Very Classy looking case with a lot of presence . Great showcase and build video , Nice n clean inside. Mr Altavilla has some good cable management skills. Joel already tested the Epic 180 so I already know what its capable of, so all in all a great combination of products.
This is my favorite case on the market. I have been hoping maingear would offer it without buying a system, but the price point is too much for me to handle. I think it is priced much too high, but they will probably sell. Also, a lot of the folks wanting this for their "elite" system will have a custom loop planned.
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Too expensive for my tastes but I do love the design. Sorry but not a fan of the background (headache) musak in the video.
Besides styling and quality, what makes this chassis a classic is that it was designed to handle fire-breathing muscle-car era hardware without the need to resort to a water loop.
If someone wants to try it with this case though, dibs on your Epic 180.
Edited to add: Nice build, obviously!
Edited much later to add: I'm not seeing the advantage to vertical GPUs if you're going to water cool them anyway.
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Well, Silverstone offers the Raven RV01-BW for those that want the same features but Its Plastic/Steel and looks more stealth-plane-like at about $230. But there is also the All Aluminum Temjin Series TJ11B-W at under $700 thats a little bigger.
What would be interesting is if Maingear would sell the Shift as a stand alone and not a combo with the Cooler and Audio card, as a case like this attracts the big water cooling fanatics.
All in All I think that the $899 asking price is a bit fair, if the Shift would sell on Newegg alone , it would probably be valued between $500-$600. But still too expensive my taste.
Still the number one case i would want :D. The style is just 100% awesome!
Thanks for the review and build :)
Just read the review; it's interesting that Maingear is offering this to the DIY crowd but damn is it expensive. I suppose if you removed the cooler and the unneeded audio enhancements then it could be cheaper but even then; it's not by much. I guess that case does have the space and the cooling performance to justify the price but still; it's price is almost the price of a new computer, even Lian Li's cases don't cost that much.
Still, good review.
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$899 for a case and 120MM radiator and closed loop? No thanks for the ripoff. I'd rather use a standard case from Corsair or Coolermaster and a Corsair H100.
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