Could it be smaller? Yes. Is it anywhere as big as the Prodigy? Not really the Prodigy is matx case thats limited to mitx boards. The NCASE M1 is pretty small. Its barely bigger than the 05. I believe the NCASE M1 is the smallest case that can fit a 240mm radiator. I think that was one of the main goals was to fit a 240mm radiator while keeping it as small as possible. They added the slot load drive because of whiners. Same for the atx psu capability. When in reality, the Silverstones SFX 450 is plenty to power anything with modest overclocks. Just need to swap out the stock fan for a quieter one. Wish they would offer silver or black instead of just black.