Thursday, September 12th 2019

Phanteks Also Announces the Evolv Shift Air Chassis

Phanteks today introduced the new Evolv Shift Air, a high airflow performance Mini-ITX chassis. The Evolv Shift Air retains the unique form factor of the original Evolv Shift and brings the innovative high-performance mesh fabric to its sleek modern design. With high-performance mesh fabric panels, the new Shift Air delivers optimal cooling performance and airflow directly to all critical system components.

Like the original Evolv Shift, the Shift Air brings a compact housing that packs plenty of power and is extremely space efficient with its small footprint. With its sleek aluminium enclosure, small profile and innovative mesh fabric panels, the Shift Air delivers a clean and clutter free desktop experience that seamlessly blends into different environments.
The Evolv Shift Air fabric mesh panels will also be available to purchase for current Evolv Shift owners.

Pricing and Availability
  • Evolv Shift Air Chassis: USD $99.99
  • Evolv Shift Air Fabric Mesh Panel (Single) USD $19.99
  • Availability September 2019
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19 Comments on Phanteks Also Announces the Evolv Shift Air Chassis

#1
Th3pwn3r
Make this for ATX. Mini it's generally create less heat so why such airflow is needed I don't know BUT it is a good thing. Still stupid to only have this for mini itx...
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#2
Rahnak
This case looks so good. But the GPU orientation is the only thing ruining it for me. They should have reversed it, especially with these mesh side panels, so it could pull air from the outside directly.
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#3
claes
Th3pwn3r, post: 4115397, member: 74037"
Make this for ATX. Mini it's generally create less heat so why such airflow is needed I don't know BUT it is a good thing. Still stupid to only have this for mini itx...
Its actually the same heat in less space. Maybe an ITX board will have fewer VRM, but a 95w processor and 250w GPU are still 95w and 250w, regardless of the form factor.
Rahnak, post: 4115406, member: 172195"
This case looks so good. But the GPU orientation is the only thing ruining it for me. They should have reversed it, especially with these mesh side panels, so it could pull air from the outside directly.
They use a riser with a reversible bracket; you can have the fans facing in or out: sffpc/comments/bcudys
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#4
Th3pwn3r
claes, post: 4115426, member: 136449"
Its actually the same heat in less space. Maybe an ITX board will have fewer VRM, but a 95w processor and 250w GPU are still 95w and 250w, regardless of the form factor.
They use a riser with a reversible bracket; you can have the fans facing in or out: sffpc/comments/bcudys
I said GENERALLY for a reason. Mini ITX usually has less components to create 95 or 250 watts of heat.
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#5
claes
Your statement still doesn’t make sense (less sense now, since we just established two components for a baseline), but I’m not here to get pwn’d. Have a good one.
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#6
goldman
Th3pwn3r, post: 4115397, member: 74037"
Make this for ATX. Mini it's generally create less heat so why such airflow is needed I don't know BUT it is a good thing. Still stupid to only have this for mini itx...
tbh i dont see how could you make this for atx, but if you ask me this is already way to big for ITX
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#7
Totally
claes, post: 4115498, member: 136449"
Your statement still doesn’t make sense (less sense now, since we just established two components for a baseline), but I’m not here to get pwn’d. Have a good one.
He's thinking in terms of maximums, and disregarding the minimums where they overlap.
Still he cannot say generally because the make up of majority of PCs are a CPU, 2 sticks of RAM, and a GPU. Yes an ATX board can go up from here but those PCs are in the minority. Itx users almost always max out their boards, as for ATX users that's usu a stopping point, with room for expansion just in case.
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#8
Rahnak
claes, post: 4115426, member: 136449"
They use a riser with a reversible bracket; you can have the fans facing in or out:
Was not aware of that. Now I reeeeaaally want it. But I can't justify buying it and another PSU when mine is not even 2 years old..
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#9
bonehead123
They should call this the "Long Tall Cool One"...after Robert Plant's hit song :)

Even though I'm generally not much for ITX rigs, I like the overall asthetics of this case. Would be nice if they made a white version though....

However, I think it is shitty to have to pay an extra $20 for the mesh front panel that really should be the default one anyways......
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#10
Hokum
"The Evolv Shift Air fabric mesh panels will also be available to purchase for current Evolv Shift owners "

Oh hell yes!


