Phanteks Eclipse P600S Review

Written by Antony Leather

March 4, 2019 | 10:00

Tags: #atx #atx-case #case #chassis #mid-tower #water-cooling

Companies: #phanteks

Interior

The inside is dominated by four large cable covers, which can slide back and forth to allow cables to thread through the routing holes beneath, covering up unused holes and removing the need for rubber grommets too. Thankfully, these are easy to use as well with a small screw to the rear locking them in place, and they can also be removed completely.

This makes way for the case's hard disk mounts, which come in the form of movable trays. Four trays are included as standard, and here they slot into small notches in the motherboard tray and are then secured using screws from the rear with space for six trays in this location.

In addition to these mounting points, the trays can also be located in the base of the chassis and can lock together, with room for four here too. The trays are available separately, bringing the total possible 3.5" mounts to 10, which means the Eclipse P600S is certainly one of the most HDD-friendly cases we've reviewed.

The roof section and fan mounts can be removed, providing easy access for mounting fans or radiators. There's space here for a trio of 120mm fans or pair of 140mm fans with corresponding radiator sizes benefiting from unlimited clearance so long as components on your motherboard and memory are lower than 50mm. 

The front section includes a pair of 140mm fans as standard with trios of both 120mm and 140mm fan mounts, again supporting corresponding radiator sizes with up to 95mm clearance. You aren't left out in the cold as far as installing other water-cooling components goes either, as there are mounting points for Phanteks' pump bracket in the base plus reservoir mounting points behind those cable covers.

Cable tidying is a typical Phanteks affair i.e. very good, and here you get extra long Velcro ties stretching all the way round the chassis, although the Eclipse P600S lacks the large covers of the Evolv X. That's a logical move, though, since the case we're dealing with here lacks the Evolv X's rear glass side panel; in its place is a large sound-absorbing foam sheet.

This is also where you'll find the dedicated 2.5" mounts, which come pre-installed, although you'll need a screwdriver to actually secure SSDs to the trays. Phanteks also pre-tidies the cables, so should you not be needing any of them, you won't have to do this yourself.

Also included is a seven-port fan hub with all included fans hooked up out of the box. Four ports are four-pin PWM while a fifth is able to accept a PWM signal from your motherboard and apply this to the rest of the hub, which is powered by a SATA connector. There's up to 48W of power available, meaning you can run pumps and fan splitter cables from the hub as well.


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