Installing a system into the Phantom 410 is as easy as it gets. Everything slid into place smoothly without fighting with it for hours. Cable management was the best that I have seen on any case with holes in all the right places and plenty of room behind to hide cables. There were no sharp edges to slice you or your cables and I ran into no clearance issues even with my large CPU cooler.
With everything installed, we can finally get a look at the case lighting. The top 140mm fan has blue LEDs that add a cool glow without being overpowering or shining too bright outside the case.
The included fans are also very quiet on the low speed setting and only give off a low hum on high.
- Looks great
- Good tool-less design
- Amazing cable management
- Plenty of ventilation
- Side window
- Only one fan filter (bottom)
- Lots of plastic
Overall I found the Phantom 410 to be a great case. It looks good and is well designed. The cable management is top notch and there is enough ventilation for even the hottest gaming systems. My only complaints with the 410 are the fact that so much of the case is made of plastic and the lack of dust filters (which when combined the large amount of ventilation and airflow is going to equal lots of dust).
The 410 has been the easiest case I have worked with, allowing for a quick installation time and great cable management results. NZXT did a good job with the Phantom 410, providing all of the great features of its big brother, with a smaller footprint. And at $99, you would be hard pressed to find a better case for an enthusiast who wants both ease of use and great cooling.