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The 10 Best Phanteks Cases in 2023

We've reviewed every case from this classic manufacturer to find the best

Best Phanteks Case

We updated this article in June to cover Phantek’s 2023 releases. Our top overall pick has been updated, and we’ve also called out some other decent alternatives where relevant in the feature.

Phanteks have been in the chassis business for a long time now, and it shows in their quality.

Their modern-day catalog is a great mix between new innovations and cases that have been refined version after version.

We’ve reviewed a ton of them over the years. So today’s feature is here to break down the best Phanteks computer cases for gaming, production usage, streaming, and more.


Phanteks Eclipse P400A

Overall Best Phanteks Case

Eclipse P400A

Our Rating: 9.75/10


Phanteks Eclipse 300A

Best Budget Phanteks Case

Eclipse 300A

Our Rating: 9.25/10


Phanteks Enthoo 719

Best High-End Phanteks Case:

Enthoo 719

Our Rating: 9.5/10


Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV MATX

Best Phanteks Micro ATX Case:


Our Rating: 9/10


Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX

Best Phanteks Mini ITX Case


Our Rating: 9/10

Phanteks Eclipse P400A

Overall Best Phanteks Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A

Forget Phanteks, this is one of the best PC cases from any manufacturer.

Raved about multiple times on What in Tech, the P400A is an incredible balance between build quality, design, cooling/component availability, and (especially) price.

You very rarely find a high-quality steel exterior in cases of this price range. Accompanied by a gorgeous tempered glass window down the full length of the side. Many competitors at this price point opt for a PSU shroud which I tend to think looks a little cheaper.

The P400A looks and feels incredibly slick, especially tied with its understated LED lighting.

Space-wise, you’ll have everything you need for a mid-range ATX gaming build and a great case for a beginner to build in, with room for:

  • 7 x expansion slots
  • Graphics cards up to 420mm
  • 2 x 3.5″ & 2 x 2.5″ drive bays

These specs mean you’ll have a good amount of space for a powerful GPU setup while not compromising on storage availability.

The P400A also excels for cooling/overclocking potential too; with:

  • Air cooling: 6 x 120mm fans 
  • Water cooling: 1 x 360mm front & 120mm rear radiators (can be combined with 2 x 120mm top fans)

There’s a great internal design for airflow, magnetic dust filters, and ridiculous value with 2 included 120mm fans. At the price, I would’ve been happy with the value if no fans were included!

There isn’t much to say against the P400A. In some ways, it’s a jack-of-all-trades case and master of none. There are a couple of picks below that excel in design and features if you have a larger budget.

But if you’re looking for the best balance between cost and performance (without sacrificing anything we’d worry about for a mid-range build) then this is by far the best Phanteks ATX case for you.

2023 update: The Pclipse P400A replaces the previous P400 pick. It’s a direct improvement with a gorgeous mesh front that improves the airflow, as well as additional space for more complex builds.

Our Rating: 9.75/10

Phanteks Eclipse 300A

Best Budget Phanteks Case: Phanteks Eclipse 300A

We’ll start by saying for only a tiny bit extra, you can pick up our top pick, the 400A.

I’d highly recommend that if you can, as I think the 400A is worth the extra ~20% cost versus the 300A.

That said, if you’re looking for the cheapest Phanteks case you can find, then this is an impressive budget offering.

Still largely built with a steel/tempered glass exterior (albeit lower quality), the look and feel of the case are decent for its very low cost.

The case still has a good internal capacity, with room for:

  • 7 x expansion slots
  • VGA lengths up to 330mm
  • 2 x 3.5″ & 1 x 2.5″ drive bays (extra 2.5″ bay can be purchased).
  • Air-cooling: Up to 4 x 120mm fans (with 1 included, great for the price).

There is certainly less VGA room in the 300A.

However, a majority of mainstream cards will still fit in the 330mm space available with breathing space.

And with a cheaper build, you’re likely looking at a smaller GPU/less overclocking anyway, which this case can comfortably host/cool.

The storage room is a fair bit less. But again, this shouldn’t be a problem for a budget gaming PC case (perhaps stay away if you’re after a tower for editing/production).

While the 300A technically has water cooling facilities, if you’re sticking to this build quality/budget range, we’d stick to air cooling.

While this may sound like a bit of a negative review, we do think the 300A is a good offering and is easily the best cheap Phanteks case today.

We just know that if you can stretch that extra ~20% and purchase the 400A, it’ll be worth it.

2023 update: There are a couple of different listings of the 300A on Amazon. If the one we linked is out of stock, please check this listing.

Our Rating: 9.25/10

Phanteks Enthoo 719

Best High-End Phanteks Case: Phanteks Enthoo 719

Now, as much as we rate the 400A, our premium pick is a case with even more capability (if your budget can stretch to it).

There is so much to love within the 719 for an enthusiast build or something more unique.

With high-quality steel, aluminum, and thick tempered glass making up its build, the Enthoo 719 is a beautiful chassis and feels built to last.

The design is not done justice by stock photos. I was really impressed by this case in person. Its design may look a little understated but there’s something quite special about how it looks with a completed rig running.

With a slick LED light running down its front, and the side panel covering the full length of the case (no awkward PSU cover) you have high visibility for your parts; I always appreciate this for enthusiast cases as this is usually where the beautiful GPUs, motherboards and fans come in!

