After my first ITX build in July 2016, the 2 year mark seemed like a good time to upgrade from my Node 202 and finally show off some of this hardware. The Shift is a pretty unique case, very interesting building in it, although all 4 side panels come off for 360 degree access while building, it can be very difficult to access some cables and connections once everything is installed. If you plan on using this case just be careful with your gpu size if you plan on water cooling. This is a very large gpu so it isn't likely to be a problem for most, but its something to consider. With this gpu and radiator, I was not able to fit the radiator in the bottom location where i preferred it unless I mounted the fan outside of the case between the frame and bottom panel (there is space to fit a full size fan in there on purpose for situations like this). Considering the lack of fan options for exhaust and intake, everything stays surprisingly cool. Both the front fans are set as intakes, and the bottom fan below the radiator is intake as well bringing air up vertically through the case, allowing the hot air to rise out of the top of the case.
The tinted glass does great to cover the black psu cables and keep everything looking clean without a ton of cable management, although if you have any cables that are visible past the black edges of the side panels they will be extremely visible as you can see directly through this case. Most of the cable management is done while you install parts as you dont have much extra space to route cables after installing. A cover for the psu cables would be nice but its not very noticeable.
This is only my second water cooled build with an aio and in this case it works great. CPU idles around 27 degrees, and GPU idles around 30 degrees Celsius. The two fan headers on the GPU allow for both the 140mm in the bottom half. and 120mm in the top half of the front panell to both be controlled by the gpu to bring in more air for it as it heats up.
A motherboard with an IO shield is something i'd recommend to anyone planning a build in this case as the silver IO is clearly visible through the glass however.
Before you ask I do have two speakers but one of them is hidden behind the PC in the pics