Phanteks Eclipse P400 Review
Published: 8th February 2016 | Source: Phanteks | Price: £50 to £60.00 @ OCUK |
Up Close: Interior
With the doors removed we are afforded a view of the cases interior, which is quite similar to the Evolve ATX we looked at a while back. A large CPU cut out dominates the top left of the interior with just two grommeted management holes spaced vertically down the edge of the motherboard.
To the right of the grommets is an area designed to accept four 3.5" drives. We only know this from reviewing other Phanteks products, there's nothing in the instructions to indicate what they are, neither are there any brackets supplied. you do though get the plastic sections that can be removed to enable the cables to pass through, which would indicate they are designed to be functional. Perhaps one of the ways Phanteks have kept the price down is to let the customer order these parts as an aftermarket purchase should they decide they need them. Thing is, how is the customer meant to know they even exist if Phanteks don't tell them. On the plus side, you do get a single 120mm fan in the front, however should you decide to beef things up a bit there's room here for a pair of 120s or a pair of 140s. Removing the floor plate, and the HDD cage below will up the ante to 3x120 or 3x140mm fans, and as we suspect up to 280mm and 360mm radiators.
As with other Phanteks cases the P400 has a nice false floor to hide away all that cable untidiness that no one wants to see. The floor has a large perforated area to allow PSUs to be mounted fan upwards and thankfully does not have a cut out to enable us to see half the side of a PSU badge (why did manufacturers think they were a good idea)? At the back there's a total of seven vented PCI slot covers.
Climbing higher up the rear wall of the case we find a second 120mm fan, which is mounted on slots so as to enable its position to be adjusted. up in the roof we can see the mesh area designed to take both 120mm and 140mm fans, and, we hope a decent amount of radage.