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Case Mod - In Progress Frostbyte a Parvum X99 build

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by USMC_Modder, 10 Jun 2015.

  1. USMC_Modder

    USMC_Modder New Member

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    Hello everyone. I just joined bit-tech and wanted to share a build that I just completed. I wanted to get away from big, bulky cases and move to something smaller. So I decided to gut my Phantom 630 and cram as much in to a Matx case as I could. The name Frostbyte is really just because of the colors used and the fact it is water cooled.

    Parts list

    HARDWARE

    CPU: Intel i7-5820k
    MB: EVGA X99 micro
    Ram: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB @ 2800
    GPU: 2 EVGA 670 Cheesecake (will be upgraded to 980ti later)
    Case: Parvum S2.0
    Power Supply: EVGA Supernova 1000P2
    SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 250GB

    COOLING

    CPU: EK-Supremacy EVO CPU Water Block - Nickel/Plexi
    GPU: XSPC Raystorm for 670FTW (will be upgraded to EK-FC980 GTX Waterblock for Nvidia 980 GTX - Nickel/Plexi)
    Pump: Swiftech MCP35X-BK 12 VDC Pump
    Pump Top: Bitspower Premium Laing DDC AcrylicTop
    Pump Cooler: Bitspower Pump Cooler For DDC/MCP355 (White)
    Res: Bitspower Dual / Single DDC Top Upgrade Kit 150 (Clear Acrylic Cap)
    Radiator: 2 x XSPC AX240 Dual-Fan Radiator - Black (Painted white)
    Fans: 4 x Parvum Systems F1.0 Performance Pressure Optimised Fan - White
    Coolant: Mayhems Pastel White with blue dye added to color match ram
    Fittings: Assorted Bitspower Deluxe White Enhance For Acrylic Tube OD 12MM

    MODDING

    Mainly just custom made and sleeved cables, some painting, and water cooling.

    Some pics to start it off

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  2. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Hello and welcome to the forum. As you have said that you have finished I will leave your thread here for the time being (technically you need pics of work in progress in order to post in project logs) but will move it unless they appear relatively soon :thumb:

    Thanks

    GK
     
  3. USMC_Modder

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    Thanks, I didn't want to overload the first post but will finish out the log today with everything that was done along with final pictures of where it sits now.
     
  4. USMC_Modder

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    Ok, So the components and water cooling parts all arrived around the same time.

    I ordered some of the Parvum fans to try out. They are actually really great fans and look great too.
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    The back plates came from Coldzero
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    Some of the components
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    The fun stuff
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    I got the Bitspower DDC kit along with the 150z top.
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    Changed out all the black o-rings for the blue from Bitspower. I know you can't see the inside ones but it's the small things.
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    The cables came from Joey over at ensourced.net
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    Here's the picture of the Phantom 630 that I took apart to get some of the parts for this build
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    Good thing my wife wasn't home when I used the kitchen sink to drain this beast of a case
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    Here's the blue and white Parvum S2.0 put together. I really like this shot with the light coming through the fan holes.
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    From there it was test fitting everything to see if it fits. The XSPC AX radiators are 40mm and that is all there is room for. If it wasn't for the modular aspect of this case it wouldn't have happened.
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    I had zero space left between the I/O shield the the coldzero back plate
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    Here was the design plan for the loop itself. I started out with a longer tube coming of the GPU, but shortened it to keep it in line with the CPU input.
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    Here is the testing of the loop layout
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    Not a lot of room between the two rads for the tubing
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    Tried to keep it as close to the fans as possible to keep it clean
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    The triple rotary went perfect around the I/O shield
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    After that I painted the reservoirs and the CPU bracket white to clean it up
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    Then I mixed up some Mayhem's ice white with some blue dye to get a color to match the ram and the light blue in the cable sleeving.
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    The design for the sleeving was to match the ram and the case blue, while blending it all together.
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    Then it was time to put it all back together and add the Mayhem coolant
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    And here is where it sits now
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    That's it for now. I know it's a lot of picture to go through. Let me know what you think. Once the 980ti gets a full cover block for it, I will order a SC version from EVGA and get rid of the black XSPC blocks for clear acrylic ones. I will also be throwing in some darkside LED strips to add some lighting to the inside of the case.
     
  5. Icelander

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    Very Nice and Clean
     
  6. USMC_Modder

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    Thanks for that. I tried to keep the tubing out of the way and going in a continuous line through the case.
     

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