NZXT Takes a Shrink Ray to Phantom Chassis, Introduces Smaller Size Phantom 410

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We had a chance to get up close and personal with NZXT's ginormous Phantom chassis during our 'Back-to-School PC Roundup' in September, and let us tell you, it's a great looking case. It's also quite large. We thought it resembled a Storm Trooper, both in size and shape, and while that's fine if you have room for a full tower chassis, not everyone is interested in a case that big. Meet the new Phantom 410.


NZXT's newly introduced Phantom 410 is the same chassis aesthetically and it shares many of the same awesome features, but in a smaller package. The Phantom 410 measures 215 (W) x 516 (H) x 532 (D) millimeters, a sizable downgrade in size compared to the original Phantom (222 x 540 x 623), but without sacrificing features or functionality. Some bullet points attached to the Phaneom 410 include:
  • Liquid-cooling support with dual 240mm radiators
  • Pivoting 120mm/140mm fan slot for user adjustable airflow
  • Up to 8 fans can be installed for maximum cooling
  • 30W 3-step fan control for any situation: quiet, medium load, and maximum cooling
  • Innovative rail-mounted bays allow for easy SSD/HDD replacement
  • Removable HDD cage allows full-length expansion cards
  • Screwless 5.25-inch bays that also mount 2.5-inch drives
  • Full-range of internal and external 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x 2.0, and audio support

That's not a bad feature-set and is comparable to the original Phantom, though graphics card clearance has been reduced to 305mm (without fan) / 280mm (installed / 230mm (full pivot), down from 350mm.

We're waiting to hear back from NZXT on price and availability.

EDIT: The Phantom 410 will launch next week for $99.99.

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RMedley replied on Thu, Dec 1 2011 1:11 PM

This is cool but I personally like at the least an oversize mid-tower minimum. I have thought about building a mini especially as an HTPC, but you can get uber small for that. I like my desktops to have breathing room.

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CDeeter replied on Thu, Dec 1 2011 2:15 PM

Here's a look inside this puppy:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/375384_10151021956935301_17437970300_21733134_1398030988_n.jpg

Looks great!

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I almost always build my personal desktops with a full tower just because that's what I like :) but for friends I often go with a mid-tower and this case is looking very sweet.

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OSunday replied on Thu, Dec 1 2011 11:05 PM

Ahhh I was just looking at this case a couple days ago, thinking it would be perfect if it weren't so big! haha

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rrplay replied on Fri, Dec 2 2011 11:19 AM

Some of you guy know that I have the full size Black Phantom chassis and Ya know something ?? I was def a bit surprised[ nicely of course] is that it is big,..So I say making a version that a bit smaller is a good move on NZXT and it priced pretty sweeet too.The fan controllers are a bit dif on the mid size rahter than the variable on the full tower but should not be a deal breaker. Thanks for posting that pic for us CDeeter . mmmthe hydro cooler , lot's of room insde to get the paws in lol and cable management inside the Phantom chassis is a breeze.! Esp with a semi-modular PSU like the NZXT Hale 90 and others from the NZXT line-up.. the right amount of hardwired cable is a pretty much all anyone need to run a single gpu card rig in the let's say 650W-850W PSU range .

choice of colors too

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"Smart move by NZXT and looks just as great as its big brother. Saw a review already and I liked the extra fan mount on the hard drive cage, did not like that you have to put the case on its side to remove the dust filter, a slide out would have been preferable. Other then that minor nitpick, I love this case."

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slugbug replied on Fri, Dec 2 2011 1:51 PM

I mentioned on their Facebook page a while back that I would like to see a smaller version of their Phantom case. I wonder if they already had this in the works or used my idea?

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rrplay replied on Fri, Dec 2 2011 4:20 PM

slugbug:

I mentioned on their Facebook page a while back that I would like to see a smaller version of their Phantom case. I wonder if they already had this in the works or used my idea?

recall  your comment on FB about that too slugbug  !....can't remember parts of last week  with the in-coming Madcow & CRS moments in general

but recall that stuff going on with the NZXT FB posts RE: "a smaller version of the chassis" from you many moons ago.

 

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RSmith replied on Sat, Dec 3 2011 3:53 AM

I'd just love the opportunity to mod the heck out of 1 of these *evil grin* .

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