Evolv Shift XT

The Expandable ITX Chassis

The Phanteks Evolv Shift XT is a truly unique small form-factor chassis that extends to tailor the cooling performance to your need. Even in its ultra-compact mode there is no compromise on performance with support for powerful hardware such as 324mm long triple-slot GPUs and 72mm tall CPU air coolers. The Evolv Shift XT has the unique capability to extend the height of the chassis to boost the air-cooling performance with two 120 or 140 fans at the top. When fully extended the Evolv Shift XT can house a 240 radiator in the top to cool even the most powerful systems.

Being part of the Phanteks Evolv series, the Evolv Shift XT offer premium build quality and components using thick anodized aluminum panels, PCI-e X16 Gen4 riser cable and USB-C Gen2 front IO. Performance is uncompromised with Ultra-Fine Mesh panels and vented aluminum panels while providing a clean and stylish appearance with the tempered glass infinity mirror.



Satin Black



Extending Cooling Performance

  • Customize the Evolv Shift XT to your needs by extending the chassis.

  • No compromise on system components.

  • Unique patented extension system.

Choose Your Mode


Direct fresh air to all system components

  • 72 mm CPU cooler height.

  • Full-size 3-slot GPU supports.

Air Boost

Boosted air cooling with 2x 120 | 140 fans in the top

  • 72 mm CPU cooler height.

  • Full-size 3-slot GPU supports.

Liquid Cooled

Maximum cooling performance with a 240 AIO liquid cooler in the top

  • 240 AIO CPU liquid cooler.

  • Full-size 3-slot GPU supports.

Full Size GPU Support Gen4

  • No compromise on gaming performance.

  • Built-in Gen4 X16 Riser Cable and supports up to 324mm long 3-slot GPUs.

  • Powerful systems with 324mm long 3-slot GPUs and 72mm tall CPU coolers that have direct access to fresh air.

  • Unique riser lock to secure the GPU Riser Cable.

Build with Ease

  • Open chassis design for easy installation.

  • Chassis hinges open for direct access to all system components.

  • Convenient access to PSU power cables.

  • Multiple cable management hooks and velcro ties to keep cables nice and tidy.

Premium Exterior

  • Solid anodized aluminum exterior panels.

  • Crafted and finished with high precision.

  • Front I/O features USB-C 10Gb/s & a USB 3.0 ports.

  • The Ultra-fine Mesh panels provide direct fresh air to the GPU cooler for optimum cooling performance.

  • All Phanteks D-RGB Lighting works straight out of the box, no software needed.

Integrated D-RGB lighting

  • Intergrated D-RGB infinity mirror.

  • Refined D-RGB lighting effects that just work, no software required

  • Optionally sync with motherboard and software

Asus Auro Sync | RGB Fusion 2.0 | MSI Mystic Light Sync | ASRock Polychrome Sync | Razer Chroma

Additional SSD Storage

  • Chassis is designed for mainboard M.2 storage as main storage space.

  • If more storage is needed, an additional 2.5″ slot is available in the bottom.



Model No.


UPC Code


Case Dimensions

Small: 371 x 173 x 211 mm | 14.60 x 6.81 x 8.31 in
Medium: 371 x 173 x 244 mm | 14.60 x 6.81 x 9.61 in
Large: 371 x 173 x 272 mm | 14.60 x 6.81 x 10.71 in

Form Factor

Small Form Factor (SFF)

Mainboard Support



Aluminum panels | Steel chassis | Tempered glass Infinity Mirror

Side Window


PCI Slots


Vertical GPU Support

3-slots pre-installed

Riser Cable PCI-e 4.0 X16

Internal 2.5″ Bay


Internal 3.5″ Bay

Front I/O

1x USB-C GEN 2
1x USB 3.0
D-RGB Mode Button
D-RGB Color Button
Power Button

Fans 120 | 140

Total Fans

2x | 2x


2x | 2x


– | –


– | –


– | –


– | –

Radiators 120 | 140


Max. 240 | –


– | –


– | –


– | –


– | –


CPU Cooler


72 mm | 2.83 in



324 mm | 12.76 in



147 mm | 5.79 in



3-slot, 62 mm | 2.44 in

Power Supply


SFX | SFX-L (SFX is recommended)

