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Gorgeous, but in a budget.

by PedroGeek



Date Published

Dec. 31, 2018

Date Built

Nov. 24, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

80.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.506 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

45.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

88.0° C


My first post about a pc gamer here in pc part picker, so, i built this pc for a multi-propurse system with the components i need, not the components i desire.

I mainly focus on Video Editing (Davinci Resolve, After Effects), engineering software(Solidworks, AutoCad, altium), and some gaming in 1080p 60fps(Some Fallout 4, RS6, GTAV and PUBG), so i think this can handle everything i need on a really budget price.

I didn't had problems with bios update using the second generation ryzen, i didn't need to update the motherboard, if that concerns you with this kind of motherboard and processor configuration.

The building of this machine was dificult, this was my first time building a itx system, i had to remove the power suppy a copule of times in order to place the radiator, and the motherboard once because it was getting in the way of one cable.

The tip i want to give is that you have to be careful with the power cable for the leds on this case, in my opinion is too short, when i closed down the top panel in the case the cable got pulled, that end up breaking the power conector in the pcb, i was lucky in finding the connector and resoldering again.

Now, lets talk about temps, and im not using an ideal graphics card for this system, the recomended graphics card are those of "blower style" like the 10 series founders edition, or the turbo series in ASUS, because the fans will have limited airflow, in case of using a graphics card like the one im using right now, i did't have any issue with the temps, but you will have problems with a high tier grpahics card.

And about the cpu cooling, it's highly recomended using a AIO cooler like the h60 or the h80i, i highly recomend going for the h80i option, in case you have a intel system, in case you have a ryzen system, you will have to find an adapter in order to use the h80i in this stocket, so that's why i went with the h60 option, and the temps are really good, and the noise it's not noticeable.

I do not recoment using cpu air cooling, i tried to use ryzen stock wraith steath cooler and the temps were really bad, the limited airflow in this case just don't help any type of aircooling.

Finally i have to say that this pc looks gorgeous, and it performs decently, phanteks even says that it is not a high performance case, it is more of "looks" case, and they are ******* right, im not an expert, i am a amateur in this, any tips or hacks on this case will be highly appreciated.

I have a build log in my yt channel if you want to check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-1zdSLSnq8

Comments Sorted by:

andyshinn 2 Builds 3 points 2 months ago

I really love the looks of the Evolv Shift and Shift X cases. Some unique takes on Mini-ITX builds. It is just a shame that the thermals are so bad even with AIO water cooling. Though, I think you have hit a really good middle tier for this case. Like you said, if you were to go crazier GPU and CPU you may just end up thermal throttling all day long.

Newbgaming 2 points 2 months ago

Dude nice build looks great. But if you do 3d modeling it might have been better to get a rx580 for its 8gb of vram.

PedroGeek submitter 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Yeah, i thnik so, but i already had the 1060 from my last build, so was not thinking in spending more money in a new graphics card, but yeah, in a future i will upgrade to a vega graphics card

diypartsjoy 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

That looks sick!

The 1070 is cheaper and better. Why did you get the 1060 6GB?


PedroGeek submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I already had the 1060 from my previous build, so in a future a probably will go for a vega or a rtx 20 series graphicas card!

ApocPony 4 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Hey mate regarding your temps, rotate the rad 90 degrees, then you can fit another exhaust140 fan on the bottom right. Or make the bottom right fan intake and set the rad to exhaust (though your CPU temps are pretty edgy at the moment). You would be amazed how much heat that rad is dumping straight into your case. Love the build +1

Broxx 6 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

A few words of advice from a fellow Shift owner. - Rotate the bottom rad so the tubing is facing the glass side panel. This will allow you to add another 140mm fan to the front of the case. - If you have clearance from the GPU, add another 120mm fan onto the bottom rad. I found my temps improved greatly with a push/pull. - Lastly, set ALL fans to intake. It isn't always recommended but for this case that is where I saw the lowest temps.


PedroGeek submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you very much! I will change the configuration of the fans to see how it performs.

Thurmbermore 1 point 2 months ago

nice build but why is your gpu fans facing your motherboard tray as the temps could go down a lot and hows the cooler as i am planning to get one for my new build

PedroGeek submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

The manufacturer said that if you are not using a blower style gpu, the most "eficient" option for airflow in a card like this, is in the configuration that i'm using here, i tested the other configuration, and the temps were really poor.