Shift X HTPC of Doom

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JamesTheBard
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Shift X HTPC of Doom

I saw the Phanteks Shift case and said: I'd love to put a loop into that. Then, after looking at the Shift, decided that I'd like a bit more room to stuff things into and ended up purchasing the Shift X.

The Basics

So, I wanted to put a full loop (CPU + GPU + VRM) into the case, but realized there were going to be some major space constraints. I also wanted to use a D5 pump as the acoustics are better overall for its placement in the living room.

It also needed some oomph with respect to the GPU: and a GTX 1080 seemed like an appropriate choice.

Custom Stuff

With the help of some crazy measurements, and Radikult's awesome machining, I managed to get everything into the case, working, and relatively quiet. While the case does suffer airflow issues due to its general layout, the overall result was much better than I thought it had any right to be.
Color(s): Black Blue Silver
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Theme: none
Size: Mini-ITX
Type: General Build

Contests

This build participated in 1 contest.

Hardware

CPU
$ 219.00
Intel - Core i5-7600K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 4
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 398.68
ASUS - Maximus VIII Impact
Chipset: Z170
CPU Socket: LGA 1150
Size: Mini-ITX
Memory
$ 199.99
G.Skill - Trident Z (3600MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 709.99
MSI - Sea Hawk EK X
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080
Storage
$ 888.00
Toshiba OCZ - Vector 180
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 960 GB
PSU
$ 172.32
SilverStone Technology - SX700-LPT
Wattage: 700
Form Factor: SFX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
Phanteks - Evolv Shift X (Black)
Type: Mini-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 30.35
Corsair - ML120 Premium 2-pack
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
Barrow - Fittings
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 77.99
EKWB - CoolStream PE
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 120 mm
Cooling
EKWB - CPU Blocks (discontinued)
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 82.55
XSPC - AX Series
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm (2 x 120 mm)
Accessories
$ 64.99
Keyboard
$ 54.95
Logitech - K830
Interface: Wireless
Type: Tenkeyless
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