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Parvum Systems Project Magnus

parvumsystems
Level 9
Project:
Magnus
by: Parvum Systems





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Hello ladies and gentleman. It's that time!

We are back! A very exciting time indeed! We have been working hard in the warehouse trying to get on top of stock and orders for Parvum cases! However in our evenings and our own spare time we have done our very best to work on a new project.

A quick word about the sponsors. As with all of these builds they are not the most traditional where you simply do a build and get sponsor stuff in exchange for finishing the build. All parts that we have been lucky to get for this build are 90% trade items. So to say... you scratch my back I'll scratch yours. We have done custom case work for pretty much all of the companies who have supported this project and intend to do much more.

This project will be the first ever full size Parvum Systems case. It will feature a full size ATX board and multiple GPUs. Please understand the purpose of this is to also act as a working prototype.
This won't be the end user 'retail' tower but a lot of the techniques we use and features seen here will be in the final product. Also understand any feedback, criticism & ideas received here will be taken on board. The whole point is to make our cases as perfect as we can!

A little break down of what we already know for the build; Understand it is overkill. This is the one time we are going to go crazy... all the hardware, all the watercooling.. a really powerful build:


  • 5 X 240mm Radiators
  • 1 x 360mm Radiators
  • 18 x 120mm Fans
  • 1 x Haswell GPU
  • 1 X 4 Way SLI Motherboard
  • 4 X GPUs
  • 3 X D5 Pumps
  • 8 X SSD
  • 3 X 3TB Storage drives
  • 1 X SATA 3 Raid card


Our personal building style doesn't really favor much from rendering, if we do use them its more to ensure we've not screwed up with a length of a panel or a screw hole here or there. So I do have a render but this is a lose idea of the build. Something for you to see to give you an idea.
We never sketchup the hardware or the loop. These things come to us when the builds actually in front of us.

The one thing that is a certainty is the almost 500mm of clear acrylic tubing that will be mounted into the front panel system of the case. Should be a nice little feature!

Here are a couple of quick renders to give you an idea of the over all look/feel:




To give you an idea of our previous work. See two photos; Project ITX & Onwards and upwards. mATX for the bigger case, ITX for the smaller. This should give you a good idea of our overall build style and give you an idea of what to expect but on a much larger scale:




Over the last couple of months we have been tweaking the design. Finally we are happy to a stage where some can be cut:







So before I show you the initial panels... we have been very lucky here at Parvum Systems. I suppose a combination of dedication & support from all you guys has led to this! On the 17th of this month we had an extremely awesome CNC system installed. We had a couple of days training as standard with the machine and got on really well with the technician. Was a great couple of days and we pretty much got straight to optimizing Parvum case cutting. Even made a new friend ;)!

Here are a couple of shots of the installation and cutting of the first panels for this case:















So to show you a little bit of the cutting for today. The first BIG mid wall! Was fun to bend it, had to make a slightly bigger jig. Pretty standard here just more standoffs and more size!




We changed the 24pin & 8pin EPS to small drilled holes for neater cable management. We also changed the hole placement for things like Sata cables to be 50% under the motherboard. Again to keep it all nice and tidy. We actually used a photo template of the board to ensure everything is in the exact place before the we physically had the motherboard:

[IMG]http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/25.jpg[/IMG


Basically just wanted to just get this project log up and online. We have actually cut 75% of the panels so we will assemble after work tonight or tomorrow and get the initial assembly photos online in the next update! We will start to filter in some of the parts & hardware provided by our sponsors and show you some more of the plans ASAP.

Thanks again everyone. Hope this one will be a great project for us to enjoy together! As always if you have any questions... want to know a little more about something or what something is just ask.

Justin, Shaun..

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parvumsystems
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Assembling the first of the panels:

Back once again (for the renegade master)... for another update. Not sure why I posted these lyrics, but it is the weekend now! Almost...

Apologize here for my writing style and for how many exclamation marks I use. I suppose I get a bit carried away some times.

First then we assemble the front part of the case. This is made up of 3 x 5mm thick layers. White first, then frosted followed by black. Really wanted to use the frosted on top of white after our ROG ITX build. Also the primary reason for this was to give us enough thickness to inlay the 12mm acrylic tubing:



Really happy with the new 'squarer' detailing used for the USB 3 header. Also hard to see in the photo but a very slight chamfer to slit for the slot loading drive:




Frosted on white with some of the cubes installed:



Note here the removed section to allow the 90° bent tubing to pass through into top and bottom chambers:



Some more photos of the front assembly, the USB and drive detailing. Then the third front layer:






Installed the case bottom and the internal bottom chamber:



Top chamber & middle wall in place. Lots of white space inside this case:



I will shut up talking and continue assembly now:











Last little update for tonight; wanted to check the USB header fit with no issue. We decided to inlay the full plastic unit into the back of the white. To then be screwed into the clear in the front as usual:





That's your lot then guys and girls!

Hope your enjoying this so far... it's hard to see the case as we see it. This case will very much change when we start to get some hardware and cooling inside. But so far couldn't be happier.

