BitFenix Prodigy Mini ITX Case ReviewWed, Aug 01, 2012 - 12:00 AM
Unboxing the BitFenix Prodigy
The packaging for the BitFenix Prodigy isn’t real exciting so we will breeze through this rather quick. The front of the packaging features the web address for BitFenix, the company logo, and the name of the product inside. In this case, the Prodigy.
Spinning the box for the BitFenix Prodigy around, it looks as if it has been sliding around the FedEx truck for a couple of days, no real damage here, just some wear and tear from the hazards of shipping. Underneath the wear and tear the back of the Prodigy packaging points out some of the key features. Among the features listed for the BitFenix Prodigy are the BitFenix SoftTouch surface treatment, FyberFlex composite handles, 2x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, tool free design, FlexCage hard disk rack, and the support for long graphics cards and radiators up to 240mm in length! Considering this is a mini-ITX chassis, support for a 240mm radiator is impressive.
The shipping weight of the BitFenix Prodigy is only 7.8kg so it seems that someone tried to carry it with one handle rather than using both sides. The lighting doesn’t show it well, but we have a clear shot to the Prodigy mini-ITX chassis through the handle. If we look just below the carry handle we can see that the BitFenix Prodigy that we were sent is the Midnight Black (BFC-PRO-300-KKXSK-RP)version, though it also comes in an arctic white version.
Taking a look at the other side, we can see that the handle here is torn as well, guess they didn’t learn the first time to carry it with both handles. Along the bottom of the case we can see that the specification are listed out on this side as well.
The top of the BitFenix Prodigy mini-ITX chassis doesn’t show us anything we haven’t already seen, the logo and name are all that we can find here.
Opening up the BitFenix Prodigy packaging we can see the installation guide right on top, with the front of the chassis just below. Despite the signs of wear and tear everything looks to be in order.
The BitFenix Prodigy was nice and snug inside the cardboard packaging. Though it wasn’t anything a little elbow grease couldn’t handle. After a quick inspection of the Prodigy, we didn’t see any signs of damage from shipping. On the next page we will strip of the remnants of the packaging and take a closer look at the outside!