NZXT Phantom 410 Mid-Tower Chassis - Closer Look at the Phantom 410
|NZXT Phantom 410 Mid-Tower Chassis|
|Closer Look at the Phantom 410|
|Features and Specifications|
|Testing and Final Thoughts|
A Closer Look:
Once you remove the left side panel you can see that the Phantom 410 has a tool-less mounting system for the 5.25" optical drive bays. To open them, simply slide the lock forward and press in the center. Next up we take a look at the Hard Drive cages. The top one can be removed to make room for that extra-long Graphics card. These too are a tool-less design. To mount your 3.5" HDD, simply line up your HDD with the pins and then bend the holder to insert the other side.
The Phantom 410 comes with one 140mm intake fan mounted in front of the HDD cages. There is also an area to install another 140mm intake fan if needed. To access this area you simply pull forward on the front at the bottom and it will snap off.
As you take a look at the rear, you'll find the power supply mounting area at the bottom. It has four rubber pads to rest on that stop any vibrations. Just above that there are the seven expansion slots that are held in place with a thumbscrew. I love the thumbscrew idea and even though it requires a bit more effort to use (rather than plastic clip-in ones) thumbscrews hold things in much more securely. Above this area we find a couple of pre-installed case fans: one 120mm exhaust in the rear and one 140mm exhaust in the top.
There is also room to mount a extra 140mm exhaust in the top. To access the top exhaust fan area (which can hold a 240mm radiator) remove the front first by popping it off - then you can easily remove the top in the same way - pull up on the rear and it snaps off leaving the front control panel that is mounted to the steel chassis.
Once you remove the right side panel you can see there is ample room for running all your wiring. This area is also where you find all the built-in fan controller wiring. The fan controller on the Phantom 410 can run up to seven different 3-pin case fans. The fan controller is supplied power by a 4-pin Molex connector.
On the next page we'll take a look at features and specifications before we build a rig in this slick case.