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Phanteks launches the Eclipse P400A high airflow case

by Mark Tyson on 7 August 2019, 12:11

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Dutch PC chassis and cooling specialist Phanteks has launched its new Eclipse P400A chassis. This is an ATX mid-tower chassis with a specious high-airflow design and which can be specced with upgrades such as vertical GPU placement and up to 8x HDD positions. Phanteks is making this chassis available with a fan controller in black with two black fans, or a model with an integrated digital RGB controller (plus 3x RGB fans) in black or white.

The design of the Eclipse P400A is rather traditional. It has a powder coated steel construction with tempered glass side panel, and a mesh front. Phanteks says it has paid particular attention to the steel mesh front panel and created "an ultra-fine performance mesh that brings the best possible performance while keeping dust from entering the system".

Looking at the Eclipse P400A's capacity and compatibility specs, you can fit anything from an E-ATX motherboard to Mini ITX, it supports GPUs up to 420mm in length (280mm with an optional HDD bracket fitted), CPU coolers up to 160mm tall, and PSUs up to 270mm long. Users can fit up to 7x PCI cards, depending on motherboard they use, and 2x 3.5-inch and 2x 2.5-inch drives.

For cooling, users can configure up to 2x 140mm fans in the top, 2x 140 or 3x 120mm fans in the front and 1x 120mm fan at the rear. If instead you go for liquid cooling, you can fit 1x 120mm radiator at the rear, and radiator sizes from 120mm, 140mm, 240mm, 280mm, to 360mm in the front.

The Phanteks Eclipse P400A models differ mainly by fans, controllers and colours (Satin Black or Glacier White), as you can see in the image above. If you pay extra for the built-in RGB controller model you will have to forget about the similar ease of fan speed adjustments. Whichever model you choose, you still get the same front I/O panel, providing; 2x USB 3.0, mic, headphone, power and reset buttons.

In an email to HEXUS, Phanteks said that the P400A will become available mid-August as follows:

  • P400A (Fan Controller, 2x black 120mm fans): €69.90 / £62.99
  • P400A (Digital-RGB Controller, 3x DRGB 120mm fans): €89.90 / £81.99

Buyers will get a 5 year warranty and can snag optional upgrades such as an HDD bracket providing mounting for up to 4x 3.5-inch drives, a vertical GPU bracket, more RGB fans and RGB LED strips.

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Tempered glass?

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Tempered glass?

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Yeah, tempered glass and with mesh front. Various models - Black no RGB, Black RGB, White RGB
I will say that I was interested in this case, but ended up already building a zen 2 build and used a coolermaster h500 instead.
I have a car demist snail blower in the garage. I suspect that *any* case you bolt that to would be high airflow :D

Tempered glass?

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It's isn't just that which annoys me though, it's the lack of drive bays on a majority of cases with any general sense of “subtle”. I ended up going for a Corsair 275Q for a recent build, but it lacks an external drive bay. This is the exact reason I didn't upgrade my own case earlier this year when upgrading. Lack of suitable cases that are the right dimensions, I don't require massive depth but do prefer something quiet and subtle.

Almost at the stage I'd build my own out of wood….