Originally Posted by PureBlackFire
I actually really like the look of the Eclipse, but I'm the type to scrutinize cases based on everything but looks as they are subjective and will be either good or bad depending on who you ask, and that's where this thing fails, everywhere else.
exactly. we didn't need this, nobody asked for it and the execution on several things just keeps getting worse. the Gamers Nexus
review was pretty harsh, but almost all are very valid points. he didn't even touch on the fact that adding any front mount radiator removes the mounting for optional hard drive brackets and the fact that just as in the Pro M and Evolv ATX, adding a 360 rad in the front removes all hard drive mounting. and that is an issue that could be solved easily on the Pro M and Evolv ATX by having the ability (which none of their cases have, though with their first three releases I can see why) to move the hard drive cage closer to the psu. there is plenty of space.
While I'm not sure abut the Eclipse series, I will give it a chance. Just because some don't like it doesn't mean everyone else won't like it Considering how well most other Phanteks cases have been received, I would assume they have good reason to build the Eclipse series Only time will tell.
Originally Posted by ciarlatano
I, personally, would have liked the HDD moved to the back behind the res/optional HDD area. They fit back there but there is no way to cleanly mount them. Adding the drop and locks back there would have made the Evolv ATX/Pro M so much more attractive to me. Well, that and making them an inch taller so you could fit two 360mm rads.
Mounts for HDDs in back is a good idea.
Filter wise, I had how all case makers with almost no exception have the PSU filter pull ou the back. To me this is total stupid If it slid forward and out the front or even out the side. If they did this we wouldn't have to pull the case away from te wall to get get the darn filter out and clean it.
Fact is the Enthoo Luxe is a perfect example of blind design engineers. If the PSU filter is taped to the front pull out filter both can be pulled out and put back in from the front of case. Mine is and it works great!