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Tjomas L.

Tjomas L.

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Evolution

Phanteks Evolv Shift 2 Air Mini-ITX Case, Fabric Side Panels, Aluminum Panels, D-RGB, Black
Phanteks Evolv Shift 2 Air Mini-ITX Case, Fabric Side Panels, Aluminum Panels, D-RGB, Black

Pros: - The cable management has been improved over the first version of the case - The airflow is so much better - Running a Cooler Master G200P CPU cooler and it works great with the mesh panels - Lots of small improvements like a little more room for the I/O area of the motheroboard. - The new cable cover is larger and stays in place a lot better than before - The mounting for 3.5" and 2.5" drives has been improved as well especially for allowing cable management around them compared to the first case - The case looks awesome and with three 140mm fans everything is quiet and cool

Cons: - none really but I guess limited AIO and CPU cooler options if i had to gripe about something - PCI-E riser is still gen 3 I believe so for anyone with a mythical 3000's or 6000's this could be an issue.

Overall Review: - I think this is one of the best looking ITX cases and its easy to build in - I would definitely purchase this again and build in it all over again - updating to a PCI-E gen 4 riser would be nice for a future cases Specs -Intel i5 8400 - CoolerMaster G200P CPU Cooler -Asus Z370-I Motherboard - 1TB ADATA SSD SATA - 500GB NVME PCI-E - GTX 1070 - Corsair SF600 PSU

Most Critical Review

Too Much hassle

GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: -price point -quality if it arrives working -looks awesome -I love the BIOS but they are a bit lacking in some areas

Cons: -UEFI BIOS a bit lacking on some details - My board was DOA but it was extremely difficult to diagnose which could be a lack of experience on my part -NEVER had so many issues trying to diagnose a board -BSOD's that occurred every 5-10 minutes pointing towards faulty hard drive or corrupt OS -Tech support from Gigabyte was quick to respond but far from helpful at all -Just a bad experience for me...this will be my last Gigabyte board -Wish i would of gone with refund instead of exchange

Great Value, Driver's Need Some Work

PowerColor RED DEVIL Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card AXRX 5700 XT 8GBD6-3DHE/OC
PowerColor RED DEVIL Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card AXRX 5700 XT 8GBD6-3DHE/OC

Pros: -build quality is top notch -temps and cooling are fantastic -card runs nearly silent while staying under 60C with custom fan curve -performance for 2560x1080p is phenomenal -this card competes with a 2070 super at times and even a stock 2080 -rear I/O light -dual bios - excellent performance with clocks speeds bouncing between 1996mhz and 2035mhz with an 1132mv undervolt, memory won't go past 1750mhz (stock out of the box speeds) but fan curve stays at 38% or lower keeping temps under 60C

Cons: - AMD driver's - desktop freezing and blacking out in windows 10 build 1909 but setting power plan to performance which stops PCI-E power state changes seems to be the fix - visual ground deformation bug in RDR2 Online in Vulkan on Driver's 19.9.2 through 20.1.3 resolved by switching API to DX12 or running old 19.9.1 drivers

Overall Review: Excellent performance for the price. AMD has some annoying driver issues but a bit of research and some troubleshooting and these issues can easily be resolved. My old Nvidia card had like some 12 iterations of drivers that didn't work with Gears of War 4. So neither side is perfect but AMD has more problems for sure. Ryzen 2700 @ 4100mhz Gigabyte X470 Gaming 7 16GB of Corsair RGB DDR4 3000mhz 1TB Crucial P1 NVME 3.5TB Seagate HDD PowerColor Red Devil 5700 XT Corsair M850X PSU Be Quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 V1 (2 front intake, no front panel, 1 rear exhaust all silent wings 3 at 800rpm) 2560x1080p resolution Corsair K70 Corsair RGB Void Pro Corsair Ironclaw wireless

Loud

Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition 120mm High Static Pressure Twin Pack Fan (CO-9050008-WW)
Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition 120mm High Static Pressure Twin Pack Fan (CO-9050008-WW)

Pros: -push a lot of air -keeps my wife's i5 8400 at 3.8Ghz after hours of gaming -Keeps temps under 80C in an ITX case with poor airflow (Evolv Shift) -white band looks good, matches my wife's build

Cons: -Loud -3-pin can't really control fan speed to my knowledge aside from the voltage step down adapter -Didnt try without the step down adapter but with the adapters, they are still loud

Overall Review: These fans are being used in a push/pull config on a Corsair H80i that had the bearings go out on both stock fans They are helping cool a i5 8400 that runs at 3.80Ghz in a Evolve Shift case which gets pretty warm due to poor airflow and design.

Great Cooler

Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3 CPU Cooler LGA775/1150/1155/1156/1366/2011 FM1/FM2/AM2/AM3
Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3 CPU Cooler LGA775/1150/1155/1156/1366/2011 FM1/FM2/AM2/AM3

Pros: -Clean, dark look -Quiet fan -Braided, blacked out cable -Excellent temps on i5 4670

Cons: -AM4 adapter orientation causes the cooler to block 3 DIM slots for Corsair RGB height wise making the cooler unusable on new build.

60C idle Ryzen 2700

Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite 240 AIO CPU Liquid Cooler, White LED Pump, FEP Tubing, Dual 120mm Air Balance MF, Dual Dissipation Technology LGA 1700 Compatible
Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite 240 AIO CPU Liquid Cooler, White LED Pump, FEP Tubing, Dual 120mm Air Balance MF, Dual Dissipation Technology LGA 1700 Compatible

Pros: -none

Cons: -ugly design -poor build quality -higher temps than stock Ryzen 2700 cooler -60C idle -90+ after short gaming session at stock clocks

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Terrible Servicve

Over priced and wrong items sent intentionally

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12/31/2020

no complaints

just what i wanted great price fast shipping

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