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May 21, 2014 11:26:17 PM

Hi guys, I was thinking on the silverstone raven rvz01 or the bitfenix prodigy mini-itx version, not really sure which to choose. Please help thx :D 

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May 21, 2014 11:31:55 PM

I have the orange version of the bitfenix prodigy case and looks awesome that would be my choice
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May 21, 2014 11:33:03 PM

The raven you have to use special sized psu whilst with the prodigy you can use a normal atx psu. You have allot more flexibility with the bitfenix case
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May 21, 2014 11:43:17 PM

I'd recommend either the Bitfenix Prodigy or the Corsair 250D. Both are great mITX cases.
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May 21, 2014 11:57:42 PM

I really liked both cases, but does the bitfenix prodigy's fiber flex wobble too much, does it flex a lot?
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May 22, 2014 12:11:17 AM

Migo Lai said:
I really liked both cases, but does the bitfenix prodigy's fiber flex wobble too much, does it flex a lot?


no not much flex
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May 22, 2014 12:13:09 AM

ive worked with the prodigy. the design is brilliant in many ways.
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May 22, 2014 12:26:15 AM

I would recommend corsair 250d
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May 22, 2014 12:32:12 AM

um, whats the difference between the prodigy and the 250D other than the exterior, sry im still a newbie
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May 22, 2014 4:55:30 AM

The 250D is pretty modifiable and has good airflow and spacious interior whilst being that small i recommend this case over any other.
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May 22, 2014 5:30:43 AM

Hugely depends on what you want to put in it (and how you want to use it).

Prodigy is great because it's not too specialised, you can fit almost anything you could want in there, large number of drives, water cooling, big air coolers, pretty much anything within reason. That's not to say it doesn't have flaws - the flex does wobble, especially if you sit it on a soft carpet (though on a desk/hard surface and ballasted with a PSU, it's much better). It's also very large for an ITX case, wider than most ATX towers and often width is the single most important dimension for space-saving (height is essentially unlimited in most cases and depth is often a desk).

Most other cases suffer from compromise due to being designed more around a specific set of components and that can ultimately limit your decisions, so if you have a build in mind, it'll dictate what you need really.

Corsair 250D - great if you want to use a H100i (or similar), otherwise fairly pointless. It's even wider than a Prodigy due to side-radiator provision, it's not terribly well suited to air cooling, and the side fans mean that a lot of ITX motherboards will have issues with cables blocking/clipping fans. There's a reason most of the stock photos use a H100i and an Asus motherboard, most other configs won't work as well.

RVZ01 - about as thin as you'll get which if you need the space is excellent. SFX PSU is a pain, but it's not a limitation (you can run a lot of stuff on 450W), it'll cost you a decent chunk of cash though and it's not terribly flexible (thin ODD, SFX PSU, limited cooling options).

Fractal Design Node 304 - great for high end air cooling in a compact form. Fits standard PSUs (same limitations as a Prodigy here) and can fit pretty huge air coolers, build in fan controller too which is nice. No ODD provision might be a significant downside depending on your perspective though, and it works best with a small number of drives.

Coolermaster Elite 130 - great value. If you are building on a budget, it's the first place to look. Full sized PSU and ODD, compact size, low price. Main downside is limited scope for airflow/CPU cooling, but if you aren't overclocking that's a pretty minor grievance.

That's more or less the most popular ITX cases right now. Lian-Li make a bunch of them, but they tend to start at reasonably high prices.
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May 22, 2014 6:02:22 AM

Rammy said:
Hugely depends on what you want to put in it (and how you want to use it).

Prodigy is great because it's not too specialised, you can fit almost anything you could want in there, large number of drives, water cooling, big air coolers, pretty much anything within reason. That's not to say it doesn't have flaws - the flex does wobble, especially if you sit it on a soft carpet (though on a desk/hard surface and ballasted with a PSU, it's much better). It's also very large for an ITX case, wider than most ATX towers and often width is the single most important dimension for space-saving (height is essentially unlimited in most cases and depth is often a desk).

Most other cases suffer from compromise due to being designed more around a specific set of components and that can ultimately limit your decisions, so if you have a build in mind, it'll dictate what you need really.

Corsair 250D - great if you want to use a H100i (or similar), otherwise fairly pointless. It's even wider than a Prodigy due to side-radiator provision, it's not terribly well suited to air cooling, and the side fans mean that a lot of ITX motherboards will have issues with cables blocking/clipping fans. There's a reason most of the stock photos use a H100i and an Asus motherboard, most other configs won't work as well.

RVZ01 - about as thin as you'll get which if you need the space is excellent. SFX PSU is a pain, but it's not a limitation (you can run a lot of stuff on 450W), it'll cost you a decent chunk of cash though and it's not terribly flexible (thin ODD, SFX PSU, limited cooling options).

Fractal Design Node 304 - great for high end air cooling in a compact form. Fits standard PSUs (same limitations as a Prodigy here) and can fit pretty huge air coolers, build in fan controller too which is nice. No ODD provision might be a significant downside depending on your perspective though, and it works best with a small number of drives.

Coolermaster Elite 130 - great value. If you are building on a budget, it's the first place to look. Full sized PSU and ODD, compact size, low price. Main downside is limited scope for airflow/CPU cooling, but if you aren't overclocking that's a pretty minor grievance.

That's more or less the most popular ITX cases right now. Lian-Li make a bunch of them, but they tend to start at reasonably high prices.


Thanks man, this helped a whole lot :D 
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