I'm looking into upgrading my video card, but am a bit unsure of what actually will fit in my case. I have the NZXT Phantom 410 (mid tower), and everything I have read so far states that it can support up to 305mm length cards - but that requires the removable drive bay extension to be taken out. I do need to fit the extension bays in for this upgrade (also adding in additional storage drives), so I want to be sure I'm not choosing too long of a card. Most information I can find says to stay at 230mm or under to avoid interference with drive bays, but my current GPU is 298mm and is just barely too long (by maybe 5-10mm) to fit with the drive bay extension. I've tooled around in my case and measured the clearance I would need (length and height) and I think that cards up to 261mm would fit without any trouble (given the fit of my current 298mm card).
Does anyone have familiarity with the NZXT Phantom to know what clearance is actually needed for a GPU to not interfere with the additional drive bays? Is that 230mm a hard measurement, and I'm just overly-optimistic in my measurements? Any insight welcome - thank you!
Good afternoon @CosmicKazoo
Thank you for contacting micro center. Looking at the case it appear it will support up to a 11 inch gpu length. below is a link for our page that would show all the card we sell that would fit in it the case. However you may want to check with NZXT to see if there is a way to remove the drive bays as if you can this will give more space for the card. Nzxt no longer lists this specific item online so it is hard to say for sure on this.
Oh, the Phantom 410! Loved that case. I think I still have my old one kicking around somewhere.
I didn't have to remove the drive bays for my R9 290X, which was 275mm long. I removed it anyway 🙃
Assuming you'd rather keep the drive bays installed, you should be totally fine going up to 275mm and not having any issues whatsoever. When I get home, I'll grab my old 290X off the wall and see if I can find the case to get some rough measurements for ya 😊
Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase
See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done
Services starting at $149.99