Alternatives to Phanteks Shift X?

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xchaotic
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Alternatives to Phanteks Shift X?

Post by xchaotic » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:12 pm

I am planning a watercooled build with this case:
phanteks.com/Enthoo-Evolv-Shift-X.html

The main aim of the build is silence and I want to achieve it by using a custom loop for GPU and CPU using Phanteks or EKWB components.
The reasons I want to use this particular case:
small footprint on the desk (in spite of overall large volume)
relatively easy to build a watercooling loop (for an ITX build)

But I wanted to check if there's any good alternatives I might have missed.
Bonus points if there is a tiny case (small area on the desk) that can fit an mATX motherboard.

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Re: Alternatives to Phanteks Shift X?

Post by edh » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:10 am

What components are you intending to use? Watercooling isn't generally considered that silent around here due to the added noise of a pump.
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Re: Alternatives to Phanteks Shift X?

Post by NeilBlanchard » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:37 am

Here's the link to the case: http://phanteks.com/Enthoo-Evolv-Shift-X.html

Interesting case - it is a vertically oriented mini-ITX. The grills look to have very small hex openings - they might be fine, but they might be restrictive.
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Re: Alternatives to Phanteks Shift X?

Post by awolfe63 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:46 pm

There is really nothing else like it.

I decided to not use it and use the smaller Silverstone Raven air cooled. I was concerned with pump noise. Since I did not plan to overclock this one, I decided air cooled would be fine.

If you want to water cool, I think the Shift-X is the way to go.

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