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Project: Parvum White Build

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hey

I managed to source a Parvum S1.0 White/Black case for cheap.
So i decided to Move my gear from the Prodigy into it.

The System specs:
i7 3770k
16GB DDR3 Crucial
GigaByte G1.Sniper M3 MATX Motherboard - (got this and the case for £150!)
Adata S511 128GB SSD
2 x 1TB 2.5" HDD
XFX PRO 1KW Platinum
Asus HD7970 DirectCUII

The Cooling:
EK Supreme HF
EK DCII 7970 Block
D5 with Res attachment
Alphacool ST30 240mm rad
Alphacool XT240 240mm rad
4x Bitfenix 120mm fans
3x Coolink 80mm silent fans
3/8" Primochill White tubeing
Alphacool Black fittings

The colors in this build are slightly odd, You got the green on the motherboard which will tie in with the green from the coolink fans nicely.
Then the white tube is to tie into the case
the black barbs match the rad colour and the black on the case
and then the Bitfenix fans are Blue LED ones, They are just to give a nice glow inside the case.

I started this today and i have some pics of the progress.

The Motherboard
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The nice silent fans
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White Tube
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Gigabyte label!
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Got some of these, you will see why ;)
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How it looks like on my desk vs my 30" hazro and the prodigy
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here is why i got those gaskets! I love it when i think ahead, makes a change :P
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Here is what i did, i wanted a seal around the fans and the rad so no vibrations would travel into the case
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Now that's as far as i have gotten today, I did plan to pull the Prodigy apart today and start transferring it over but i had a problem with the cooling.
At the moment i have a Scythe Server fan controller, i like having the ability that my pc has to ramp up fans depending on temp, unfortunately i cant fit the scythe into this case as there is no drive bay.
Also its LCD has died so i need to replace it.

I managed to source an Alphacool heatmaster which i have been told will do this job and i can just stick it to the inside of my case, So i have that on order along with the second radiators gaskets.
They should be here tomorrow thus this is on hold until then.

In the mean time i will carry on with some uni work :)

 


My Rig:
I7 3770k @ 4.8Ghz
16GB DDR3
Asus Maximus V MATX
2 x AMD 290X @ 1100/1300
XFX 1KW Platinum PSU
Parvum Custom made - Soon Core P5 Wall case
Cooling: 2 x ET45 Alphacool Copper, 2x 290x EK, 1x EK HF, D5, EK Tube, 10/13 White Tube.
Phillips 4k 40" Monitor


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Build coming along nicely, looking forward to watching this porgress :)

 

With that LCD, unless its something product-specific they used might be able to get a replacement from ebay and it'd be a 5 minute soldering job :)



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Well I have no where for it thus its being replaced with a heatmaster. Im not too bothered about that.


My Rig:
I7 3770k @ 4.8Ghz
16GB DDR3
Asus Maximus V MATX
2 x AMD 290X @ 1100/1300
XFX 1KW Platinum PSU
Parvum Custom made - Soon Core P5 Wall case
Cooling: 2 x ET45 Alphacool Copper, 2x 290x EK, 1x EK HF, D5, EK Tube, 10/13 White Tube.
Phillips 4k 40" Monitor


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Update

Look what turned up

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Decided on its placement
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The Prodigy before it was dismantled
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Whats this?
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better View of this odd item i made
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Can anyone guess what is going on here?
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Well I Cleaned the Block and stuck it on the Motherboard
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test fit the top radiator. I am happy i used the 30mm one here
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The Happy 7970 with that odd attachment i showed before!
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Errrr... WTF? Seems this case is badly made and the i/o plate is too far from the motherboard
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Look at that GAP! No way i can use it like this...
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Nope, that proves it. cant put a DP connector in
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So i decided instead of complaining to Parvum i would mod it to work
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Did some cutting
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I also did alot more cutting but was in a bad mood that i had to do this so forgot to take photo's I had to remove metal and alot of plastic to raise the i/o plate and get it to line up.
Also the Motherboard screw holes are IN THE WRONG PLACE! They are 2mm to far to the right and also a few are 1-3mm off vs the rest so i was forced to only use 4 screws for the motherboard?!

Test with the hose
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PSU in with the HDD mounts
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Unfortunately there was NO WHERE for the pump in this case, so i was forced to sacrifice the HDD mounts and place the pump here
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Epic Tube place
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Stuck the hdd's together and wired them up
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Placed them in there new home on some foam to stop vibrations. (you wont see foam with side window on)
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I had to move the heatmaster, and here is the pump bleeding
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You may notice that the Pumps inlet tube is TOOOOO long! I will have to shorten this when the loop is bled without looseing water. And i have an idea how to still top it up later after looking through my fittings draw.

