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Mini ITX Tower
Side Panel Window
Tinted Tempered Glass
Power Supply Shroud
Front Panel USB
Motherboard Form Factor
Full-Height Expansion Slots
Half-Height Expansion Slots
Maximum Video Card Length
350 mm / 13.78"
Internal 2.5" Bays
Internal 3.5" Bays
- 49 points
- 20 months ago
from completed build Shifty ZenStrix
Its not that cheap, but I've always been of the mind that you often get what you pay for in a chassis, and often well designed mITX cases are a premium. IMO for its unique design, execution, features and build quality the price is well worth it! I've spent WAY more on cases in the past and gotten a lot less quality.
There is a lot of innovation going on here, from the layout, to the cable management, to the way each face is fixed to the main chassis. It really is brilliant executed for a first try at this design!
In regards to cable management, I think its as good as it could be really. The real advantage of its design are the two 'avenues' under the front and rear faces. Utilise these and you should have few issues. Of course, I've only got one SSD drive, and only one case fan (at the moment), so YMMV. Also, there is the impact of your motherboard choice, which is very important in this case (as it is in most mITX builds). On the fan, this seems okay flow wise, but if you sit this very close to you perhaps invest in a quieter fan. Its not bad though.
If I could I'd take half a star off as its not the best performing mITX case out there as my GPU (STRIX 1070) does get a bit toasty (sits in the low 80 degree C's) so if you value performance over all else, perhaps look elsewhere (though if that is the case, perhaps mITX isn't for you?). I think if you are even considering this case in the first place, then you probably are willing to sacrifice a little less thermal performance for amazing looks.
Overall, super pleased with the case, it was great to build in and a joy to observe once running!
- 28 points
- 21 months ago
from completed build Shifty 1600X Productivity Build
Love/Hate? Nah..only love! I was worried that I couldn't pack everything in but I do have 4 120mm fans and 120mm AIO crammed in. One fan mounted under the case to push on the radiator, one fan on top of the radiator pulling, one in the bottom from of the case in taking cool air (mixing with the warmer air from the AIO), and one at the top front exhausting. Plenty of areas to hide cables but the front and back covers are a bit hard to put back one once you cable manage behind them. Great build quality and no issues otherwise!
- 27 points
- 21 months ago
from completed build M. Mk III - Paradigm Shift
I absolutely love this case, despite the challenges it brings. Most parts are oozing quality, and it looks amazing!
- 23 points
- 11 months ago
from completed build $2500 / Phanteks Evolv Shift / Mini ITX
Fantastic premium case, strikingly beautiful form factor, awful airflow. Still worth it, plus it's not too annoying to build in.
- 19 points
- 18 months ago
from completed build Shift RGB Gaming PC
A little challenging to build in but it looks great and has great design and build quality. The thermals are fine, but not amazing.
- 15 points
- 16 months ago
from completed build Shifty Secondhand Build
Boy this case looks great. And for the size and awkwardness of it, it's not the hardest case I've ever built in. I managed to fit a non-modular SFX power supply in there and stow away all the cable in the back storage quite neatly. Mileage may vary depending on the system. But I was surprised on the cleanliness of the system. Let it be known though, that while it worked out well for me, I could see any other system with varied other parts running into issues with clearance, cables, etc. It's a bit of a toss up and probably best to do some research, lots of it, before purchase.
Now for the bad, there is not a whole lot of options for proper airflow in this thing. Air can really only be directed one way, and I wish there was a way to properly put a fan on the top cover to suck air out the top. Another inch wouldn't have looked terrible if we could screw a fan onto the top grill covering the I/O. It would've had made airflow 100% better.
- 13 points
- 6 months ago
from completed build Shifting to a PC :)
Absolutely stunning case from all angles. A bit of a pain to build in, though you should expect that from an ITX. No complaints.
- 13 points
- 3 months ago
from completed build Cylon- Hackintosh.
Love the looks of this case & dimensions (reason for buying). Easy enough to work in (this is my first build) with removable panels, just choose your fans sizes carefully ( especially with aios). Was able to mod the case for extra airflow to the GPU (see build pics) but when Phanteks bring out the fabric side panels, will rotate Graphics card & put one on that side so the fans have access to clear airflow. Build quality is excellent, for what you're paying for,(solid aluminium panels plus well made toughened glass sides as well). The fitting & removal of these can be a bit fiddly (fat fingers beware!) , but once on, they're solid. Only got 4 stars because of the airflow, but once the new panels come out, will prob amend to 5. In conclusion. If you want a case that not going to take up loads of desk space & looks stylish, then give it a look. I preferred the two tone gunmetal finish myself, but each to his or her own.
- 11 points
- 17 months ago
from completed build Evolv Shift Daily Driver
Beautiful little case, cooling is great for an ITX case and the attention to detail is fantastic.
- 9 points
- 11 months ago
from completed build Shift build Okt'18
Most fun i've ever had building af new rig. Really nice quality case for the money it cost. I would have liked if the top had been made of aluminium, not plastic. Also a option to choose whether to go with space for 2x2,5" or an extra 140mm. That would be superb.
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- AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
- GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
- Intel Core i7-8700K
- Radeon RX VEGA 64
- Intel Core i7-6700K
- GeForce GTX 1080 Ti