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parvumsystems
09-19-2013, 05:30 PM
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:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/1.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/2.jpg

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:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/itx.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/matx.jpg

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

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/3.jpg
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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:

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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!

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/23.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/24.jpg

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:

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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..

Parvum Systems!

parvumsystems
09-20-2013, 04:54 PM
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http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/sponsorwhite.png

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:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/27.jpg

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:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/28.jpg
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Frosted on white with some of the cubes installed:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/30.jpg

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

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/31.jpg

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

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/32.jpg
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Installed the case bottom and the internal bottom chamber:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/36.jpg

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

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/37.jpg

I will shut up talking and continue assembly now:

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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:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/47.jpg
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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 :D

Justin, Shaun,

Myk SilentShadow
09-20-2013, 05:08 PM
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 :)

kkn
09-20-2013, 05:12 PM
nice settup guy's and grats on the cnc mill.
wish i had one too :P
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 :P

parvumsystems
09-21-2013, 09:56 AM
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!


nice settup guy's and grats on the cnc mill.
wish i had one too :P
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 :P

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!

Myk SilentShadow
09-21-2013, 11:12 AM
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 :D ;)

parvumsystems
09-24-2013, 05:02 PM
Sponsors/Support:
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/sponsorwhite.png

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.

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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:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/55.jpg
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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:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/57.jpg
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Next we fit the male parts to the already cut female. Perfect fit fortunately :)

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/62.jpg
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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:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU3-stVRQ4A&feature=youtu.be

See you all soon! Have a great week!

hero1
10-01-2013, 02:56 AM
Awesome stuff. Keep us updated.

parvumsystems
10-01-2013, 09:47 AM
Awesome stuff. Keep us updated.

Thanks for posting :)! Small update coming soon!
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Took the case home to get to work on the braiding and cable management. Bell's approves!

parvumsystems
10-03-2013, 04:07 PM
Sponsors/Support:
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/sponsorwhite.png

This time will actually be a mini update :D 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.

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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:

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

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

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/81.jpg

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:

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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.

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/71.jpg
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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:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/82.jpg
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Until next time :D

Myk SilentShadow
10-03-2013, 04:28 PM
Damn, got enough rads or what?! lol looking good as you guys get it put together :)

hero1
10-03-2013, 09:21 PM
That is a lot of radestate. I can't wait to see the finished product!

parvumsystems
10-10-2013, 10:23 AM
Damn, got enough rads or what?! lol looking good as you guys get it put together :)

Its all the rads.. and being AX series, very lucky to have them in this build... now to try do them justice :D


That is a lot of radestate. I can't wait to see the finished product!

Updates soon and thank you :D nice to see someone else at the ROG forum leaving some comments!

Mathmodding
10-10-2013, 10:00 PM
Look great ;-)
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?37157-projet-quot-Shielding-War-quot-Mathmodding&p=308007#post308007

parvumsystems
10-16-2013, 05:34 PM
Sponsors/Support:
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/sponsorwhite.png

Sorry for the delay y'all!

To update you on some things at the warehouse first. We have been busy.. more busy then ever. We have still been trying when possible to custom mod some Parvum cases, these have been ticking over nicely. In between that we have been working on a bunch of stuff for Nvidia. We did a series of cases for an American prebuild company that will be being used at LAN and show events by Nvidia themselves. We have also done a few custom battlebox cases.

Next in line will be a massive restock of the mATX case. We then plan to get the ITX case out to retailers. We are looking at the end of November for these.
Finally we have a new guy at Parvum, Stephen is his name! Please flame away if you are an EVEN rather than a PHEN ;D! You may well see his hands in this project... maybe.

SO TO THE UPDATE!!
Sorry this really is a filler update. Show you all some hardware going in so we can then at least get down to the more fun stuff... custom res', straight tubing.. the usual!

Thought I'd start things off by showing you an ITX rig we did for a close friend. Managed to cut build and fill in one day. *There goes our only day off*...
Really stoked on it. Custom modded the case to fit an extra 120mm rad PSU side so this little guy has 2 x 120mm rads cooling the CPU:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/85.jpg

So to MAGNUS! We start with a cheeky 4770k! Thank you Jim and thank you Intel for the support, without it... well, we would be CPUless... haha:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/86.jpg

Next what will cool the chip... this build we have gone fully XSPC. This is due to wanting to go down a slightly new route on our builds and having a close friend at XSPC. It's nice to support them, one small company to another:

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Next a little teaser of whats to come... HUGE block to mill something nice and custom:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/105.jpg

Some of you may have noticed this feature from the render, but almost 500mm of hard line tubing will be inlaid into each side at the front of the case. Will be a great feature with the fluid:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/106.jpg
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So more hardware show-off... thanks again to Jim over at Kingston. He's gone all out on this build as you will see a little bit later. But first.. some RAM, 32GB in fact!

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More XSPC as we block up:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/93.jpg

Up next is another lovely item from Asus.. Sorry I did say this was a hardware update.
Thanks Gareth, I know GPU situation was a headache for this build!

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/94.jpg

Really nice packaging and the stock cooler!! :O, it's a shame we have to remove the thing. Asus have done a really great job with this cooler:

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It would be rude not to show you the board with blocks and a cheeky GPU test fit:

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That's all for today. Sorry it took a while to get it to you and then it was ultimately just some hardware.. but like I said.. now the hardware is in place we can figure out the fun stuff!

Thanks for reading! Show some love! :D

parvumsystems
11-01-2013, 05:40 PM
Fashionably late Halloween ;D

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parvumsystems
11-05-2013, 04:30 PM
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More delays.. nothing unusual here. This time we lost three-phase power for 6 days. Really messing up work and any chance of project updates.

But that said... now we have something to show you. Exciting tubing at that!

First we want to quickly show you something we are pretty happy with. It was done for a friend so won't be used in this build but a nice little piece. Spec was from a pencil drawing. Single piece construction using heat to bend and designed to hold 4 SSDs:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/134.jpg
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mmmmmm SSD p0rn....!

Onto MAGNUS!

First up we remove the mosfet block from the board:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/108.jpg

Replacing with an awesome little XSPC block:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/109.jpg

One thing that did lose out on was due to the reverse(upsidedown) layout.. the little badge cannot be used. Not really a big deal as the build is very monotone but still wanted to do a little something....

