BitFenix Prodigy M Colour Series Micro-ATX Chassis Review




/ 5 years ago

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Final Thoughts


Pricing

The BitFenix Prodigy M colour series, as well as the standard colours of black ,white and the Yin and Yang editions, are available from Overclockers UK, with prices starting from £64.99 up to £74.99 dependent on which model you desire. The Colours available are red, orange, blue and green. The BitFenix Prodigy M Windows Side Panel is available for £9.95 and is also available in red, green, orange and blue. The total cost of the red chassis and side panel I used today is £74.94.

Overview

When I first reviewed the Prodigy M, I met it with mixed feelings. On one hand, I love the original Prodigy, it has a great layout for mini-ITX based systems, but the increased component size required for Micro-ATX, matched with an unchanged external size of the Prodigy, the Prodigy M struggled to meet my standards. That being said, I still love the way the chassis looks, despite the tricky to manage airflow, awkward cable management and compared to the original prodigy, limited radiator support.

What I have seen in this chassis is potential, so when I was asked to revisit it to review their colour range, I reminded BitFenix that I didn’t like the M series model and looked for a better way to approach the build. With the right choice of components, this can be a much easier chassis to love and when you compare to the now archaic looking build I performed two years ago, it really shows how putting thought into picking the right components to complement your chassis can make a huge difference. Also, let’s not forget that here you can also pick the right colour Prodigy M to suit your components; it works both ways here.

This chassis isn’t for everyone, but again, you can make good on it if you put in the extra effort. There’s easier chassis out there that do the same job with less effort, some are cheaper, smaller, bigger, it doesn’t matter, if you see something you like, go for it. The Prodigy M certainly has visual appeal and if that’s what you love, pick your favourite colour and set about making this chassis work for you, because it really can pay off in the end.

Please note, this review only relates to the changes since the original model and my original award, pros and cons are unchanged.

Pros

  • Bright and colourful finish
  • Four colours to choose from
  • Optional side panel window

Cons

  • None

“Customising and modding your chassis can be a tricky process, but BitFenix are making moves that allow you to customise your rig to your liking with minimal effort. A custom side panel, a few new fans and pick your favourite colour and you’re on your way to having a Prodigy that certainly stands out from the crowd.”

Editors-Choice

BitFenix Prodigy M Colour Series Micro-ATX Chassis

Thank you Overclockers UK for providing us with this sample.

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