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NZXT Phantom 410

Enclosure with flexible cooling solutions

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Author: Jouni 'Jipa' Vasama
Published: 02.04.2012
Manufacturer: NZXT
Product Group: Enclosures
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Temperatures

 

NZXT Phantom 410 - Enclosure with flexible cooling solutions
 

The Phantom 410 copes well in the performance test, keeping the components at reasonable temperatures at both the high- and low fan speeds. The CPU-temperature is just about the same as we saw in the Switch 810-review and the GPU-fan ramped up to 40% speed (2500 RPM) in both tests, keeping the GPU at either 87 or 89 degrees.

Considering the huge amount of optional cooling the Phantom 410 can be built into an excellent case in terms of cooling. Throwing in another intake fan would definitely drop the HDD-temperatures and a side panel fan would help with the GPU-temperatures. With the built-in fan controller the cooling could be made reasonably quiet as well, but the lack of dust filters is always going to be a problem.

 

Noise

 

NZXT Phantom 410 - Enclosure with flexible cooling solutions
 

As stock the case comes with two 120- and a single 140 mm fan, and at full speed these do blow a lot of air and also make some noise. Other than the rush of air there aren't really any annoying resonances, and when the fans are set to low speed the case is indeed quite quiet. Of course with all the ventilation holes it isn't a prime candidate for silence enthusiasts, but considering the performance, it isn't too noisy, either.



Conclusion


PROS 
  • Unique looks
  • Fan controller
  • Lots of optional cooling

    CONS 
  • No dust filters
  • A bit 'plasticky'
  • Small frame
  • Award
    Silver Award!


    The original Phantom was a highly awarded case and it was a logical move for NZXT to make a smaller version of this popular case. The newcomer features the same, very unique and cool looks, packs a LOT of optional cooling and can also take all the longest graphic cards.

    The most obvious downside of the Phantom 410 is the lack of dust filters. The case comes with three fans and there's plenty of room for optional fans, all of which will bring huge amounts of dust inside the case. The second downside is that considering the external dimensions of the case, the internals of the case are very small and it was a real squeeze to get that Noctua NH-D14 installed. The thick bezels also do feel a bit cheap and rattle if you touch them, but in normal use this isn't going to be a problem.

    Current price for the NZXT Phantom 410 system enclosure is around $130 (~100 euros).


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