Watercooled Shift X

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Watercooled Shift X

This is my second watercooled build after dismissing the ASUS Aura Sync Project. I decided to go for Mini ITX on the form factor, and as I remembered the launch of t he Phanteks Enthoo series Shift X case some five years ago, so this was the case I wanted to go for. I bought it used, but in good shape and began to build the project. The cooling part is external, so this build is a mix of hard and soft tubing.

The water loop is handmade and micro-fitted into this case for this specific hardware. It took me almost two weeks including ordering parts and waiting, though making small progress each day. This was hard and frustrating to build, because my initial plan did not work out as I wanted it, so I had to move things around and think out of the box (which is literal in this case!)

However, it turned out wonderful, super compact, elegant and nice to look at. It is of superiour build quality with parts from alphacool, watercool, ASUS, intel, G.Skill, Seasonic, be!quiet and Crucial. None of this was sponsored or donated.



There is still a PSU shroud missing (which was missing on the used case and I have to build one my own) and because of the small form factor I will also have to do custom cables. The GPU will be replaced in the near future with a more recent model.

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Color(s): Black Orange
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Color
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: Mini-ITX
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
$ 268.99
Intel - Core i5-13600K
Socket: LGA 1700
Cores: 14
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 209.99
ASUS - Rog Strix (B660-I)
Chipset: B660
CPU Socket: LGA 1700
Size: Mini-ITX
Memory
$ 439.98
G.Skill - Trident Z5 (6000MHz) (Black/RGB) (2x)
Type: DDR5
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
$ 299.99
ASUS - GeForce Rox Strix Advanced (A8G)
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080 Ti
Storage
$ 197.99
Crucial - MX500
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
Storage
$ 124.99
Crucial - P3 Plus
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: PCIe x4
Capacity: 2 TB
PSU
$ 99.99
Seasonic - Focus SGX
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: SFX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 129.99
Phanteks - Evolv Shift X (Black)
Type: Mini-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 89.10
be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 (PWM) (9x)
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 63.56
Cooling
$ 79.99
Alphacool - Eispumpe VPP755 Single Edition V.3
Type: Water Cooling
Size (WxHxD): 60 mm
Cooling
$ 95.65
Alphacool - NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 155.75
Alphacool - NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm
Cooling
$ 149.99
Phanteks - Glacier (G1080)
Type: Waterblock
Cooling
$ 84.90
Watercool - Heatkiller Tube 100
Type: Pump/Reservoir Combo
Accessories
$ 113.58
Monitor
$ 1,608.94
MSI - MAG27CQ (2x)
Size: 27 Inch
Panel: VA
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Keyboard
$ 160.00
SteelSeries - Apex
Interface: Wired
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 39.99
Logitech - G502 Hero
Interface: Wired
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 2,491.06
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