Have a great weekend and please, hit us with some comments and ideas as and when you get them! We like ideas 😄

Justin, Shaun,

Myk_SilentShado
Level 15
Drooooling guys!!! looks like another awesome WIN for Parvum Systems!! can't wait to get my S1.0 LOL, have a great weekend to both of you Justin and Shaun 🙂

Myk SilentShadow wrote:
Drooooling guys!!! looks like another awesome WIN for Parvum Systems!! can't wait to get my S1.0 LOL, have a great weekend to both of you Justin and Shaun 🙂


Thanks Myk! However we are in the office today. Not the weekend until Sunday is here haha. We really want to get a case to you eventually!

kkn wrote:
nice settup guy's and grats on the cnc mill.
wish i had one too 😛
why not sketch up a rad case that can be used on the outside?
in case ppl are interested to use one if they have an ITX/m-ITX case for example. ( no need to cut one just a sketch )
ima hit you up with a mail and ask for a price of some thing, but shipping and sutch gona cost 😛


Thanks mate. Really fortunate enough to have this CNC. Its an amazing piece of kit.
As for the rad box that's a lovely idea. We have actually made a number of rad boxes that fit on top of our mATX case on custom request. But a totally external rad box is a great idea. We will get to it as and when! Just trying to catch up on stock of the current range first!

parvumsystems wrote:
Thanks Myk! However we are in the office today. Not the weekend until Sunday is here haha. We really want to get a case to you eventually!


Damn that sucks lol and heh, I'll gladly take one off your hands 😄 😉

kkn
Level 14
nice settup guy's and grats on the cnc mill.
wish i had one too 😛
why not sketch up a rad case that can be used on the outside?
in case ppl are interested to use one if they have an ITX/m-ITX case for example. ( no need to cut one just a sketch )
ima hit you up with a mail and ask for a price of some thing, but shipping and sutch gona cost 😛

parvumsystems
Level 9
Sponsors/Support:


Hi all, quick little mini update for you all. Had to cut some frosted at work so did the bits for the detailing and shot a quick little video at the same time.

But first we have a speedy unboxing of the FlexCage MB973SP-B. I wanted to have a nice quickly removable solution for large mechanical drives. This was the answer. It also gave us a couple of extra USB3.0 ports at the back if needed. Simply useful to chop and change drives in the work place.







Love the item. Few subtle plans. The base colour of the unit is fine no problems there. Will change the sticker to a piece of vinyl, change the fan and braid the cables at the back there. Test fit however went great. Nice as we only pulled the measurements from the technical data found on the website:




Next onto a little treat in the post from Asus: The MAXIMUS VI EXTREME!
Took a couple of nice photos of the board pre waterblocks and a what to find in the box!
Considering doing something with the OC Panel in this build:







Next we fit the male parts to the already cut female. Perfect fit fortunately 🙂





To finish for the day we rendered a quick little video. Sorry it was slapdash just to show you the tool changer and a little bit of the inlay so enjoy:



See you all soon! Have a great week!

hero1
Level 7
Awesome stuff. Keep us updated.
i7 4770K| ASUS Maximus VI Formula| G. Skill Ripjaws Z 16 GB 1866 MHz| 256 Samsung 830| AMD R9 290X CF| Silverstone S. E 1000W| Creative SB Z| Samsung DVDRW| Dell 27" U2713HM| Logitech G710+| Corsair M60 and G27 Racing Wheel| Sennheiser PC 350
Cooling: 2 x 360 mm EKWB XTX rads, EK-D5 Vario w/ Plexi Top, X3 Res, Supr Plexi Copper, CSQ fittings, Noctua Fans

hero1 wrote:
Awesome stuff. Keep us updated.


Thanks for posting :)! Small update coming soon!

Took the case home to get to work on the braiding and cable management. Bell's approves!

parvumsystems
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This time will actually be a mini update 😄 haha. Mainly to show you a few bits from the sponsors/support and what not.

First up is the fans. Phobya have supplied the build with 17 of these little gems. Really liked them when I was first shown them and now the black version comes out.. it was meant to be!
Thanks Pascal.





Time to start making custom length cables. The current plan is for most of the rear and cable management to be visible so it was a must. Plus due to size alone most of the cables wouldn't have even been long enough:





And the part I hate the most. Solder time....




With his new length cable and some Shade 19 MDPC braid:



Next up some of the goodies from XSPC; super stoked on these fittings. We used them first in the ITX build. Love the shape and overall size. Feel nice and chunky and very suitable for this build. Black chrome finish on these:





We move onto the radiators of choice. Decided to use the white rads as the fans are black and will break up the colour enough between the fans and the inside of the case.
These are currently my favorite radiator and aesthetically nothing touches them for me. Really want to use the smaller 120mm versions in an ITX project!

A big thanks goes out to Paul for helping set this up. Really enjoying the current XSPC range. They seem to be really on point with their latest and coming range of products.







To finish for the day.. as I said it is a short update we simply had a little test look at two of the rads inside Magnus:






Until next time 😄