I would like to thank Phanteks
for supplying the review sample.
Phanteks first introduced the fine 1-mm mesh front panels with the Eclipse P400 and P500 series enclosures. Both of these live in the $100+ segment and squarely cater to the mid-range, or mid to high range of system builders. Below that price point is the P300 Mesh edition with an MSRP of $60, still able to hold an ATX motherboard. Today, with the release of the Eclipse P200A, Phanteks is offering an even more compact ITX option for the Eclipse series, further lowering the barrier of entry to $50 even with the current tariffs in place. So, it will be interesting to see where Phanteks had to trim features and functionality to hit that price point without loosing the Eclipse DNA that makes the series so popular with consumers. We are reviewing the Phanteks Eclipse P200A Performance, which clocks in at that budget price point, but you may also opt for the Eclipse P200A ARGB variant with a glass side panel and ARGB elements out of the box.
|Phanteks Eclipse P200A Performance|
|Case Type:||Mini-ITX Tower|
|Drive Bays:||4x Internal 2.5"|
4x Internal 3.5" (sold separately)
|Mini-ITX and Mini-DTX|
|Dimensions:||205 x 365 x 400 mm|
|Front Fans:||2x 120 or 140 mm (1x 120 mm PWM fan pre-installed)|
|Rear Fans:||1x 120 mm (1x 120 mm PWM fan pre-installed)|
|Bottom Fans:||2x 120 mm (optional)|
|Side Fans:||2x 120 mm (optional, in place of 2x 2.5" drives)|
|Front Radiator:||280 mm|
|Rear Radiator:||120 mm|
|Side Radiator:||240 mm|
|I/O:||2x USB 3.0|
1x Audio combo plug
|Compatibility:||CPU Cooler: 165 mm|
GPU: 355 mm
PSU: 205 mm
Phanteks ships the Eclipse P200A in a brown cardboard box with an outlined image of the enclosure on the larger sides. There is very little extra information on the sides besides a few stickers, so I assume Phanteks will add a more prominent sticker to let resellers know if they are grabbing the Performance or RGB version for sale.
Two thick Styrofoam spacers hold the case in place, and a plastic bag protects the Eclipse P200A from scratches and fingerprints.