Phanteks Eclipse P400 P400S Review

Phanteks continues to make waves in the enthusiast case market, by stacking features and quality without breaking the bank. In 2015 they started going after the budget mid-tower with their Enthoo Pro M, which shared DNA with its high end cousin the Evolv ATX. Now, in 2016, Phanteks wants to tackle that market with a new class of case in their Eclipse Series.

Phanteks has introduced the new Eclipse Series, starting with the P400, a budget friendly entry level mid tower case.  And while Phanteks does cut costs by not including some features that are normally found on their higher end cases. It doesn’t seem to sacrifice at all in the places where it counts. It still includes some unique features, like built-in RGB lighting/controller and a fan controller (S model only). Phanteks offers both the Eclipse P400 and P400S models in Three (3) Colors; Satin Black, Glacier White and Anthracite Gray. The P400S (Silent Edition) is even available in versions with a side panel window or just a solid side panel. Today, we will be looking at the P400S (Silent Edition) windowed model in Anthracite Grey.

 

The Phanteks Eclipse P400 was introduced at Three (3) Price Points:

  • P400  windowed at $69.99
  • P400S  (Silent Edition)  non windowed at $79.99
  • P400S  (Silent Edition)  windowed at $89.99

 

Specifications are from the Phanteks Website:  ( Here are links to the P400 / P400S )

 

P400 Windowed BLACK WHITE GREY
PH-EC416P_BK PH-EC416P_WT PH-EC416P_AG
886523300755 886523300762 886523300809
P400S Windowed BLACK WHITE GREY
PH-EC416PSW_BK PH-EC416PSW_WT PH-EC416PSW_AG
886523300816 886523300823 886523300847
P400S Closed BLACK WHITE GREY
PH-EC416PSC_BK PH-EC416PSC_WT PH-EC416PSC_AG
886523300854 886523300861 886523300908

CASE SPECIFIACTIONS:

Dimension

  • 210mm x 465mm x 470mm (WxHxD)
  • 8.3in x 18.3in x 18.5in (WxHxD)

Form Factor:

  • Mid Tower

Material(s):

  • Steel Chassis
  • Steel Exterior
  • ABS Plastic

Motherboard Support:

  • ATX
  • Micro ATX
  • Mini ITX
  • E-ATX* (up to 272mm wide, cannot use rubber grommets)

Front I/O:

  • 2x USB 3.0
  • Microphone
  • Headphone
  • Reset
  • LED Control
  • 3-Speed Fan Control (Only on P400S)

Side Window:

  • Yes (Also available with closed panel)

Soudproofing Panels:

  • Yes (Only on P400S)

 

EXPANSION & DRIVE BAYS:

Expansion Slots:

  • 7x

Internal 3.5″:

  • 6x (2x Included)

Internal (Dedicated) 2.5″:

  • 2x (2x Included)

 

AIR COOLING:

Front:

  • 3x 120mm Fans (1 included)
  • 2x 140mm Fans

Top:

  • 2x 120mm Fans
  • 2x 140mm Fans

Rear:

  • 1x 120mm Fan (1 Included)

 

LIQUID COOLING:

Front:

  • 120mm Radiator: up to 360mm*
  • 140mm Radiator: up to 280mm

Rear:

  • 120mm Radiator: 120mm

*360 radiator requires the removal of the midplate cover.

 

CLEARANCES:

Graphics Card:

  • 395mm (15.2in)
  • 280mm (11.0in) with opt HDD brackets installed

CPU Cooler:

  • 160mm (6.3in)

Cable Management:

  • 25mm (1.0in)

PSU (Including Cables):

  • 270mm (10.6in)

 

PACKAGING:

Net Weight:

  • 7kg (15.4lbs)

Gross Weight:

  • 8kg (17.6lbs)

Package Dimensions:

  • 300mm x 555mm x 520mm (WxHxD)
  • 11.8in x 21.9in x 20.5in (wxHxD)

 

WARRANTY:

  • 5 Years

 

One of the places Phanteks cut costs on this case, is by not including a full color manual or the plastic accessory box. Instead opting for putting the screws and zip ties inside a plastic bag and a single folded up sheet of paper for an install guide. Included inside the case is a pair of Black 120mm Cases fans with the case (One (1) in the rear, and One (1) up front). However, both mounting positions offer 140mm options. Also included for the top of the case, were two magnetic covers for the top vents of the case.

 

Coming up next ….. External Features:

 

 

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