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/110.jpg

Removed the orginal red detailing from the Asus heatsinc:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/111.jpg

ANd in place on the XSPC waterblock:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/112.jpg

Next up we made a small jig from a bunch of acrylic layers. It's purpose was to add the extra 30mm of space that will be taken up in the bottom of the case so I could start to plan the loop. As with all of our builds we are forever stuck in a 'catch-22'; one thing is always stopping us do the next so this was the only way to move forward:

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Putting the jig to use:

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Then use the jig to mark the bottom panel. Again all will because much clearer in future updates:

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And more:

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Next up... well... THANK YOU ASUS! We have more GPUs!
Sitting pretty with stock coolers for now:

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Unfortunatly for now we are having problems sorting suitable waterblocks. However knowing they will be XSPC in style the way to move forward was to grab one of Shaun's 780's already with XSPC block:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/124.jpg

So for anyone who hasn't worked with acrylic.. we cut ours just using a basic coping saw in a vice. Simply paired with any fittings suitable for this tubing. Bitspower and EK do these. Also spotted some other fitting systems being used but don't like the looks of these. We also hate any bending of hard line tubing. After all.. floppy tubing does the bends. If you are trying to make a super tight bend without kinking it... that's great... BUT we think there is always a better option. Thats our advise anyway. Acrylic U bends are something that make the eyes bleed.

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MOAR TUBES:


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That is it for today friends and fans :)

With this progress it really means we can get going on the build so expect more frequent updates ASAP! NOOB stop moaning now! ;D

Myk SilentShadow
11-05-2013, 04:36 PM
The jig is up!!! hahaha, sucks to hear you guys lost power for almost a week, you guys must've been going mental, I know I would have. Looking really good, can't wait to see more.....loved that SSD Holder....gives me an idea for my Media box ;)

parvumsystems
11-06-2013, 10:56 AM
The jig is up!!! hahaha, sucks to hear you guys lost power for almost a week, you guys must've been going mental, I know I would have. Looking really good, can't wait to see more.....loved that SSD Holder....gives me an idea for my Media box ;)

Actually had some nice ideas so been meaning to talk to you about media box ;)

Don't even want to think about our power outage. It's a thing of the past now thankfully!

Myk SilentShadow
11-06-2013, 12:25 PM
Actually had some nice ideas so been meaning to talk to you about media box ;)

Don't even want to think about our power outage. It's a thing of the past now thankfully!

i'm all ears mate ;)

parvumsystems
11-07-2013, 06:45 PM
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WE BACK WE BACK! on time for once :D a small update, but one of many...

ITS PEXON TIME WOO PEXON GO PEXON!!

So long story short, with such demand at work and focusing my time in much needed places (being slapped up if I stay at work too late).. I had to call in reinforcements. Doing this level of work was just not feasible. I suppose that's the great thing about having awesome friends. We've known James of Pexon PCs for some time now and each time we get around to hanging out its great fun. Roll on iSeries...

Moving onto his work of wonders; The job was to do exactly what I showed in one of the earlier posts. Different custom length wires then braided in MDPCX Shade 19. A very fiddly solder job indeed. The points are pretty close together on fans and this isn't helped when the wires are all black.

To make things even harder each fan had to run to a single 3pin header. Basically a daisy chain to allow us to run 16 fans from just 8 fan headers. The controllers being used here has more than enough power to do this:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/136.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/137.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/138.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/139.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/140.jpg

Thank you very much mate and indeed I owe more than beer!

Next now that the fans are ready it was time to start fitting the radiators. See close ups of these beauties in one of my first posts. Using the XSPC AX series:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/141.jpg

Had to connect the two rads together as they will both be working in the same loop. First try was a male to male and a male to female extenders. Sadly too short by about 5mm. Sad Panda :(

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/142.jpg

Considered searching for a differnt length extender but the problem with this build is the black chrome finish. Parts are much fewer than standard chrome finish for example.

Decided to go with a baby piece of acrylic tube. I suppose the extra work was a bit annoying but got the job done:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/143.jpg

Installed 4 fans and two rads and got connected up. Managed to squeeze all 4 cables between two fans which was tight but neat!

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/144.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/145.jpg

Little test fit in the top of the case:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/146.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/147.jpg


SADLY my friends... that is it. I started to fit the next two rads in the bottom of the case but ran into some design complications so have to figure a few things out before the next update.

My only other frustration here is the slight bow that's happening in the roof of the case due to the weight. This wont happen once the side panels are on as they will take all the weight but it's a bit annoying when building. May make a little reinforcement as the side panels wont be cut to the VERY end.

Thanks again for reading.

parvumsystems
11-09-2013, 05:29 PM
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HOLD UP...! ITS TIME AGAIN!!!

Going straight in with some adjustments to the white bottom chamber. Cable management was impossible to be clear when we did the drawing for Magnus as we really had no idea what we even going into the build. In turn however this gives a really nice and easy 'hands on' way to planwhat changes we want to make.

The old:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/149.jpg

The NEW:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/150.jpg

As with all cases Magnus is fully modular. It makes making changes like these a lot less stressful. Unscrew and slide the new panel in place:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/151.jpg

New panel in and with the addition of two new cubes (you'll see what these are for shortly) and better cable holes:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/152.jpg

More changes and this time on the bottom black panel. By using the technical drawing on the XSPC website we managed achieve this first time:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/153.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/154.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/155.jpg

Time to install more of these beautiful fans:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/156.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/157.jpg

A mirror now of the top chamber connections. Connecting the two rads together with acrylic tube:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/158.jpg

Two more new cubes. These will correspond to the two I mentioned earlier:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/159.jpg

This little frosted guy will be doing the work between the four cubes:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/160.jpg

Installed:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/161.jpg
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Entire panel installed in the bottom of the case now:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/163.jpg

The purpose of the frosted panel will become clear now. It basically acts much like the mid wall does in the body of the case and provides much needed extra strength. We did this as the rads are heavy even before they get filled with coolant. If you are wondering why frosted and not black. Frosted acrylic is in much less demand at work & this part of the case wont be visible:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/164.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/165.jpg

Now you can see what the new cable management holes are for. All falling into place well:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/166.jpg

Last for today we install the fifth and final 240mm radiator into the system:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/167.jpg

The clearance and fit we are very happy with. Had people mention vibration issues from the fans/rads touching panels like this but had no issues in previous builds and no sound problems upon test run:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/168.jpg


So we did get a bit more done on the build but no more time for Photoshop today so will end it here.

Love it? Hate it? Ideas? or even just want to show some love; VERY WELCOME!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING!!

parvumsystems
11-13-2013, 06:28 PM
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HOLD UP, HOLD MY PHONE!!

Won't be able to annotate AS much this time. Pretty busy to say the least.

First up cutting a new cable management piece. Notice the V-bit 45 cut. This is vital to get the piece to actually fit.

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/170.jpg
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Measure up:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/172.jpg

Apply heat:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/175.jpg

And bend:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/176.jpg

Repeat to complete:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/177.jpg

You can see now how the 45 was necessary:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/178.jpg
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Did another couple of tubes for the rear rad:

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Installed the fans on the 360. Really cant get over how good these rads and fans are:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/180.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/181.jpg

A little look in the case internal... suppose it's a bit anticlimax now half the stuff has been taken out:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/182.jpg
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Back to our old tricks. Really like physically marking stuff:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/184.jpg

Then do it all again but with holes:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/185.jpg

Installing the cables:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/186.jpg
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That would be it for today.

