It is also worth mentioning that the Prodigy is available in five other colours for everyone's setup.
The "Fyber Flex" feet on this case seem to be more then capable of keeping this case up. Even with the feet being held on by four screws. You can rock it a little from side to side, but I don't feel like I am going to push the case right over. case counting on how I feel I might just take the bottom feet off and replace it four separate ones. I really do like the top ones as I will be swinging this thing all around the house.
The side panels are easily removed thanks to the thumbs screws used at the back. Now I have the panels switched because the ports were designed to be on the same side where you would access all your internals. Switching it seemed like a must for me. From these photos you can really see how they attract finger prints and I didn't clean this case just to show you guys what it looks like after a little man handling. I will be cleaning those off right away.
Now the top of the case has a nice dust filter that you can see in the first two photos that is pretty easy to remove. The brackets on the top can be used to fit a 240mm radiator or in my case an ODD and one 120mm fan. If you want to fit two graphic cards in this case then you shouldn't expect anything on the top.
The Front panel is a nice mesh that acts as a dust filter for the PSU which is the only thing designed to use the front panels intake. In the mITX version you would use it for a nicely sized fan. the 5.25 drive is also a nice inclusion for those that still use those. The other colours of the prodigy have a plastic front with small intakes along the edge of the panel to supply the PSU. I picked black partly for being black but mainly because I don't know how much those small intakes affect the PSU's intake.
Bitfenix was nice enough to give us five expansion slots which gives us basically as much expansion as an mATX board can ask for. the grill on the back can support up to a 140mm fan. I currently have a 120mm Radiator for the processor hooked up there. There is also a power cable that runs along the inside edge of the case to connect to the PSU attached at the front of the case. There is another grill at the top left side of the case but this just seems to add some extra ventilation.
The bottom of this case is home to the exhaust of your PSU and a large venting area. this can be left open for fan attachments or you can attach the included heat shield and install HDDs and SSDs on the bottom and not have to worry about burning them with the hot air from the PSU. No dust filter is included but I am guessing that this was designed to be where all your exhaust was meant to go.
This case chooses what some would call an inverted motherboard set-up as it placed your expansion cards above the processors. I think this choice was mandatory considering the intent with the PSU intaking from the front and still wanting to fit full sized graphic cards. In fact with it set up like this we could squeeze two full sized cards in here. I did have to make sure the PSU was short enough no to compromise the first PCI-E x16 slot. Everything fits pretty tightly in this case. making it seem like it was meant to be. I could have gotten away with taller ram since I used a water cooled system for the processor.
With this case you have to be mindful of what you are putting in it but there shouldn't be anything that makes this case break you build. If you want to a list of everything I put into this build you can click the link below.
Airflow in this case is not extremely flexible. Intake from the top, exhaust through the bottom and the rear can go either way. Once I get the 230mm fan installed on the bottom of the case as an exhaust fan I might switch my rear fans around to make them an intake just for the sake of hopefully making positive pressure in the case. I will be mindful of my processor temps and make my decision based on that. removing my 5.25 drive is also an option for another 120mm fan but I will make that decision once I figure I don't have any use for it. My motherboard's fan plugs are currently full not including the 230mm fan. The Push/Pull configuration on the radiator might be trimmed down to a push or pull configuration. I know you can connect fans to the PSU but then you would have no control on fan speeds for those fans.
The Good, The Bad, The Conclusion
I might remove the bottom feet in the future if I can find a set of feet that I like, and would give me a comfortable amount of clearance for my exhaust fans.
Fingerprints are another little nuisance but with most handling coming from the handles this should will leave the case nice and clean unless you are removing panel regularly.
It would have been nice to design the inputs from the side panel to be on the side facing the back of the motherboard and not have to flip it just to make extra room on the main access side.