Top Radiator

Length x Width

315 x 150 mm | 12.40 x 5.51 in

Top Radiator

Radiator + Fan Thickness

28 + 32 mm | 1.10 + 1.25 in

Side Radiator

Length x Width

Bottom Radiator

Length x Width


Net Weight

4.20 kg | 9.26 lbs

Gross Weight

5.00 kg | 11.02 lbs


5 Years limited

Scope of Delivery

1x Evolv Shift XT chassis
1x SSD bracket

Accessory Box

6x Zip ties
1x Rear cover – Air boost
1x Rear cover – Liquid cooled
1x Phanteks badge

Accessory Envelope

1x Top filters (set of 3)


9x Mainboard | SSD screws
4x Power supply screws
2x Top panel standoff (spare)
2x Rear cover screws
1x Screwdriver (PH2)




What is Digital-RGB?2024-05-30T12:24:53+00:00

Digital-RGB means that each LED chip can be controlled individually, allowing for multiple colors and effects in a single D-RGB LED strip. While regular RGB LED strips can only show the same color on each LED chip per strip at a time. However, not every Digital-RGB (Addressable) product is the same.

Phanteks D-RGB products2024-05-30T12:24:17+00:00

Are plug-and-play. No software is needed, yet it is compatible with software control through MSI or ASUS compatible motherboards if desired. Have custom developed color patterns. We believe D-RGB lighting can be stylish when having the right color/pattern settings, which is why the Phanteks D-RGB controller is pre-installed with custom selected color modes and patterns.

Have 30 LED chips. This is a lot! Having 30 LEDs per product instead of just 8 or 12 creates a much more beautiful color gradient and higher quality lighting. This also means more color tints can be displayed simultaneously in one strip.

Why are Digital-RGB and RGB not compatible?2024-05-30T12:23:51+00:00

Digital-RGB and RGB have a different connector. Digital-RGB uses a 3-pin connector while RGB uses a 4-pin connector. Technical explanation: Digital-RGB uses 5 Volts while RGB uses 12 Volts. Connecting Digital-RGB products and RGB products would cause damage.

Is Digital-RGB compatible with my mainboard?2024-05-30T12:26:57+00:00

Digital-RGB from Phanteks is compatible with Asus Addressable-equipped motherboards and MSI Mystic Light Rainbow-equipped motherboards. Check with the Motherboard specifications if your motherboard has a ‘AURA Addressable Header’ or a ‘Mystic Light Sync Rainbow header’ with 3 pins.

How many D-RGB products can I connect to a compatible mainboard?2024-05-30T12:27:34+00:00

Each D-RGB product uses 1 Ampere. Check the power output with your motherboards specifications to determine how many D-RGB products can be powered by your mainboards. Currently mainboards support 3 Amperes.

How many D-RGB products can I connect to the D-RGB controller from Phanteks?2024-05-30T12:28:14+00:00

The Phanteks D-RGB controller can support up to 7 D-RGB products when using the remote. If the D-RGB controller is connected to your motherboard a total of 9 D-RGB can be connected to the controller. A maximum of 4 D-RGB products can be connected to a single output port on the controller.

How do I connect my D-RGB product from Phanteks to my mainboard?2024-05-30T12:29:05+00:00

Most of the D-RGB products and compatible mainboards include a mainboard adapter. Simply connect this mainboard adapter to the Addressable or Rainbow port on your mainboard and the Phanteks D-RGB products. D-RGB products from Phanteks can be daisy-chained so you only need one port on your motherboard. Most mainboards also include this motherboard adapter cable.

Can I install multiple Digital-RGB controllers in my case?2024-05-30T12:29:44+00:00

You can install as many D-RGB controllers as you would like. However they do not connect to each other. Each controller will work, and need to be controlled, individually.

How do I turn off the D-RGB LED’s on the Phanteks D-RGB controller?2024-05-30T12:31:50+00:00

Press and hold the ‘Mode’ for 2 seconds until the LED’s turn off. When using software control please consult with the motherboard manufacturer.

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Evolv Series

With new hardware releases demanding more cooling capacity and internal space, the XT-series are designed to deliver just that. And it delivers with extremely good value. The length and width of the chassis easily fit even the largest graphics cards with space to spare for cable management.

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