Thanks for checking in :)

parvumsystems
11-20-2013, 06:01 PM
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Hi folks!

Will let the photos talk. Managed to hook up the second GPU and the 240mm rad at the back. Basically 90% of the hard line work done now which means we can really start to speed things up here:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/189.jpg

Decided to use acrylic tube to connect GPUs as we've used a lot of it. Thought the XSPC connecting system may have looked out of place:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/190.jpg

Another pretty wild tubing run:

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Hello third GPU; nice to see you:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/194.jpg

Also connected up the back 240mm rad:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/195.jpg
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http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/198.jpg

Will be a fuller update soon. Sorry for the small ones :)

Myk SilentShadow
11-21-2013, 03:13 AM
Looks sooooo good!! can't wait to see the end result :cool:

EnthusiastBuild
11-21-2013, 12:28 PM
absolute awesomeness, definately one of the nicest and best looking builds i have ever seen! +

parvumsystems
11-22-2013, 03:45 PM
Looks sooooo good!! can't wait to see the end result :cool:

Thanks myk, will update you with them ideas I mentioned soon ;D


absolute awesomeness, definately one of the nicest and best looking builds i have ever seen! +

ahh thank you very much. That's very kind! Hope to show you one crazy build once finished!

Myk SilentShadow
11-22-2013, 05:13 PM
Thanks myk, will update you with them ideas I mentioned soon ;D


Awesome, can't wait to see them....i'm gonna try and get all my Family in on buying my media box for me for xmas hahaha...sponsorship of a different kind :p :cool:

hero1
11-24-2013, 01:25 AM
Nice stuff. I like the tube run design.

parvumsystems
11-25-2013, 09:56 AM
Awesome, can't wait to see them....i'm gonna try and get all my Family in on buying my media box for me for xmas hahaha...sponsorship of a different kind :p :cool:

Ahh never a bad idea. I've been there. Trying to explain what a phase change cooler was as an xmas gift was difficult though!


Nice stuff. I like the tube run design.

Thanks hero! For some people it's a little bit too crazy :D

Myk SilentShadow
11-25-2013, 10:08 AM
Ahh never a bad idea. I've been there. Trying to explain what a phase change cooler was as an xmas gift was difficult though!


Easy just tell them it keeps you at Home, out of trouble and out of bars, not getting drunk ;)

EnthusiastBuild
11-25-2013, 10:35 AM
My next build definately is going to be in a case of yours... damn i fell in love, that sleak acrylic looks makes my mouth drool! Very perfect craftsmanship with good prices! + Every case is unique! Awesome!!!

parvumsystems
12-04-2013, 10:44 AM
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Back with another update:

First up we draw... powered by Monster Energy!

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/199.jpg

A little while later the CNC can start the job. 5mm frosted clear acrylic. Tooling for this job 3mm single flute and 2.5mm single:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/200.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/201.jpg

Understand this is a test for what will next be cut in the 25mm thick block I showed some updates ago:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/202.jpg
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At the time of photography the O Rings had not turned up. However they have now and I can let you know we are fitting no problems. We will cut the 25mm next.

Time to smarten up the D5's; XSPC pump tops and MDPC braid:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/205.jpg

Next a small make over for the fans. Grabbed some little fan stickers from Nate over at E22. Nate has helped out as and when he can and was a great guy when we met him. Sadly we don't get to see enough of him. He has also sent us a few other useful things that finish this build nicely:

Before:
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http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/207.jpg

After:
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/208.jpg

Simple indeed but so necessary.

Braided the molex to mini-sata. Wasn't sure if there was a better option for this but needed something to power the slot loader so these seemed sufficient:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/209.jpg
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Next task was to make some kind of mount for both the bumps. A lot of people ask why we don't use other materials such as aluminum wood etc. For the most part anything we do cut we wait and cut while we are already cutting that colour of acrylic. For example we cut these frosted clear parts when we had to cut frosted accents for a customers case. It's realistically the most feasible way of getting a project log done while not interfering with to much of our workload.

We need something to sit on please:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/212.jpg

You can sit on me!?

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/213.jpg

OK thanks:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/214.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/215.jpg

Some little fix ups on the sata cables:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/216.jpg

So that's all for the update this time around. Lot of small bits but they all have to be done so please stick with us!

I will leave you with a couple of photos from the Multiplay Insomnia i50 LAN event. Any questions please ask:

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Thanks for reading. Please ask questions and leave your opinions!

Myk SilentShadow
12-04-2013, 02:25 PM
Hah!!! I was gonna suggest you guys get gear from Nate @ E22 and ya's mentioned him :p you guys should try some Teleios Sleeving, I hear it's realllllllly great stuff, even better than the MDPC stuff. Love the case you guys showed off at i50, keep up the awesome work :D

parvumsystems
12-06-2013, 11:18 AM
Hah!!! I was gonna suggest you guys get gear from Nate @ E22 and ya's mentioned him :p you guys should try some Teleios Sleeving, I hear it's realllllllly great stuff, even better than the MDPC stuff. Love the case you guys showed off at i50, keep up the awesome work :D

Yeah I hear very good things about it. Colour combos MDPC had more options for this build but sure to try his stuff soon. We've known each other for a while now and almost started about the same time.

Myk SilentShadow
12-06-2013, 11:28 AM
Yeah I hear very good things about it. Colour combos MDPC had more options for this build but sure to try his stuff soon. We've known each other for a while now and almost started about the same time.

Teleios is by LutroO Customs, Nate is the only reseller in the UK that I know of..to be honest, I think he's the only reseller of it in the world right now lol

parvumsystems
12-11-2013, 05:25 PM
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Back with more:

Little progress shot. Just installed the test plate in the bottom:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/217.jpg

About 90% perfect, a few little changes needed. 1-2mm here and there:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/218.jpg
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More changes for the top section. Getting everything lined up for cables and more fittings:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/221.jpg

Very advanced measuring systems:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/222.jpg

Next up a little bit of a hardware show off. First is the LSI 9271-8i. Got to thank Tiny Tom Logan for this little beauty. We've had a great relationship so far and have been working on a few bits here and there. More on that coming so keep your eye out!

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/223.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/224.jpg

More importantly on top of this the cables... I had concerns about what fun it may be braiding sas to sata leads like these and Tom has saved the day again. He did a LOT of searching to find these perfect cables and they cost a pretty penny too. When he said I could have some I actually thought he was joking until they turned up. Awesome solution and no braiding for me. Happy days:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/225.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/226.jpg

Next I suppose we would need something to go with this raid card, SSD heavy. I'm going to sleep on these tonight. Thank you Kingston!!! (please understand you don't just get given things like this for a simple project log, we are doing some work for them in exchange).

