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  1. l3p

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    L3p - Parvum - Finished!

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    In December 2012 Justin from Parvum systems asked me if I wanted to do a small build in their new acrylic m-ATX case.
    Since I was kinda busy with 2 other projects I helped him with 2 other casemodders (Kier & K.enny) who wanted to do a new build.
    Justin still sent me a case for the help also on some adjustments to the design.... and in my favourite color scheme :)

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    At the same time I won an awesome prize in the CooledPC contest.
    So made a deal with EKWB I could trade the prize package for products that fit the Parvum case.
    Another small build was born.

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    So decided to make some buildlogs, I just loved the case!
    Won't be a huge casemod, more a watercooled build with lots small mods and lots of pics :)


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    Intel Core i5 2550K
    ASUS Maximus V GENE
    ASUS GTX690
    Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB 2133Mhz
    Corsair Neutron 240GB 2X
    Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1300W


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  2. micropage7

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    looks nice and promising
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  3. l3p

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    Parvum had some cool teasers before we got them :)
    (Top one is for K.3nny)

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    In the meantime ordered some fans.

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    And the mainboard.

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    Was able to buy nice gpu second hand. (partly trade/buy)

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    In my opinion the best looking reference cooler ever.

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    Also probably going to use a Pci-e extender in this build.

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    Ordered UV and blue ledstrips.

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    And some extension cables.

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  4. PopcornMachine

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    Looking forward to how the inside of your cool little custom case looks.

    And it comes in different colors too! :D
     
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  5. HammerON

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    Look forward to great pics along with another great mod:toast:
     
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    Crunching for Team TPU
  6. Sir B. Fannybottom

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    Why didn't you go the G1 series route? It would match a lot better.
     
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    I eagerly await updates!
     
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    Subidy sub, Love your builds!
     
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  9. l3p

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    Thanks guys! Hope you'll all appreciate all that green :p

    I'm not sure what you mean with the G1 series route :)


    Unpacking!
    Always fun :)

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    Justin also sent some extra's, something he wanted to try :)

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    Something that really made me crazy :p
    The case was protected with styrofoam, the case and I were super static loaded....

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    The inlayed logo

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    Just had to see those fans running :)

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    Nice way to find your led board to make some UV shots.

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    So soldered it the next day.

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    Personally I like this case a lot cause of the placement for the parts.

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    Can't wait :)

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    Subbed for another great build! :toast:
     
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    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Looking good. Love the site for Parvum. Gotta add some wheels to the case! ;)
     
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  12. l3p

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    Here the CooledPC unpacking.
    Was able to arrange with Eddy to change the original prizes for products I was able to use in this Parvum build.
    Better for both of us :)

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    The cpu that will be used for this build was also in the package.

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    And some extra aluminum CSQ logo's.

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    And the watercooling products.

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    Thanks Eddy & Niko!
     
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    love the acid green fans!!!
     
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  14. l3p

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    Another update with lots of pics.

    First fitting the hardware.

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    The idea to have the GPU in sight.

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    By using a PCI-e extender.

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    Lovely evening of 'blocking' by candlelight.

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    Glad I had such a small mini torx.

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    Chip nice and clean.

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    Total view.
    (To bad the mosfet block isn't available in acrylic)

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    And a nice package from Cooler Master Benelux.

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    Bedankt Marco!


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    First thing to do ... I thought ..
    Ordered the wrong size fan. :)

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    Still want to see the effect.

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    Comes in handy with cases like these.

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    Fans mounted.

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    And found out the standard EK rad isn't going to fit in the top, had to use a thinner one, even that was close.

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    Top fans and radiator mounted too.

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    And front.

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    Next day the 140mm fan for PSU also arrived.

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    Re-drilled the holes cause the standard fan is 135mm.

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    White Lamptron replaced with a green Bulgin.
    Heatshrink and sleeve to hide it inside.

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    Test with UV/blue leds.

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    And hardware inside to see how it looks.

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    Also started with a first setup for the loop.

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    All still temporary.

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    Black instead of blue tape around the extender. (Will be out of sight)

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    Next update more sawing and sanding.

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    PCI-e extenders have always interested me. Not that I would know how to support a card outside a normal slot. But I would like to try.

    Just gives a lot of flexibility to build ideas, and showcasing the card as you are.

    None of the makers are very well known though and so not sure which ones work better than others. I guess it is important to know if they are compatible with PCI-e 2.0 or 3.0, etc.

    Thanks for the pics. Very nice work as usual.

     
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  18. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    sub. but cant see images because of a *$%( ISP and low bandwidth :(
     
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  19. l3p

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    Thanks man! Well I've been testing this specific extender and it was perfectly working.
    Not sure about other brands.

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    Wish I could help you out on that one, all the pictures are already 550 pixels wide (Linked to 2560 pixels for people with higher bandwidth)
     
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    Already spotted some pics online from people polishing their waterblocks.
    Seemed like a great plan for this build too :)

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    All I used for the polishing:
    P1500 P2000 P3000 and wax

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    About 3-5 minutes with each for this result.

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    So lets do the rest too :)

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    Cpu block also done.

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    That's better.

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    Wanted to do it the easy way so kept the block and plexi in their place, just used a few pieces of tape to protect.

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    Took a little longer cause of the size.

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    Also replaced the old bolts for stainless steel ones, also polished those.

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    And the switch.

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    Result ..

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    I'm satisfied.

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    And in the spotlight 'spotlight'.

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    The beginning of another amazing build by the one and only L3p, cannot wait to see how this progresses!
     
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    internnets fixed :)

    good work as allways. always amazed by your neatness and detail!!


    does parvum mean anything??
     
  23. l3p

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    Well thanks a lot guys!
    No idea if Parvum has a meaning :p

    Small mod this time :)

    Because I'm using an EK MEM block for this build and since I'm going to use a Dominator Platinum kit tried to make something to keep the Platinum look.

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    At the start I wanted a small hole and keep the text.

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    Time for an other approach.

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    Just a few hours of filings and sanding :)

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    And done.

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    Glued it on a few points.

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    I know it's a totally useless mod, specially since watercooling Ram isn't needed..
    Still I like the looks and doing it :)

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    Damn that's a nice set of ram cooling action. Great job
     
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    Now that's what I call attention to detail. Very nice.
     
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