Azure V2 - Cyan, Steel, White, and Black Evolv Shift X

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Azure V2 - Cyan, Steel, White, and Black Evolv Shift X

This is the second version of my Phanteks Evolv Shift X build.

My main goals here over V1 were:


  • Clean up the hardline water cooling by removing the circular pump res combo and replace with a EK 140mm flat pump res combo.
  • Move to a dual 140mm thicker raid in the front of the case and use a negative pressure system to keep the interior of the case much cooler.
  • Clean up visible cables while utilizing the phanteks Neon LED strips to give much more light to the build overall


This is my second attempt at a hardline cooled computer and I am finally extremely happy with how it came out. I ended up utilizing a Parallel CPU / GPU loop in order to really clean up the runs which turned out perfectly.

Even when pushing the computer it stays very cool inside using the negative pressure system. I had pretty severe issues of the interior of the case being very hot when It was previously a positive pressure setup. Removing the black plastic dust filters from the front of the Shift X allows the Dual Noctua NF-A14's to move plenty of air from the top and bottom of the case out the front.

The rad-pump combo I am using is the EK-Quantum Reflection Uni 140 D5 PWM D-RGB - Plexi
Color(s): Black Blue Silver White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Industrial
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: Mini-ITX
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
$ 445.99
AMD - Ryzen 9 (5900x)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 12
Motherboard
$ 279.23
ASUS - ROG Strix Gaming (X570-I)
Chipset: X570
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: Mini-ITX
Memory
$ 219.98
G.Skill - Trident Z (4000MHz) (Black/RGB) (2x)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
$ 1,199.99
NVIDIA - GeForce Founders
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 3080 Ti
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 89.99
Samsung - 970 EVO 500 GB M.2 NVMe SSD
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
$ 499.99
Western Digital - WD Black SN850
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 2 TB
PSU
$ 285.00
Corsair - SF750
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: SFX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
$ 150.00
Phanteks - Evolv Shift X (Black)
Type: Mini-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 119.80
Noctua - NF-A14 iPPC-3000 (4x)
Size: 140 mm
Cooling
$ 100.98
EKWB - CoolStream CE
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 280 mm (2 x 140 mm)
Cooling
$ 345.33
Cooling
$ 138.36
EKWB - EK-Quantum Velocity - AMD Nickel + Acetal
Type: CPU Block
Size (WxHxD): 80 mm
CableMod
$ 200.00
CableMod - Full Cable Kit
Mode: Custom
Sleeve: ModMesh
Color: Black, Carbon, Gray
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 3,841.95
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