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Phanteks Eclipse P600S – Can it Eclipse the Evolv X?

Motherboard support: E-ATX up to 280mm wide, ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX.
Expansion slots: 7.
Included fans: 1x 120mm front intake, 1x 120mm rear exhaust.
Fan mounts: 3x 120mm/140mm front, 3x 120mm/2x 140mm roof, 1x 120mm/140mm rear.
120mm radiator mounts: 120mm/240mm/360mm front, 120mm/240mm/360mm roof, 120mm rear.
140mm radiator mounts: 140mm/280mm/420mm front, 140mm/280mm roof, 1x 140mm rear.
5.25-inch optical drive bays: None.
Internal drive bays: 4x 3.5-inch, 3x 2.5-inch.
Dimensions: 520mm H x 510mm D x 240mm W.

We built a test system in the P600S with a full custom cooling loop but this time we stepped it up from our Evolv X build.

At the heart of the system we used an Asus ROG Maximus XI Formula motherboard with Z390 chipset and a water cooling system on the VRM hardware. For the CPU we naturally chose an Intel Core i9-9900K.

When it came to the custom loop we used Phanteks hardware for the main components, including a Phanteks R220 reservoir and DDC pump, Phanteks Glacier C350ip CPU block and a Phanteks Glacier G2080 Ti block on our RTX 2080 graphics card.

The P600S has plenty of space for radiators both at the front of the case and in the roof however we chose to install a single 280mm Alphacool NexXxos ST30 with a nickel plated finish. The radiator went in the roof, which meant we could use the removable radiator rack to ease installation. The radiator was connected to the inlet port on the top of the reservoir which meant we had no obvious way to fill the system with coolant. Our answer was to use a Y piece and to install a Corsair fill port in the radiator rack.

To put this case through its cooling paces we will be using a test system consisting of a Core i9-9900K, RTX 2080 8GB Founders Edition and an SSD. This system allows us to produce a substantial amount of heat and effectively test the cooling capabilities of the Phanteks Eclipse P600S. For stress testing we use AIDA64 to create the maximum amount of load our CPU and GPU are ever likely to see.

Test System:
Processor: 4.7GHz Intel Core i9-9900K
Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XI Formula
Memory: 32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR4-3200MHz
Graphics card: GeForce RTX 2080 8GB Founders Edition
Power supply: Seasonic Snow Silent Titanium 750W
SSD: Intel 1TB SSD 7 M.2
OS: Windows 10

Cooling system:
CPU block: Phanteks Glacier C350ip
Graphics block: Phanteks Glacier G2080 Ti
Radiator: Alphacool NexXxos ST30 280mm
Fans: 2x Noctua NF-A14 PWM
Reservoir: Phanteks R220 + EK DDC pump
Fittings: Alphacool 13mm
Tubing: Alphacool 13mm acrylic satin
Coolant: Thermaltake P1000 White Opaque

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