Thought I'd throw up some progress pictures of my shift build. Really only waiting on hardline fitting/tubing now. Looking forward to see if this setup works, I'm coming from AIO cpu and air-cooled 2060 strix, cpu was fine but gpu would eventually choke.
This is a HTPC/gaming rig for the lounge and sits horizontal on a shelf, I'm pulling air in through the I/O side and pushing it down the front panel (sealed up the mesh and chassis holes) and into the 1st rad, then ducting the warm air into the second rad and out the bottom via the 2nd 140mm static fan. The "hope" is the cool air and removal of hot air within the case will offset the warm air the second rad receives and maintain a decent loop temp. Toying with the idea of adding a cutout for a slim 120mm where the 3.5" drive sits but will wait to see how it runs, hoping to have one 140mm idling through netflix sessions.
zotac 2070 mini
m.2 slots full
alpha-cool rads, gpu block, solo pump/cpu and fittings
printed duct and a low-profile 120 to 140 adapter for the bottom fan.
Will post completed photos and hopefully some decent thermals both stock and oc.
Edit: the 3D image it the latest concept, the 2nd picture was the 1st, using the full length strix that required a notch in the duct, it could have worked with a custom riser cable but in the end it just made life easier upgrading to the mini.
I have an EVGA 2-slot 1080 Ti.
I know this case is prone to heat issues with open air cards, so I was thinking of laying the case on its side and removing the glass from the GPU side,
to let it suck in cool air from below.
Could any current Shift owners give me their thoughts on this?
I think the best way to cool down that card will be adding AIO to the GPU, maybe the nzxt bracket, or try made some custom panels as me. With the glass panels on, the system will overheat, maybe taking out one will help but consider the dust.
I just made some modding, I set a 140mm fan in the bottom to suck air, one 120mm fan with a rad intake, one 120mm in the middle to help my psu to cool down in stress situations, mesh panels help with the gpu with stock cooler that is facing forwards Attachment 1
Upgraded my 2600X to 3600X and the 1080 hybrid to a 2080+Kraken G12 thanks to good old amazon . Stacked the gpu rad over the cpu one with a rad bracket, gpu temps up to 77 in heaviest work loads, usually around 60.