Building the Chad PC

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Paul's Hardware

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Building the Chad PC
I built my friend Chad a Gaming PC! Mini-ITX but with top-class specs: a Ryzen 5600X + RTX 3080 in the new Phanteks Evolv Shift 2 case. Here's the build!
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6c/12t CPU -
GIGABYTE B550i Aorus Pro AX Mini-ITX Motherboard -
Phanteks Evolv Shift 2 Case -
Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 3600 RAM -
Corsair Hydro Series H80i v2 120mm AIO Liquid CPU Cooler -
Corsair SF750 750W SFX 80+ Platinum Modular Power Supply -
WD Black 1TB SN750 NVMe M.2 SSD Gen3 PCIe -
Crucial MX500 2TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD -
0:00 Intro
0:58 Chad’s Old PC from 2013
2:07 Parts Overview - CPU, Cooler, Memory, PSU
4:39 Parts - SSDs, Motherboard, Graphics Card, Case
6:52 Phanteks Evolv Shift 2 Case Teardown
11:31 Re-assembling the Gigabyte RTX 3080 Gaming OC
13:32 Motherboard Prep - CPU, SSD, Memory + Installation
14:04 Installing Fan, PSU, and AIO CPU Cooler
17:42 Installing 2.5” SSD and RTX 3080 GPU
20:03 Installing CPU Pump/Block, Replacing Panels
21:57 Final Build + Notes on Assembly
Chad’s PC Build from 2013 -
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Darrell Saewhat
Darrell Saewhat 2 өдрийн өмнө
When that side panel popped out I scared my son lol. 😂
Mergatroid Mania
Mergatroid Mania 4 өдрийн өмнө
I have built a few PCs where there was no choice but to mount the rad of the aio below the block. Those coolers outlasted the life of the pc. Pump below rad is the best choice but there is no law saying all AIOs mounted tte other way will fail.
Razias Razias
Razias Razias 5 өдрийн өмнө
Now the "incel pc"
SNORLAX 7 өдрийн өмнө
Mark James
Mark James 9 өдрийн өмнө
So what's the point of listing the parts, when you cannot get them????????? I like watching computer builds but it's just frustrating now - CPU : NO, GPU: NO WTF!!!
8686Steffen 9 өдрийн өмнө
Hey, why do People not go for the cpu cooler that comes with ryzen 5 5600x?
Redslayer86 9 өдрийн өмнө
Was wondering why people kept saying his aio would fail, when they are generally pretty reliable these days. Then I saw where he mounted the radiator in relation to the pump, and was like "ah" lol
DeathBook 9 өдрийн өмнө
Rip aio pump
Jon LaRue
Jon LaRue 11 өдрийн өмнө
5600x is legit I am digging it so much!
Gabriel Makowsky
Gabriel Makowsky 11 өдрийн өмнө
I've had an h80i for 6 years...
Redslayer86 9 өдрийн өмнө
But do you have the radiator mounted below the pump lol. Since you've had it for 6 years, I know the answer is no. Having the radiator completely below the pump, means that as the coolant evaporates over time, ALL of the air will end up trapped in the pump.
Robert Geier
Robert Geier 11 өдрийн өмнө
The one from Jay's latest video
PaladinGeorge 11 өдрийн өмнө
Make note folks, judging based on a recent poll from Paul it seems that the chad PC was the first experimental group to validate Steve from GN's AIO video 3 months with the radiator below the pump block and it died...
tippyc2 11 өдрийн өмнө
16:08 I know its an old video, but a $2 fan grille would be perfect for keeping those PSU cables out of the fan blades. You can find them painted black to match.
Schroedinger's Cat
Schroedinger's Cat 16 өдрийн өмнө
Just got my H80i V2. The AM4 sticker is located on the back near the compatibility list, is yellow colored, and slightly bigger than the other font on the box. Should be easy to tell if you're checking these in store. There's also some paperwork in the box itself detailing which holes to use for the AM4 format.
