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Why you might consider the new P600S over the Define R and S Series



I was gonna do a status update but this started getting sorta long, so...


After watching Paul's review of the case which went into much more detail than other reviews I've seen so far, I drew a strikingly large amount of similarities between this and the Define R6/S2 cases from Fractal (some of my personal favorite cases) with some notable differences. The P600S is basically the Evolv X with (different (IMO better) exterior paneling. Some stats were taken from the Evolv X spec page since the P600S doesnt have an official one yet.



Case Comparison
Feature Define R6 Define S2  Eclipse P600S Notes
MSRP $150 $150 $150 Price in USD
Motherboard Max Size E-ATX E-ATX E-ATX  
360mm rad support Y Y Y  
420mm rad support Y Y Y Top for Define, Front for P600S
140mm Rad Variant Motherboard Clearance 35mm 35mm 50mm Max Height of RAM/Mobo heatsinks
before interference with RAD occurs
Foam for Silence Y Y Y  
Side ventilation For airflow Y Y Y  
Front Openable for Best airflow Y N Y  
3.5" HDD Support 6 (up to 11) (2) 3 4 (10) (#) is max possible config,
R6 Optional max is 2
Dedicated SSD Support 2 (4) 2 (4) 3 (#) is max possible config
Type A ports (3.0), (2.0) 2, 2 2, 2 2, 0  
3.1 gen 2 Type C Y Y Y Define series with specific SKU or addon
Black, Gray, White Color Options Y Y Y  
5.25" Legacy Bay Y N N  
Hinged  Side Doors N N Y  
Fan Hub Incuded Y Y Y  
Top panel Removable for Airflow Y Y Y  
Vertical GPU Bracket Included N N Y  
Vertical GPU Cable Included N N N  
GPU Anti-Sag Bracket Included N N Y Mounts in rear PCI-E tabs
mITX dual config support N N Y Not included by default
Custom Watercool Fill Port Y Y Y Located on top radiator bracket,
Custom Watercool Drain Port N N Y Access requires front panel removed
Good cable management Y Y Y  
PSU bracket for easy install Y Y Y  
Full length dust filter (front access) Y Y N  
PSU Showoff Cutout N N Y Subjective Aesthetic
Dedicated Reservoir mount N Y N  
Optional Pump Mount Y Y Y  
140mm Fans Included 3 3 3  
Top Panel Air Cover  N N Y For unused air fan/RAD locations


I could have easily gone in further like how both fan controllers can do 4 pwm and 3 DC voltage control, but at this point it's pretty clear that the cases trade blow for blow upon many of the categories. Many of the included accessories were welcome including the included Vertical GPU bracket (I'm not sure if only first party cables will work with this though) and Anti Sag Bracket. We have to praise Phanteks here from learning from their past mistake of making too much of the $200+ case "DLC" (Not including SSD trays? Vert GPU Bracket?)


RGB Not included. Not Sorry.


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