Saturday, June 3rd 2017

Phanteks Showcases Their Unique EVOLV Shift, Shift X SFF Cases at Computex 2017

Two of the more unique mass-market designs on show on Computex 2017 have to be the Phanteks EVOLV Shift and Shift X SFF cases. These are the essence of a tower case (though they can also lie on their side like a roman citizen at dinner time, if you are so inclined.) These are aluminum and tempered-glass crafted cases, with a ridiculous 17 (W) x 27 (D) x 48 (H) cm footprint on the Shift. The Shift X is the taller solution of the two, with a 65 cm height. These little cases than could support water cooling and component placement in multiple orientations, and include an integrated RGB controller to boot.

The front I/O contains just two USB 3.0 ports, but it's the interior which shines. Phanteks managed to cram a lot into such a compact form-factor. Motherboards will have to be of the mini-ITX type, there's no way around that; however, there's also with support for 2x PCI slots, and the Shift X brings support for 2x internal 3.5" and 2x 2.5" drives (you can also mount 2.5" solutions on the 3.5" bays, mind you.) It also supports PS2 PSUs, while the smaller Shift has to cut one of the 3.5" bays, and only supports SFF PSUs. However, for their sizes, both Shifts support 3x 120 mm and 3x 140 mm fans on the front of the case, and 1x 120 mm, 1x 140 mm fans on the bottom. The EVOLV Shift will retail for $110, while the Shift X brings that number up to $160.
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7 Comments on Phanteks Showcases Their Unique EVOLV Shift, Shift X SFF Cases at Computex 2017

#2
bonehead123
now this is what I've been talkin 'bout lately, with all the ho-hum me-too blaze'-blaze' cookie-cutter cases being released, FINALLY someone got the message and brought out something that is a bit different and cool too.....

Now if only they had an ATX version in various colors, I would be all over it :D
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#3
Totally
sigh, itx only what a pity. If it was at least mATX I would've already thrown my wallet at the screen, and chucked my EVOLV out the window. Floor space is a premium at my place and a mATX case like this would be ideal.
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#4
zedn
Better place this tower against a wall, you know...... things can go wrong.
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#5
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
So we have Full towers and now Tall toweers... Looks silly but i kimda like it.
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Dragonsmonk
Totally, post: 3670696, member: 90126"
sigh, itx only what a pity. If it was at least mATX I would've already thrown my wallet at the screen, and chucked my EVOLV out the window. Floor space is a premium at my place and a mATX case like this would be ideal.
I second this - mATX and some more 3.5" hdd spaces, would have bought this straight away...
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