NZXT Phantom 410 Mid-Tower Chassis
|NZXT Phantom 410 Mid-Tower Chassis|
|Closer Look at the Phantom 410|
|Features and Specifications|
|Testing and Final Thoughts|
Today we have a mid-tower chassis from NZXT's crafted series. The Phantom 410 is there newest addition to their crafted series and its comes in black, white and red. It is basically a smaller version of there full-tower Phantom chassis. NZXT was established in 2004 in Los Angeles, CA so they know how to make a case. They manufacture PC components like such as mice, CPU heatsinks, Fan Controllers, PC Cases and more. If you would like to know more about NZXT, Click here.
The NZXT Phantom 410 came in the standard cardboard box that was covered in picture quality graphics. Once I opened it up, I noticed that it was shipped like most cases. The Phantom 410 was protected by Styrofoam inserts on each end and wrapped in a plastic bag. They also went one step further by applying a layer of plastic film to the front and top. All of this protection did a great job and the case arrived without dents or scratches.
After removing all of the packing, I can see that the Phantom 410 looks very similar to the Phantom. The front of the Phantom 410 has a door covering the optical drive area. It opens from right to left by pushing the arrow on the right side. It is unfortunate that it can't be changed to swing opposite way. Lower on the front we find a steel meshed intake area. As we move to the top on the left side, we find the Reset button, Power button, HDD activity light and a Power indicator light. The right side has a built-in Fan Controller, 2x USB 3.0 ports, 2x USB 2.0 ports, a microphone port and a headphone port.
As we make our way to the back of check out the Phantom's rear - we find the Motherboard I/O panel opening, seven expansion slots, the PSU opening, two aperture openings and an exhaust fan at the top. The bottom of the Phantom 410 has some long feet that keep it very stable. It also has two vented openings - one opening at the power supply that has a removable filter and one opening in the middle for installing an extra case fan. This second vented opening does not have a filter.
The right side panel of the Phantom 410 is solid, but the left side panel has a window at the top for showing off all your hard work and good cable management. This side also has a vented area that is pre-drilled to mount an extra case fan.
On the next page we'll take a closer look.