Having the GPU rad as an exhaust will outlet hot air coming in from the CPU rad (assuming you have 120mm AIO for CPU at the bottom).
You may potentially block the fan on the side rad
Wow its been 15 months already! No issues to report. Both AIOs doing well so far. I know that thermals can be better by 5 to 10c on both CPU and GPU, but it would involve moding the case, and its just not worth the hassle. Its still operating well under their respective thermal thresholds.
I don't find that necessary, at least from a noise/quietness level. Perhaps increasing the speed may help vent the hot air out.
Oh, it's routed through the middle channel.
I dont think there is enough clearance with the Waterforce. Check the measurements. The SC2 should work great.
Middle channel? What mobo are you using? and Where is the PCIE slot located? Mine is located to the left and the PCIE extension cable has enough slack. Its routed via the sides.
Yup. Just don't plan on having too many cables
If you are going to be maxing out the CPU GPU usage for prolonged periods of times (Like occasional mining) I would stick to the Meshify C. The shift is not intended for scenarios involving Mining. I had to use 4 fans in this case just to keep Thermals in check.
But for general use, gaming/streaming, It'll do just fine. Its an extremely good looking case IMO
Its been stable thus far. I do experience network delays when I use Ubuntu/Linux. That maybe a driver issue.
Pump noise on my card is fairly minimal. It's pretty quiet when the fans are below 1400rpm
If you are planning for a dual AIO setup, you can't do a push-pull config on either radiator. There isn't enough clearance. If you are going with just a single AIO (Be it for the CPU or GPU), mount the radiator to the base/floor of the case, and install one fan below the case(must take of floor panel - See images), and one fan above the radiator. You will need a Fan splitter to be able to do a push-pull as there's usually just a single CPU fan connector on most ITX mobo's. I suggest getting a splitter like the one mentioned in my part's list.
From one shift owner to another, Nice work!
Depends on the mobo. Mine are located on the lower left and right corner. I used a fan splitter for the GPU and case fans
Thanks! Its running great for the most part. Under normal workloads and light gaming, its quiet and fast. I would have loved to see better airflow management with this case to see better thermals under max workloads/mining, but the trade off was worth it. Its a beast of a system, and looks gorgeous on a desk.
I barely had any clearance between the panel and the glass loop on the cooler. It depends on your mobo thickness, standoffs etc.
Thanks! I used 2 Phanteks LED strips. There's an integrated RGB controller built into the case.
I just purchased an MSI GTX 1080 Ti SeaHawk. Will report back in a few days when I get the card. But the seahawk is quiet a bit shorter in length compared to traditional air cooled cards like the strix or the MSI gaming X, so factor that in. Phanteks specs state it can take a card of upto 350mm depending on the radiator setup at the bottom - http://www.phanteks.com/Enthoo-Evolv-Shift.html
Ambient temps of 71F.
Good question. Yes, I did need a fan splitter as I was doing a push pull config. The board has 3 PWM pins(CPU Fan, Chassis Fan1/Water Pump, Chasis Fan 2). I used a PWM splitter that's connected to the CPU fan, and I have two Corsair ML 120 fans (used on the rad for a push pull config) connected to the splitter, again using PWM connectors.
Thats a good idea, but unfortunately, the MB power cable I have doesn't have enough length to be routed around the case fan to the top :(
With a Shift X, a 3 fan card would make sense. There's enough room and ventilation capabilities with 2 case fans to get all that hot air out. But with a Shift, a 3 fan GPU and a 120mm cpu aio would dump way too much hot air inside the case. There's not enough volume or case fans to vent the air out. Going for a card like the Hydro or Seahawk is better suited for this case, as they come with a blower style fan that vents the hot air thats coming from both aio rads(CPU & GPU) through the top of the case(that's the theory at least). Also, I wish NZXT made a 120mm rad with the same CPU block.
Trust me, it was all down to the board. I bet it would have been the same situation with me as well. Love how well the card fit in your case. I can't wait to upgrade my gpu.
Yup. A push pull config, with fans running at 2100 RPM (Corsair ML 120s) with ambient temps of 71F helped achieve those numbers. I'm sure I'm going to have to dial down the OC once I get a 1080 TI. Its going to dump a lot of hot air into the case...
I chose the Deepcool Captain 120 EX RGB. After solving some initial mounting issues, and trading the stock aio fan for some corsair ML 120s, Its doing a fantastic job keeping the CPU cool. I felt the H80i was too thick to accommodate another AIO for the GPU. Plus the case specs list that it supports only 27mm rads if dual aio's are used.
As for the GPU, I have a GTX 1050 TI mini thats drawing power straight from the PCIE port. I'm looking to pick up a GTX 1080 Ti Hydro or Seahawk this black friday. You gotta go blower style GPU with this case. Or else, thats a lot of heat being dumped inside the case.
I just finished a very similar build(https://pcpartpicker.com/b/BL7WGX) a week ago. I completely agree with you on the PSU cables. They were a real pain to bend and ply for cable management. Like yourself, I was going to the Gigabyte board, but after looking at BitWits build guide, I decided to get the ASRock board, as it has most of its sockets located opposite to the I/O ports, and is somewhat better for cable management on this case. None the less, Great job on the build! I'm going to borrow your case lighting ideas :)
What are your temps?
Added news pics showing the rad move.
Yikes indeed. Dialed it down to 3700, with RAM set to 2666. At load, it's stable with temps hovering at 73. 120mm AIO is no match for a Ryzen X series chip.
So a 1700X on a 120mm rad in a restrictive ITX case, Not the best scenario. I could hit a max of 3900 with temps hovering around 82 after moving the radiator to the front with the fan in a pull config.
Yes, The case does can fit a FE FTX 1080 TI. My plan is to look for a good deal on a GTX 1080 TI with a 120mm AIO like the Corsair GTX 1080 TI Hydro.
Thanks. Ya having done the build, I would have chosen another aio. Would have loved to have a few mm between the panel and the water tube. So far I don't have any issues.
Yup! Will do tomorrow. Hoping to hit 4.0 stable.