Phanteks Eclipse P400 Review
Introduction and Technical Specification
Published: 8th February 2016 | Source: Phanteks | Price: £50 to £60.00 @ OCUK |
We've looked at quite a few Phanteks cases over the last six months or so and on the whole have been pretty impressed with them. That's not to say they're perfect, we rarely see cases that are, however they have shown a certain design flair, and on the whole have got things reasonably well sorted out. With that in mind we now turn our beady peepers in the direction of the brand new Eclipse P400 Although little is known about the case (it's still under NDA as we're writing the review), it's likely that the P400 is going to form part of an "Eclipse" range. What we do know about the P400 is that it's a mid tower case able to take up to ATX size motherboards, decent length GPUs, big rads in the front and owing to the offset mounts it looks like it should take rads in the roof also.
Currently Awaiting Technical Specification
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It just doesnt sit right with me.Quote
Either way, imho it's still the best case your 50 quid can buy at this point in time, so it certainly is a worthy purchase.Quote
Yeah they could've easily made it fit, but that's how business works unfortunately. If they made it as good as the Enthoo Pro at nearly half the price, they'd go out of business
Either way, imho it's still the best case your 50 quid can buy at this point in time, so it certainly is a worthy purchase.
Very different cases. Why not have a basic case people can grow into?
But no we will gimp the top on purpose and then end up with it effecting the entire case.
This had the chance to be THE BEST £60 case ever launched. But no. Coz bizniz.Quote
Thanks as ever for the review Quote
That'd be shooting themselves in the foot, especially since they've already outdone all the competition with this case anyway. It fits a bigger radiator than the S340 and has sound dampening materials, all while being a tenner cheaper. The S340 only fits a single 140mm fan in the roof as well, with a stupid little square vent that you can't cover up
The P400 is even a full 20 quid cheaper than the Define S, all while offering mostly the same features but it doesn't look completely empty and silly if you don't put 2x 360mm rads in it.
All in all, considering its price I really like this case and I think it's done a very good job of a balance between being both aircooling, and watercooling friendly. Besides, who in their right mind would do a full on £300 watercooling loop with 2 big radiators in a 50 quid case? No, I think this case perfectly targets the market, filling up a gap between the S340 and the Define S that has been missing so far, whilst being cheaper than both.Quote