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/227.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/228.jpg

Got a couple of fan controllers in for the build. Great packaging and solid overall product. Used a bunch of Lamptron stuff and always very happy:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/232.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/233.jpg

We decided to use a couple of the XSPC Photon tube reservoirs. Technically we could have made it work without them but it's a hell of a lot less stressful using them and they are great. Actually made from glass which is not something I've used before. Makes for a great feel and finish:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/229.jpg

Amazing little mounting system. Very high quality. However not something we will use so removed:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/230.jpg

Looking a little more angular now, perfect for the Parvum aesthetic:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/231.jpg

Cut the new top section with the new changes:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/234.jpg

Installing the reservoirs:

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To be honest I didn't expect this to line up first time. I mean we are amazing and everything but this was a 'guess and hope' effort:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/240.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/241.jpg

Finally installed the raid cards and cables:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/242.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/243.jpg

Thanks for reading. Please leave feedback :D

Antronman
12-12-2013, 05:24 AM
That's a lot of diagonal pipes. I prefer either normal tubing, or right angled acrylic pipes - it just looks cleaner. But I guess whatever works for you :)

EnthusiastBuild
12-12-2013, 09:44 AM
Great update as always, I love it! So damn perfect!

parvumsystems
12-12-2013, 11:28 AM
That's a lot of diagonal pipes. I prefer either normal tubing, or right angled acrylic pipes - it just looks cleaner. But I guess whatever works for you :)

It sure is with more to come. It's caused quiet some mixed feedback. Most people like everything horizontal but I was just getting bored of that. To me this was more organized chaos!


Great update as always, I love it! So damn perfect!

Thanks dude! More to come :D

EnthusiastBuild
12-12-2013, 01:20 PM
Looking forward to more updates :) As i stated above i will do a build with a case from you guys, simply fell in love with it!

What makes your build special is, the craftmanship of the case itself, such a high level of perfection and the whole designing putting the parts in such as watercooling tubes etc. etc. My eyes always are amazed of your updates, can't wait to see it complete :).

Cheers

hero1
12-15-2013, 10:03 PM
NIce work. I am happy you were able to fix a few things that needed fixing. I am looking forward to the next update.

parvumsystems
12-20-2013, 05:38 PM
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Favorite time again!

Really big section of the build out of the way now. Been preparing for this for a little while now over the last few updates. Had to really ensure everything was going to work first time. Due to the lack of any time and only being able to work on this build in personal time it really meant we had one shot.

As with anything first to tool path the drawing:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/244.jpg

Set up the material. 25mm thick block of joy:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/245.jpg

Warmup the CNC!

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/246.jpg

I think we are ready:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/247.jpg

With the little help of some tools; fitting the 2mm cutter into one of the cones:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/248.jpg

We are really in business now:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/249.jpg

Removed the backing. This was to double check some depths. Even with a CNC as expensive as this there as still some variables. The material for one can vary slightly; even if its 0.1mm etc. Same goes for the bed. Currently we are using a MDF bed rather than a Medex bed. This means it can have a little play in bed height from one area to another. We are talking TINY amounts but these have to be taken into account when milling something like a reservoir:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/250.jpg

Two reservoirs will be cut from the same block:

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Another tool used for the job. Using 6mm cutters here to breeze through the block:

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We actually shot a video showing a little of the cut process and the finished items. Will get that edited over Christmas and post it as soon as I can.

Total cut time for both pieces was about an hour and 40 minutes. Not bad all things considered. The 6mm feed speeds made fast work of the acrylic!

Some quick shots of the finished items:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/266.jpg
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Next update we will install the O rings, tap the reservoirs and give them a little test run. Rather fun that will be :D

Please check back soon. Will do our best to get the test run update up over Christmas!

Happy Christmas everyone. I hope you all have a few days off at least! Try not to spend it ALL on the forums :D

parvumsystems
12-24-2013, 05:46 PM
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DON'T WORRY! A little more update before Christmas :D


First up we install the O Ring. Very fiddly. The recess is the exact size however its hard not to ever so slightly stretch an O Ring when installing:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/271.jpg

Next I'd like to highlight how we will mount this vertical reservoir/chamber. It was a nice little touch I think. Removing a section from the 25mm thick block large enough to fit the bolt head. Then installing the bolts to the reverse of the lid:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/272.jpg

This shows the little technique nice:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/273.jpg
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With all the lid bolts installed we should be water tight:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/275.jpg

With the G1/4" tap holes tapped we can install some XSPC fittings for a nice test. No problems with these threads, really chunky and solid:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/276.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/277.jpg

Next the scary part of course. Couldn't have been more confident but with everything that you put this much time into there are always a few nerves on testing.

Test setup an old D5 with Alphacool top, just using one of the XSPC res' for ease of filling. Connected each chamber one to another with a bit of tubing just to test both chambers:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/278.jpg

Filling with some coolant:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/279.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/280.jpg

We have success!


Loop has been running for about 5 hours now with no problems. Tested it on its side and will leave vertical for some hours this evening.

Reservoir number two testing when we are back from Christmas. Should be able to post an update 30-31st along with a video we made of the full process and end result :D!

Happy Christmas.

Myk SilentShadow
12-24-2013, 11:25 PM
Looks awesome guys, Merry Christmas to you and your Families!! :)

parvumsystems
12-30-2013, 04:37 PM
Looks awesome guys, Merry Christmas to you and your Families!! :)

Thanks dude! Hope you head a great one! Did you get some time off? Back to the grind now! must make more cases!!!

Myk SilentShadow
12-31-2013, 02:46 AM
Thanks dude! Hope you head a great one! Did you get some time off? Back to the grind now! must make more cases!!!

Mine was quiet lol, had xmas day and boxing day off and im working NYE and NYDay lmao, cos that's how I lamely roll :p

parvumsystems
12-31-2013, 05:55 PM
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IT'S ALMOST 2014 UPDATE!

First and most frustratingly with any of my builds, we strip the system back to almost stage 1. Even more frustratingly we will have to this AGAIN before the build is complete:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/281.jpg

Replaced bottom panel with frosted so we can pump a nice amount of light though the bottom section of the case. We fitted the long res:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/282.jpg

A really nice thing to see when you use CAD and CNC machines... when you plan something about 5 months ago and finally get to use the hole you cut :D

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/283.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/284.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/285.jpg

Next we install the LARGE reservoir! We had to remove most things to actually get this in:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/286.jpg

Cable routing for pumps:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/287.jpg

A lot of the system installed, pumps in place etc:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/288.jpg

Top mounting for res:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/289.jpg

With GPUs in for a test and some pretty awesome shots! No wasted space:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/290.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/291.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/292.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/293.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/295.jpg

That's your lot for now folks. Super happy with how it all looks with the reservoirs in.

