stick on rubber foot to the bottom, Make #1 solution a hair longer so the case is sitting on legs rather than the "Teflon coated slip and slide"

Thoughts or solutions others have come up with?
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BitFenix Prodigy Arctic White / White Steel / Plastic Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case?

You got to be specific man.

I would just put it on the floor, or on its side.

Velcro would work the best I think.
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BitFenix Prodigy Arctic White / White Steel / Plastic Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case?
You got to be specific man.
I would just put it on the floor, or on its side.
Velcro would work the best I think.

Right!

I assumed SFF forum it would be self explanatory my bad smile.gif

Prodigy Mini ITX (black not that colour makes a difference)

Floor is made of wood, just as slippery and a lot closer to the dog hair :/
Edited by Mechboy - 9/11/12 at 11:08am
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I guess you got it because it looked cool, but when you got it you realized it was made.......under-par?

I would keep it on the desk then and sand-bag it down, or bolt, ect.
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Has no other Prodigy ITX owners come across any of these problems? Or come up with a solution that works?
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1. I don't see this as a problem. Flexing legs mean that they won't snap or crack under a packed case and yet you get the lighter, floating look of the thinner supports.

2. My sides fit snuggly and do not vibrate. I would view this as a defective case and contact Bitfenix.

3. My desk is not angled so my case doesn't slide anywhere... really, I don't see how this case would slip on any flat surface.
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1. I don't see this as a problem. Flexing legs mean that they won't snap or crack under a packed case and yet you get the lighter, floating look of the thinner supports.
2. My sides fit snuggly and do not vibrate. I would view this as a defective case and contact Bitfenix.
3. My desk is not angled so my case doesn't slide anywhere... really, I don't see how this case would slip on any flat surface.

1. Not to much of a problem I mostly wanted to know what others thoughts were, especially with a heavy topheavy watercooled rig, The flexy legs almost act like a dampner system like you see on skyscrapers, they move so the building dont break.

2. Waiting on more feedback, I think foam tape/acustic material on the sides will solve the issue

3.It does not slide on its own... Try plugging a usb in the side port and see how much your case moves, If I didn't hold the opposite side of the case it would end up on the floor before the USB was seated.
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