2cool0 16 өдрийн өмнө
if it aint chad it aint rad
BlissinthemiX 17 өдрийн өмнө
dec 2020 and you have a 3080rtx
FrosTiiiEs 25 өдрийн өмнө
b550 aorus pro or x570 aorus elite? for ryzen 5600x
L363ND3RY 27 өдрийн өмнө
Kudos for getting the H80i in without a bulge. It took me ages to get mine in properly.
Andrew Lacy-Smith
Andrew Lacy-Smith 29 өдрийн өмнө
Paul’s the best. End of.
Derek Sutherland
Derek Sutherland Сарын өмнө
AMD's "stock" heatsink/fans are actually insanely good.
Kevin Pedersen
Kevin Pedersen Сарын өмнө
but you probably picked the worst AIO to use in that case. The thermals aren't good enough to warrant the use of that AIO. Plenty of better solutions.
Kevin Pedersen
Kevin Pedersen Сарын өмнө
Be happy that you didn't build in the original evolv shift. I started with the original and just recently swapped it for the evolv shift 2, and nearly ALL my concerns were fixed in the evolv shift 2 (The only concern is the riser cable being 3.0 but I can't seem to find any 4.0 riser cables on the internet so I am just under the assumption that they don't exist)
Matiss Riekstins
Matiss Riekstins Сарын өмнө
Last year I did a build in Phanteks Evolv Shift Glass case. Asus Z390-I + 9900k + 2080ti + 3x120 RAD fully water cooled with EKWB. It was crammed in there. One of the most fun pc builds I've ever had.
Biser Petkov
Biser Petkov Сарын өмнө
Hi Paul, Beson is here. Want to build a computer for CAD designs, mainly used with Matrixgold and Rhino 7. Winning to use AMD 5800 CPU and nvidua rtx3080. What motherboard of x570 you will suggest for my purpose of work?
James Wise
James Wise Сарын өмнө
Great build but it might be a B to Clean with those mesh side panels with no filter and what about the airflow? But It is still beautiful and very Powerful! what do you think about this?
Marc Сарын өмнө
POV: You've never felt a woman's touch
Yankee 6
Yankee 6 Сарын өмнө
What I wanna know. Is if all these GPU's are sold out and being scalped. How the hell do all these stupid youtubers have what seems like endless 30 series cards... you guys keep making video after video of pc builds and they all have a 30 series. Or a 6800.
straydogATplay Сарын өмнө
nmbs let's cut the bull and get back to the game!. apply within at world of tanks nmbs [no more bull #hit]. now accepting clan applications for clan wars, advancements and strongholds. teamspeak3 is mandatory @ pass word; brewer. see you there!
Simon Desjardins
Simon Desjardins Сарын өмнө
I wanted to see the case on amazon and newegg but i cant find it
Music Mills
Music Mills Сарын өмнө
Man I thought you were building a PC for Tom Green. Lol!
God Slime
God Slime Сарын өмнө
I just put together a PC build for 20-whenever parts are available with these exact parts practically, lets see this build in action!!!
Mark Wolf
Mark Wolf Сарын өмнө
Looks great!
airlink2142 Сарын өмнө
Custom Loop Challenge!
ArcanePath360 Сарын өмнө
I just spent over 2 grand on a new custom build with a complete icue lighting kit. I finally feel like part of the master race again. My 4 year old FX hardware needed an upgrade. Luckily I managed to get a RTX3070 in these insane times
Nei Fidelis
Nei Fidelis 2 сарын өмнө
Is January 2021 and here in Ireland the stores who has a 3090 on stock are trying to sell them for 2700 euros. Yeah, they're trying.
PC_GameWorld 2 сарын өмнө
F steve for this build
Capillary 2 сарын өмнө
I’m bummed that the shift 2’s bottom chamber is reworked. First gen can actually fit 2 120 rads.
