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[Build log] Project Little Devil - Parvum x1.0

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Hi all,

After years of leaching as a reader I thought i’d share my next build with you guys. Although i’ve been building PC’s for over 15 years, i have devoted most of my time building custom road racing bike over the last years. Like this one:



Anyways, I decided to do a TV-gaming build. It had to be pretty and small for it earn the approval of the misses. The moment is set my eyes in the Parvum x1.0, I knew that was it AND I had to water cool it. I love the look of the case and have been wanting to do another dual chamber build after the Air 240 i did recently.

The challenge with a really small case is, I feel, to not make it look cluttered. So i decided very early on that I will not be water cooling the GPU. Partly because of the extra tubing real-estate, partly because there is only room for one 120mm radiator.

I'm a bit of an old schooler and like the black and red theme. I also love well installed sof tubing, so I'll definitely be doing that. The goal of this build is to have machine that:

- Is pretty looking
- Black, Red and Silver
- Soft tubing
- Can handle 1080p TV gaming
- Is pretty looking:p

Considering the use-case scenario, things don't have to be overboard parts wise, so this is the main partslist:

CPU: Intel i3-4160
Mobo: MSI B85I Gaming
GPU: MSI R9 270 2G Gaming
RAM: Corsair Dominator GT 2x4gb 1866MHz Red

For watercooling I'll be going for EK parts mostly. SOOO...

Build night one, let's do this!

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Reserved for final images...
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This Parvum is such a cool little case, I love the build process, it's really involved. And tiny!



It goed together quite nicely aswell!



Black/Red/Silver, perfect!



Headshot!





So next step is to get the main parts prepped and shot. Also i need to measure in the water cooling components in order to make sure it all fits blushsmiley.gif

Those pics will be up in a few hours aswell. Some really sweet looking parts to come.thumb.gif
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Making a start with the build. First up: christmas morning:)! EK parts with Blood red coolant.



So decided to go for nickel fittings, that'l get the silver accents in the black and red build.



A slim radiator to allow a bit of room for the resevoir. Should be more than enough cooling capacity for the i3.



The plexiglass/nickel block. cant wait to see the coolant go through it!



More coming ASAP!
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Christmas continues!

The MSI gaming card, looks pretty sweet actually.



But what the hell is THIS MSI? In full sight. Going to have to fix this



The Dominator sticks, looking sweet:)

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A real magicool:rolleyes:





This thing I am the least sure about, but i really like the look of it. Brand seems a bit dodgy. Let's see how long before it dies on me:p. Next up is assembly.
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Red and black composition, always fascinates me the most guitar.gif

PARVUM | Boy
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Motherboard ready for service!



Then it got time to mount the radiator. I thought this would be a tight fit, but this is just insane. It just fits, it's like it was made to fit in, perfect!







And the res also fits nicely into the spot i figured for it.



I did think I would have the fittings face the other way. Hence the black fittings. I'm going to swap the fittings for nickel ones after all. Looking forward to build night two already:D
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Red and black composition, always fascinates me the most guitar.gif
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PARVUM | Boy

I know right? Damn your photography is always so clean:o. Any feedback on mine? Would appreciate the opportunity to learn!
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Looks like its gonna be a nice little build. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Mads1 View Post

Looks like its gonna be a nice little build. thumb.gif

Thanks mate, i really appreciate it. I'll be part of the club soon enough:D. Right now it's hard to imagine ever building in a non Parvum case. I'm really enjoying the process.
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