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.
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.