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[Build Log] Parvum Rebuild

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I have had my Parvum S2.0 case since last August. Hardware in it has stayed more or less the same, only thing that changed was cooling.
At the beginning I was running it with Intel stock cooler(yea, you heard me right) which did not do much justice for such a gorgeous case.
After few weeks I upgraded to AIO cooller(Corsair H100i) and while it did what it was supposed to do I felt that something was still missing..
So I spent some time(and money) and got myself parts for a custom loop:
EK Supremacy MX
8x EK-ACF 16/10mm fitting
XSPC White tubing
Magicool DCP450 Pump/res.
Some barrow angle fittings.


While this did the job and was really quiet for CPU cooling I could not bare the sound that my GPU made when gaming..
I tried to find a full cover block for it but unfortunately there were none, so I went with EK Thermospehere and 2 additional EK ACF fittings:


It was great now, everything was quiet, even when gaming.
But then something happened - my GPU died. Most likely there was nothing cooling to VRM at all, but I did not know that at the time.
Good thing that EVGA RMA replaced it.
So I got the new card and put it right back. You know what happened? It dies again. At this moment I figured that something is not cooling properly.
Next thing I did was to order bottom plate with fan holes from Parvum directly.
I received card from RMA, bottom plate from Parvum and was ready to go. But it occurred to me - what is the point of putting 2 fans at the bottom with no radiator?
And that is exactly what I did.
At this point I also upgraded the pump to a DDC one with EK Heatsink and XRES DDC Top/Res.


It was really tight fit but I managed to fit everything in.

So all this leads to what is coming next - redoing everything with hard tubing!
This will be the first time when I do hard tubing, but it was also my first time making and sleeving custom cables for this and doing watercooling at all for first time in this case.

Parts that are I will be using for hard tubing build(parts that are changing):
Mayhems X1 Red 100ml concentrate.
12x WinfMOD 14mm hardline fittings. (There fittings look awesome, they have 3 orings and look similar to barrow)
XSPC 14mm OD 10mm ID PETG tubing
EK Multiport Top
EK Internal Tube



Phew.. This took a while to write.
Anyway, yesterday I received my fittings from Aliexpress. Today I picked up Multiport top, internal tube, petg tubing, mayhems dye and heat gun.
(I woke up at 6am so I can manage to do all this. As work starts at 11am only I had few hours of time)

I already did one bend. In first try it bubbled up - too much heat. But the second try came out great.
At the moment I have installed 3 pieces of tubing:
From front rad to Pump/Res
From Pump to bottom rad
From GPU to CPU.

Here is a picture of the progress at the moment:



Next: Wake up at 6am tomorrow and bend some more tubes biggrin.gif (I find it little crazy that I am actually looking forward to waking up so early)

P.S. Excuse if there are any grammatical mistakes, English is not my first language.
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So this morning I finished my build.
And bending the tube was not as hard as I imagined. Hardest part was actually fitting the tube in the fittings.
I bought 7x 50cm PETG sticks and only used three and a half. Only two of my bends were bad - one was heated too much and the second was coming from CPU to top rad. The angles were not right on it.

Here is a picture of finished build:


Sorry about the quality of the picture. It was taken by my LG G2.
In real life it looks awesome.
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Great work. The third rad fills the space under the GPU nice. I did the same a long time ago in an S1.0 with the original titan for a client biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by imersa View Post

Great work. The third rad fills the space under the GPU nice. I did the same a long time ago in an S1.0 with the original titan for a client biggrin.gif

It really does + it has another function, it holds the GPU and prevents it from sagging.
I don't have a picture from today but here is how it looks like:


It is a 10mm extender with a plug. I have replaced the silver plug with black one as this picture is quite old.
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