Multihunter95bg 2 сарын өмнө
@Paul's Hardware Hello Paul, I found this video really helpful as I’m planning on doing my first build soon & the parts that I’ve chosen are almost identical, could you recommend to me a good reliable (preferably titanium or platinum) power supply that would be sufficient for this build? Would you improve/add anything to this build? Also, I should mention that I'm not planning on overclocking the GPU or CPU in the future. Any advice would be much appreciated! And here’s the list with the parts: Aorus B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Processor 12C/24T CPU GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G GPU Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2x16 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz Corsair Hydro Series H80i v2 120mm AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Phanteks Enthoo Evolution Shift Air 2 Mini-ITX Mesh Panel
Ben Valle
Ben Valle 2 сарын өмнө
Love to see how it copes with temps. My 3080 is a small radiator.
Dragonball438 2 сарын өмнө
Could you aircool the cpu in this case? Or would it be really bad?
lohphat 2 сарын өмнө
Is it just me or does that compact form-factor feel too air-flow claustrophobic? It looks cool and I wish I could use it but I've learned my lesson and always get 4 RAM slot boards. I also test various SDI video capture cards so I need the space, plus having more open space in the case makes airflow much more manageable. LED components are like adding plastic and loud mufflers to a crap car to "make it go faster". I wish this trend would burn itself out already.
Virtual Viking
Virtual Viking 2 сарын өмнө
Is the riser cable PCIe 4.0 capable?
Zxl 250
Zxl 250 2 сарын өмнө
On my Shift 2 Air build I cut the top 2.5 SSD tray section out with a grinder to put another fan, ordered two 20mm rads and made a custom rigid loop in it. I then used 2, 15mm noctua, fans between the face plate and the frame, mounted the radiator on the inside, and did the same on the bottom where I drilled exit ports for the second radiator. Only issue I have is the riser cables... Mine touches the back of my MB and I hate it.... I don't want solder to penetrate the cable and fry my card...
Senne Maebe
Senne Maebe 2 сарын өмнө
I would like to see the testing results :)
Mr_PiedZ 2 сарын өмнө
Nice build Paul. I've been curious about using a case like this in the past but have been concerned about the placement of the pump of the AIO. Have you had issues with air getting trapped in the pump with it being the highest part of the AIO system?
gordanzzzz 2 сарын өмнө
Jour friend Chad is very lucky !! Can I be jour friend ?
Richard Bennett
Richard Bennett 2 сарын өмнө
Is it feasible to use an air cooler in this build? Will thermals suffer a lot? I dont like liquid coolers
Dood !
Dood ! 2 сарын өмнө
Wow, Chad has pretty much the same computer I am currently using. Except for the sound blaster.
Billy Davenport
Billy Davenport 2 сарын өмнө
every tech youtuber makes a new series of vids on 2020 hardware..."sorry guys for some reason everything is sold out..."
xRaptorScreamx 2 сарын өмнө
RGB fans would be good, but stuck on one color, like amber
gugligup 2 сарын өмнө
How are the thermals ?
SM Tanvir H
SM Tanvir H 2 сарын өмнө
That placement of the AIO tubes gave me anxiety, lol. Mesh side panel is an EXCELLENT idea, they should make mid towers with those, too. Also, I noticed that the PSU fan wasn't moving. Still, I love this build.
PurpleCows 2 сарын өмнө
I feel like if your spending over 2 grand on a pc you should at least get an 8 core chip.
Ryne Landers
Ryne Landers 2 сарын өмнө
WOuld also love to see the total system power consumption as i'm looking for this exact build from CLX, but they don't have the 750W SFX PSU. Reddit's PC building subs say that 650W should be sufficient, but it would be great to get the total power pulled from this exact build since you have it here.
jon baenen
jon baenen 2 сарын өмнө
Didn’t you steal the chipmunks
michael w
michael w 2 сарын өмнө
Damn, I wish I had found out about this case sooner. Now I kinda want to find one. Though I'm uncertain of heat management with the tempered glass model since that is the most appealing to me.
Ryne Landers
Ryne Landers 2 сарын өмнө
Would love to see thermals testing, just watched KitGuru's build in the same case with a Core i5 and 6800 XT, which delivered 57* C CPU, and 73* C GPU temps
Sunil Kumar
Sunil Kumar 2 сарын өмнө
Now the parts are choked to death.
