Phanteks P360A Budget High-Airflow Case Review: Thermals, Noise, Cable Management

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The Phanteks P360A is one of the cheapest high-airflow cases we've reviewed lately. It's not quite in the ultra-budget category, but it's cheaper than the competing Lancool 215, P400A, et al.
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You can see our review of the Phanteks P300A here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L9Yf...

Phanteks made the P360A slightly larger than the P300A and, more importantly, Phanteks added a second fan that the P300A really needed. In this review we’ll look at how those changes compare the P360A to other Phanteks cases -- like the P300A and the P400A -- and to competing cases from other manufacturers. The budget airflow case category has become popular in the last few years (you’re welcome), and the likes of the Lancool 215, Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact (at the high-end), P360A, Fara R1, and other cases have brought options across the PC case stack. If you’re looking for a cheaper airflow-focused case, the Phanteks P360A should likely be on the radar -- and our testing will benchmark whether it’s worth it compared to alternatives. Looking for the best budget airflow case for a gaming PC is a lot easier with a market this packed.

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RELATED PRODUCTS

Phanteks P360A on Amazon - https://geni.us/gAoq6ot
Phanteks P300A on Amazon - https://geni.us/E5mWsN
Lian Li Lancool 215 on Amazon - https://geni.us/iIaEuX
Fractal Meshify 2 Compact on Amazon - https://geni.us/i1GNAD5

TIMESTAMPS

00:00 - Phanteks P360A vs. P300A
04:47 - Build Quality of a Budget Airflow Gaming Case
12:14 - CPU Thermals & Testing of Cheap Airflow Case
13:33 - GPU Thermals & Testing on Budget Cases
14:43 - Blender CPU & GPU Thermals
15:38 - 3DMark & Gaming Thermals
16:04 - Standardized Fan Results (CPU & GPU)
17:41 - Noise & Noise Normalized
18:40 - Conclusion

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Host, Test Lead: Steve Burke
Writing, Testing: Patrick Lathan
Video: Keegan Gallick, Andrew Coleman