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Phanteks launches Eclipse P400 and P400S compact midtowers

by Mark Tyson on 8 February 2016, 10:06

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Holland-based Phanteks has today launched a pair of compact midtower chassis; the Eclipse P400 and P400S . These chassis are said to facilitate clean and beautiful builds, provide RGB lighting effects and are based on the user-friendly Enthoo Series. The new chassis will be available in three colours: Satin Black, Anthracite Grey and Glacier White, starting from next month.

Phanteks' Eclipse P400 is aimed at novice and intermediate PC builders who want to create a clean and appealing PC build. Buyers will benefit from Enthoo Series inspired user-friendly interior layouts. Adding to the appeal of this fledgling Eclipse Series is; a full metal exterior, RGB lighting system with colour control and optional RGB interior, lighting strips, equipped with dust filters, all-in-one radiator mounting location in front, power supply shroud, 2x 120mm fans supplied, and cable management tools.

The Eclipse P400S is a 'silent' version of the P400 chassis which will be made available in windowed and windowless versions. As befits its suffix, this chassis is equipped with soundproofing layers which include; a top ventilation covers with soundproofing layer, front and side panels with soundproofing layers and an integrated 3-speed fan controller. See diagram below.

Eclipse P400S version, showing soundproofing panels

Common specifications:

  • Dimension: 210 mm x 465 mm x 470 mm (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 7Kg
  • Material(s): Steel chassis, steel exterior, ABS
  • Motherboard support: ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX, E-ATX *(up to 272mm wide, cannot use rubber grommets)
  • Front I/O: 2x USB 3.0, Mic, Headphone, Reset, LED control
  • Expansion/bays: 7 expansion slots, 6x internal 3.5-inch drive capacity, 2x dedicated 2.5-inch mounting positions
  • Cooling capacity: Front 3x 120mm fans (1 included) or 2x 140mm fans
    Top 2x 120mm fans or 2x 140mm fans
    Rear 1x 120mm fan included
    Liquid cooling up to 360mm radiator front and 120mm radiator rear
  • Maximum compatibility: graphic cards up to 395mm (280mm with optional HDD brackets installed), CPU coolers up to 170mm tall, PSU up to 270mm
  • Colours: Satin Black, Anthracite Grey and Glacier White

In an email to HEXUS Phanteks said that the Eclipse P400 and P400S will be available throughout Europe from March 2016, at the following recommended retail prices:

  • PH-EC416P_BK/AG €69,90 / PH-EC416P_WT €79,90
  • PH-EC416PSW_BK/AG €79,90 / PH-EC416PSW_WT €89,90 (Silent Window)
  • PH-EC416PSC_BK/AG €79,90 / PH-EC416PSC_WT €89,90 (Silent Closed Panel)

Buyers receive a 5 year limited warranty. When this story goes live this YouTube promotional video should also become available for viewing.



HEXUS Forums :: 5 Comments

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I really recommend watching the OC3D review of this case if you are interested in purchasing it. The biggest issue with the case is the lack of clearance for the top fans to be able to fit a radiator there which can lead to other problems when you are forced to have the radiator in the front of the case.
Tom's explanations there didn't get the best reception for obvious reasons but he made some good points about the design and fabrication on Overclockers UK.

Looking for a case right now, the mounting holes wouldn't be a problem for me as I'll keep to air cooling. On the other hand, potentially losing out on the looks of a P400S or H440 is a bigger issue when I need a 5.25" bay for an optical drive! :D

Back to the review, business decision or not, wasn't the criticism a good and useful one? I've seen several people say that mounting points shouldn't be a factor in cases nowadays and as the review states – indeed, as he wanted it to be – it could have been THE case to recommend if the right offset had been used. By stamping out the holes appropriately, the P400 would have had built-in potential for, say, a current first-time builder that became more ambitious further down the line. They could move to water cooling without compromising the rest of their set-up (or, er, having to buy another case).

Business move or not, surely it's a fair and constructive point?
Above points valid but the price is good for whats it's worth.
Wozza365
I really recommend watching the OC3D review of this case if you are interested in purchasing it. The biggest issue with the case is the lack of clearance for the top fans to be able to fit a radiator there which can lead to other problems when you are forced to have the radiator in the front of the case.

The case is made to a damn smart compromise if you ask me. You can mount the dual rad in the front if you really need to.

This case's target doesn't do monster custom water cooling loops. It's a cheap case that looks great, is well made and it doesn't feature a boatload of plastic.

And unlike the Evolv, it has a solid left panel option. :)
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