Phanteks announced the release of the Eclipse P500A ATX Mid tower case and SK fans this week. A special feature of the Phanteks P500A is its 1 mm Ultra-fine mesh front panel. According to the manufacturer, the metal mesh provides dust filtration and maximum airflow. The hinged side panel is made of tempered glass.
A full tower case has dimensions of 240 x 510 x 505 mm, a board of up to E-ATX size is placed. In the case, there are ten slots for expansion cards – seven horizontal and three vertical. It is possible to place up to 10 drives of standard size 3.5 inches (instead of them you can put drives of standard size 2.5 inches), however, there are only two mounts in the kit, additional ones will have to be bought separately. There are only three places for standard size 2.5 inches drives.
In total, up to seven case fans can be installed in it. Two or three 140-mm fans are fixed on the front wall. The power supply is located below. It can be up to 195 mm long or even up to 250 mm if you put only two of the four drive brackets. The maximum allowable height of the processor cooling system is 190 mm, the length of the expansion cards is 435 mm.
Price and availability
The basic version of the Phanteks Eclipse P500A ATX Mid tower case will be available in Black color and it costs $99.99. The option with three fans, backlight on the PSU cover and backlight controller, will be offered in Black and White color options and will cost $129.99. All three full tower cases can be purchased through the Newegg.com online store.
Last month, Sharkoon has also made available its new REV220 ATX PC case is suitable for mini-ITX, microATX, and ATX motherboards. A feature of the mainboard layout which has been rotated by 90 degrees relative to its position in most such cases. As a result, expansion cards are oriented vertically.