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Prodigy M
by BoxenOfDonuts
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I had a big atx case for my matx board for a couple years and I got tired of looking at it. Really liked the prodigy but it was an itx case, then the prodigy m came around and I was instantly in love. Moving everything into this case took some clever cable management. I ended up switching side with the I/O panel to the left to make it easier to open the case If I needed

Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle30.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load58.0° C
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate930MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate2.04Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle33.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load80.0° C
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Electrospeed 8 points 14 months ago

8gb of 1600 RAM for $30 O.o

l13199l [1 Build] 4 points 14 months ago

the good days

Svnryn [2 Builds] 2 points 14 months ago

Awesome build. I've been looking into the Phenom M and Prodigy M, but I'm not quite sure how to do the fan placement.

Do you have the 200mm fan at the bottom blowing air up into the case and the two 120s blowing out the top or down into the case as well?

curlz620 [1 Build] 2 points 2 months ago

Thats how it looks. Most people try to build them to intake at the bottom and exhaust from the top. it is difficult though due to part sizes and the darn drive rack makes cable management and working on the machine difficult. Mine is holding a micro server and I had to flip so intake is from the top and exhaust is on the rear. luckily it is just full of hdd so not to much heat.

malcar11 [3 Builds] 2 points 14 months ago

Prodigy cases are beautiful. Is a shame they're sooo expensive in my country. Looks pretty!


lt-smith [2 Builds] 2 points 14 months ago

how does the 560 ti stack up in current games like bf4? jw

BoxenOfDonuts [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

I can nearly max out most games at 1080p still. Some heavier games like bf4 and crysis 3 I have to turn down though. I played the bf4 beta and I was getting about 40 fps on high, with about a 14% overclock. Honestly its not falling far enough behind to justify an upgrade, although the itch to upgrade is getting pretty strong.

RyneSmith [7 Builds] 1 point 14 months ago

Nice build! Still rockin the 2500k

BoxenOfDonuts [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

Yea all the way up to 4.5 on air. Keeping the cpu for at least another couple years.

8F01C198997 [8 Builds] 1 point 14 months ago

I used to look at the Prodigy and say, "pfft. That's way too big for a mini-itx case."

Then they made the Prodigy M and I was like, "I must have it!" But I had already bought the Define Mini, oh well.

Colt_The_Wolf 1 point 13 months ago

In all the builds I've seen regarding the BitFenix Prodigy has liquid cooling... Ive been wondering is it a necessity when building with this case? Or can I just go with the Hyper 212 CPU Cooler?

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coromd 1 point 13 months ago

The 212 should be fine. You can set up the fans in the Prodigy to basically make it a wind tunnel. If you're using an FX-8350 or one of the AM3+ AMD CPU's, don't. The MATX AM3+ offerings are really, really crappy, and the heat of that CPU in such a small space isn't such a great idea D:.

Someone make a good quality one and rake in the dough, please.

kirie 1 point 11 months ago

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus is 160MM, do you think thermalright True spirit 140(170MM) will fit prodigy M??

BoxenOfDonuts [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

Depends. I have the little side thing with 3.5 inch drives in there and it nearly touches. If you are putting 3.5 inch drives on the side and not the bottom, probably not.

themarine99 0 points 14 months ago

nice build. why the 560. otherwise, nice build.

Spencer1012 [2 Builds] 1 point 14 months ago

In the description. It's an older build in a new case.

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TheEpicness92 2 points 14 months ago

He said in the description that he moved everything into this case, so yeah, just the case was new.