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  • NZXT Phantom 410 Case Review



    Regular readers know I have always had a soft spot for NZXT.  Their unique styling and top notch performance stand out in an otherwise crowded market.  Not only has NZXT crafted some of the most exciting chassis designs I have built in over the years, they have also set the mark for using eye catching colors to truly turn heads.  The Phantom 410 is no exception.

    Is white the new black?

    Looking at top sales sites around the web shows just how far we have come from the boring beige boxes many of us endured for years.  The Phantom 410 leads the charge by offering color combinations from Black, Red, Gun Metal, Pink and White.  Several of these colors are only offered in limited edition runs allowing for even more variety in color and accent trims.  Today we will be looking at a white Phantom 410 with blue accent coloring.
    The Phantom 410 is part of the popular Crafted Series of cases containing the classic Guardian 921 and my personal favorite; the Tempest EVO.  Not too long ago we had the full tower Phantom in the labs and found it to be an attractive case with a surprising array of cooling options.  The step down to a mid-tower design in the 410 not only helps the pocketbook, it also allows for a much smaller footprint.

    Like it's full size brother, the Phantom 410 uses a series of ABS plastic panels to break up the traditional steel lines and create additional depth.  Case design is always subjective but the use of both the large black mesh over the fans and a ribbon of blue accents provide a nice complement to the white design.  A single smaller window offers a glimpse at the interior while showcasing your heat sink choice.  Not included is an optional for a side fan in 120mm or 140mm size.
    MODEL    Phantom 410
    CASE TYPE    Mid Tower Steel
    DIMENSIONS (W x H x D)    215 x 516 X 532 mm
    VGA Clearance Maximum    305mm (w/o fan), 280mm (installed), 230mm (full pivot)
    COOLING SYSTEM    FRONT, 2x120mm or 1 X 140mm (1x120mm included)
    REAR, 1 X 120mm (included)
    SIDE, 1 x 120mm or 1 x 140mm
    TOP, 2 X 120/140mm (1 x 140mm included)
    6 INTERNAL 3.5" Slots
    Screwless Rail Design
    MATERIAL(S)    Steel
    WEIGHT    9 kg
    We like to look at a chassis reviews from a case modders perspective which will look beyond the basic things like if a motherboard will fit and concentrate on things such as overall construction, cooling options, and style.  The rest you should be able to glean from the spec sheet or photos in this review.