A Closer Look: Exterior
Now that the Eclipse P600S is fully removed from its packaging we can take a closer look at the chassis. The first thing that really caught our eye was the glossy white finish that encompasses the whole case. Looking at the tempered glass side panel you will notice that there are no thumb screws holding it in place. This is because the tempered glass panel itself is secured to the case with two magnets and is hinged at the back. When you're ready to start your build, you can remove the tempered glass just by pulling it off the hinge. Once removed you will notice it has 4 strips of foam on each side which probably helps with minimizing the noise and provides some cushioning when closing the panel.
The front of the P600S consists of a removable magnetic panel, black vents on both sides and a hidden I/O panel. Near the bottom, there is also some subtle branding with “Phanteks” written in silver letters.
The magnetic panel has three different configurations which include fully closed, slightly open, and totally removed. Leaving the panel fully attached to the case should provide near silent operation. The other configurations are designed for higher airflow while sacrificing some of the soundproofing that it provides.
The back of the panel it is equipped with sound dampening foam which prevents sound from exiting from the front of the case.
If you choose to remove the panel, the inside filter is made of a fabric mesh rather than the normal metal mesh seen in other cases. This fabric mesh is designed to give you better cooling performance as it is much less restrictive providing upwards of 90% airflow.
Cleaning this new fabric mesh is simple as the whole front panel can be removed by pulling it off from the bottom of the case. If you water cool in the P600S, you will be pleased to see Phanteks has included an easy to access drain port near the bottom of the case. We personally really like this addition and wished more cases would do the same.
Flipping open the smaller panel at the top reveals the P600S I/O. The case’s I/O consists of two USB 3.0 ports, a single USB Type-C port, reset button, and two 3.5mm audio/microphone jacks.
Moving to the back of the P600S, you have the common motherboard I/O cutout as well as 7 expansion slots. To the right side of the case, there are also 3 more expansion slots for if you wish to vertically mount your GPU. To the bottom, we have the PSU cutout panel with the two thumb screws holding them in place. We love this design choice as it makes it that much easier to install a PSU into the case. Looking to the top of the case you have two more thumb screws that hold the top panel as a small plate covering a secondary I/O cutout. This cutout would be used if you purchased the ITX kit which allows you to install a secondary system into the P600S chassis.
On top of the case, there is a single black power button with an LED edge which will illuminate when the system is powered on.
Like the front of the case, you have a second magnetically attached panel with a fabric mesh underneath. The top panel also includes the same sound dampening form to ensure silent operation when the top panel is left on.
When installing fans and/or radiators to the top of the P600S it can easily be done by removing the top panel which reveals a removable steel plate. Removing the top panel can be done by loosening the 2 thumb screws at the back of the case and sliding the panel off. The steel plate is removed in similar fashion with the thumb screws to the right.
Once the plate has been removed, you can go ahead and install up to 3 x 120mm fans and/or up to a 360mm radiator. Depending on your configuration you can also install the included Airflow cover on the front of the back slot to prevent hot air from circulating. A nice addition to the top plate is the included fill port located on the lower right side. This is perfect for someone wanting to do a water cooled build in the P600S.
Going to the bottom of the case, it includes four rubberized feet with a removable PSU intake filter.