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Phanteks Shift _custom loop 3x120mm rad_Eiswolf+Eisbaer LT

by sergiur



Date Published

June 23, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.48 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.01 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C


Finally all done! Loop sequence is as follows: Res>CPU>GPU>3x120mm rad. All works perfect, it is quiet and relatively cool. I got 32 dB and CPU/GPU=35C on average using and 40-45 dB CPU~65C GPU~50C under heavy gaming 2K resolution (ambient 27-28C). Also I'm using Alphacool quick release fitting as a drain port, no need in ball valve or other fittings. So I'm pretty happy with the results.

Any thoughts please leave a comment. Thanks!

Part Reviews


High quality as expected from ASUS!


Three stars only for average customer service. Overall works fine, relatively quiet. The only problem was incorrect tubing connection to the CPU block. The quick release fitting must be connected in such a way that the red end means "out" flow direction and blue "in", unfortunately it took me a lot of time to reconnect everything and to integrate it in the same loop with Eiswolf GPX.


Looks great and does the job. It keeps my GTX 1080ti at 50C under load.

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bbogle86 1 Build 7 points 8 months ago

the case mods really do a number on my trypophobia, but an excellent build nonetheless!

BuildStore 1 Build 0 points 8 months ago

that's a lot of holes :)

Wolfemane 7 Builds 3 points 8 months ago

Nice shift. +1

Love the cut out design! Might actually do something very similar to help with air flow!

iKoniKModz 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Really nice build! I love the airflow mods you made. Also love the AIO as it is based on the same design as mine ... Fractal Design Kelvin S24

Upgrade 8 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

This is so awesome! I’ve done a 2x120 in the Shift, but not with 3x!

Jaybles816 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Woah hold on a minute.... is that little ASUS bit on the lower left (on the power supply from what I can tell) your wifi antenna? I might be crazy but I have a magnetic antenna that looks exactly like that, awesome placement if it is! +1

Also I like the idea of using the Eiswolf in this case. I think it works really well

sergiur submitter 4 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Yes, exactly, that is Asus antenna :)

Jaybles816 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

That's awesome, great build man! I think you've inspired me to try my custom build in this case when I decide to do it

sergiur submitter 4 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Cheers! It is quite challenging but the result is nice!

thaneofjudgement 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Nice job and love the front panel mod! What mesh did you place behind the cutouts you made?

sergiur submitter 4 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

It's just an average dust filter, nothing special.

thaneofjudgement 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Got a link? I like the way it blends more then most others I've seen. It almost looks like speaker covering.

sergiur submitter 4 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

But be careful, it will add some airflow restriction.

thaneofjudgement 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks for the link! I would expect some restriction but it is much better then what the shift has from the start! Just need to decide on a pattern I like so that I can cut my front panel!

RedPencil 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago
  • Wonder on how you could mount the fans. Could you please add more photos? Having similar build but have a hard time mounting the radiator and the fan

  • CPU/GPU parallel isn't a good idea. Their blocks aren't identical, so the one with less restriction will have a better flow rate.

  • Increase the flow rate won't decrease the temperature, but delid the CPU + liquid metal paste will decrease the temperatures by 5~10 degrees.

  • Add reservoir to help bleeding the system and trap the air which could improve the tehpurator also.

sergiur submitter 4 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

I have uploaded two photos of the front side without cover. As the radiator on the top side is not an usual thing for this case, I have made a couple of additional mounting holes and they are shifted to the right with about 1cm comparing with the standard mounting holes for 120mm fan. So the radiators are mounted with 5mm screws and the fans with anti-vibration silicon mounts.

sergiur submitter 4 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

I got a tiny reservoir integrated in the cpu block, which is enough to fill and bleed the loop. Also, regarding the parralel flow to gpu/cpu, I will agree when you're talking about a traditional loop, but here I got two blocks with pumps, gpu ~70 l/h and cpu ~100 l/h, even if they are not matching I will have a slightly higher flow to cpu, but I am able to decrease the pumping speed on cpu to match them. My understanding is that when the flow rate is not sufficient, you got excessive amount of heat which is not effectively transferred by the liquid to the radiator for dissipation. The total volume of my loop is ~300 ml. 70 l/h=1.16 l/min =》one full loop volume is recirculated in ~15 sec, or the water passes one radiator in 4-5 sec. I still got the fealling that I will benefit from parralel flow. I will give it a try, it is not that difficult to do and I will share the results here.

RedPencil 2 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Thx for the photo update, I solve my problem by using a twist wire to secure the radiator at the bottom. Regarding your loop, base from your number, your pumps are already sufficient. If your system reach the equilibrium point, the flow rate shouldn't affect the temperature according to the laws of thermodynamics. However, at full load, your CPU reach 65C but your GPU stay at 55C which can infer that the loop temp stay somewhat below 55C. So I still suggest deliding your CPU. It should help transfer heat to the loop and drop the CPU temp. alternate option would be increases the fans speed. Please keep me posted on your experiment though, I'm quite curious on your result.

Justin314 1 point 8 months ago

sergiur this pc looks amazing.

sergiur submitter 4 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks, and soon it is going to be upgraded a bit.

Justin314 1 point 8 months ago


Abdoklil 1 point 7 months ago

that called so amazing it amazing . nice build bro

Demify 1 point 1 month ago

Hey just wondering what RGB software is the ram compatible with. Asus aura?

sergiur submitter 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Hey! You can use either Corsair software or Asus aura.

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