Description

I bought the components when the 1080ti price dropped by 400cad from the hyped-price. I wanted a powerful yet silet rig. My old build has a blower type GPU (7970) that becomes very loud whenever I start a graphically intense game. I was hoping to resolve that issue on this new build. That's why I opted for the phanteks shift. The case is "enclosed" all around. Both CPU and GPU are water-cooled because air cooling is not ideal with this casing. So far, the build is really silent though I have not pushed it very far as I don't play games very long. And I set it up in the basement where it's relatively cold. So, CPU/GPU temperature just plays around 40-50 deg.

Part Reviews

Case

One thing that bothers me about this case is the limited clearance (55mm) for the cable plugs to the motherboard. Also, you would need enough clearance for the wire to loosely bend as not to strain it. I bought an angled adaptor for my DisplayPort cable. I don't think you can find one that is low-profile enough for it to fit without an adaptor.

Comments

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

What are the temperatures like?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

"And I set it up in the basement where it's relatively cold. So, CPU/GPU temperature just plays around 40-50 deg."

The 1080Ti SC2 Hybrid is staying between 46-55°C in my rig with a noctua NF-A12x25 on the radiator. So I can confirm on this. The stock fan was too loud for my personal taste and performed between 50-55°C (I had high ambient temps when the stock fan was installed).

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I tried playing project cars (4k settings). CPU and GPU temp went to high 60s.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the dual AIO arrangement working for you? I too am planning dual AIO for this case did you need any special slim fans to solve clearance issues? I am also considering a thicker 120mm radiator like h80i v2

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

No need for special slim fans. I used the stock radiators as I don’t know how to replace them and risk dealing with leakage. I’m not sure if you can fit a thicker radiator than what i’ve used. There was no wiggle room vertically with the cpu radiator in my case.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I see that you've got a 3TB HDD in your system, I'm building a fairly similar build but when I place my HDD on the side of the case (Other side of where the internal SSD's are), I can't actually close my side panel. How'd you do it?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I did not use any bracket. I screwed the HDD directly. I removed the SSD brackets behind too, just not to crowd it. All the wires that are on the side of the HDD, I ran it around the HDD, not over it.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I ended up swapping the drive out for another 3.5 inch one and found that it fit properly like it's supposed to, my main 3TB one just seems to be a /tad/ thicker than average, I was able to screw it in and somewhat force the side panel on. Thanks for the quick response though, I really appreciate it!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you had any problems with the pump on your GPU? I am wanting to do the same thing but EVGA says to mount the rad above the GPU so that air doesn't become trapped in the pump and cause premature failure.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem at all. There is no way to mount the radiator above the GPU.

I followed what the manual suggested (page 14) http://phanteks.com/assets/manuals/PH-ES217E.pdf

Basically all fans at the lower part take in air. Then it is expelled at the upper part. Air does not get trapped.

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