See you all again soon!

Myk SilentShadow
01-01-2014, 02:41 AM
Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn!!! can't wait to see it finished and lit up :D Happy New Year guys!

parvumsystems
01-02-2014, 12:16 PM
Looking forward to more updates :) As i stated above i will do a build with a case from you guys, simply fell in love with it!

What makes your build special is, the craftmanship of the case itself, such a high level of perfection and the whole designing putting the parts in such as watercooling tubes etc. etc. My eyes always are amazed of your updates, can't wait to see it complete :).

Cheers

Should start to post plenty of updates. As with all projects its down to time. Not getting in trouble for not coming home till 10pm as we stay to work on Magnus etc haha.

Thanks for the kind words. A lot of people miss the fact that we did design the case in the first place. It's not a case mod, Parvum Systems is a two man operation, all designed and manufactured in house :)


NIce work. I am happy you were able to fix a few things that needed fixing. I am looking forward to the next update.

As our we. We bumped into a couple of problems the other day actually. Going to have to pull the case up by about 15mm, more just so we don't have to literally break our backs to get some of the cables where they need to go. Fortunately based on the design this only means recutting the front and back panels. Speaking of breaking backs... moving it will be fun! :D


Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn!!! can't wait to see it finished and lit up :D Happy New Year guys!

DAAAAYYYUUUM! Hope you had a great one mate.

Myk SilentShadow
01-02-2014, 04:23 PM
Nope, worked NYE and NYD...I was as sober as a Judge :eek: lol

hero1
01-05-2014, 09:01 PM
Beautiful work, love it.

maximus
01-06-2014, 10:50 AM
I ve got no words,this is an Piece of art,well done man:)

parvumsystems
01-06-2014, 05:13 PM
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A small update:

So well known forum modder/builder/negative/argumentative/point-well-made friend B-NEG came to check out the Parvum set up. He actually came to brief us on a reservoir we will be custom milling for him but while he was down came with his new Monsoon kit. Here is the photo of the full kit:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/302.jpg

Really nice little kit. Obviously as stated already here bending is not something we personally like as a look but for the front of the case we needed to use a few concealed bends with acrylic. For anyone who is already good at bending tubing or just wants to start I'd say go for it! Its expensive for the full kit but it's something you'll use on all builds. Just please don't go crazy with the bends! ;D

A few of my favorite pieces:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/303.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/304.jpg

The little cutting jig is really cool.

So apply heat:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/297.jpg

And bend! B-NEG = lots of bending. Another nice little touch with these is you can screw or clamp them down. Useful if you want to make more advanced jigs:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/296.jpg

Test fitting the tube:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/298.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/399.jpg

Tubing in place:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/300.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/301.jpg

The black panel will be re-cut to improve this. We knew this was going to be pretty likely but now we can bring it down much lower and file away a 45 section. This should pretty much hide all of the bend.

Finally it wouldn't be a B-NEG helping hand without his partner in crime:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/305.jpg

UNTIL NEXT TIME. THANK YOU!

martyn
01-06-2014, 07:44 PM
Have been enjoying the build updates for some time now, always great to see an update on this truly beautiful project - kudos to you.

parvumsystems
01-07-2014, 10:58 AM
Have been enjoying the build updates for some time now, always great to see an update on this truly beautiful project - kudos to you.

Ah thanks for following dude. I actually spent a lot of my younger years going out in Bristol. Did some Christmas shopping there also. Nice place :)

Antronman
01-08-2014, 12:04 AM
I still find that the diagonal tubing creates too heavy a focus on the center, and the rest of the case feels left out...but this is still perhaps the most grand of all case mods in these forums.

parvumsystems
01-17-2014, 06:04 PM
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It's 2014! We are still here and with one of my favorite bits! Lighting starts!

First we start with yet another break down. This time was to fit the final motherboard tray and fit the single LEDs:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/306.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/307.jpg

Next we add the Phobya LEDs, 2 pin setup, so nice and simple:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/308.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/311.jpg

Installing:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/309.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/310.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/312.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/313.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/314.jpg

Installed into the case:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/315.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/316.jpg

Connection terminal:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/317.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/318.jpg

Honestly so stoked on how the white LEDs look in the XSPC blocks:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/320.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/321.jpg

Chucked a LED strip in the bottom just to see how the res's look:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/322.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/323.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/324.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/325.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/326.jpg

Until next time. Questions please?!

Myk SilentShadow
01-18-2014, 01:37 AM
Wow, looks amazing guys. Great work! :D

martyn
01-18-2014, 11:41 PM
Hmmm
Until next time. Questions please?!

Responds hopefully with a question in return...... will you be giving this away to one lucky winner? hehehe..... in my dreams, shes bootiful!

abvolt
01-19-2014, 12:45 AM
It looks really nice good job man..

parvumsystems
01-21-2014, 10:14 AM
Wow, looks amazing guys. Great work! :D

Thanks Myk, will hit you up this month or so... still wana let you know some plans :D


Hmmm

Responds hopefully with a question in return...... will you be giving this away to one lucky winner? hehehe..... in my dreams, shes bootiful!

Haha damn don't think I can push to give this one away. We are however planning to give away an ITX case on Facebook soon.


It looks really nice good job man..

Thank you very much! Questions also welcome if you think of anything :D

Myk SilentShadow
01-21-2014, 12:39 PM
[QUOTE=parvumsystems;365349]Thanks Myk, will hit you up this month or so... still wana let you know some plans :D
QUOTE]

Sounds good mate, look forward to seeing what you've got in store for me :D

parvumsystems
01-22-2014, 05:17 PM
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Another update all!

As mentioned previously we more than had to do something about the raid card. Not only for aesthetics but to help with the cooling. The passive cooling is pretty weak and not helped by the lack of any system fans near by.

Now this is what I love about modding; never throw anything away! I've been saving this little EK bridge block for about 6-7 years. I didn't even buy it back then to use it just saw it going cheap second hand. I since rescued it when I was visiting my parents over Christmas. Now we put it to use! So perfect for the job:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/327.jpg

Next we cut a small piece of 5mm clear and tapped it for the fittings:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/328.jpg

We then cut the 5mm black acrylic lid. Used a 1mm deep V bit to make a nice detaling. Also trying to keep within the XSPC style here:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/329.jpg

Copper block installed with M3 bolts; as you can see O ring doing its job:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/330.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/331.jpg

Passive cooler removed and fresh thermal compound added:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/332.jpg

Clear acrylic and block installed to the raid card:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/333.jpg

Grabbed the old springs from the passive heat sink to help reduce risk of over tightening:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/334.jpg

With the top installed; wow we are super happy at this point:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/335.jpg

For what was a relatively quick to make solution... over the moon. It took a lot of time to get the measurements bang on but the rest went together super easy:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/335.jpg

Installed in the case with 2 x LEDs for a test fit:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/338.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/336.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/337.jpg

Certainly fits the XSPC monster now and look forward to not having any temperature issues. *In theory at least...*

Thanks for stopping by... another update very soon!

