Phanteks Evolv Shift 2 Mini -iTX Case Tempered Glass Windows DRGB Black
The Evolv Shift 2 is the latest Mini-ITX case from Phanteks. Thanks to a unique ultra-vertical form factor, it achieves a small footprint while still allowing users to install multiple components. In addition to this, as the hardware is vertically mounted, the motherboard and GPU I/O ports are accessed from the top of the case. Meanwhile a grill cover on the top ensures these ports are protected and maintains a clean aesthetic.
THE PHANTEKS EVOLV SHIFT 2 AT A GLANCE:
Ultra small footprint due to its unique vertical form factor (186 x 490 x 274mm)
Made from high quality materials including aluminium, steel and tempered glass
Easy access to I/O ports via a button on top of the chassis
Integrated D-RGB controller
Removable side panels
THE PHANTEKS EVOLV SHIFT 2 IN DETAIL:
With the Evolv Shift, Dutch manufacturer Phanteks has done it again. They have created a unique, eye-catching case that is extremely practical.
The starting point for any great PC case is of course the materials it's made from. The Evolv Shift 2 combines a solid steel chassis with aluminium panels and tempered glass. This gives the Evolv Shift 2 a refined aesthetic as well as a robust construction.
This unique design aspect not only creates a huge interior space for installing the latest hardware but allows quick access to the I/O ports. A grill cover on top prevents the ports from being exposed, and gives the Evolv Shift 2 a neat and tidy look.
To enhance the case's aesthetics further, Phanteks also include an integrated D-RGB controller. This controller enables multiple synchronised illumination effects. However,if users prefer it is possible to instead control RGB elements via the motherboard.
AN EXCEPTIONALLY PRACTICAL CASE
Not only does the Phanteks Evolv shift look fantastic but it has many great features. For instance, there is sufficient clearance for a GPU up to 355mm and CPU cooler of up to 85mm.
Additionally, there is capacity for up to seven 120mm/140mm fans (a SK 140mm DRGB PWM fan is included with the case). As well as one 3.5″ drive with two 2.5″ additional or up to four 2.5″ drives. There is also support for a 120 mm AIO cooler.
Case Dimension (WxHxD): 70 x 490 x 274 mm / 6.7 x 19.3 x 10.8 in
Form Factor: Vertical Small Form Factor
Tempered Glass side panels
Anodized Aluminum front and rear panels
Motherboard Support: mini-ITX
PSU Support: SFX, SFX-L
Front IO: Power button
2x USB 3.0
Connectors: Power Switch
Riser Cable: PCI-E 3.0 x16
Side Window: Tempered Glass Window
PCI Slots: 2 (2.9 slots GPU cooler clearance)
Internal 3.5″bay: 1 (1x included)
Internal 2.5″bay: 4 (2x included, one Dual SSD bracket)
Total Fan Mounts: 3 x 120mm / 3 x 140mm
Bottom Fan: 1 x 120mm / 1 x 140mm
Rear Fan: 2 x 120mm / 2 x 140mm (1 x SK 140mm D-RGB PWM fan included)
Rear Radiator: 120mm
GPU Clearance: 335 mm / 13.2 in
GPU Cooler Clearance: Up to 2.9 slots, 59mm thickness
GPU Width: Up to 150mm / 5.9 in
CPU cooler height: 85 mm / 3.3 in
Rear 120 radiator: Max 157x148mm
Weight: 6.8 kg / 14.99 lbs