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Onwards and upwards by Parvum Systems

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Onwards and upwards
by: Parvum Systems

This will be written by Justin but will also feature Shaun. We are the two that make up Parvum Systems. We would love to expand the company but for now you are stuck with just the two of us!

This thread will be a close look at the Parvum Systems team building a fully W/C rig into one of our own S1.0 Cases. There will be some big changes and a lot of custom work done to the case. Hopefully enough to keep your attention. This is just one of the number of cases that we will be taking to the iSeries LAN even at the end of March in the UK. We plan to head out to other EU LANs later in the year. Including Dream Hack.

We would first like to briefly introduce ourselves. Say a little bit about us and how we started Parvum Systems. If you wish to skip this part and get to the photographs then do so by all means! 🙂

Parvum Systems was started approximately one year ago after a discussion about SFF cases. I myself have been working with SFF systems for my last 3 builds. One a full custom Acrylic build. The other two Lian Li cases. However I was always frustrated at how hard it was to put so much water cooling equipment into a case while showing it off at the same time. So with the power of Shaun's architecture degree & CAD knowledge and my case modding/water cooling skills we figured we would start something of our own.
We have come a long way in this year. I would approximate we have easily used thousands of Euros on Acrylic in the testing and building stages of the S1.0 . It has had its ups and downs and has been extremely frustrating at times but I would say we are finally happy with our first of many products.
We have every intention to start to involve far more people in expanding Parvum Systems and when we develop the S2.0. We would love nothing more than to involve more people. Get opinions and even meet up with other case modders and builders to help provide the market with exactly what they want.

This project log will feature an adapted version of the S1.0. It will be a reverse ATX version of the case. We will also be milling a custom reservoir for the roof of the case and a few other surprises along the way. The beauty of this project is anything that we create will defiantly be something we will look to sell as an extra or a future product on the Parvum Store.

Our S1.0 case can currently be purchased on the highflow store here or the OCUK store here!

Here are a few photos of our warehouse space and what runs Parvum Systems:

In the next update (a few days time) we will show you the CAD designs & the initial CNC cutting of the panels.

Thanks for reading, see you on the next one!

Myk SilentShadow wrote:
I love it! great work with the Logo too, nice comment about the "male" fitting into the "female" lol 😛

I'm glad you approve haha. Almost had type something different!

jmoorez2001 wrote:
now this is a awsome build and nice colors as well hmmm are u gona paint the rad the same color as the case white inside and read on the out side or vise vrs ?

Thanks mate, really enjoy the combo also. The bottom rad won't be seen from the side. As for the larger one at the front we will be using a few things to shroud it but won't be painting it. The full build has to be ready by next Friday.

Level 9
Here we are again, stayed after work for a few hours to get this update together.

The main focus for this update was to make a custom reservoir. We decided to do this for a number of reasons. Mainly because they look amazing but also because we are going to be pretty tight for space once we do a double loop.

So we started by cutting a test piece of 5mm acrylic. The same size as the full reservoir to ensure a good fit:

A little later and the tool paths are set:

Onto the milling. Tools for the job, 2mm & 6mm:

Lots of mess when milling thick acrylic:

A little more cutting:

After a little cleaning down here is the finished item. We are really happy with results. After the o ring is installed and a little tapping we are in business:

Next the Gentle Typhoon fans are installed in the front:

Fitting really nice:

Then we cut the test top panel for the case. The top section for the case will be two layers. The first is this 5mm frosted clear. This also doubles as the lid to the reservoir. We went with this to match the frosted EK blocks and add a somewhat gray tone to the build:

Thanks again for reading. Can't wait to see fluid in this thing.
Next you can expect the second layer to the top & the top chamber.

Thanks for reading :rock:

Level 13
Looking really nice so far, Can't wait to see the end result.

ganji wrote:
Looking really nice so far, Can't wait to see the end result.

Thanks, same here! Should really start to come together when I put the rest of the W/C gear in!

