I was previously running an i7-3770k with an EVGA 780 SC meant primarily for gaming purposes and I figured it was time for an upgrade. So I went with the new Skylake i7 processor and EVGA 980 ti FTW graphics card. I also chose to go with the new Phanteks Eclipse P400s case because I felt it would strike a nice balance between clean and quiet, while still giving off that gamer vibe with its windowed side panel and front LED shining over its logo.
Installation was a breeze with this case. Cable management was very simple with the pre-mounted velcro straps behind the motherboard tray and the shroud that covers the PSU is fantastic for hiding your excess cables, especially if you're someone that doesn't have the patience to deal with that sort of task. I also purchased the Phanteks RGB LED strip, ran it along the inside and connected it to the existing LEDs. Now I'm able to control both the front lights and the strip lights with the same button which is built into the front of the case.
My previous case was a Cooler Master HAF922 and the temps were always extremely cool because of how open the case was for airflow. I can already see the differences in temperatures when moving to a more silent case like this Phanteks Eclipse P400s. The only thing I would do differently next time is go with a reference design GPU to help exhaust the hot air out of the case more efficiently, versus having the non reference card which disperses the hot air into the case.
Hardware wise I had no issues with anything not working properly, which is awesome because I can't say the same for some of my previous builds. Everything turned out great though. I personally love the finished look and overall this was a fun system to build.
Solid cpu! Especially coming up from an i7-3770k.
Tried and true.
Runs as advertised with XMP profile. Happy camper here.
Stupid fast and plenty of storage.
Sexy case with great cable management. Easy build. Love it!