Phanteks evolv shift 2 air pc case
When Phanteks launched the old P400A, it was a refreshing, inexpensive option that brought a lot of value to the generally weak market in recent years. Phanteks P500a inherited its older brother, with improved beauty and useful functions, there are two options: ordinary airflow and DRGB.
Today we are looking at DRGB products. In addition to lighting, you have to pay more. The situation is the same. The P500A belongs to the Eclipse product line, with features that demonstrate its reasonable price, making it a very competitive option. The internal case design of the PC
is similar to that of the higher quality P600S, allowing for vertical installation, multiple large radiators and ancillary systems if desired.
Let us take a closer look.
EATX, ATX, mATX, MiniITX
240 mm x 510 mm x 505 mm
3 x 140 mm DRGB Type ATX
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240 mm x 510 mm x 505 mm
3 x 140 mm DRGB
Steel, tempered glass
4 4 4 4 4 4 drives 4 maximum length 4 x 4 drives 4 x 4 4 drives 10 x 3.5 inches built-in, 3 x 2.5 inches built-in
maximum 420 mm
excellent airflow performance
3 x 140 mm DRGB fan
integrated chassis lighting
444 Vertical GPU installation 444 Maximum 444 444 444 P500A, looks great from all angles, is actually a relatively light box (8KG), although it is a CA star mass. This is a general trend that Phanteks often emphasize aesthetics in their PC cases. The front panel is equipped with a full mesh panel, which can be easily removed with a slight pull, but it is not that easy, so you don't have to worry about it when you carry it. The "ultra-fine" mesh is 1 mm thick perforated metal used as a dust filter for the front intake fan. Although this mesh may not be as effective as some fabrics we are starting to see some manufacturers use, the airflow here is great, which is a huge advantage for those who value performance. The front of the
P500A looks great, much of which is due to the three included 140mm DRGB fans. Although it looks great, I found it strange that the fan is installed inside the case instead of outside, as shown in all the images you will see online. When I was building, I decided to remove the fans and put them outside of the bracket so that the lighting effect would not be interrupted, but I quickly found out why they should be set up like this-they were not suitable. Yes, this is strange and one of the few negatives in the case, but there is no room under the grid to accommodate its fans, which seems to be a terrible oversight by Phanteks. The back of the
Phanteks case always reveals some cool features that other manufacturers often overlook. At first glance, everything looks pretty standard. We have seven horizontal expansion slots and three vertical expansion slots, just like the P600S, providing more options for your GPU.
at the top, you will notice a strange removable metal plate, this is for the dual system bracket. The dual system mount can be purchased separately, although it's another feature, I'm not sure if the person who bought this case will really care, but I think it's nice to have a choice. Just below, there is room for 120 or 140mm fans. Here is a turning space to get the best installation for your build.
Another important feature of some Phanteks boxes is the included anti-sag bracket. The bracket is located on the rear panel and fixed by the rear, and it is indeed effective. The stand makes all the difference, and you should definitely use it to provide additional support, especially if you plan to ship the system you build anywhere. Some other common features of the
Phanteks case are easy-to-install removable power supply mounting brackets and exposed side panel hinges. I like the hinges on the P500A very much, because the door can not only be opened 180 degrees, but it can also be lifted all the way up when needed. The module side of the
system uses a full-length tempered glass panel, which also has an opaque frame. The decoration arranges the overall appearance of the interior, and also hides the magnets and rubber seals. The rubber seal surrounds the entire edge of the TG panel to form an airflow seal and also play a role in sound insulation. The
rear panel is a metal plate, there is nothing to pay attention to here, but both sides are free of tools, very easy to add/remove. It would be nice to see some soundproofing material on the back, but this may add additional cost, and if you are looking for better acoustic performance, you may avoid using such airflow boxes. The upper part of the
case is very beautiful from an aesthetic point of view. It can be said that it is the case of Phanteks, but the main problem is the dust net. The filter is your standard budget-friendly, but honestly, I have higher expectations for Phanteks. Poor quality, the material is easy to wrinkle, eye-catching, and can never be reversed. The top of the
box is where your I/O is located, and you will not be disappointed.
Phanteks P500A has many similarities with other shells in the Eclipse series, providing a spacious interior