Myk SilentShadow
01-22-2014, 05:36 PM
Damnnnnnnnnn!! loved what you guys did with that old block, very creative and it looks amazing

Antronman
01-22-2014, 08:37 PM
I am wondering if you guys might be willing to turn this into a line of cases, like the S1.0. Albeit with some changes, like a 5.25" bay and some HDD cages.

parvumsystems
01-25-2014, 10:12 AM
Damnnnnnnnnn!! loved what you guys did with that old block, very creative and it looks amazing

Thanks Myk. Felt amazing to reuse something I've had for THAT long.


I am wondering if you guys might be willing to turn this into a line of cases, like the S1.0. Albeit with some changes, like a 5.25" bay and some HDD cages.

We sure will be in time. We plan to bring the tiny ITX case to retail next :)

parvumsystems
01-28-2014, 05:54 PM
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Welcome back. Nice to see you all.

First up we would like to say Thank you once again to tiny tom logan, he of course mate the raid card mod possible.... by supplying said raid card. Thanks mate.

We would also like to thank Asus for the support along the way. They did a great little write up on the rog.asus website that managed to pull in a MASSIVE 31,797 views. This is huge for us and considering the builds not finished.. very impressive. Thanks for the continued support Asus UK and Richard.

To the update!

We start by cutting the 'final' top panel:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/339.jpg

That took some SERIOUS measuring skills that's for sure. Couldn't have done it without our trusty digital caliper. To any modder looking for a new tool... it's the one of course:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/340.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/341.jpg

Now we have to get to work on the pump/res connections. Sorry to anyone who is big on symmetry. Lines pretty hectic here also:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/342.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/343.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/344.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/345.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/346.jpg

Installed an additional D5 in the second layer of the top panel... more accurate measuring require of course to allow it connect directly to the fitting below:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/347.jpg

Next... despite having the wonderful b neg help us out and bend the tubes for the front of the case we just could not get it to fit in with the build, even trying to make the front panels cover as much of the bend as possible it still didn't look neat enough.

So more measuring... more replacement panels... so many replacement panels...!

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/348.jpg

Pretty accurate fit:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/349.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/350.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/351.jpg

Cheeky shot with 1 of the 2 full pipes installed:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/352.jpg

MUCH happier for sure. Both will be filled with white coolant. Really cant wait for this.



Until next time... what are you all up to this week?

Myk SilentShadow
01-29-2014, 12:04 AM
Ooooh that's a bit cheeky :p and eh, same old same...working, looking for more work and a new place to live lol.

Antronman
01-29-2014, 01:28 AM
Staying in school, surviving the hell that is ICS. Enjoying an unusually low amount of homework.

parvumsystems
02-01-2014, 12:07 PM
Ooooh that's a bit cheeky :p and eh, same old same...working, looking for more work and a new place to live lol.

:D not bad at all eh! That's cool, any luck on the job front? Dislike where you live now or just looking for a change?


Staying in school, surviving the hell that is ICS. Enjoying an unusually low amount of homework.

Ahh whats at least of course low amounts of homework is always good, cant complain with that :D! More time to play games no?

Myk SilentShadow
02-01-2014, 01:21 PM
:D not bad at all eh! That's cool, any luck on the job front? Dislike where you live now or just looking for a change?


Heh yeah quite nice indeed! ;) and well I got a promotion at work, some extra hours, bump in pay..worked hard for it lol, but depending on what my hours are, I may still have to find extra work. And nah, I love where i'm living, but, my best friend is my landlord and he's gonna move back in with his girl and her 3 kids...so I gotta move lol.

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02-07-2014, 06:09 PM
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Back once aaaaaaaaaaaaagain!

This time we our tying up some lose ends and working on the cable management in the rear. Horrified if I'm honest at how much wire needs to go in this build.

We start with laying the beast down. Not actually as easy as it sounds:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/353.jpg

First problem to address:

Due to the thickness of the res' in the bottom you cannot screw the bottom of the pass through fittings on.. this is a bit of on issue because a few of the angles connected to the acrylic tubing are maybe out by 0.something of a mm or a degree:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/354.jpg

To fix this we came up with a solution that worked out EVEN better than expected. Starting with some extenders:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/355.jpg

Another pass/fill port:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/356.jpg

With these combined you can actually use the ring/nut on the fitting to tighten and pull everything into place:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/357.jpg

All done here.... expensive fitting bill...!

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/358.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/359.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/360.jpg

Next up we start to install the cables for the rig. Must say Pexon did a great job on the PSU for us. We gave him the exact lengths needed for a LOT of cables. Results super happy. Wanted to keep to one tone, keep it super neutral:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/361.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/362.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/363.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/364.jpg

On to hell... the rear! A LOT of cables to deal with:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/360.jpg

So before we do this we consulted the Parvum Guardian:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/366.jpg

He said if we don't sort it quick time he will hit us with his hammer.. >.<,

MORE mess:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/372.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/373.jpg

To combat this we need to cut another pane. Drawing first:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/367.jpg

Next we grab one of the old panels from Magnus. Love to reuse every bit of acrylic we can. Then of course recycle whats left after that:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/368.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/369.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/370.jpg

Little beauty:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/371.jpg

Slotting our cable management beast in:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/374.jpg

Super stoked on this:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/375.jpg

Finally for this update in goes the slot loading blue-ray:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/376.jpg


That's all guys and girls. Was great, getting very close now. Loads of progress.

Until next time... What did you have/will have for dinner tonight?

Antronman
02-08-2014, 01:47 AM
Maybe pizza. I really have no idea.
Did you guys actually scrap Project Magnus? Or are you repairing Magnus, or what? I am confuzzled.

parvumsystems
02-08-2014, 04:38 PM
Maybe pizza. I really have no idea.
Did you guys actually scrap Project Magnus? Or are you repairing Magnus, or what? I am confuzzled.

Pizza is never bad mate, I had mexican fajitas!
Nah not at all, we just replaced a lot of the panels along the way. We screw down and reuse any old acrylic where possible :)

parvumsystems
02-16-2014, 05:18 PM
Sorry for the lack of an update. We have been busy working like mad and spent the weekend at LSUCS LAN 44. For more info check out the website here:
http://lan.lsucs.org.uk/

We attended this event to showcase our cases but also to help raise funds for the special effect charity:
http://www.specialeffect.org.uk/

We auctioned a Parvum ITX with all money going to the charity. It has been a great little event. A couple of photos of the LAN:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/LSUCS44_0002_IMG_2848.JPG.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/LSUCS44_0001_IMG_2846.JPG
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/LSUCS44_0005_IMG_2853.JPG
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/LSUCS44_0017_IMG_2870.JPG
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/LSUCS44_0022_IMG_2876.JPG
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/LSUCS44_0025_IMG_2881.JPG


For all who want to see Magnus, we will be updating the thread start of the coming week!

