Wednesday, October 7th 2020

Phanteks Announces Eclipse P360A Chassis

Phanteks today introduces the new case to the Eclipse Series, the P360A. Like all other "A" edition chassis, the P360A features the Ultra-fine Performance Mesh front panel and also includes 2x 120 mm D-RGB PWM fans up front to provide high airflow performance.

The Phanteks Ultra-fine Performance Mesh front panel features 1 mm perforations, which balances exceptional airflow and effective dust filtration. Compatible with the new RTX 30 series cards, powerful gaming systems can be created in the P360A with support for the most powerful GPUs mounted horizontally or vertically with the optional Vertical GPU Bracket kit. Additionally, the P360A supports 240/280 radiators and has plenty of room for SSD and HDD storage.
The P360A is designed with a refined D-RGB light trim on the side. Like all of Phanteks' lighting products, this can be easily controlled with the integrated D-RGB controller that comes with software free pre-programmed lighting effects, or synchronized with compatible motherboards if desired.

The Eclipse P360A is the next gaming chassis with outstanding cooling and exceptional value.

Chassis:
  • Eclipse P360A Digitial RGB (Black) - $69.99 / €69,90 / £64.99
  • Eclipse P360A Digital RGB (White) - $69.99 / €69,90 / £64.99
Availability: October 2020
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17 Comments on Phanteks Announces Eclipse P360A Chassis

#1
DeeJay1001
Looks like this case has the potential to be the new budget champ.

In flipping pcs and used parts the p300 was my case of choice then replaced by the p300A.
I find these cases to be the perfect mix of value, aesthetics, build quality, performance, and ease of building.

I look forward to my next build in this case.
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#2
bonehead123
No info on any front I/O, whazzuppwitdat ??

But att least the price is reasonable, so there's that :)
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#3
DeeJay1001
bonehead123
No info on any front I/O, whazzuppwitdat ??

But att least the price is reasonable, so there's that :)
It appears to be the same as all other p3xx cases.
Power button, reset button, led mode button, 2x usb 3.0, and 2x 3.5mm front audio

I missed it on first glance but it also appears it now has support for top radiators. The previous models only had a single 120/140 mount.
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#4
tigger
I'm the only one
Nice. I like phanteks, and love my evolv x
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#5
ryun
Does this fine mesh feature I keep seeing on cases really work with keeping out dust like a filter, or is this just a gimmick?
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#6
tigger
I'm the only one
ryun
Does this fine mesh feature I keep seeing on cases really work with keeping out dust like a filter, or is this just a gimmick?
imo gimmick, i don't see how it can keep dust out
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dirtyferret
ryun
Does this fine mesh feature I keep seeing on cases really work with keeping out dust like a filter, or is this just a gimmick?
tigger
imo gimmick, i don't see how it can keep dust out
I have the P400A in my basement (basically the exact same front) and my basement gets a bit dusty especially when I worked from home over the spring & summer. I will say the front does a rather good job of keeping dust out as it collects dust like crazy on the outside but I was inside my PC installing a new SSD early last month and I didn't notice any dust.
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#8
tigger
I'm the only one
dirtyferret
I have the P400A in my basement (basically the exact same front) and my basement gets a bit dusty especially when I worked from home over the spring & summer. I will say the front does a rather good job of keeping dust out as it collects dust like crazy on the outside but I was inside my PC installing a new SSD early last month and I didn't notice any dust.
Really. i would have thought small particles would get through it. I stand corrected
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#9
dirtyferret
tigger
Really. i would have thought small particles would get through it. I stand corrected
so did I, I'm rather impressed with the front. I wish they made the back end of the case slightly sturdier and added 5mm to CPU clearance but I would recommend the cases none the less with one major caveat; the fans are loud, well made but loud. I found that to be the case (no pun intended) with all phanteks fans.
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#10
tigger
I'm the only one
dirtyferret
so did I, I'm rather impressed with the front. I wish they made the back end of the case slightly sturdier and added 5mm to CPU clearance but I would recommend the cases none the less with one major caveat; the fans are loud, well made but loud. I found that to be the case (no pun intended) with all phanteks fans.
The main reason i got the evolv x i because it allows the use of a vertical GPU without losing use of the pci slots. I think all case makers could do the same.
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#11
Chrispy_
Aww man, the Eclipse is such a good, classy budget chassis and the mesh variant just makes this better but it's still no good to me.

