Phanteks Evolv Shift X review: living room worthy

Mini-ITX reinvented



Product nameEvolv Shift X
Product codePH-ES217XE_AG
DetailsProduct info
Form factorMini ITX
MaterialAluminum / Steel / Plastic / Glass
Dimensions - Width17 cm
Dimensions - Depth27.4 cm
Dimensions - Height65 cm
Door in front panel
Lock in front panel door
Noise reduction mats inside
Capacity (based on measurements)30.28 dm³
Internal space
5.25 inch front accessible0
2.5 inch / 3.5 inch intern0
2.5 inch only2
3.5 inch only2
2.5 inch internal2
3.5 inch internal2
2.5 inch maximum2
3.5 inch maximaal0
3.5 inch front accessible0
2.5 inch hot swap0
3.5 inch hot swap0
Slimline optical drive space
Number of expansion cards2
Low profile
Standard length graphics card51.5 cm
Maximum length graphics card51.5 cm
Maximum height CPU cooler8.7 cm
Standard length PSU16 cm
Maximum length PSU16 cm
PSU form factorSFX
Case fans
8x8 cm positions0
9x9 cm positions0
12x12 cm positions3
14x14 cm positions2
18x18 cm positions0
20x20 cm positions0
23x23 cm positions0
25x25 cm positions0
Bundled case fans2 fans
Total number of fan positions5
Fan connector type3-pin
Dust filter
Lighted case fans
Liquid cooling
Option for all-in-one liquid cooling
Number of 120 mm radiators2
Number of 140 mm radiators1
Number of 240 mm radiators1
Number of 280 mm radiators1
Number of 360 mm radiators0
Number of 420 mm radiators0
Number of 480 mm radiators0
Holes for custom liquid cooling
User friendliness
Case can be opened without screwdriver
Top panel can be removed
Front panel can be removed without screwdriver
5.25 inch drives can be added without using screws
3.5 inch drives can be added without using screws
2.5 inch drives can be added without using screws
Drives can be added with rail system
Rubber/silicon noise reduction for hard drives
Expansion cards can be added without using screws
Sharp edgesFew
Cutout in backplate for CPU cooler
Removable cage for hard disks
Holes in backplate for cable management
Front connectors
Front connectors locationSide
Front connectors - Audio
Front connectors - USB 2.0
Front connectors - USB 2.0 (number)0
Front connectors - eSATA
Front connectors - USB 3.0
Front connectors - USB 3.0 (number)2
USB Type-C0
Card reader
Fan controller
Temperature sensor(s)
LED display
Chassis open detection

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Phanteks Evolv Shift X

Mini ITX, Black/Anthracite, Window, 2 fans

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