Description

Built this machine mainly for light to medium gaming, I mostly play FPS and some RPG. I also occasionally do some illustration and graphic work (Photoshop, Lightroom).

I wanted to try doing a themed build and went with my love of Gundams. The Phanteks Evolv Shift was a perfect match, but was quite challenging to work with.

Issues: 1. Cable Management - pretty much a given for a tight case like the Evolv Shift 2. SFX PSU - it's true that the case can get picky. The TT Toughpower SFX did not fit well with the case's 90-degree pass-through power cable, so I had to flip the psu with the fan blowing into the case 3. GPU thermals - this is the craziest part. 3.1. For my 1060 FE, best position was to have the fan facing the inside of the case (vs the glass-side) 3.2. With the case vertically-oriented, the best source of cold air would be the bottom 3.3. Typical position of the AIO radiator is at the bottom. However, this restricted cold air intake, which drastically affected the GPU (would always be >80 dcelcius when loaded). Relocating the radiator to the side and having an unrestricted intake fan at the bottom lowered the temp to around 75-78.

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 4 points

The shift looks great with gold, how's the paint holding. Awesome Job +1

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks! I used a model kit spray (Testors enamel spray paint) on the plastic parts. I've let it cure for more than a day, looks like it'll hold.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

That case is wild. Looks great!!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice customizations.

Thumbs up.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Down vote. Graphic card shroud color is wrong. You need Titan V.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL true, but I'd get more hate pairing that with an i3

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice painting on that shift!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks awesome!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

That thing is a BRUTE!!! +1

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking PC. can see you flipped your GPU. did you replace the PCIe riser card and what is the length of the card you used.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I actually flipped it back (to original config) due to poor thermals. In the original config, the GPU intake fan would be facing the case intake fans. I used the included riser card. It's a 1060 FE, online search says it's 9.84 inches (250mm).

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

how do u sync pump led with mobo and ram? since pump require 4-pin rgb header while mobo only provide 3-pin a-rgb header for h370i. anyway thumbs up gor nice build.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Unfortunately we can't sync on this. That 3-pin header is useless lol! I had the pump and led strip hooked up on the case's RGB controller. Also, the Aura sync has also been quite buggy for the mb and RAM. I'm planning to try the AIO's separate rgb controller once I get some sata power splitter cable.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool looking build for sure! If you're spending $1300 on a build I definitely would have upgraded CPU & GPU, but that is just my humble opinion.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Majority of the parts I actually got on sale, which did take a while to complete. Every upgrade would definitely be nicer, but it would also increase the overall price with specs higher than my intended purpose.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

This. Is. Incredible. Where is the NT-D unit installed!

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!