BitFenix Prodigy Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅13-07-12

The long awaited Prodigy is finally here. Has it lived up to all the hype surrounding it or not lived up to expectations?

First of all I have to say the styling on Prodigy is a touch of genius. You will notice that with almost all of BitFenix’ offerings they have managed to consistently remain unique in the appeal of their cases, Prodigy is another tasty creation that will, I am sure be on many HTPC system builders short-list if not just for the appearance.

Visuals to the side; construction, design and build quality is also pleasing. Prodigy has been designed in such a way to entertain 2x 120mm cooling fans at stock and there are additional spots for mounting even more. I like the idea of having the motherboard tray horizontal rather than vertical as we see in every ATX chassis and numerous Mini-ITX too. This takes the strain off hardware and forces hardware to be installed in such a way that resembles the test bench and this can only be a good thing.

Inside there is accommodation for big CPU coolers and long graphics cards. Giving the possibility of combining such high-end kit with an Intel Z77/Z68 ITX motherboard. Combine such hardware and you have a mini-power house ready to transport to your favourite LAN party.

It’s hard to pick faults with Prodigy, especially when it can be picked up for as little as £59.99. It really is a great value for money solution if you are wanting to build a home entertainment system or a system tailored for LAN parties.

Prodigy is characterised in just one word; style. It oozes style, whether you opt for the Midnight Black or Arctic White it will look great next to the TV or desk. Prodigy’s price makes it a no-brainer for those who want high-end kit inside a smaller chassis and I am pleased to award this case with our prestigious Gold and Amazing Value awards.


+ Very stylish
+ Can accommodate high-end kit
+ Easy to transport
+ Very affordable
+ Good stock thermal performance + more options

- Similar capacity to M-ATX


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