So here’s the $100 NZXT Phantom 410, the case I now have with all my equipment in, up and running.
I love it. Made of mainly steel with some plastic components. The only downside I could find was the LED lights in the fans. I think these kind of things look quite childish in all honesty, but after booting it up and seeing it in a dark room, the white fan LED’s coupled with the white LED’s in the PSU is actually a really beautiful combo; especially when combined with the ‘gunmetal’ colour of the case.
It has a very solid feel and I love the quick swap drive bays. Also, cable management is very easy with this case; I have a non-modular PSU so this is very important to me. The only actual negative point I have to say about this case is the door that hides the 5.25″ bays is a pain to open and close, other than that, the case is amazing!
- 215mm(W) x 516mm(H) X 532mm(D)
- 3 external 5.25″ drive bays
- 6 internal 3.5″ slots (with mounting points for 2.5″ drives)
- Screwless Rail Design
- ATX, MICRO-ATX, MINI-ITX support (with markings on the stand-off screw holes to help set up)
- 7 expansion slots
- External Electronics
- 1 x Audio/Mic
- 2 x USB 2.0
- 2 x USB 3.0
- Single Chanel 30W Fan Controller (3 settings)
- Front 2 x 120mm or 1 x 140mm (1 x 120mm included)
- Rear 1 x 120mm (included)
- Side 1 x 120mm or 1 x 140mm
- Top 2 x 120/140mm (1 x 140mm included)
- Built for use with water cooling systems also
- Bottom rear
The case is available in 7 colours red, black, white, white & blue, black & white, black & orange and gunmetal (photo’s at the bottom).
Let it be noted that although you think cases are light in weight, this one is not. The box it came in quoted it being 9 kg and I carried this 2.5 km in the boiling heat!