Christoffer Gullin
Christoffer Gullin 2 сарын өмнө
Love the look of this chassis! Have placed an order for the Shift 2 TG Black and looking forward to building in it. A bit worried about how much air the GPU will get but I think TG looks much better than mesh! Phanteks really do build the best cases!
Joshua Voss
Joshua Voss 2 сарын өмнө
My last pc build was maybe 2007, I’ve just used work computers since. When did we stop using optical drives!? I still haven’t gotten over the loss of the 5.5” floppy. I’m a millennial and also an IT systems analyst but man do I feel old when looking into building a new computer. I remember when 512mb ram was insane and buying a 256mb video card. I’m just surprised we aren’t on DDR18 ram yet.
Daniel Mora
Daniel Mora 2 сарын өмнө
RIP that CPU getting starved of coolant in the AIO.
Katherine Silens
Katherine Silens 2 сарын өмнө
For the lower AIO I think you want a fan guard so cables dont get sucked in. I have a SilverStone SST-FF121B that would do the trick for example.
Skilleyes 2 сарын өмнө
It would be great to see some thermal testing on this case !!!
Shankco 85
Shankco 85 2 сарын өмнө
Are you able to just switch out the PCIe cable with a gen 4 one?????
Jake Schlottag
Jake Schlottag 2 сарын өмнө
Dang, my current build is very similar to Chad's old PC.... I have Z97, 4790k, and a gtx 1060 though.... I think it's time I upgrade... Now if I can only talk my wife into allowing it.
Stephen 2 сарын өмнө
That M.2 heatsink though 😮. Your heatsink needs a heatsink.
Hiniberus 2 сарын өмнө
My only gripe with the design is that there is no way to mount radiators onto the side panels. Imagine dual 240`s (or 360s?) on there, plus the two 120s and that last one under it all. That would be an absolute beast ; ~:/
Dubbs McGee
Dubbs McGee 2 сарын өмнө
+1 for the Spyderco!
tigernbr 2 сарын өмнө
Hi Paul. Great build as always. Can you recommend a good air cpu cooler for this case?
Nexus Of Hype
Nexus Of Hype 2 сарын өмнө
I could watch these builds all day. In fact I do.
First Last
First Last 2 сарын өмнө
Now build a Karen PC!
G-Misc 59
G-Misc 59 2 сарын өмнө
Excellent video...VERY helpful...thank you for posting...I would buy the case if it had aluminum perforated side panels instead of the perforated is not an option as I am looking to install the 5900X...disappointing but informative nonetheless.
QuantumBraced 2 сарын өмнө
Honestly, his old PC is still very capable, just needs a GPU upgrade and an SSD if it didn't have one. Even the GPU is still decent for 1080p gaming, performs on par with a 1650 (non-S).
Makoto 2 сарын өмнө
0:00 to 24:25 is the best part!
Luppie 2 сарын өмнө
This case is a nightmare dont buy it
Shankco 85
Shankco 85 2 сарын өмнө
Hey Paul did you end up having to change the GPU to PCI gen3 because of the ribbon cable????
GTE devour
GTE devour 2 сарын өмнө
Paul is the best btw im getting my psu soon it us the last part i need so cant wait
Mensy2011 2 сарын өмнө
What kinda temps are you getting ?
David Howenson
David Howenson 2 сарын өмнө
Test thermals plz
rtheactech 2 сарын өмнө
hows the heat problem with this build for gaming?
defasten 2 сарын өмнө
do you know if the mesh panels are interchangeable with the glass panels? nice build overall
jaylord55 2 сарын өмнө
i would have ran a zip tie through the vent hole by the tubes to pull them in a bit so they didnt touch the side panel
Idaho no Idaho
Idaho no Idaho 2 сарын өмнө
*Reads title* All right... Let's see what a douchey build looks like. "This is for my friend Chad." Me: "Oooooooooooooooohhhhhh. Well that's nice of Paul." Lol
Diego Tobar
Diego Tobar 2 сарын өмнө
If this is a Chad PC, then mine is a Rat PC #CheekiBreeki
TechVa 2 сарын өмнө
Check out my DIY Wooden PC case
mikelo303 2 сарын өмнө
Remove RGB completely and make it stealth
Chad Simeon
Chad Simeon 2 сарын өмнө
My name is Chad, be my friend lol but in all seriousness WOOT for the SFF builds
Daniel Higgs
Daniel Higgs 2 сарын өмнө
I watched this video because the case was interesting. After watching, I think I’ll pass though. It looks like kind of a nightmare to build in, and aesthetically looks like a cheap air purifier.