But perhaps what is even more impressive is the capability of the case.

The best Phanteks full tower offering around, you will have:

  • 8 standard + 3 vertical expansion slots
  • Up to 503 graphics card length clearance
  • Up to 11 x 2.5″ and 12 x 3.5″ drives (3.5″s require bays, 4 included)
  • SSI-EEB / E-ATX Motherboard support
  • Air cooling: Up to 15 x 120mm fans
  • Water cooling: Up to 2 x 480mm, 2 x 360mm & 1 x 120mm radiators

I was super impressed when I first caught the specs here. Not only do you easily have space for a powerful multi-GPU build with all the storage you need for either gaming or production/editing, but you also have the best Phanteks PC case for airflow and water cooling.

I was impressed by the thermal benchmarking and overclocking results for this case. I can only think of a few competitors that will give it a run for its money (most of them within our premium feature).

On top of that, this is also a capable dual-system PC case.

Perfect for streamers and other enthusiast production users, a dual system means you can host a secondary mini-ITX computer inside the case.

While you don’t need to build 2 PCs in here to make the most of what it offers, this is a great additional feature.

There is simply so much going for the Enthoo 719. If you have the money, this is an incredible premium offering and easily the best Phanteks case for those without budget constraints.

Our Rating: 9.5/10

Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV MATX

Best Phanteks Micro ATX Case: Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV MATX

For those after a smaller form factor, Phanteks have created a really compelling mATX version of their flagship Enthoo ATX case.

The EVOLV MATX has one of the best build qualities we’ve seen for a Micro ATX setup.

With an exterior mix of aluminum, steel, and tempered glass, the case feels very sturdy and the design is strikingly unique.

One of my favorite things about this chassis is its space availability:

  • 4 x expansion slots
  • 2 x 2.5″ and 2 x 3.5″ drive bays
  • GPU Clearance up to 319mm
  • Air cooling: Up to 5 x 140mm fans (2 high-quality fans included)
  • Water cooling: Up to 1 x 360, 1 x 240 & 1 x 120mm radiators

For its tight dimensions, this is a really nice offering spec-wise.

With the cooling availability (combined with decent internal ventilation/cable management facilities), you’ll have enough to comfortably cool most beastly GPUs.

And the storage capacity will likely be plenty for anyone looking at this form factor. More is obviously available in the ATX offerings but 4 drive bays are good for most builds.

The only thing I dislike about the EVOLV is the price. It feels like a premium product in many ways so it’s not a great surprise, but when I compare it with the value of the P400, it’s slightly underwhelming. A 10% reduction would’ve sealed the deal for me.

Despite that, if you’re looking for something a bit more compact, but still capable of great gaming, streaming, or production work; then this EVOLV offering is the best Phanteks MATX case by a notable distance.

Our Rating: 9/10

Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX

Best Phanteks Mini ITX Case: Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX

You might be getting deja-vu from our last pick.

But for the smallest form factor, Phanteks created an equally compelling offering in its Enthoo EVOLV line.

The EVOLV ITX’s exterior is made largely of steel and tempered glass; carrying a similar premium look/feel as its larger brothers at a cheaper price point.

The interior capability is very impressive for the form factor. Phanteks have clearly focussed on making a Mini ITX case for gaming/other enthusiast builds.

  • 2 x expansion slots
  • GPU clearance of up to 330mm length
  • 2 x 3.5″ & 1 x 2.5″ drive bays (hidden)
  • 1 x included 200mm fan and space for 3 more 120mm ones
  • Or up to 2 x 240mm & 1 x 120mm radiators

Now of course, in a typical ATX case, these specs are poor.

But for an MITX tower? They’re pretty great!

Phanteks EVOLV ATX vs Micro ATX vs ITX

The build quality of all 3 cases are close to identical. The layout and cooling potential are also all great respective to their form factors (i.e. you’ll of course get more space in ATX, but the ITX/mATX layout is still good for their size).

It really comes down to a few things:

  1. Price: the smaller cases will be cheaper due to lesser materials
  2. Space: check your desired build fits inside the size you’re eying
  3. Aesthetic: purely subjective – I personally like the compact look of ITX/mATX, but many like the large imposing feeling of an ATX tower
  4. Cooling: ITX & mATX are capable, but if this is a huge deal for you, a larger case will give you more room and airflow to play with.

If you are looking at ATX, the only other consideration is that I would rate the Enthoo 719 a superior case to the EVOLV. It isn’t a significant difference though, so if you happen to prefer the look of the EVOLV ATX, then go for it.

Finding an mITX combination that gives enough length for most modern graphics cards, decent storage, and very good cooling availability is close to impossible.

But Phanteks manage it here. And what’s more, they include a high-quality 200mm fan in a case that’s already cheap for the quality you’re getting.

Whether you’re looking for portability, compactness, or just plain style, know that this is the best Phanteks mITX case available (and one of the best of the form factor from any brand).

Our Rating: 9/10

Quick-Fire Picks – Best of the Rest

While we’d steer you towards our top 5 picks above for the best Phanteks towers in most cases, we appreciate some of you will have some specific requirements so we’ve included some more cases worth considering.