I would like to thank Phanteks for supplying the review sample.
Phanteks caught our attention with the Shift series of cases under the Evolv family during this year's CES. They were showing off both the more compact Shift and the larger Shift X. We will be reviewing the smaller variant of the two today since this is also the one that is more mainstream while maintaining essentially all of the features of its bigger brother.
|Phanteks Evolv Shift|
|Case Type:||SFF chassis|
|Material:||Steel & aluminum & tempered glass|
|Drive Bays:||1x Internal 3.5"|
2x Internal 2.5"
|Dimensions:||170 x 470 x 274 mm|
|Front Fans:||2x 120 or 140 mm - 1x 140 mm pre-installed|
|Bottom Fans:||1x 120 mm or 140 mm|
|I/O:||2x USB 3.0|
|Fan/LED Controller:||RGB LED controller|
|Compatibility:||CPU Cooler: 82 mm|
GPU: 350 mm
PSU: SFX / SFX-L
The package of the Phanteks Evolv Shift is very simple. You won't find anything but the case branding on the larger and the company logo on the smaller panels. Not pictured here is the plain brown box the whole package ships in, so your chassis will essentially come double packed.
The chassis itself is held in place by two fairly bulky Styrofoam spacers. A plastic bag protects the Evolv Shift from scratches and fingerprints during the packing process.
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