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[Build Log] Parvum Systems S2.5 mATX - WC, custom sleeving

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Hey Guys,

here's my Build Log around a Parvum S2.5 mATX case. Some modifications have been done to the case so it fits a 'organic' theme I guess.

Following pictures show first renders of the case:




As mentioned already, I'm aiming for a 'organic' theme and with that I watercool the PC and mod some parts along with sleeving the cables myself.
I'm doing all of this the first time (not the building a PC part), so advices are well appreciated!

The colors I will be using are mainly matt/glossy black, silver and few accents with mint green (#00ffb9ish)


I've been constantly upgrading my hardware since the beginning of the year to the point where I pretty much have a whole new system today.

Main components (reused):

Case: Parvum S2.5 mATX
CPU: Intel Core i7 4790k
GPU: EVGA GTX 980 ACX 2.0
RAM: HyperX Fury 4x4GB DDR3 1866MHz
Motherboard: Asus Z97 Gryphon mATX
PSU: bequiet! Straight Power 10 550W (semi-modular)

Watercooling components:

CPU-Block: EK-Supremacy EVO - Acetal+Nickel
GPU-Block: EK-FC980 GTX - Acetal
GPU-Backplate: EK-FC980 GTX Backplate - Black Nickel Black
Reservoir: Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 150mm clear
Reservoir mount: Singularity Computers CORE SINGLE V3
Radiators: 2x EK-CoolStream SE 240 26mm
D5 Pump: EK
D5 Pump top: Bitspower Premium D5 mod kit
Fans: 4x Noiseblocker Blacksilent PRO PL-PS
Fan splitter: ModMyToys 4x 4-pin PWM
Fittings: Alphacool HT 13mm HardTube - knurled - deep black
Tubing: Alphacool Eisrohr 13/10mm satin
Fluid: Mayhems Clear mixed with emerald green and dark blue dye

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90


Miscellaneous:

Sleeving: MDPC-X black & Shakmods "dark green" expandable 4mm sleeve
Sleeving kit: Lamptron
RAM "cooler": XSPC Universal heatsink

Chapters


Edited by SQZY - 1/5/17 at 4:42am
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Stuff that has already been done:

Disassembly of the RAM modules:
This was quite a pain to be honest. The thermal pads of the HyperX Furys are extremely sticky and consist of a foam pad on the empty side (the 4GB sticks are single sided) and a strange multylayer paper-y pad on the side housing the memorychips. But with enough patience and a pinch of force I got it to loosen up. I was able to rescue the foampads of the empty side for future use, but the other pad was torn apart too badly. Luckily XSPC includes termal pads for the RAM modules.

Here are some pictures of the finished product:





Another thing I wanted to do is to replace the included 'Armor' with something more elegant. So I created something in Sketchup to CNC. After a lot of paper mockups and drawing I came up with this draft:

It basically covers all the unnecessary parts from the motherboard. Thermal-wise I will have to see. This is made out of acrylic so it might even bent at hot sections of the motherbaord. But I got it cut anyways:



(pictures taken with phone)

The bend has some inperfections which I want to cover with some vinyl coming soon.

Thanks for passing by!
Edited by SQZY - 10/1/16 at 2:50pm
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Love the grill and window pattern. Kinda like black alien ooze.
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Love the grill and window pattern. Kinda like black alien ooze.
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Awesome, thanks! They really did a great job with the design. As if they read my mind. Though the frontpanel will be changed to the normal footprint. I kind of regret that decision now. But we'll see when the case arrives smile.gif
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Just ordered the nickel version of EKs GTX980 backplate along with some matt black vinyl. The backplate was an absolute steal at just 5€ on Highflow.nl biggrin.gif
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New stuff

The Lamptron tool kit came in today. Seems like it's worth the price, but we'll see when I get to the sleeving part of the build.



Anyways, the kit gave me the opportunity to test something out. I did this with left over extentions and it might fit my theme very well.
But I have to figure out a way to make it straight, cable combs will obviously not work here. What do you think?



Edited by SQZY - 10/1/16 at 2:50pm
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Vinyl for the motherboard cover

It's been a while. I've pretty much gathered all the parts I need for this PC at this point. The only stuff that's left is the sleeving, replacement cables (if I decide to make a whole new cable set), tubing (heavily tending towards frosted tubing) aaand fluid.

Through the help of a friends plotter I got this vinyl pattern cut. The initial idea was to cover some inperfections of the acrylic that way but now I actually really like it.


Edited by SQZY - 10/1/16 at 2:51pm
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