Hope you all had good weekends?

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02-20-2014, 06:00 PM
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HI ALL!

First up then some cables to connect for the raid card. 8 sata cables in fact! MOARRR cables :(

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/377.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/378.jpg

Connecting the raid card water block to the top GPU block:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/379.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/380.jpg

Next rather large task was to start connecting all the crazy pass through's in the bottom of the case:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/381.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/382.jpg
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http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/387.jpg

Now for something we have been planning since the start. SSD heaven. In the form of 8 as you may have already seen Hyper X SSDs. These things are amazing. Physically/aesthetically the best SSDs I've ever seen and used and from what I gather the performance will match any other drives out there. Black with orange drives? Not here thanks!

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/388.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/389.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/390.jpg
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A cheeky shot of the icydock! This will be really useful and fills that spot great:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/396.jpg

Last for the update we managed to get the back of the case finished. 95% complete at least. All cables and wiring for the build finished. All fans routed to the required fan controllers, all other cables filtered up the frosted cable cover. Nice LED strip installed behind the cables to make some nice shadows. Again to match the front 4 more Hyper X SSDs. This is a massive focal point for the build. We really wanted to show these drives off:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/397.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/398.jpg
http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/399.jpg


That's all for today. Honestly though this update was huge for the build. Not TONS of eye candy but just completing the lower loop and ALL the wiring was a HUGE task.

Until next time.... do you like the back of the case and what are you all watching on TV? :)

Antronman
02-20-2014, 06:08 PM
The back doesn't have that clean Parvum Systems look. Maybe some swinging hatches would do the trick.
I watch a lot of stuff.
Downton Abbey, Mythbusters, Fast n' Loud, Game of Thrones, Sherlock. 22nd Olympic Games.

Myk SilentShadow
02-21-2014, 02:17 AM
Nicely done guys, be proud!! and I like the back panel, it's different and very unique :cool: now hurry up and make a nerd pr0n video to show her off! :D

parvumsystems
02-21-2014, 12:01 PM
Nicely done guys, be proud!! and I like the back panel, it's different and very unique :cool: now hurry up and make a nerd pr0n video to show her off! :D

Wont be long dude! Just sourcing more cameras to film it! Don't wana miss any of the fun!

hero1
02-27-2014, 10:22 PM
Nice work guys. I missed some updates because I was busy and boy is this build out of this world.

parvumsystems
03-01-2014, 05:31 PM
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Going well all. Sorry updates have slowed a little, more tweaking stages at the moment.

First up was to finish the cable management, pop all these wires into the allocated holes:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/400.jpg

Next install some MORE SSDs! Had to modify this sides top section to allow for the fittings to actually fit. Just one of them things....

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/401.jpg

Rear return tubes and all cables no complete:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/402.jpg

We actually then went ahead and filled the loop with clear coolant. Just to double check each loop and ensure the system is running with no problems. We did not test any of the hardware from sponsors on air first (silly I know). However fortunately no issues at hand. Bios no problem and everything detected. Got some F/W stuff to sort out with the raid card as having a few issues there so will spend the next week or so bleeding the nightmare loop and running some tests with the system.

Its by no means finished cosmetically as we have quite a few external panels to cut but the wiring and loop side of the build is finished. A few teaser shots before we spoil the grand coolant colour photos and any video etc:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/403.jpg
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We will see you all VERY soon with EYE CANDY!!!!

Myk SilentShadow
03-02-2014, 03:51 AM
Looking good guys!!! and if you're having problems with the RAID card, start up a thread here for some help. Quite a few hardware gurus in here who can help you guys get sorted :D

hero1
03-03-2014, 02:06 AM
Nice cable management there. My eyes are waiting for the feast........

parvumsystems
03-10-2014, 09:30 AM
Looking good guys!!! and if you're having problems with the RAID card, start up a thread here for some help. Quite a few hardware gurus in here who can help you guys get sorted :D

Sadly for us it's a firmware thing, after speaking to LSI we had to RMA the card. Waiting on them at this stage, thanks for the heads up tho! I actually read some decent threads about raid card problems here before contacting support.


Nice cable management there. My eyes are waiting for the feast........

Thanks hero, the feast will come dont worry!

Just to keep you up to date. We are waiting on LSI at this stage. Had some firmware problems. Until we hear back from them the build is on hold.

We are flying to Germany for CeBit tonight to land back Thursday. If anyone wants to say hello we will be at the event Tuesday and Wednesday.

Updates soon we promise :D

Myk SilentShadow
03-10-2014, 12:11 PM
Oh damn that sucks, well at least you guys have got it sorted :D and ooooh lucky!!! i'd love to be able to see one of the big shows...one year haha i'll make it, take plenty of nerd pR0n shots!! :cool:

parvumsystems
03-21-2014, 06:14 PM
Sponsors/Support:
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Hi all. Very happy at the Parvum HQ.

The beast that is Magnus is alive. All hardware working, huge raid speeds and almost fully bled of air! In fact all cutting is now 99% complete. We have a few tiny touches like a SLI bridge cover to make but otherwise its ready!

This comes with good timing, we wanted a good month clear to arrange final photos at the studio and shoot an awesome video. This month being until Insomnia i51 at the Ricoh Arena! Magnus will be on the Asus stall during the day running a Gsync Demo. But also with us in the gaming hall in the evening. Seats: JH-A16 - JH-A20 so please come check it out if you are there!

So onto the update. Before we show any coolant I'd like to introduce what I believe is the final sponsor on the build and with no better way to finish; than with Western Digital.

From the start if you have been following you will know there is a tidy Icydock just chilling in the rear of the system. This of course would never be complete with out some storage drives.

WD stepped up here big time to supply us with 3 x 2TB Black drives for Magnus. I must say they are just mad quality and fit the build undoubtedly!

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/415.jpg
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So perhaps onto what you want to see.... giving you SOME, but not all. We are heading to the photo studio to shoot final photos before doing an on location final video of the system.

We just wanted to at least show you some awesome sneaky preview shots of the now its filled. The whole build was really based around the two tone, we wanted to have the black and white alternate and at times even pass through each other.

To finish the look we opted for colour changing RGB LEDs, but set to white light, the light they create is not exactly pure white but a mixture of colour that in this case, the frosted acrylic will disperse to give an almost pearlescent look. Much happier with this than solid white as it really gives the bottom chamber more depth.

I wont say any more and let you see some eye candy!

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Hope you all enjoy :D Any questions please ask!

