PC case and cooling manufacturer Phanteks has just launched its new Phanteks Eclipse G300A PC case, which replaces the previous Eclipse P300A – our best budget case recommendation for several years. According to the company, the Eclipse G300A improves on its predecessor’s cooling and fan support, while also sporting a “new more modern finish.”
Two versions are available – the Single model has one 120mm RGB exhaust fan in the rear, while the Triple version has three of these 120mm RGB fans in the front. That’s it for options, though – the Phanteks Eclipse G300A is available in any color, as long as it’s black.
There are loads of fan mounts available too, including a further two 120 mm mounts in the roof, in addition to the three in the front and one in the back. That’s two more mounts than the P300A, which only had one 120 mm mount in the roof and two in the front.
There’s also up to 162 mm of CPU cooler clearance, and a maximum graphics card length of 360 mm long, even with fans installed in the front. Drive space is limited to just three 2.5-inch bays and a single 3.5-inch bay, though this should be enough for most people’s needs in these days of M.2 SSDs, cloud storage, and NAS boxes.
As with the P300A, the G300A has backplates for up to seven PCIe slots, and you can also mount your graphics card vertically with an optional adaptor. Meanwhile, the front panel has a gateway of fine mesh, allowing plenty of air into the chassis, and the G300A also improves on the P300A with the addition of a USB-C port on the front panel, though it only supports USB 3 speeds.
Phanteks Eclipse G300A specs
The Phanteks Eclipse G300A specs list is:
|Dimensions (mm)||200 x 400 x 465 (W x D x H)|
|CPU cooler clearance||162 mm|
|Max graphics card length||390 mm without front fans / 360 mm with front fans|
|Front panel||Power, reset, 1 x USB 3. 1 x USB 3 Type-C, stereo/mic combo jack|
|Drive bays||3 x 2.5-inch, 1 x 3.5-inch|
|Form factors||ATX, micro-ATX, mini-ITX|
|Available colors||Satin black|
|Cooling||3 x 120 mm front fan mounts (360 mm radiator), 1 x 120 mm rear fan mount (120 mm radiator), 2 x 120 mm roof fan mounts (240 mm radiator)|
Phanteks Eclipse G300A price
Price: Expect to pay $69 (£59) for Single model, or $79 (£65) for Triple model.
With its low price and flexible cooling options, the Phanteks Eclipse G300A looks set to be a popular PC case, and we’re looking forward to seeing one in the flesh. Are you interested in this budget case from Phanteks? Let us know your thoughts on the Custom PC Facebook or Twitter pages, or join the discussion on our 375,000+ member Custom PC and Gaming Setup Facebook group.
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