Myk SilentShadow wrote:
That Res looks great!!! but I have one question, won't it leak since it's not an entirely self contained unit? I know you guys used an O Ring...but still.....

We've done a bunch of them before with the same process and had no problems. With a good amount of bolts and the exact size O ring we have had no problems even with really high pressure. For the time constraint on this personal build I wont have time to test. So if it does leak I'll eat my hat and buy you a beer! haha.

Skull6 wrote:
I don't know why you even need any extra cooling--with all the "snow" apparent in some of the CNC pics above. 😉

Otherwise, this is an awesome build!

Haha you said it! Now if only we had a snow plow to clean up all this mess.

Thanks for the kind words!

Level 15
That Res looks great!!! but I have one question, won't it leak since it's not an entirely self contained unit? I know you guys used an O Ring...but still.....

Level 10
I don't know why you even need any extra cooling--with all the "snow" apparent in some of the CNC pics above. 😉

Otherwise, this is an awesome build!
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Level 9
Small update for you all.

We would like to first introduce another friend on board. Mayhems. You all know plenty about Mayhems and the coolant will be perfect for the build:

Started by drawing up the top chamber. There is reason to all this madness. We really wanted to gain the extra space in the top at the bottom to help route tubing. The build will be using acrylic straight tubes which as you can imagine will be somewhat difficult in such a small space. Because we want to use a window for both sides of the case this means a lot of straight tube stress. We will be using the top and bottom chambers to give access to more flexible tubing and help work the whole nightmare out.

Moving onto some cutting, sorry its a bit boring to show CNC cutting so we will keep it breif:

Next we test fit the Enermax fans. Both 120mm & 80mm. Love the cluster fans! Always been a favorite and love white LEDs:

Here we have the item cut earlier; looks strange but you will understand the use more with photos:

Installed in the case:

That photo really shows that the alphacool rad cover really DOES need to be made full length. We will be heading in a few hours early for work to get this done in time.

With the GPU installed, will change the GPU block to clear due to it being a focal point of the case. Annoying that we already had the black one:

Cables fitting real nice:

Considering an underside backplate. Overall fit is pretty nice for first try:

Installed the first of the acrylic tubes. Sourced this tubing from E22, of course 100's of places supply acrylic tube but our usual UK suppliers is awful for tube. The tolerances some people don't mention can be wild. Thanks nate:

Final shot of the case in it's current state:

As always, thanks for reading! See you on the next one.

Level 15

Myk SilentShadow wrote:
Looking really good guys! 🙂

Thanks very much!


Hey all! Back again!

Sorry for the delays; we focused more on the build but taking photos as we go of course. Log had to take the back foot for a little while.

So first up some more products from Alphacool. The massive 360mm is for another LAN rig don't worry haha. Not going to try get this to fit! I'm sure the d5's are MORE than overkill but I like to reuse and expect to use them in an SR-2 rig for summer:

And some Phobya goodies:

Next up today we start putting some more fittings into the top chamber to connect up the CPU. The loop here is very strange. The aim was to only use straight tubing in all visible spots:

We then recut the Alphacool. It just had to be done to look good:

Playing around with the top chamber connectors and the loop:

More pass through connections. These actually send the loop to the back of the case by going under the front fans. They then connect up to the pump & res in the back:

A few final shots for the update, sorry it was short:

See you again tomorrow (and iSeries if you are there)!

Level 9

Hello again, back for a short update. We actually put the full rig together in a very slap dash format just so we could take the rig to LAN. It was actually great practice as we could see any flaws and find any issues that would need to be addressed. The rig is now drained and stripped back for rebuild so the project log will continue. Thanks for the support and everyone we met at i48.

Sorry very short and sweet this time. More tubing and rebuilding!

First we added the EK RAM blocks. Loving the 2 X RAM blocks! More eye candy!!

Then comes some more straight line tubing:

Ending the day (we did say it would be a tiny update) we have correctly installed the 80mm fans and wanted to show you the start of cable routing/management.

Next update will provide you with much more to look at 😄