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I´m from Sweden so English isn´t my native language so you´ll have to bear with me.

Some of you might already seen some pics of this build at the Parvum and Water Cooling club. But more updates are to come soon.

Anyway, this is my first ever water cooled build, even though I´ve built computers since around 1998. After been watching dozens of Youtube videos and stalking around at different forums I decided it was time pop the cherry so to speak.

I decided to rebuild my current rig because I knew the components were in working order and not too expensive to replace parts if things would go terrible wrong. I also decided to get a new case since I migrated almost all my storage to a NAS and I ditched the DVD reader. The choice fell on the Parvum M1.0, I quite like the looks and layout of the case. And I´ve seen many spectacular builds done with the M1.0.
This is a trial and error build, a pretty generic build some might say. I´m learning new stuff along the way so nothing is perfect.

This is the second version of this particular build, hence the v1.1 suffix.


Ok, some specs then
• Case: Parvum M1.0
• CPU: Intel i7 4790K
• RAM: Kingston HyperX Savage 16Gb 2400Mhz
• Motherboard: Asus Maximus VII Hero
• GPU: EVGA GTX 980 Ti
• SSD: 2xSamsung 850 PRO 256GB
• PSU: Corsair AX860 with Corsair sleeved cables


Cooling bits
• EK-FC Titan X - Acetal+Nickel
• EK-FC Titan X Backplate - Black
• EK-Supremacy EVO Clear
• EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 PWM (incl. pump) with 204mm tube
• EK-CoolStream PE 360 (Triple)
• EK-CoolStream PE 240 (Dual)
• EK-HD 12mm PETG Tube
• Parvum F1.0 120mm fans

Version 1.1 - More updates soon!

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Some pics from two months ago during the build. Sorry for the crappy iPhone pics btw
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Some of the stuff bought from EK
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Just assembled the case. Test fittng the rads
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Water block polish
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I bought a used EK Supermacy block with an acrylic top with the intention to try some polishing.

Before:
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After round 1 - Went with 800 - 1000 - 1500 - 2000 and lastly PlasiX polish.
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After round 2 - also painted the metal bracket white.
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Turened out ok. Needs some more polishing to get that extra clarity but I´m happy with it for now smile.gif

The build - v1.0 version

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Started to fit the rest of the components. Going to be a tight fit...

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This is the only way the pump and bracket would fit. Kinda backwards, but I just wanted to get things rolling so I kept it like that.
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Sleeved the wires for the pump. Used white para-cord and new black connectors. Also sleeved fan extension cables but I forgot to take pictures ph34r2.gif

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First tube fitted. And yes thats a 90 degree fitting at the outlet, not optimal but it works.

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Rest of the tubing in place... forgot to take a picture of the scrapped and failed bends, it was a whole lot of them. Good thing I bought a lot of extra tubing smile.gif

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First water cooling loop done and leak tested for 12h smile.gif

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Version 1.1
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The drain valve and the soft tube was bugging the hell out of me so I relocated it. Now it´s hidden in the back compartment. Forgot to take pictures, but here is the most recent ones of my build. Also run with clear coolant. I think it looks better compared to red. I´m pondering if I should try pastel white. Hmmm...

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With side panel in place
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Upcoming v1.2.

I really don´t like how the pump is located at the moment so I´ve ordered an DDC pump, taller tube for res/pump and some other bits and bobs. Got some pointers from snef how to fit things, many thanks btw biggrin.gif
Also ordered a new floor panel from Parvum since I do not want the holes to show.

So the next project is to install a new pump/res combo and redo some of the tubing. I should be able to start v1.2 as soon I have the new floor panel and new pump biggrin.gif

Thats all for now


Edit: Dont know if I´m in the right place, if not mods can move this post to the appropriate section.
Edited by motor sw - 7/5/16 at 11:21am
post #2 of 11
Subbed for v1.2! BTW, there is nothing generic about a Parvum build, nice job!
 
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Subbed for v1.2! BTW, there is nothing generic about a Parvum build, nice job!
Thank you! smile.gif
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Shipment from EK arrived smile.gif

Ok, I have to admit that the 354mm tube is huuuuuge! biggrin.gif





Also got one of these




Now I´m just waiting for the new floor panel smile.gif
post #5 of 11
I'm curious, how did the DDC upgrade turn out?
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I'm curious, how did the DDC upgrade turn out?
Acutually I haven´t done the change yet, will have to do it soon tough. I have tested it outside the case so it works. I find it bit more silent compared to my D5 at full speed. But then, maybe my D5 is damaged somehow because the common consensus is that the D5 is supposed to be the silent one?

Will post final Pictures soon smile.gif
Edited by motor sw - 12/7/16 at 10:36pm
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Acutually I haven´t done the change yet, will have to do it soon tough. I have tested it outside the case so it works. I find it bit more silent compared to my D5 at full speed. But then, maybe my D5 is damaged somehow because the common consensus is that the D5 is supposed to be the silent one?

Will post final Pictures soon smile.gif

Yeah, I've heard most people say the DDC is the louder of the two. But maybe your DDC is better isolated from the case and isn't amplifying vibrations.
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Yeah, I've heard most people say the DDC is the louder of the two. But maybe your DDC is better isolated from the case and isn't amplifying vibrations.
That might be the case, the rubber feet seems to be pretty good. Also the pump wasn't hooked up with hard tubing as my D5 is now. I will report back when the DDC is properly installed in the case.
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Ok, not much of a build log but I´lve managed to complete v1.2 at last smile.gif

Changed bits:
New black floor panel
New DDC pump
New black fittings and all new pipe work
New Corsair ML fans
NZXT Hue+ led lightning

Could not fit the intended 400mm reservoir and keep a semblance of clean pipe routing so the 250mm had remain. Some mobile pictures below until I´ll get a proper camera smile.gif




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Excellent tubing runs. I can see why a 400mm reservoir would have looked dope, but the 250 looks great still.
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