Any comments do say! Really want to get some response, feedback, compliments, questions so please GOGOGO :D

parvumsystems
03-29-2014, 04:07 PM
So our friends over at Nvidia sent us an awesome little gift. In fact one of the only 3 Nvidia have in the UK. Since we have the 780's it was only the correct thing to do and use the LED feature. However the decision is how and what to do with this? It fits in PERFECT with the build... just is the green too out of place? I imagine the LED is probably actually white, with the green rubber giving the green tone. I mean we want to support team green as much as possible on this one but will it kill the monotone?

Please let me know what you think and if you have any ideas?

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/TEAMGREEN.jpg

Antronman
03-29-2014, 05:53 PM
The Bridge looks a little bit bulky to me. It's great looking, but it's too imposing looking for the build.
I think the green would look awesome, but the look of the bridge itself doesn't fit (in my opinion).

Myk SilentShadow
03-31-2014, 03:21 AM
Personally I think we need to see it connected and lit up to make a judgement call. That green may make very little impact to the theme, guess it just depends on how bright it actually is.

parvumsystems
04-02-2014, 10:01 AM
The Bridge looks a little bit bulky to me. It's great looking, but it's too imposing looking for the build.
I think the green would look awesome, but the look of the bridge itself doesn't fit (in my opinion).

Yeah after having it for a while I agree. It doesn't really fit this build. It would fit an armored looking case much more.
To add... it won't physically fit so I guess this problem has been resolved haha.


Personally I think we need to see it connected and lit up to make a judgement call. That green may make very little impact to the theme, guess it just depends on how bright it actually is.

Thanks for the feedback however as above ^^

After finally getting around to test fit, it hits the rad bellow. Its about 10-15mm longer than a normal bridge. Will speak to Nvidia and see if they want it back or perhaps we can do a give away. It's rare so they may want it back for a paper weight :D

Case should be landing with you tomorrow or the day after I think :D

Myk SilentShadow
04-02-2014, 12:10 PM
Well damn that sucks!! and hah, you know what they're like with the hard to get stuff...they'll take it back most likely. Oh yeah? sweeet!! I posted on FBook about it, covered the important stuff, lol said i'd probably have to go into an NDA about it etc. After getting some congrats from a few modder friends, my comment back to them was something along the lines of "I feel like the ugly kid at high school, asked out by the hottest girl in school....but this is even more awesome!" :cool: :p

Antronman
04-03-2014, 12:17 AM
If they don't want you to give it back, might there be a chance I could take it for meself? :D

parvumsystems
04-04-2014, 10:43 AM
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Hi guys, almost time for the final photos. But first... we had to take them. We visited a good friend of ours Tom Barnes. Now usually he shoots portraits, lots of band promo and model work. Something different for him here. At least the model did what he asked :D

Check out his portfolio here: www.tombarnesphoto.com (http://www.tombarnesphoto.com)

I suppose this can be considered a teaser; one last one before the final photos. But a chance for anyone interested in photography to ask questions. What gear was used etc.

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/422.jpg
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So please if there is anything you want to know about the camera, lights, settings... we will do our best to help!

More news on the SLI bridge giveaway soon!

Antronman
04-05-2014, 09:12 PM
A giveaway?
Count me in :)

parvumsystems
04-09-2014, 04:06 PM
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FINAL PHOTOS YEAH WOO PARTY!

So it's been a long journey. A lot has happened. A lot went right, a lot went wrong. It took time and effort, blood, sweat and tears. But we made it.

Full System Spec:


Intel 4770k
3 x Nvidia GTX 780
8 X Hyper X 120GB SSD on LSI 9271-8i (Raid 0) & 3 X 2TB Western Digital Black
32GB Hyper X Beast 2400
Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Antec 1200
XSPC 5 x 240mm AX, 1 x 360mm AX, 3 x D5 Pumps, XSPC Raystorm CPU, RAM & GPU blocks, 2 x XSPC reservoirs, 160 x XSPC Fittings, 2 x Custom Parvum reservoirs & 16 Phobya e-loop fans.


The build goes out with special thanks to:

Paul Edwards, Adrian Mundy, Andy McLean, Daniel Harper, Jim Knee, James Logie, Norman Morton, Pascal Bregeon, Stephen Emery, Michael Wood, Tom Barnes, Hans Peder, Tom Logan, Rick Napier, Richard O'Neil, Gareth Ogden, James Churchill, Richard Swinburne, Nate George, Lee Bryan.

Many more and we are very sorry if we missed you. Someone who did the most probably wont have their name above woops!

Final photos where shot in Tom Barnes' (http://tombarnesphoto.com) studio located in Guildford. We've said it before but his work is amazing. If you want high end portrait/band/magazine stuff head his way.

Without further ado:

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/PARVUM_310314_023.jpg
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Thank you for reading. Enjoying and sharing this build with us.
We cant thank the community enough. Throughout the forums this has been posted on response has been awesome. Loads of comments & interaction.
For that we thank you all!

To see the build in person your next chance will be:
Multiplay Insomnia i51 @ Ricoh Area Coventry

Stay tuned for the Nvidia SLI bridge giveaway. That will come, just figuring it out and clearing it with mods and stuff :)


WE WILL BE BACK! But first; let us finally retail that Parvum ITX case :D

Myk SilentShadow
04-09-2014, 06:30 PM
I'm in love with this!!! fantastic to see it all wrapped up and looking gloriously beautiful! oh and hey, check your messages on Facebook guys :p you were quick on the draw over the weekend....don't let me down now :p :cool:

Antronman
04-10-2014, 12:01 AM
DAMNIT, YES! FINALLY, THE S1.0!
Now all you guys need is to get this case in stores...

Myk SilentShadow
04-10-2014, 03:44 AM
DAMNIT, YES! FINALLY, THE S1.0!
Now all you guys need is to get this case in stores...

The S1.0 is already a product that has been for sale, it's now been replaced by the S2.0...oh and the S1.0/2.0 is a mATX case.

Nackers
04-10-2014, 04:29 AM
Dang, Wow, Now that's a nice build. Beautiful work. That got to be one of the best I've seen..

parvumsystems
04-19-2014, 07:25 PM
Hi guys, thought I would post a couple of photos. System has been sitting proud on the Asus stall this event. Been really fun, met lots of great people and even managed to play a few games. Metro last light looked awesome!

Sadly no Swift monitor yet... but SOON....

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/magnus/POSTNOW1.jpg
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In the process of working on a Magnus video. Location has been found... ! :D

Antronman
04-19-2014, 09:43 PM
Looking amazing.

What about my giveaway? >:( *whines like child*

And damn; where can I get one of those sexy RoG office chairs?

parvumsystems
08-30-2014, 12:20 PM
So Magnus made it to the UK i52 event. Got loads of attention and was a really good show. If anyone saw it at LAN; thanks for checking it out :)

http://cartel.parvumsystems.com/pl/LAN/1.jpg
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