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post #21 of 56
I dont understand the idea of the PSU location and rotation of it. If it's placed vertically like it is, wouldn't the power plug be coming out the top or bottom of the case?
post #22 of 56
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Originally Posted by Crouch View Post

I guess the one who took the pictures wasn't on his right state of mind at that time.

from facebook (LINK)

this photog seems to be in the right state of mind tongue.gif

*

but yeah, where do the radiators go? where does the psu go?
post #23 of 56
This looks like a Prodigy we could all agree on.
post #24 of 56
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Originally Posted by Tweetbix View Post

I dont understand the idea of the PSU location and rotation of it. If it's placed vertically like it is, wouldn't the power plug be coming out the top or bottom of the case?

If you look at it, there's a plug hole on the back, so maybe an extension? The case looks like a prototype made in someone's garage right now though.
Edited by nubbinator - 6/4/13 at 2:16am
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post #25 of 56
It looks like the disk drives will be mounted behind the motherboard? PSU slotted in the front it seems.

Quality of the case looks awful.
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They finally listened!!!!!!!!
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post #27 of 56
Inverted MATX, thank you Bitfenix! There's not enough of those type of cases around. Graphics card will get tons of airflow from bottom and top fans. Especially when AIO watercooler is used for the CPU, big tower coolers will somewhat block the bottom fan. Hopefully it will come with side window, I will change my Fractal Arc for this.

I want to hear some info about fan compatibility, just bought some Corsair AF140 fans. I don't want to sell them for a loss.
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post #28 of 56
Bitfenix Prodigy M

Bitfenix Showoff The M-ATX Prodigy
http://www.eteknix.com/computex-bitfenix-showoff-the-m-atx-prodigy/




It supports a 240mm water cooling radiator, still has room for long graphics cards, but now it also has support for MATX motherboards, very impressive.
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post #29 of 56
Looks cramped. Thus losing an attractive feature of the original Prodigy...
post #30 of 56
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Originally Posted by Heuchler View Post

Bitfenix Prodigy M Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
It supports a 240mm water cooling radiator, still has room for long graphics cards, but now it also has support for MATX motherboards, very impressive.

Looks like it only supports a 240mm rad if you're only running a single video card, which kind of defeats the purpose of mATX.

It doesn't really strike me as a well thought out case. It looks like you can install two HDDs or SSDs on the back, but you can only install them before you install your mobo. You're forced to choose between a top fan and more drive storage or an ODD in the bay. The PSU orientation means that your video card, PSU cables, SATA headers, and any drives in the drive bay will be fighting each other for room. Not only that, but the PSU orientation means that you have zero front air intake and you're dumping warm air into the case intake. The top fans are so close to the second PCIe slot that if you want to run SLI or Crossfire, you'll probably have to remove them, making your cards run incredibly hot since they'll have no intake at all. And if you look at it, the fans look like they're almost resting on the SATA headers, meaning that all the headers and any buttons on that part of the mobo will be beyond cramped. The original Prodigy worked, even though it was a little large, because it had a somewhat novel mobo orientation and gave you plenty of room to do something like water cool in it. The Prodigy-M looks like a poorly thought out case designed to capitalize on a small market segment and to listen to all those people who said it really should have been an mATX case to begin with.

From a tooling standpoint, yes, it makes sense to keep the same basic chassis, but they really needed to make it an inch or two taller and an inch or two longer for it to really work the way it's laid out internally.
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Looks cramped. Thus losing an attractive feature of the original Prodigy...

My thoughts exactly.
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