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Old 26th Sep 2013, 09:00   #1
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Arrow ** BitFenix PHENOM - The Prodigy Got Classier **

Hi Guys

The BitFenix Prodigy is our favourite case here at OcUK. We literally sell thousands of them, you guys love them, we love them.

The prodigy has had many guises in an array of custom colour combinations but from our feedback, we know that some customers also want the cleverly designed Prodigy Chassis without the stylised handles...






The Phenom answers this and makes way for a truly stunning addition to the BitFenix Range. The same generous Prodigy featureset and easy to build chassis design but with subtle, sleek curves and smooth edges.

Phenom is packed with small touches that make using and owning a BitFenix chassis an experience. From the slick powder coated interior, to the rolled-edge cable pass-throughs and quick-release dust filters, Phenom embodies the BitFenix experience through and through.

The Phenom case is available in the classic Mini ITX format and the newer Micro ATX format also.





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Old 26th Sep 2013, 09:01   #2
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Uhhhh can you get windows for these or will we see them anytime soon?

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Old 26th Sep 2013, 09:02   #3
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the windows for prodigy will fit the ITX versions

the MATX version will likely not have a window option. if you look at the pictures for it, you will see the storage mounting beam which would negate any point in having a window.

you could remove it in theory but you would lose all storage capability of the case.


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Old 26th Sep 2013, 09:06   #4
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That's rather pretty.

Would get one if i didn't already have my prodigy. Trade me?

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Old 26th Sep 2013, 09:17   #5
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Do like, very nice and clean!

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Old 26th Sep 2013, 09:19   #6
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Stupid putting the start/re-set buttons, usb ports etc on the side panel. They should be on top or on the front so you can at least tidy the cables decently.

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Old 26th Sep 2013, 09:19   #7
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The prodigy m-atx is still on preorder, so what are the odds OCUK will get these Phenom's in stock anytime soon? Before or after the prodigy m-atx actually comes in stock?
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Old 26th Sep 2013, 09:31   #8
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I've wanted this for ages, but i'd just accepted that I wouldn't be upgrading for a while...

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Old 26th Sep 2013, 09:34   #9
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Looks good, one of the main reasons I got rid of my prodigy was the fact it wobbled on its bottom handles

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Old 26th Sep 2013, 09:36   #10
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Sleek. Any idea when you'll be getting these in?
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Old 26th Sep 2013, 09:38   #11
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Stupid putting the start/re-set buttons, usb ports etc on the side panel. They should be on top or on the front so you can at least tidy the cables decently.
surprisingly easy to cable manage. i did a board swap in a messy prodigy at iseries a few months back for a customer and did some cable management in his case whilst i was at it to improve his airflow.

was surprisingly easy to hide the cables.

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The prodigy m-atx is still on preorder, so what are the odds OCUK will get these Phenom's in stock anytime soon? Before or after the prodigy m-atx actually comes in stock?
the prodigy M is on pre order still, the Phenom should have less lead time as they share the same chassis with their equivalent prodigy models.

we are looking around mid october at the latest for both models of prodigy and phenom

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Old 26th Sep 2013, 09:51   #12
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look sleak, very nice looking case.

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Old 26th Sep 2013, 09:52   #13
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These are very nice, the standard prodigy's are sweet, these are a great addition to the range
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Old 26th Sep 2013, 09:59   #14
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Sweet. Itx one is perfect for a mini home server. Excellent.


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Old 26th Sep 2013, 10:25   #15
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Looks very nice, i've said it since i first saw the prodigy that if i built another pc i'd get one, this would be a contender instead.

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Old 26th Sep 2013, 12:03   #16
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I don't understand the cooling arrangement for this or the Prodigy M.

A few scenarios.

Scenario 1:

If you use a 240mm enclosed wc loop at the top of the case, it cannot be used as an exhaust (heat rises) due to the graphics card below it. In this case it is now an intake which pulls in cool air which is heated up via the rad and then passes hot air over the GPU, surely this is a terrible design for GPU cooling.

