Update, 10/20/16, 8:10am PT: It would seem our headline was prescient. After announcing the Enthoo Luxe and Pro M tempered glass options, Phanteks followed up today with news that two more of its chassis are getting the sexy new side panels. The Eclipse P400 and P400S will come with a tempered glass side panel option.
The pair of chassis are identical to their non-tempered-glass counterparts (here and here). The only differences we can detect in a side-by-side spec comparison are that the original P400S has a three-speed fan controller, sound dampening panel options, and an optional HDD bracket that the tempered-glass P400S lacks.
Both new cases come in black, white, gray, or "Special Edition" black with red or white lighting.
It would seem that case maker Phanteks is quite enamored of tempered glass. After adding the option to its Enthoo Evolv ATX chassis, the company has expanded to tempered-glass versions of its Enthoo Luxe and Pro M cases.
Just as Phanteks did not otherwise change much about Enthoo Evolv ATX cases when it added tempered glass panels, it’s mostly left the Pro M specs alone. The Pro M versions appear to be identical save for the new side panel option, although the Enthoo Luxe looks to have some slight tweaks.
The tempered glass Enthoo Luxe has one additional expansion slot and four extra drive bays. It also appears to offer a pair of 120mm fans on the bottom of the chassis and space for one additional 140mm fan on the top, and it comes with a 200mm fan for the front. You can also mount another 140mm radiator, on the rear.
Because the call of RGB is irresistible, Phanteks expanded its RGB lighting strips; now, in addition to the strip running around the new side panel and illuminating the power button, it rings the entire front panel, too.
Otherwise, the key takeaway here is that you can now buy a Phanteks Enthoo Luxe or Pro M case with a lovely tempered glass side panel instead of the previous split-window option.
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They both suck because of horrible layout and bad airflow with 2 or more video cards installed.Reply
Not unless you liquid cool it, slapt the rad on top/bottom with push/pull fans, leave exhaust fan, get EK waterblock for both GPUs and CPU, reservoir/pump and youre set.Reply
only heat you get is from the sun outside..lol
Trying to figure out how the layout is any different than any other case. 2x fans in front, 2 up top, 1 out back, ? what's the issue? only layout change is hdd bays under the fans instead of in front of the fans, umm bonus to airflow? Hate to say this, but I can't see any dual card setup being any different in a standard case layout.Reply
If I had an extra $100 i'd get one in a heartbeat.
Aarg, just bought the Pro M Acrylic and now they release the tampered version! Sigh.Reply
But I can not comment about the case yet because I have not been home yet. Still need fo get on a ~17h plain flight in a months time!
From all the reviews it seemed decent. I will be using a Artic Freeze 240 paired with a FX 8320 and GTX 970 G1.
Oldo, does anyone know if you can by the tempered glass window separately?Reply
Sorry, but I can not seem to edit my post on the mobile version. Okay* , buy*.Reply
The glass side version has some changes that the original version doesn't have, Phanteks says they are upgrades. Ok, I'll bite, case looks awesome. But as to the side panel swap, I'm not so sure, the mounting looks entirely different between the 2.Reply
Theres a recent build in the Gallery that has a glass side case (Jonsbo UMX4) that looks very good (similar appearance)
On mobile, look at the bottom left of the post, Options, full edit. I use it constantly as autocorrect really can mess you up. Sometimes to see the 'Update' button, gotta turn the screen sideways.
Just thought of something. I have a CM 690 II Advanced, love that case, really want a window panel. Yeah, not gonna happen, they don't make them anymore. The Pro M has a full glass panel. If it ever breaks or needs replacing (not happy with the etched design etc) and Phanteks discontinues them (like my 690) a simple trip down to a glass shop and you can get one custom made. Not that expensive. Just a rectangular sheet of tinted (any color you want) temper with 4 small holes. Easy. From my viewpoint, that's a bonus.Reply
I will look into that. I was planning on putting a fan on the back of the motherboard to help cool the VRM's and the acrylic window might just move to the back side for that mod if I can custom make my own glass window.Reply
Has anyone actually picked one of these up? I'm wondering just how much heavier that is going to be...Reply