The entire installation process is quick thanks to the available space and tool-less design mechanisms within. One aspect that I really liked about this particular area of the review was the motherboard standoff adapter for tightening up the standoff screws; this makes the task just so much easier and avoids sore fingers.
Creating a slick, tidy interior has never been easier thanks to good clearance and strategically placed cable management cut-outs.
Cable management behind motherboard tray
One slight niggle I did have was getting the CPU power cable to route up behind the back of the motherboard tray. Whilst it did reach, the cut-outs up at the top are extremely tight – in the end I gave up a long battle and unscrewed the top fascia and the top mounted fan to give me adequate clearance for getting the cable through.
As you can see from the picture of the CPU power cable plugged in – the cable is extremely close to the blades on fan attached to the roof of Phantom 410. This shows you just how much space you have when trying to get this cable in between the motherboard and the frame of the fan. Things are very tight.
CPU power cut-outs are very tight
To install a HDD inside Phantom 410 the drive must be attached to one of the provided trays. These HDD trays will accommodate 2.5”/3.5” drives – for 3.5” pins will slot into the sides of the drive within the tray. To attach a 2.5” drive – screws must be attached to the underside.
2.5”/3.5” HDD installation compatability
In the next section we will report back on clearance compatibility for Phantom 410.