I've been following this case for a while now.
Here are some extra infos Justin gave me via e-mail yesterday (e-mail originally sent 2.5 weeks ago, those guys are super busy but apologised for the delay). Some of my questions are not relevant anymore, but i put them anyway...
Q: What is the max graphic card length allowed, with two 25mm fan up front?
A: All GPU fit with two 25mm fans. Even the longest on the market no problem.
Q: What is the maximum cpu cooler's height allowed?
A: 152mm MAX CPU cooler height.
Q: Are fan holes actually tapped? What type of screws do you use?
At the front of the case, I guess the holes are located on the "first layer" of the front bezel, behind the front "X" design?
I don't understand how the fans here are holding? https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/478257_252631484866496_615032988_o.jpg
A: Fan holes are not tapped. They are counter sunk and support standard screws that come with your fans.
Q: The tapped holes maintaining the mobo seem directly drilled in acylic, and therre are standoffs provided. Say i want to use a big ass air cpu cooler, very heavy (Thermalright HR-02 macho) in push/pull + two 7970. Will it support the weight with ~6 standoffs maintaining the mobo?
A: They are drilled but then tapped into the mid wall. Standoffs are supplied. We have tested the case with a Arctic Freezer coolers and 2 x 7950’s and had no problems. The weight is very evenly distributed so we’ve had no problems.
Q: Regarding the HDD/ssd bays, I don't see them on your photos?
A: At the time of initial photos we didn’t have enough studio hours to take photos of the HDD system. You can now see the HDD mounting here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/parvumphotos/sets/72157632434661426/
The SSD’s hang to the left from the same piece of plastic shown above.
Q: You can only maintain the power supply with 2 screws instead of 4. How come? Is it a choice of yours? I see it's more than doable to have the rear panel cut so that you can actually screw the power supply with 4 screws.
Have you encountered any issue with the use of 2 screws only?
A: It was a choice to use just two but we have upgraded to 3 screws. There is also a 10mm high piece of plastic that the majority of the PSU rests on. We have had no problems even with 1200w PSU so far.
Q: I do have (a small) experience with Acrylic, but i was specifically wondering about the material in itself: How does it hold in term of vibration/noise/Temperature confinment against more common materials (say a 2mm aluminium Lian li case for example)?
Anything specific to know regarding this material, as to which component choose wisely regarding those criterias said above?
A: We’ve done full W/C, full air & prebuilt w/c such as corsair; we’ve had super good results all round with acoustics, temperatures and vibration. There are a number of people doing reviews on the case soon so this should give you even more info.
Q: What is the space between the top, and the motherboard please (to see how thick the radiator can be, or if i can manage a push/pull setup on top).
What is the space between the top and the front fans (to see if it's possible to put a 360mm raidiator on top)?
A: Regarding radiators: In the last build that I did with 2 x 240mm I used 35mm thick radiators. If you are planning to use one in the roof I would not recommend going larger than this. If however you are planning to use just one rad in the front or a 120 in top & 240 in the front you could easily fit a monsta 80mm thickness rad.
******* General Questions *******
Q: What king of paint do tou use? I see the mobo panel has a kind of gloss paint, bur the exterior of the case has a matt paint, am i right?
Is the result smooth or rough on the surface?
What are your advice as to how to clean the case (i know they are many restrictions with acrylic, but since it's painted, i guess i depend on the paint at the end).
A: All visible surfaces are matte acrylic rather than paint. It is still a smooth satin like finish. We no longer use ANY gloss in the system. This improves dust and cleaning hugely. We use a anti static cloth and it works a dream.
Q: The case feet are also made of acrylic? Is it possible to eventually remove them and use Lian Li feet instead? http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=363&cl_index=2&sc_index=30&ss_index=106&g=f
A: We supply the case without attached feet. We have included small rubber stick on feet to be used as invisible feet. We felt that case looked very nice without but also most customers would prefer to add their own. We are happy to drill required holes if they would like this. We are also in the development of some super nice full length case feet. These will be for sale for a small cost on our website as an extra very soon.
-- Regarding the Engraving/etching & extra modding services --
Q: Do you propose other colors or shades? Does it come free or as an extra if i just decide to get a darker black, and instead of white a dark purple for example?
A: We now offer custom colour for an additional £17.99 GBP. You can add this as an extra here:http://www.parvumsystems.com/category/custom-modifications
We then speak to the customer via email about the colour choice/combo.
We only currently change the smaller accent colour on the case. The customer still has matte black or white as a base colour.
Q: Say i want something like this (it's just an example):
* an extra fan vent hole to put a third fan on top (for a 360mm radiator)
* three extra fan vent holes to put three other fans right next to it (on the other side of the mid-wall) to put an extra 360mm radiator*.
* a 120mm fan vent hole on the side panel (behind the mid-wall) to help exhaust the heat generated by the extra 360mm rad*
* a 92mm fan vent hole instead of the 80mm above the power supply.
* a 120mm fan vent hole beneath the graphic card (in case i decide to go back to air cooling) to help air intake.
* a 5.25" rectangle to add a 5.25" rheobus (Lamptron Touch) behind the mid-wall on the right side of the case (like Lian li V35x series).
* countersunk holes on top of the case (it's visually better to hide screw heads imho).
* engraving of your logo up front (with the red symbol and the white "PARVUM system" written).
Does it really cost an extra 30£, or it's too specific?
A: We have now added the various options for custom modding here:http://www.parvumsystems.com/category/custom-modifications
If it is something not listed we will give the customer a quote/price dependant on the work.
Q: What kind of engraving to you propose (logo, letters, size limitations i guess)? Do we get to choose the depth and corners (smooth or raw, angled)?
Q: I know you just launched the S1.0. Any idea what's next on S2.0 -- same SFF with few handy enhancements, same material, or something completely new?
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