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Initially started as a family computer for the house which I could play some games on occasionally. As soon as I started looking, there was never one I wanted to have from online or in store. Which lead to the idea of building it myself. Not having built one before, I was pretty nervous about ending up with an expensive paper weight.

After researching online for weeks I ran into pcpartpicker website which was a tremendous help. Being able to read through someone else's build really made me less nervous about building my own. In any case, I finally decided on my parts, which I have to say, some of the parts I picked were a little bit of an overkill. But it was a small price to pay for peace of mind.

As for the build itself, it fairly smoothly once I had put the CPU on the motherboard. the ECLIPSE 400S case took the longest to pick just because I wanted something built well on the inside and out. Although I'm limited to two internal SSD's and two 3.5" bays, I doubt I'm gonna need anymore in the near future. Also I had to buy and external CD/DVD r/rw peripheral since the case does not have a slot for an internal one. The case I felt was really well thought out and everything went very smoothly. Although my PSU was a little bit on the long side which made space for cable management a little smaller that I though, but was still very manageable.

The only thing that really irritated me was the OS installation. For some reason when I installed Windows 10, it installed itself to both of my hard drives instead of just the SSD. But eventually figured out a fix and my Rig is up and running with no issues so far.

As of now I haven't played a game on this yet. When I do, hopefully it doesn't disappoint.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build but the PSU is waaay overkill, off the top of my head I think a 550w psu could work. Also, do you plan on overclocking the cpu?

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree with the PSU being overkill. But I had a thought of getting a second gpu (which is most likely a slim chance) and ended up the 1000w PSU. Not having overclocked before, I will probably do it slowly and read more about it before I do anything serious. I just figured out how to activate the XMP.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I would be case fans :P

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the gray P400 and I love it. Very clean lines and no space age or extreme graphics or cut outs. Smallest complaint is the lack of tie downs on the right side on the back-end of the case. I can't wait to see more builds using this case. Great job!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. It took me weeks to finally settle on this case. Everything was well placed for this case. Though I would like to see an option with or without optical drive in a future iteration of the case.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I knew I wanted w/o OD. I can get an external drive for 20-25 bucks and keep the clean lines w/o the need for a door to hide the bays. You would also lose fan space. My old case had bays avail. and I couldn't use the top bay so my build looked off just from a randomly located OD.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Power supply is overkill though, could've gotten a very high quality 750 w unit, such as the Corsair 760i, which is 80+ Plat ceritfied and fully modular. Nevertheless wonderful build!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I agree with the PSU being overkill. But it got stuck in my head that I may need it for a second gpu which is still probably overkill even with a 2nd gpu. But I am very happy the way it turned out.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

could you not route those radiator fan cables to the back? my eyes

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Just got a little lazy after I finished the build. I believe it was 4am when I finished. Now just waiting to get some LED strips and fan hub to dress it up a little.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, are you happy with the P400S? I plan on buying it too :) I bought the H110i. Do you think it would fit?

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm very happy with the P400S. Has plenty of room on the inside anything you need. The steel makes it feel nice and sturdy and the design is very minimal but striking. Definitely something that looks nice on a desk. The fan noise is low/minimal but audible but not distracting in my opinion. Though when it first arrived it was bigger than I thought it was going to be.

I have the H115i installed in the front of the case with no issues. If the dimensions of the H110i is relatively the same, you should have no problems. Just an FYI, I never tried to install my H115i on the top of the case, so I can't tell you if you would have any problems. From the looks of it, it should be ok. You may need low profile DIMMs.

Also when you install your cooler in the front you do lose the option of installing additional drives in that area. But for my use, i will most likely only need (if ever, at most) 2 SSD drives and/or 2 HDD drives.

Hope this helps.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much for the reply.

Awesome :) yea, I can totally agree. This case looks amazing. It is the best looking case I have seen so far.

I would probably have to install the cooler on the front (which is totally ok) and the H110i is just slightly bigger than the H115i so I think it would fit. For now I got one SSD and one hard drive, I may buy an additional hard drive but I'm sure I'll never need more than two.

H110i dimensions: 140 mm x 322 mm x 27 mm

H115i dimensions: 140mm x 312mm x 26mm

And did you get new fans or use the ones that came with the case?

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem. As for the fans, I just used the stock case fans. I left the rear fan as is and removed the front fan from the case to install the H115i (also used the stock fans that came with the H115i). Though I still haven't overclocked my hardware. Being as this was my first build and with no experience to overclocking, i didn't want to end up with an expensive paper weight. Though I am playing Witcher 3 on the highest setting with no issues and little fan noise.

Also thinking about installing a PWM fan controller and LED light at some point. Doesn't really matter at this time. But I've already spent this much money, what's a couple bucks more.

Looking forward to seeing another build with this case.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome. I'm most likely going to do the same. Planning on using the stock case fans until I save up some more money so I can get better fans. LED light would make your build look even better. The NZXT hue looks great tbh. Never heard of PWM fan controllers..

I just ordered the Eclipse P400 in white. The front is supposed to support a 360mm rad so the H110i should work :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, how do you think - is it possible to install 2 cards in 16x slots (like a 1080) ? It seems to me that the metal net from the power supply section is pretty close to another 16x slot... I want to buy the same case and also try to install h115 on the upper side, but it's not so important for me as card slots

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, Apologies for the late reply. The H115 on the upper side shouldn't be a problem just probably have to worry about cable management. As for the possibility of 2 GPU in the 16x slots i'm not sure. As you can tell from my build list I have a Asus MAXIMUS VIII FORMULA ATX LGA1151 mother board and one asus GeForce GTX Strix 970. Not having really thought about installing a 2nd card at this time. But depending on the height of the card it could fit (but it could be really tight). If you take a look at the photos, I uploaded one that has a tape measure from the top of the shroud to the top of the GPU. Hope this helps.

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