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Really wanted to use the EVOLV SHIFT for it's amazing design. Obviously this case is PLAGUED by thermal issues, so I bought an EVOLV SHIFT AIR panel for the GPU side of the case.

For lighting, I'm using the Phanteks HALOS on my Noctua fans to get that wonderful addressable RGB with the performance of Noctua fans. You'll have to use the slim Noctua 120mm's for the front panel since the HALOS will make normal fans too thick. I definitely recommend the Noctua NF-F12 for your radiator since even with an AIO, your CPU will get toasty.

I haven't done any synthetic tests since that is completely uninteresting to me. The system does get fairly audible during games since the Ryzen 3600 gets pretty toasty. While playing Jedi Fallen Order on maxed settings at 1440p, my CPU topped at about 79C with the GPU staying below 75C. These temps are fairly similar on Metro Exodus with the same settings (RTX and Hairworks on with max settings at 1440P. I cap my FPS at 60 since I don't really care for anything greater, and I like using Freesync on my monitor. I wouldn't recommend this case and these parts without at least one Fabric panel.

For fan positioning, I have both front panel fans as intake with the AIO as exhaust through the bottom of the case. I felt that pushing fresh air both onto the motherboard and into the AIO fan would be better than simply pulling air from the fabric panel on the side right out the front without passing over components. This case also has a nice stand with plenty of space to exhaust hot air through the bottom. The GPU, despite being a Founders Edition, stays fairly cool since fresh air is readily available through the fabric panel in front of it.

If you care about the orientation of your AIO, do some research before you buy. Since AM4 is not a perfectly square mounting, some pumps will only be able to turn 180 degrees instead of 90. As you can see in the pictures, the Enermax logo is sideways (Which I actually kinda like). You will also likely run into space issues with the bottom front panel fan if you buy an AIO with an extra thick radiator.

I'm not very good at writing these, so if you guys have any questions, let me know.

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Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Maybe try a push-pull config on the radiator. Might help you out a bit.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m actually planning on that. Need another NF-F12. I live in the middle nowhere so shipping sucks :)

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude, this is insane. I've seen some builds in this case that are eh, with temps pushing 80C. This build looks insane. It exceeds all expectations for an enthoo build. +1

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The biggest trade off is the fact that this build does get loud when it gets hot. It’s pretty good at controlling temps though. I found I’ve gotten much cooler temps around the MB (M.2, RAM, the main board) with the CPU AIO as exhaust through the bottom.

It gets plenty of fresh air from the fabric back panel as well as the intake fan right next to it.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

In the future, you might want to upgrade your CPU because it is under-kill for the rest of u your build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree. However I’ve never played anything that would push my CPU very hard, and it’s not much of a bottleneck on anything I play.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Fair enough!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

You can fit a h80i in your build, it can give you a much better temperature.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I definitely agree. However I'm a sucker for aesthetic and I just don't like the block on that AIO :P

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

that ture

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! I'm doing a build very similar to what you've got here, but using a 3600x and an H80i v2.

How is the fan noise on the founder edition? I have the Air case so both sides are mesh at least hoping it won't need to spin up too crazy.

You said something about the thicker rad and not being able to run a bottom front fan, will i just need a 12mm fan? Or I won't be able to fit that either?

I fell in love with the case as soon as I saw it and bought it while only have done light googling and I'm finding GPUs hard to fit and that's a problem, but then I saw this and said you know, the reference doesn't look half bad.

Thanks for the help, and way to go on the build, looks pretty clean.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, this is a very nice build! I do have one question though and that is if you were able to run the RAM at 3600 Mhz. I wanted to get a kit at that speed with this mobo, but I'm not sure if you would be able to run it.