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Phanteks Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass Midtower Case

Stick To Your Budget Without Sacrificing Style

A Closer Look at the Eclipse P300 »

Phanteks is one of those rare manufacturers whose products exude such a signature style that you can begin to recognize them from afar. Even when the company comes out with new cases, you can instantly recognize the DNA. It’s not quite minimalist, but it’s never over-the-top either. That’s certainly true of the Phanteks Eclipse P300. This case, like any case in the $50 price range, attempts to walk a fine line, with a striking visual appeal and quality materials on one side, and on the other side a BOM (bill of materials) that won’t put the company out of business. No $50 case is going to blow you away, but that doesn’t mean the Eclipse P300 can’t still drop your jaw.

Review Sample Provided by: Phanteks
Product Name: Phanteks Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.

The Phanteks Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass we reviewed is shipped in a thick brown recycled cardboard box. On the sides of the box you’ll find technical illustrations showing a three-quarter’s view, and an exploded view of the case, with each panel and removable component removed and shown in great detail.

Just by looking at the box, you can see that there is a tempered glass window; front-, top-, and bottom-panel dust filters; an included 120mm exhaust fan in the rear panel; two 3.5-inch HDD/SSD trays that slide out of the bottom of the case from behind the front panel; an SSD tray located behind the windowless steel rear panel; and a large enclosed PSU bay. There also appears to be a generous amount of open space in the interior. The sides of the box also have a detailed breakdown of the case’s technical specifications and dimensions.

The Phanteks Eclipse P300 has an MSRP of $60, however, the model we’re using, the Black/Red unit and the Black/Black model, can be found online for at or near $50. The Black/White Steel and the White models were going for closer to MSRP, and even more, depending on the outlet.

Technical Specifications

Model NamePH-EC300PTG_BR
Case ColorBlack/Red
Dimensions 15.7-inches x 7.8-inches x 17.7-inches (DxWxH)
MaterialSteel, Plastic, Tempered Glass
Form FactorMidtower
M/B TypeATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX, E-ATX (275mm wide)
Top-Panel I/O2 x USB 3.0, HD Audio Mic & Line-Out, RGB Power
Drive Bays5.25-inch0
3.5-inch2 (Convertible to 2.5-inch bays)
2.5-inch4 (Requires 1x optional tray)
Expansion Slots7
Fan SlotsFront2 x 120mm, 2 x 140mm
Rear1 x 120mm (1 x 120mm fan pre-installed)
Top1 x 120mm, 1 x 140mm
Radiator SupportFront1 x 280/240/140/120mm
Rear1 x 120mm
TopN/A
Weight13.2 pounds
PSU BayLength w/ Cables: 7.7-inches (197mm)
Rear Cable Channel1.4-inches (37mm)
Maximum CompatibilityVGA Card Length: 13-inches (330mm)
CPU Cooler Height: 6.3-inches (160mm)

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Andrew Leibman

Andrew Leibman is a freelance writer with more than 14 years of experience writing about hardware and tech industry trends. In addition to Modders-Inc, he has written for Computer Power User Magazine, Smart Computing Magazine, and PCMag.com. In his free time, Andrew enjoys playing video games, listening to ‘90s era electronica, and arguing in favor of the serial comma. You can follow him on Twitter @Leiblander.

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