J J 2 сарын өмнө
Awesome, I've never seen a case build like this 👍
GoblinPhreak 2 сарын өмнө
New products sold out? Close to Christmas. NO WAY. THAT HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE!!!!! (extreme sarcasm) Seriously though. New products selling out almost instantly has always been a thing. Even back to the dawn of computing.... Hell, I can remember the Nintendo selling out during Christmas. Same with Super Nintendo, PlayStation, etc. Even my mother being the LAST PERSON in line at Sears to get a PlayStation, the women after was told "sorry sold out." Its always been this way. It will ALWAYS be this way. Not to mention, year over year more people are getting into gaming and even pc gaming.... so there are more people than ever building computing. There are 8 billion people in the world. Half of them are children yeah? 4 billion adults. Half of those are living in a 3rd world country who can't afford technology like India (where cell phones are far more popular) so now down to 2 billion people. Then half of that probably don't buy things when they are brand new anyway, so now we are down to 1 billion people. Half of those probably cannot afford these higher end parts, so now down to 500 million. That's a fuck-ton of people. And you expect there to be stock to cover all of them? You are INSANE if you believe that. The PlayStation 5 is now the top selling Sony console EVER. AKA more people more than ever are buying technology. And its only going to grow over time.... year over year growth is going to increase. Now obviously once people HAVE these products, it will seem like there is more in stock because demand wont be as high.... I feel like the people CRYING about stock, are either entitled little shits who need to go outside and live a real life, or simply are too young to understand how new releases work (have always worked, and will always work)
kelly stirrat
kelly stirrat 2 сарын өмнө
would just like to see the difference in the stock air cooler and the aio
Acácio Brito
Acácio Brito 2 сарын өмнө
Was looking for a solid ssf build. Will build this PC when we have stock! Thank you!
Redslayer86 9 өдрийн өмнө
Just don't put your radiator down low like that lol
spawntohell 2 сарын өмнө
Nice build (thumb up for that), fail of a case for water loop tho in my view, get ready to replace it as most likely will fail in near future... Not Paul's fault but phanteks...
shpadoinkle_wombat 2 сарын өмнө
Shouldn't you use separate power cables for GPU? Also, wont air get trapped in the AIO pump with radiator mounted like that?
Eric Baker
Eric Baker 2 сарын өмнө
This case definitely doesn't take AIO orientation into account. I feel like this case might be better suited for low profile air cooling. Regardless, still a sweet build.
Stephen M
Stephen M 2 сарын өмнө
Hello Paul, let me start off by saying that's a lovely build 😀. Can I ask i am currently, well, trying to a build a similar PC but I have 3200mhz of DDR4 ram rather than 3600mhz, will it make a huge difference with that CPU? Thank you.
gohachi 2 сарын өмнө
That is a pretty good looking case. I think I found what case I'll build in next.
Peter Cruz
Peter Cruz 2 сарын өмнө
Thanks for this! I have the first version and just got the mesh side panels (1 year after buying it). The RGB ram looks amazing. I wouldn’t only want a little bit of RGB and that looks like the best way to do it
Chris Kamen
Chris Kamen 2 сарын өмнө
I have the first gen of this case, and it was a biotch to fit a water-cooled 1080ti and the same CPU cooler in it as well as all my rgb stuff, but it actually git quite nicely after some outside the box thinking. really glad to see they stuck with their product and genuinely improved it in a 2nd version without losing touch with what made it look good and a great case.
Alex Casavant
Alex Casavant 2 сарын өмнө
Heythats my set up in a Lian li case 😍
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