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I think they did it right. Also the Prodigy isn't exactly a reference in compactness, look at the Silverstone SG05 or the SG09/SG10 for µATX.

Well, I'm coming from mostly full towers and a few mid towers so it's tiny to me. tongue.gif

The Prodigy just stands out to me. It offers things that other cases in that class don't and the colors really set it apart. I just hope they keep those aspects and its true identity and transfer it into the new version.
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post #42 of 56
Personally I really like the inverted ATX that's good for airflow since today video cards heat usually more than CPUs.

And making an horizontal scheme for the Prodigy M would most-likely require them to make it larger than it already is.

Well I don't see what's the big deal with horizontal placement?
I mean it's nice to have but if it's not there that doesn't change much.
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post #43 of 56
More pics of the phenom M PLEASE!
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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's got a 240mm rad. Watercool those two GPUs, they'll be single-slot and probably fit then! If you can fit another rad on the front fan or something then WC the CPU too.

That, and mATX might be good for other reasons...I wouldn't want SLI or CFX on an mATX board over ITX straight away, unless they're WCed because having a Sound Card is more important to me.
    
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Oh men, I think I like most of the new cases... smile.gif
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Lets clear the air. You could place two HDD's on the bottom, or two 120 fans, or 200/230mm fans. 1 HDD on the back of the motherboard, 1 ssd, tons of cable management, and 2 SSD on the side panel.

Designs are subject to change, as it's a prototype.

And yes, tweaktown is a reliable source for hardware news, and yes, the Prodigy M is real. tongue.gif

Could you post a pic with a standard sized PSU in the case? I'm really not seeing the tons of cable management you're talking about and I don't see any cable cutouts. And there are SSD mounts on the side panel? Which side panel?

Don't get me wrong, the case looks good, but it really looks like it needs to be a little taller to live up to everything you've said about it and to be a proper mATX case with similar functionality to the Prodigy.
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It's got a 240mm rad. Watercool those two GPUs, they'll be single-slot and probably fit then! If you can fit another rad on the front fan or something then WC the CPU too.

That, and mATX might be good for other reasons...I wouldn't want SLI or CFX on an mATX board over ITX straight away, unless they're WCed because having a Sound Card is more important to me.

When you factor in barbs/compression fittings and tubing, your cards still take up two slots. Even if it was only a single slot card, you'd only fit a thin rad or fans in the case and the other would have to be mounted outside the case by the looks of it. Making the case an inch or two taller solves that problem.

On the sound card front, I usually gravitate toward the mATX boards that have a proper layout for a sound card and SLI/Crossfire.
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Could you post a pic with a standard sized PSU in the case? I'm really not seeing the tons of cable management you're talking about and I don't see any cable cutouts. And there are SSD mounts on the side panel? Which side panel?

Don't get me wrong, the case looks good, but it really looks like it needs to be a little taller to live up to everything you've said about it and to be a proper mATX case with similar functionality to the Prodigy.
When you factor in barbs/compression fittings and tubing, your cards still take up two slots. Even if it was only a single slot card, you'd only fit a thin rad or fans in the case and the other would have to be mounted outside the case by the looks of it. Making the case an inch or two taller solves that problem.

On the sound card front, I usually gravitate toward the mATX boards that have a proper layout for a sound card and SLI/Crossfire.

Generally those barbs and the like are above where any cards go, I know because when I had my GTX 470 watercooled it was a single-slot card and I had a card right underneath it, it might mean it'd be difficult to install a third GPU in (Unless you use SLI fittings) but you sure as hell could WC two GTX 780s and still have a full size sound-card in one of these. Even be the best onboard sound is still not as good as even my $99 Xonar DX, although admittedly it is much more of an improvement.
    
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post #48 of 56

Linus at the Bitfenix booth. Now im interested in the no name model he shows after the Prodigy M...
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Linus at the Bitfenix booth. Now im interested in the no name model he shows after the Prodigy M...

Does 240mm and 280mm simultaneous sound good?
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As long as they come with the case stock and are the best 240 and 280 fans you can find so I dont have to end up replacing they anyways. smile.gif
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