Scenario 2:

This seems like a more viable option, using a 120mm enclosed wc loop on the rear. To gain air intake you must use a fan on the bottom to bring the air into the case, however the PSU will be exhausting HOT air right next to that fan, which in tern will pass hot air into the case and over the rad.

Is there any scenario you can use an enclosed WC loop and it does not have a huge design flaw?

I hope I am wrong as I would love this or the Prodigy M, but this air flow issue is giving me doubts.

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Old 26th Sep 2013, 12:12   #17
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lovely looking case, so many nice cases these days. giving me the upgrade itch as usual

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Old 26th Sep 2013, 14:09   #18
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Do want, you can still fit a 240mm in the front amirite? Only downer is where to put a fan controller now the 5.25" bay is gone, also buttons on the side? Bit awkward to get to.


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Old 26th Sep 2013, 15:45   #19
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Do want, you can still fit a 240mm in the front amirite? Only downer is where to put a fan controller now the 5.25" bay is gone, also buttons on the side? Bit awkward to get to.
in the mitx yes

in the matx no, the psu goes in the front



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Old 26th Sep 2013, 16:10   #20
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Hopefully this clears up a bit of confusion for people regarding cooling.



Not a whole lot to go on I know but hopefully it'll answer some Q's

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Old 26th Sep 2013, 16:39   #21
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Good ol' HardwareCanucks have a review of the mATX up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyTFQsIJVgI
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Old 27th Sep 2013, 05:24   #22
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I don't like how they're not 100% flat at the front

Would order on if they didn't stick out like that..
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Old 27th Sep 2013, 07:35   #23
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Looks good, one of the main reasons I got rid of my prodigy was the fact it wobbled on its bottom handles
Same reason as me this looks so much better too, and now its not so huuuuuuuuuge, shame they have removed the optical bay, but the internal mount is still there?

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Old 27th Sep 2013, 08:18   #24
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dammit! I should of waited and get the Phenom.

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Is there anything to stop you swapping the side panels over? I want to have my case on the right side of my desk up against the wall would mean I couldn't easily access the buttons etc

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Is there anything to stop you swapping the side panels over? I want to have my case on the right side of my desk up against the wall would mean I couldn't easily access the buttons etc
You can swap them, according to the HardwareCanucks review. The buttons would be upside down, but still.
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Old 27th Sep 2013, 10:01   #27
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nice looking case.

i want one
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Old 27th Sep 2013, 10:25   #28
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the windows for prodigy will fit the ITX versions

the MATX version will likely not have a window option. if you look at the pictures for it, you will see the storage mounting beam which would negate any point in having a window.

you could remove it in theory but you would lose all storage capability of the case.

but with so many other places to put drives i guess you dont really need the mounting beam in there?
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Old 27th Sep 2013, 13:13   #29
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Can someone reply to this post please.

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...3&postcount=16

Thanks

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I don't understand the cooling arrangement for this or the Prodigy M.

A few scenarios.

Scenario 1:

If you use a 240mm enclosed wc loop at the top of the case, it cannot be used as an exhaust (heat rises) due to the graphics card below it. In this case it is now an intake which pulls in cool air which is heated up via the rad and then passes hot air over the GPU, surely this is a terrible design for GPU cooling.

Scenario 2:

This seems like a more viable option, using a 120mm enclosed wc loop on the rear. To gain air intake you must use a fan on the bottom to bring the air into the case, however the PSU will be exhausting HOT air right next to that fan, which in tern will pass hot air into the case and over the rad.

Is there any scenario you can use an enclosed WC loop and it does not have a huge design flaw?

I hope I am wrong as I would love this or the Prodigy M, but this air flow issue is giving me doubts.

Thankyou
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Old 27th Sep 2013, 13:29   #30
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On the second scenario; the PSU sucks air in through the front and expels it out of the bottom the case, and there is some kind of filter to stop the bottom fan from pulling the hot air back in.
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