Phantom 410 Radiator Support
The Phantom 410 supports up to two 140 mm fans, but extra holes also allow a dual-fan 120 mm radiator to be installed. There’s even enough space above the top panel to mount 120 mm fans there, making extra room for motherboard clearance in this non-offset design.
Xigmatek Midgard II
Xigmatek designed its Midgard II exclusively for floor placement by putting all of the case’s ports and buttons up top. Two side panel mounts offer alternative cooling paths by supporting both 120 mm and 140 mm fans.
Midgard II Ports
Xigmatek’s Midgard II supports only a single USB 3.0 device, but adds an SATA-based internal drive docking station with a 2.5”-format drive hole and a 3.5” hard drive-sized hinged flap.
Inside The Midgard II
The Midgard II supports six hard drives in two cages, with the center cage removable to support cards up to 16.7” long. The bottom two slots are still restricted to 11.9” maximum card length by the bottom drive cage.
Midgard II’s Middle Bays
All six of Xigmatek’s Midgard II trays support both 3.5” and 2.5” drives, and are removable in the conventional left-hand fashion. The center drive cage slides out, as shown.
Also shown is one of the case’s six removable 5.25” bay latches, which secure both sides of the drives in three external bays.
Behind The Midgard II
Xigmatek adds two grommets to the Midgard II’s external liquid cooling support holes. A 120 mm rear exhaust fan is also factory-installed, though extra holes give builders a 92 mm option as well.
Midgard II Cable Management
The Midgard II has just enough space behind the motherboard tray to hide most cables, and the company uses rolled edges on cable access holes to prevent abrasion. A larger hole aids in the installation of CPU cooler support plates.
Midgard II’s Extra Bay
Xigmatek’s Midgard II appears to have four 5.25” bays with its front panel removed. But underneath that face panel, we find only three. The fourth bay is only half as tall, and supports notebook-style optical drives.
A single 120 mm intake fan pushes fresh air into the case, though a second fan can be added beneath.
Midgard II Radiator Support
A separate chamber above the motherboard tray supports radiator and fan combinations up to 2” thick. Bolt patterns are included for 140 mm and 120 mm fans, but the total radiator length (including tanks) cannot exceed 280 mm.
Check back in a couple of days when we post our full review of these five enclosures to complement our picture preview!