mATX is where it's at for budget builds. All the best budget boards are mATX and the eclipse layout and front panel is just begging for a compact version but Phanteks have a gaping void in their range there, just the Evolv as a (dated) mATX offering and they're equally bare on the mITX front too.
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#12
ObiFrost
I still can't comprehend the appeal of tempered glass... Knowing all the risks these brands still continue to support it, instead of offering multiple side panel selection (TG, acrylic and solid), they specifically aim for the worst one in chances of exploding right in ya face. I know the faulty glass is a rare condition, but when it happens it's not fun at all to pull out tiny shards stuck in your hand.
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#13
Vader
tigger
The main reason i got the evolv x i because it allows the use of a vertical GPU without losing use of the pci slots. I think all case makers could do the same.
Isn't that how most cases put the vertical mount?
I've seen some cases where expansions slots are replaced with the vertical mount. This is done to increase the distance between the gpu and the glass and allow better airflow and lower noise
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#14
wheresmycar
With the white variant - do you guys prefer a white internal finish or happy with the way it is?

Personally I would have preferred all-white.

Love the P-series though!! £64.99 YAYYY!
ObiFrost
I still can't comprehend the appeal of tempered glass... Knowing all the risks these brands still continue to support it, instead of offering multiple side panel selection (TG, acrylic and solid), they specifically aim for the worst one in chances of exploding right in ya face. I know the faulty glass is a rare condition, but when it happens it's not fun at all to pull out tiny shards stuck in your hand.
I can't comprehend the appeal of solid/acrylic panels... but evidently i'm not aware of any major risks and somewhat new to the tempered glass era. In what circumstances can we expect such hazards? Or is this something related to poor build quality or mounting pressure?
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#15
Minus Infinity
Is it like most cases and let down my lack of external USB 3 and C ports on the top? Cases should have 2 USb 2, 2 USB 3.2 and 1 USB C
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#16
ObiFrost
wheresmycar
I can't comprehend the appeal of solid/acrylic panels... but evidently i'm not aware of any major risks and somewhat new to the tempered glass era. In what circumstances can we expect such hazards? Or is this something related to poor build quality or mounting pressure?
I'm not an expert on glass machinery, but under few conducted conditions like thermal imbalance (your room is colder than the rig's or vice versa), too tightened screws, scratched glass, poor mounting mechanism (say your screw has a tiny gap that "sharp" dust could get around) or poor quality glass (iirc all TG come from a single factory in China), also shockwaves could cause this too, but that's very unlikely, unless you live in an area where crapton of storms occurs daily. Most common cases are either poor assembly or thermal imbalance.


As for acrylic/solid panel, it's more of a subjective preference, because I keep my PC under the desk with a full non-RGB setup.
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#17
Chrispy_
ObiFrost
I'm not an expert on glass machinery, but under few conducted conditions like thermal imbalance (your room is colder than the rig's or vice versa), too tightened screws, scratched glass, poor mounting mechanism (say your screw has a tiny gap that "sharp" dust could get around) or poor quality glass (iirc all TG come from a single factory in China), also shockwaves could cause this too, but that's very unlikely, unless you live in an area where crapton of storms occurs daily. Most common cases are either poor assembly or thermal imbalance.


As for acrylic/solid panel, it's more of a subjective preference, because I keep my PC under the desk with a full non-RGB setup.
What the hell are you on about? You're thinking of plate glass. Tempered glass is safety glass that crumbles into little chunks without any jagged shards. The only downsides are that it can be damaged in shipping more easily than a metal side panel (that will just bend or dent and can usually be bent back into shape) and of course the added weight increases shipping costs for both the distributor to the seller and the courier charges from the seller to your house.

It certainly doesn't all come from a single factory in China either, it's produced all over the world and it's pretty easy to make since most of the time it's just 100% regular cheap glass with some basic fan-assisted cooling straight after coming off the rollers to ensure that the outside transitions to a solid before the middle of the sheet stops flowing as a liquid.

As for shockwaves, the idea that your tempered glass side panel would get shattered by a storm and yet somehow all of the regular glass windows, drinking glasses and things like mirrors and light fittings in your house don't is absolutely ridiculous, and wouldn't even be theoretically possible unless your PC case was completely airtight and the shockwave was so powerful that you'd have damaged eardrums. You're making stuff up that is well into the realm of tin foil hats - it's not grounded in basic physics, the most basic google search debunks it in the first result, and no common sense is being used.
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