Case Build and Finished Product
First off, we went ahead and added the PSU bracket to our power supply. It is a tight fit, but with just a bit of force, we got it in the PSU. We soon realized that we had it on so that the fan was pulling from the chassis interior, so we swapped it around later so that we could use the front of the chassis to supply air to the PSU fan instead.
After some serious thought, and trial and error, this is what we came up with. It's not the easiest chassis to get things into with the choice of components we used, but we got everything in cleanly with a bit of patience.
One issue we did find is that you have to remember to plug in the front panel wires way ahead of adding the video cards and or fans/AIOs to the top. We also found that after addressing the wires, they are a tad short, leaving the panel to hang rather than rest on the table.
The back of the chassis filled right out without issue. The dust shield went into place without much hassle, and the video card is securely fastened just by the dimples in the adjustable cover plate that is currently holding the card and slot covers in place.
From the left, there is not much to see. However, the access hole is well placed, allowing full access, and we can also see that next to the PSU is a great place to tend extra wiring if you do not have a short cable kit like we used.
We found no issues getting the panels on; in fact, they slide right into place. With everything all bundled back up, all we have to do now is add some power, and get to the testing.
Powering the Prodigy M, and our system, we missed the flicker of the white glow of the HDD activity LED, but the power LED is at full glow. Of course, our AIO kept the thermals down inside, and the fans are barely audible; the AIO was the loudest thing in this chassis. Without the AIO, and with just stock fans, temperatures inside may suffer if you are just planning on using the stock CPU cooler.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [BitFenix Prodigy M Micro-ATX Chassis]
- Page 4 [Inside the Prodigy M]
- Page 5 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 6 [Case Build and Finished Product]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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