Because the front side of the Eclipse P400 Air is made of a metal plate with a fine-meshed grid, which on the one hand enables excellent airflow and on the other hand keeps the inside of the housing dust-free. The advantage of this solution in comparison to the usual combination of mesh and dust filter is obvious: the air can be sucked in much more easily by the fans installed behind it. In addition, the sturdy mesh makes something visually clear, especially if the case is illuminated inside and shines through.
The highlight is the modern side window made of tempered and tinted real glass, which provides a breathtaking view of the installed hardware and gives the case a particularly elegant appearance. In addition, there are two pre-installed 120 mm fans connected to an integrated controller whose speed can be controlled in three stages via a switch on the I / O panel. Another highlight
The PHANTEKS Eclipse P400A Midi-Tower at a glance:
- Noble Midi-Tower with tempered glass side panel
- Suitable for motherboards up to E-ATX form factor
- Metal front with mesh
- Lots of space for air or water cooling
- Two 120-millimeter fans pre-installed
- Includes controller for three 3-pin fans, controllable in three stages on the I / O panel
- 2x 2.5-inch slots & 2x 2.5 / 3.5-inch slots
- Graphics cards up to 420 mm in length
Noble Midi-Tower with Tempered Glass Window
The PHANTEKS Eclipse P400 Air Midi-Tower from the PHANTEKS Eclipse series offered here impresses already visually with its clear lines and the noble, rather restrained design in black. The front panel made of a metal mesh grid and the large side window made of tinted tempered glass lend the case a very noble look.
At the edge between the front and the lid are the reset switch and the speed control switch of the fans positioned in the notch between the lid and the upper air inlet in the front. The power switch is located in the middle of the front of the lid, while the two audio ports and the two USB 3.0 ports of the front panel are placed offset to the right. The majority of the lid takes a large, removable dust filter, which acts like a large mesh grid and rests on a large ventilation grille.
Media Enclosures for Gaming Graphics Cards & AiO Water Cooling
The interior of the Eclipse P400 Air also looks very precious thanks to the black paint finish and is divided into two parts by a power supply cover with perforated grille on the top. The PSU Shroud also hides the two drive bays, which allow a tool-free mounting of two 3.5- or 2.5-inch disks on the right side, after removing the side panels attached by thumb-screws. Behind the motherboard tray, up to two SSDs can be mounted in Drop-N-Lock SSB brackets, leaving 25 mm space for cable management. Velcro cable fasteners make it easy to lay cables and rubberized bushings in the tray protect the cables used.
For gamers and hardcore gamers, the PHANTEKS Eclipse P400 Air offers installation options for high-end gamer hardware in the form of up to 420 mm long graphics cards and radiator mountings for AiO and custom water cooling. For example, the case in the back offers built-in options for a 120mm fan or equivalent radiator, while the front can accommodate three 120's fans or two 140's fans. As an alternative to the fans, 280 or 360 heat exchangers can be installed in the front. For the installation of a 360 mm radiator, however, a cover in the PSU Shroud and the HDD cages must be removed. In addition to the two pre-installed 120-mm fans on the front, up to two 120 or 140 case fans can be mounted in the lid and a 120 on the back.
If you want to curb your processor with a regular CPU cooler, you can use a model that is up to 16 cm high, while a power supply up to 270 mm long can supply the power needed for the gaming system. With the help of optional accessories, you can install up to four additional 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch disks at the expense of the maximum length of graphics cards and eliminating the need for a front-mounted radiator. It is also possible to install a graphics card vertically.
- Dimensions: 210 x 465 x 470 mm (W x H x D)
- Weight: about 7 kg
- Material: steel, plastic, tempered glass
- Color: Black
- Form factor: E-ATX (up to 272 mm width), ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Total possible fan:
- 2x 140 / 3x 120 mm (front side)
- 2x 140/120 mm (cover)
- 1x 120 mm (back)
- 2x 120 mm (front side)
Radiator mountings (partial waiver of HDD and / or fan slots):
- 1x max. 280/360 mm (front side)
- 1x max. 120 mm (back)
- Filter: front, power supply, cover (removable)
- 2x 2.5 inches (behind mainboard tray)
- 2x 2.5 / 3.5 inches (internal, tool-free installation)
- Power supply: 1x standard ATX (optional)
- Expansion Slots: 7
I / O panel:
- 1x power button
- 1x fan control
- 2x USB 3.0
- 2x audio
- Maximum graphics card length: 420 mm
- Maximum CPU cooler height: 160 mm
- Maximum power supply length: 270 mm