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Phanteks enthoo 719 pc case review

A long time ago, when the original Evolv Shift was released, it caused quite a stir, and this case provided something very unique in the ITX market. Now, many years later, we see the Phanteks Evolv Shift 2 Air, which is an evolved version of the same case (sorry), and it has undergone functional changes to improve the performance of those who like this model. Whether the

gear is good or not, it is questionable whether the Evolv Shift 2 Air makes sense. The case has limitations, as do most of the ITX form factors, but this feels much larger than other products in the same category. When you weigh all the pros and cons, it may just be that there is a better choice in terms of performance and aesthetics.

Let us take a closer look.



compatible with

motherboard MiniITX


186 mm X 490 mm X 274 mm

including fan

1 x 140 mm

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motherboard compatible with



186 mm X 490 mm X 274 mm

Includes fan

1 x 140 mm


Steel, cloth, aluminum

Expansion slot


Maximum GPU length

335 mmc

Chassis drive bay

1 x 4 4 4-inch 4 x 4 Internal 4 x 4-inch 4-inch 4 x 4-inch 4-inch 4-inch 4-inch 4-inch 4-inch 4-inch 4-inch Supports 120mm AIO

Two cloth mesh side panels for optimal airflow

Dual SSD holders, duplicate storage capacity



Not very The convenient

Phanteks Evolv Shift 2 Air is amazing from every angle and is one of the most interesting cases I have seen in a long time. This chassis series has been launched for a long time, the latest small-size series is the air version, which provides more airflow and therefore better performance. The front of the

is a solid steel panel with the same cutout design that we see on the top and bottom of most Phanteks boxes. From the front, the Shift 2 Air is very slim, 186mm wide, and looks like the Corsair One's big brother. By loosening the exposed thumbscrews under the top panel, the front panel can be detached to aid in the build process. The only external I/O for the

comes from the two USB 3.0 ports located on the bottom. The rear of the

shares a similarly shaped steel plate, only this time it is perforated. The back is where you can install two

120mm/140mm fans or use the bottom space to install a 120mm AIO cooler. The perforation design is very good, but if it is not the mesh side, there will be some airflow problems.

We also see that the plug port of the straight-through kettle is also located at the bottom of the rear, maintaining the traditional system. The side of

is where we see the biggest change in Evolv Shift. The two side panels are entirely made of mesh fabric. The mesh fabric is highly breathable and you can see it directly, which is great news for any RGB components you want to add. The nylon material is durable and has a fairly fine mesh, which means it can also double as a dust filter. It is easy to clean. The

side panel is the obvious reason why it is called Shift Air, and there is no doubt that the performance of the case has been improved. Mesh has created miracles for GPU cooling, but the main problem is not the airflow, but how to effectively cool the high TDP CPU, and the radiator gap or gap (maximum 85 mm) is for a solid air cooler. The

two slides, as does loosening the thumbscrew located under the top panel and loosening it back and forth, and both slide down effortlessly. The top of the

is what we see as unique as the overall shape of the Evolv Shift 2 Air, its pop-up top panel. We'll discuss the internals soon, but the top panel has a pop-up mechanism that can easily show the ports on your motherboard's I / O and GPU. The top panel of the

is vented to allow air circulation and has three buttons: power switch, DRGB color switch, and DRGB mode switch. One of the main disadvantages of this situation is its poor quality buttons, which do not feel strong at all, which is very unusual in Phanteks. There is a small cutout on the back, so you can manage the mouse, keyboard, monitor, and other connected cables that can be placed on the back. The interior of the

is more or less a whole space, but you can think of three cameras. One side allows you to install an ITX motherboard, and the other side can accommodate a full-size GPU (up to 2.9 slots). The

GPU is mounted vertically (obviously) and connected to the motherboard via the included PCIe riser card. The bracket for the GPU can be completely removed, which is absolutely recommended when installing a rugged GPU, otherwise it may be squeezed. Another tip is to install the GPU before connecting the power cord, as they will cover the thumbscrews needed to release the riser. Below

, the place traditionally referred to as the "basement" provides space for your SFX / SFXL power supply. At the bottom, we see the space for the third and final 120mm/140mm fan. You can access this installation location by pulling out the bottom panel, which also has a dust filter to help you keep the system as clean as possible. I strongly recommend installing the bottom fan as an air intake to help airflow, and make sure to install it first, as the power supply will hinder it. There is no doubt that

Phanteks has some of the best cases for PC.

Shift X seems to make the most sense.



compatible motherboard



186 mm x 490 mm x 274 mm

includes fan

1 x 140 mm


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performance changes to improve the performance of Phante2 like this model. The

case has limitations, as do most ITX form factors, but it feels much larger than other products in the same category. When you weigh all the pros and cons, you may have a better option in terms of performance and aesthetics. .

Phanteks Evolv Shift 2 Air

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