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Phanteks Eclipse P360X Mid-Tower Chassis Review (Page 7)

By Shannon Robb from Sep 25, 2019 @ 13:55 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: PhanteksModel: PH-EC350PTG_DBK

Case Build & Finished Product


The front of the P360X is the same as when we first looked at when unboxing, as the magic does not come to life until powered. I do think that the P360X has a clean overall aesthetic, but with the RGB going on in the front panel and the side panel gap lighting, I don't think this would fit well into an office environment or home theatre where subdued is far more favorable.


Everything went in relatively smoothly. I say relatively as my prediction earlier in the review came true. You may notice that our standard Vengeance Pro RGB memory is missing since it would not fit with our standard H100i cooler. This is a somewhat common issue with some mid-tower cases, and I would hope that a chassis built around having RGB effects would put a little thought into the component fitment as even PCB for standard naked DIMMs is within 1mm of the AIO fans, so that omits most any other RGB memory from fitting. We had to fall back to one of our safer sets to get the AIO up top.

Yes, the AIO can be mounted in the front if you are so compelled, but Phanteks lists the P360X as being compatible with top mount 240mm based radiators, so that's how we tested. This exposes one area where you will need to have some forethought to ensure your build goes off without a hitch. If you are using an H100i like we are, you may move the included case fan to the rear or top to exhaust.


The rear is as expected; it has everything in its standard place in default orientation. As you can see here, the GPU has no separator across the display ports or even near them, which means unadulterated access to your add-in cards from the outside.


Here we have the cable management area, and as you can see, we used the two Velcro strips to hold the majority of the cabling in place. Since we only had a GPU with an AIO needing power, the cables used were much lesser than some builds may require. As you can see, the 140mm SilverStone PSU has plenty of room, so a reasonably standard 160mm PSU would fit without issues.


All built and panels applied, we now see the finished product. The P360X looks quite clean with only the shiny plastic in the RGB area, giving away that this may be a more budget build. This is an excellent time to note that like most glossy plastic, this is extremely easy to scratch, so be careful. Overall this build looks very stealthy when powered off, and the P360X looks like a capable and competent chassis, it could be mistaken for a more expensive chassis quite easily.


Someone must have called in the unicorns because the P360X came to life as soon as we powered it on. As you can see the P360X in default offers a full addressable rainbow spectrum to ensure your rig dazzles like most other RGB components nowadays. This is where you can see my displeasure for having to omit our RGB RAM as it would have been right at home in this build.

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