Phanteks Eclipse P400 Review
Published: 8th February 2016 | Source: Phanteks | Price: £50 to £60.00 @ OCUK |
As you can see, our Havik 120 fits in here just fine which means that it should take coolers under 160mm tall. It is however unlikely that you'll be using an air cooler in a case like this, so best we have a look at the watery options.
There's so much space up front that our 240mm XSPC radiator looks almost lost in there. It doesn't take a genius to imagine sticking a fat 360 or an even fatter 280 in there does it? To get a 360 in you will have to remove the floor panel and lose the drive bays beneath, but as the rear of mobo area will still take a 3.5" drive and a pair of 2.5" this isn't really a hardship.
OK, and now to the not so good news. We honestly thought it was a given that this case would take a rad in the roof. After all, Phanteks have made other smaller cases that will take a rad in the roof, so they know all about clearances and offsets so it's a no brainer that in producing this case they'd have off set the fan mounts enough to make it possible to accommodate even a 30mm thick rad and fans or even just a thin AIO. You'd think wouldn't you? you really would. I mean seriously, it's not hard, it's not like this has never been done before, this isn't ground breaking technology. It's been done before. Damn it Phanteks have done it before, so why in the hell have they made a case where you can't get a rad in the roof when it would have been so, so easy to make one that did. Yes you can get one in the front, but with so many GPU's having AIO attachments there's a lot of consumers out there that want a case that will take two AIOs, one for the CPU, and one for the GPU.
Alas it was not to be. there's just 30mm of space up there with no real offset to speak of, the end result is radiators in the roof are not an option. as you can see the rad barely just fits behind the RAM mounting clips so there's no chance of getting fans onto it, even slim ones.