Power Supply Installation
ven if an optional fan is installed on the bottom of the case, your power supply can be 19 to 21 cm long. Not only is this sufficient, but it's actually pretty generous. Openings for power supply cables are similarly ample and well-positioned.
The six rubber feet that the PSU sits on are great for isolating vibrations, but they could have been positioned better to accommodate shorter power supplies. As you can see in the shot below, they don't get as much support. Ideally, we'd like to see multiple holes, allowing you to move the feet to fit your PSU.
We did run into some trouble with fitment when it came to the spacer between the motherboard tray and power supply, pictured below. The spacer is actually part of the motherboard tray. It’s a small metal piece that was stamped and bent outward. We had to use a wool cloth and hammer to create an extra .5 mm of space, which is something we never like to do in any high-end case.
That the metal spacer protrudes a little too much meant that the only power supplies that fit correctly were those thinner than the ATX specification. Those with thicker walls won't butt up against the motherboard tray far enough. We're not sure if this was a manufacturing defect limited to our sample or not. However, it's a small nuisance.
The metal guide positioned over the top of our power supply is also stamped and bent. It doesn't really serve a purpose, though, because it's too far above the PSU to serve any real purpose.
As a whole, we like how easy it is to install a power supply into the Phantom 820. We had no trouble with long PSUs, and clean cable management is easy to achieve thanks to large, roomy cut-outs. We mentioned, an EPS12V extension is included to help PSUs with shorter cables reach just a little bit further, driving home the idea that enthusiasts helped drive this case's design.