That thing is cool. Never seen it before. +r
Originally Posted by JoshHunter
Well here's my PC-Q08B, my pride and joy ^L_^
I apologise for the bad pictures, I don't have a good phone or a DSLR like everyone else in the First World. Inb4 cable management
I'd say you've got a pretty decent build there. The pictures aren't anywhere near terribad either. It's cute next to that gigantic display.
Originally Posted by xbournex
No more need to hope... It will come true. Can't tell you what's happening internally, but we're working on something big... or shall I say small...
Any clues as to whether it's a Prodigy v2? Or is it a totally new case?
Originally Posted by xbournex
Prodigy wasn't made to be "SFF", and ITX does not necessarily mean SFF (ITX doesn't HAVE TO be this/that). We called it a compact case, without compromise. If companies had continued to consider the ITX mindset as the "smallest possible case", there would actually be less interest in high performance boards in the market, just because motherboard companies will think "I don't really need this overclocking feature in this board because there's not going to be a heatsink that will support it" etc etc.
The way we designed it, is we sat down and brainstormed what fun things we wanted in the case, and in the ITX form factor. Yes, there's cases with mATX support out there that are similar in size with the Prodigy. But their design compromises many of the fun things we brainstormed.
We understand that there are smaller cases out there, and then there's Prodigy, but as I've said, they were made for different purposes. It's exactly like getting a EATX motherboard/XLATX, and finding the case that just fits 1x triple 120mm rad, 1x dual 120mm rad and calling it a day, or a case that fits 2 x quadruple 120mm and 4 x triple 120mm. Both fits the motherboard just fine. With Prodigy, there's room for that one thick radiator, 2 if you really tried. There's the A side of ITX, there's the B side.
For the user that has a Prodigy and has a single gpu, single HDD, and stock heatsink, well that is completely up to the user because everyone is subjective to their choice of cases in terms of styling. Or, they want the flexibility to upgrade in the future to a NAS, or build the city's water pipe line in their case.
Just my 2 cents.
I think all of us who have been discussing the purpose of the Prodigy understand this viewpoint very clearly.
It's been stated two or three times. There totally is a market for the Prodigy. Somebody posted a log in here very recently that makes use of a WC'd 690 and CPU on 200+240. That's efficient and it isn't hard to tell. Granted, thanks for throwing out your two cents.
I am going to comment on your post however: Usually, when someone trys to resolve any misunderstanding, and, in the process humbles them-self and calls them-self an ass in the process, one responds with something like,
"Oh, no! Don't worry about it. We're all just having a friendly discussion here. I didn't take it that way at all."
In addition, noting that your post was a reply to armour, you literally addressed absolutely nothing he was talking about. His post was an apology and a comment on how he hopes large ITX cases don't become a trend. You responded by discussing the awesome features of the Prodigy and basically said "I didn't say it was SFF!" (note, neither did armour, the person you're replying to). In technical terms, this classifies as a Fallacy(Red Herring). I'm just going to state again that his attempt at resolving any heat or misunderstanding in the form of an apology was promptly ignored. I don't mean this as a personal attack. This is simply a small criticism, as I would expect a little bit more from a vendor rep. You have been very friendly so far, and I sincerely hope that you remain active with this community. Company presence here is invaluable to us as a forum of discussion.
Originally Posted by Mergatroid
I have to agree that this is not the sff club. I posted my smallish case last year here and no one complained about it. It's bigger than a Prodigy. I have seen plenty of other builds here over the last year or so that are also larger than the Prodigy. It looks to me like some people have a bee in their rears because they just don't like the Prodigy.
This is the case I posted and no one complained about it being too big for this forum:
Of course, I'm still in awe at the little tiny cases people here tend to use and what they do with them, but it's really been very few people who have complained about the Prodigy, and none of them complained about cases like the one above or any others of similar size I've seen here over the last year. It really looks like a few people just don't like the Prodigy for some reason. Otherwise I would have expected more complaints previous to the Prodigy.
I think there are a few things to note here.
- That is an mATX form factor case. Conventional mATX cases don't get much smaller than that.
- I'm willing to infer that that board is more on the budget side of things. This is not the case with builds that use Asus and Asrock SFF baords such as the Rampage series.
- Naturally, one would expect a certain level of quality and sensibility when it comes to a build that is clearly being built by someone with the ability to purchase all of the correct parts.
- (I'm not saying budget builds cannot be of high quality)
- I like the Prodigy. I don't like what some people use it for.
- It's rather rude when you dismiss someone's well-expressed, valid opinion as complaining.
- I'm glad we share an appreciation for a large spectrum of builds.
Now, this is the SFF Sub-Forum.
Granted, this thread didn't start out technically as the SFF Club, but I'd like you to define SFF for me.
From the title, you can deduce that the builds in here are going to be smaller than normal.
Granted, that doesn't mean large builds aren't welcome here. It's not like we have a ban in this club on anything over xL for xxx form factor or anything. It's rather open.However.
I'm going to use an analogy here.
If you were to put an mATX ROG board into a TJ07, throw a 560Ti in it, use the stock cooler on a Pentium, and post it on the forum, you would most definitely be chastised, because you're not utilizing the entirety of such a fantastic enthusiast case. It's not exactly
the same, but the same principle applies to the Prodigy or the Arc Midi or any other case out there.
I don't believe there is any prejudice here at all.
We're all just discussing, I hope.