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Joshua B.

Joshua B.

Joined on 11/01/11

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Amazing value for the price

Phanteks Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass PH-EC300PTG_WT White Steel / Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Phanteks Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass PH-EC300PTG_WT White Steel / Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: -The price. Simple first point. -All metal case makes the case feel a bit more premium than it is. -Deep channel with multiple cutouts for cable routing. However take this with a grain of salt, as the basement for your power supply AND hard drive cage is laughably small. I would NOT recommend this case unless you are using a fully modular, or at least semi-modular power supply. (This is corrected in a later model. The P350x i believe) -Plenty of cable tie down points, and a few Velcro strips pre-installed in the case. Minimal zip-ties included though. -140mm rad support at the back, and 280mm support at the front. -Case lighting is minimal and appreciated. -Removable dust filters for almost every opening. Very appreciated. -Tempered Glass side panel has a small ledge it will sit on when screwing it in. Very helpful.

Cons: Very few, but a few notable. -If you intend on doing any kind of custom water-cooling loop that includes both the gpu and cpu, consider a horizontal reservoir. Not a lot of room for a custom loop. AIOs shouldn't be an issue though. (P350x solves this issue) -Only 1 SSD bracket included. Even if it somehow made the case cost an extra 10$, there should have been 2 included. -No reset button. Not a big one, but a slight inconvenience. -Did I mention that laughably small power supply basement? Seriously. Fully modular or go home. -Only one case fan included. Would have liked to see one at the front and back BUT the case is 60$ so I'm kinda nit picking that one. -Airflow at the front of the case is not the greatest, but also isn't as bad as it looks. I run a 7700k @4.4ghz and 1080 @around 2050mhz and I've had no issues with thermals.

Overall Review: -I would definitely recommend this case to anyone looking for a great bang for their buck mid tower PC case. However I can't stress enough the necessity of a modular, or at the very least a semi-modular power supply. -If you intend on doing a custom water cooling loop, definitely check out the P350x or some other case. There is not a lot of room in this one. (Again though with a horizontal reservoir it could be done) -Given the opportunity I would buy this again, though, if the P350x came in the same all white color scheme as this one, I would choose that over this. For 10$ more, you basically lose every con except for the reset switch and one fan. If you wanted to purchase the black version of this case, I STRONGLY recommend the P350x instead. -Overall I give it a 8/10, with one point being deducted for the PSU situation, and the rest of the cons making up the other point.