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[Sponsored] FrostyBoy

post #1 of 44
Thread Starter 
Hello guys,

First of all I would like to introduce myself. My name is Paweł and i'm from Poland. I'm working with my friend Karol as Expendable Customs. I visit OCN since 3 or 4 years but i never posted anything. This is my 3rd project so i decided that it's the right time to introduce myself.

If you're interested here are links for my previous projects: All or Nothing and Lambda Core (still not finished - waiting for customs panels from Parvum).



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Project:

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I would like to thank aquatuning.de for providing all water cooling suff. Without this support it would be much harder to start this little project.
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Few final shots of the project:

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A few words of introduction about the project. It all started from conversation with my brother-in-law about PC for my nephew, who graduated from elementary school this year. I offered to build PC for him, as a gift. It didn't take me much time to convience my brother-in-law that water cooled it the only way to go thumb.gif. His only condition was case as small as possible. After working with monstrous L1.0 form Parvum choice was obvious for me. I decided to use smallest of all Parvum cases for this project - X2.0, exactly frosted clear version, which is not very popular. Frosted clear/satin plexi is main theme of this build. I'm going to use not only frosted X2.0 but also satin Alphacool CPU block, reservoir and tubing.

Building LC loop in such small case will be very challenging, especially bending hard line tubing. At the beginning i didn't even know if all parts i'm going to use, will fit in the case. Only way to find this out was to create exact 3d model of whole build. It took me several hours to gather all necesary dimensions and create model in SketchUp.

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PC specs:

Case: Parvum X2.0
Mobo: Asus Strix Z270i Gaming
CPU: i5 7600k
GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 Mini
RAM: G.Skill Trident Z 2x8GB 3200MHz
SSD: Crucial MX300 275GB M.2
PSU: Corsair SF450
Fans: 2x Noiseblocker PC-P and Noiseblocker PK-PS
Monitor: Dell U2715H

LC:

CPU block: Alphacool Eisblock XPX Satin Clear
Radiator: Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 140mm
Pump: Alphacool Eisbecher DDC 150mm + Alphacool Satin Plexi Tube
Tubing: Alphacool Eisrohr Satin 13/10mm
Fittings: Alphacool Eiszapfen

Buylog part of this worklog:

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Dell U2715H - 1440p, IPS, 60Hz. Great image and build quality.

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Mobo looks solid, i hope it will handle overclocked i5 7600k without any problems.

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Top plastic part will be painted yellow to match whole system.

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Match between motherboard radiator colour and RAM heatsink is perfect. I'm very pleased about this.

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Crucial MX300 275GB will be only drive for this PC, because it will be attached to high bandwidth with NAS, which will store all games/movies and music.

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Heart of system - little Corsair SF450 compared to 'normal' ATX HX1000i

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Due to lack of space i decided to use low profile fans at the back.

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Pump with standard reservoir tube...

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... and with satin one.

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Color of fluid is not exactly what i was expecting, but it's easy to change.

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Of course i will make all cables from scratch.

More pictures (including case) at Saturday or Sunday. Stay tuned smile.gif.
Edited by ExCustoms - 9/10/17 at 7:28am
post #2 of 44
Thread Starter 
Just received 'mysterious' package from Parvum biggrin.gif.

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Quick assembly of all hardware to check if none of parts is DOA. Luckily, everything is fine smile.gif.

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I will post pictures of X2.0 tomorrow. Stay tuned!
post #3 of 44
I like tight, small watercooled builds.
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post #4 of 44
Thread Starter 
@DeviousAddict - Thank you smile.gif.

Parvum X2.0 frosted clear after assembly:

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First issue - original black screws don't match case esthetics. They all will be changed to stainless steel. I've already have few, but no enough for whole case.

Below - front of the case with changed screws. In my opinion it look way better.

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post #5 of 44
I agree, I think the stainless steel screws look much better
post #6 of 44
Thread Starter 
I've already ordered stainless steel screws, but of course i could not buy just 20 of them, i had to buy pack of 300. Now i can assembly as many Parvum cases as i want tongue.gif.
post #7 of 44
300!lol yeah you're not going to run out for a while
post #8 of 44
Thread Starter 
@DeviousAddict - for a while, you mean for few years? tongue.gif

Stainless steel screws got deliver. In my opinion case looks much better now.

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Tomorrow more pictures of real work including cutting, heating and bending smile.gif
post #9 of 44
Looking forward to it!
post #10 of 44
Yeah a few years is more likely lol
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