EDIT: Looks again, Ah balls they didn't do the front intakes as mesh. :(
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#11
Th3pwn3r
claes, post: 4115498, member: 136449"
Your statement still doesn’t make sense (less sense now, since we just established two components for a baseline), but I’m not here to get pwn’d. Have a good one.
You're just choosing to be argumentative for no good reason and YOU established the baseline of two components. Some people still run cards in SLI, some people still run optical drives, some people run capture cards, some people run sound cards, I can go on as to why some ATX cases have or can have far more components than mini itx. You probably don't know this but there are even cases that can fit E-ATX, yes those board exist!
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#12
Blueberries
Hey Phanteks... when are we going to get a mATX version? I hate being limited to a video card and ZERO expansion slots.
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#13
thebeansoldier
Wish this came out sooner. I couldn't find a nice itx case so I ended up ordering the Geeek A60 a couple of days ago.


Blueberries, post: 4116272, member: 167159"
Hey Phanteks... when are we going to get a mATX version? I hate being limited to a video card and ZERO expansion slots.
If they made an mATX version of this, you'll still be limited to a video card and zero expansion slots.
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#14
Th3pwn3r
thebeansoldier, post: 4116517, member: 190258"
Wish this came out sooner. I couldn't find a nice itx case so I ended up ordering the Geeek A60 a couple of days ago.




If they made an mATX version of this, you'll still be limited to a video card and zero expansion slots.
Pretty much why I said for this to be made for ATX.
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#15
oddmarc
Hokum, post: 4116007, member: 101200"
"The Evolv Shift Air fabric mesh panels will also be available to purchase for current Evolv Shift owners "

Oh hell yes!


EDIT: Looks again, Ah balls they didn't do the front intakes as mesh. :(
Yeah, I think they made these mostly to address the gpu thermals which see the most improvement from removing the glass.
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#16
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Rahnak, post: 4115567, member: 172195"
Was not aware of that. Now I reeeeaaally want it. But I can't justify buying it and another PSU when mine is not even 2 years old..
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You can't do that out of the box. I know because I own one and tried to do it that way (a smaller 1080ti FE). I was also wondering how the OP did it, but it was mentioned in his post:

"After a lot of tinkering i was finally able to flip my GPU without needing a longer riser cable, i simply cut off half of the PCI-E Bracket. "

You will need some physical modification.
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#17
Blueberries
thebeansoldier, post: 4116517, member: 190258"
If they made an mATX version of this, you'll still be limited to a video card and zero expansion slots.
Fair enough, not a lot of room in there!
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#18
claes
Th3pwn3r, post: 4116077, member: 74037"
You're just choosing to be argumentative for no good reason and YOU established the baseline of two components. Some people still run cards in SLI, some people still run optical drives, some people run capture cards, some people run sound cards, I can go on as to why some ATX cases have or can have far more components than mini itx. You probably don't know this but there are even cases that can fit E-ATX, yes those board exist!
Don't get me wrong, I agree: Mesh panels everywhere! More mesh intakes! But you misunderstand me...

Example mITX build:
250W (GPU) + 95W (CPU) = 345W
Evolv Shift volume = 24L
345W / 24L = 14.375W/L

Loaded ATX build:
345W + 50W (2x PCIe x4) + 20W (2x PCIe x1) = 415W
Average ATX chassis volume = 40L (P360X in this "case")
415W / 40L = 10.375W/L

Do you see what I am getting at? It's actually more heat in less space, and the P360X/40L is well below average... my FT02 is 65L, Define R6 is 59L, Air 540 at 63L, H440 at 88L, and so on.

415W / 60L = 6.92W/L

For the ~3% still finagling with SLI:
345W + 250W (GPU) + 10W (1x PCIe x1) = 605W
605W / 40L = 15.125W/L
605W / 60L = 10.08W/L

I am unaware of any EATX boards for consumers (they're all marketed as EATX but are actually SSI-CEB, AFAIK, and fit in the majority of ATX chassis), but if we're talking actual EATX/workstations and dual CPUs then we're having a different conversation (with a much larger chassis) :)

Bjorn_Of_Iceland, post: 4117434, member: 47228"

You can't do that out of the box. I know because I own one and tried to do it that way (a smaller 1080ti FE). I was also wondering how the OP did it, but it was mentioned in his post:

"After a lot of tinkering i was finally able to flip my GPU without needing a longer riser cable, i simply cut off half of the PCI-E Bracket. "

You will need some physical modification.
My bad; thanks for the correction!
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#19
futurewau
Does the evolve shift air fit a 2.7 slot gpu in the case? I have an asus strix rtx 2080 ti and it needs 2 slots in the back however since the fans are so big it needs an adddition 0.7 slot within the case.

can anybody help me?
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