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This is the exact same thread size as the fill port on this res... and it will screw in with an oring to create a seal. I can then use the Blue hose as the filling hose. I plan to add a fill port to this at some stage
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The i/o plate thing Got me VERY annoyed because it simply shouldnt be like that, and then i found the MOBO screw holes were wrong... But thats ok now.

Some more pics

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Fill port installed, and made the white hose shorter, Only lost a bit of water when i disconnected it.
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Finished side view
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I did not like the fact the GPU was sagging slightly, Im used to the FT02 and the Prodigy so not had this issue for along time.. So to fix that i did this
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Side window on.
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The window is slightly bulging due to the attachment on the GPU block, But i will forgive that as i aim to replace the window with a thinner clear sheet
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My Rig:
I7 3770k @ 4.8Ghz
16GB DDR3
Asus Maximus V MATX
2 x AMD 290X @ 1100/1300
XFX 1KW Platinum PSU
Parvum Custom made - Soon Core P5 Wall case
Cooling: 2 x ET45 Alphacool Copper, 2x 290x EK, 1x EK HF, D5, EK Tube, 10/13 White Tube.
Phillips 4k 40" Monitor


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well i'm impressed with all the modding,you had to perform.

Really bad design flaw by the manufacturer.

You did really well fitting all that stuff in a tight space like that.

Looks very clean and fresh.

I just can't work out the GPU block thingy you got on your card,but it looks cool anyway.

Well done buddy ;)

 

Andy



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Turns out the case was one of the first made so had this flaw.

 

It also has some serious other issues but parvum have since sorted them for the current cases.

They are willing to send me a new one for £60. I will be accepting that.

 

I have a vtx3d 7990 fitted now, the side wont fit due to case flaw but new case will fix that.

 

Will update soon


My Rig:
I7 3770k @ 4.8Ghz
16GB DDR3
Asus Maximus V MATX
2 x AMD 290X @ 1100/1300
XFX 1KW Platinum PSU
Parvum Custom made - Soon Core P5 Wall case
Cooling: 2 x ET45 Alphacool Copper, 2x 290x EK, 1x EK HF, D5, EK Tube, 10/13 White Tube.
Phillips 4k 40" Monitor


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I want one of these cases!!



Project 'S'

Cosmos S - i7 920 DO @ 4Ghz - Gigabyte EX58-UD5
GTX 275 - 6Gb OCZ Gold 1600Mhz
PA120.4 - XSPC DDCBAYTWO - HF Nickel - EK FB



I love chicken chargrills


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you can have the old 1 after his new 1 arrives. I'm sure it will be cheap :-)


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Yea it will be sold on for about tge same as the new case costs me.

 

Turns out the 7990 has a unstable gpu and needs replaceing ; (


My Rig:
I7 3770k @ 4.8Ghz
16GB DDR3
Asus Maximus V MATX
2 x AMD 290X @ 1100/1300
XFX 1KW Platinum PSU
Parvum Custom made - Soon Core P5 Wall case
Cooling: 2 x ET45 Alphacool Copper, 2x 290x EK, 1x EK HF, D5, EK Tube, 10/13 White Tube.
Phillips 4k 40" Monitor


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Need a computer to put it in first.....considering doing a cheap AMD build as can get mobo and CPU for less than price of an Intel CPU....but it's been so long since I've had AMD I don't know whats what anymore....



Project 'S'

Cosmos S - i7 920 DO @ 4Ghz - Gigabyte EX58-UD5
GTX 275 - 6Gb OCZ Gold 1600Mhz
PA120.4 - XSPC DDCBAYTWO - HF Nickel - EK FB



I love chicken chargrills


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Plus I've still not finished the case from Project S haha



Project 'S'

Cosmos S - i7 920 DO @ 4Ghz - Gigabyte EX58-UD5
GTX 275 - 6Gb OCZ Gold 1600Mhz
PA120.4 - XSPC DDCBAYTWO - HF Nickel - EK FB



I love chicken chargrills


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Managed to get vx7990 replaced under warranty by vtx3d.

 

Just gota wait for new vx7990 now


My Rig:
I7 3770k @ 4.8Ghz
16GB DDR3
Asus Maximus V MATX
2 x AMD 290X @ 1100/1300
XFX 1KW Platinum PSU
Parvum Custom made - Soon Core P5 Wall case
Cooling: 2 x ET45 Alphacool Copper, 2x 290x EK, 1x EK HF, D5, EK Tube, 10/13 White Tube.
Phillips 4k 40" Monitor


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Dam, you've always been a big spender,i'm stuck with my old 580 GTX  :(

That's some powerful card,shame the games nowadays ain't using the capabilities.

Looks like it will be changing when the new Xbox and PS4 come out,as they will be using pc specs,so gane Devs will be coding for it.

 

Andy



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Hi PhoenixDancer, very nice build, I noticed your adaptor for the EK FC Link did you buy that from somewhere or make it yourself? Would be really handy to know as I am in a very similar situation with a GTX 580.






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