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Old 01-19-2015, 01:28 PM
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Hello and welcome back to another one of my build logs! After months of planning and gathering ideas, I reached out to Parvum Systems and brought them an idea of a customized Audi themed case.

Big Thanks to G.Skill, Rocket Science, V1 Tech,UPC and EKWB for taking a chance and sponsoring me! With out them this build would not be as awesome as it is going to be!

When i think Audi i instantly think LED head lights and Big Grills, so i knew i wanted to incorporate those into the case. With some hand sketches i asked Parvum to take the lead and what they ultimately came up with is nothing short than amazing! :thumb:

Although some parts might not seem as high end as they should for a build like this, the client doesn't game, doesn't render or anything computer extensive. The Client does own a Audi/ Volkswagen service shop and wanted a promotional piece to display. Plus i got a lot of them for a sweet deal! :)

Parts:

Motherboard : TBD
Ram: G.skill Sniper 8gb
GPU: PNY 670
Cpu: Intel 4790k
Psu: Corsair rm 750
Hdd: TBD
Case: Custom Themed Audi Parvum s2.0

Watercooling:

Rad: EK XT 240mm
Rad: thinking of adding another 120 or 140*
GPU: Ek 670 clear block
CPU: EK Supremacy
Fittings: RocketScience Silver fittings
Pipe: nickel plated copper
Pump- EK DDC w/140 mm res
Fans: EK VARDAR series

Sleeving and Supplies:
Ultimate Personal Computers Aegis

Acrylic Work:
V1Tech

http://www.overclock.net/t/1536847/s...i-themed-build

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Old 01-19-2015, 01:48 PM
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Update #1 : Initial Plans

So as i stated above, i started off with a few hand drawn concepts. This first one is good for a laugh!



so you can see where my mind was heading.. this wasn't so much custom in that the only thing added was an Audi-esq grill to the front

Hand drawn idea 2:



now we're getting somewhere!

I took this design to Parvum and asked if they could help me take it one step further. after a few emails back and forth they sent me some renderings









Amazing!! We did make one final tweak before they went to cut the case.. we decided to close the gap and enlarge as well as lower the headlights., but you all will just have to wait and see the final version!

thanks!!

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Old 01-20-2015, 01:28 PM
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Update #2 : The case Assembly

Wow Guys Thanks for all the views and subs so far! Lets get to it shall we?

One thing i've recently started taking up as a hobby is photography. i normally shoot sleeve photos with natural light but have went with a more professional set up for my build logs now.

Im using a Canon t3i with stock 18-55mm lens, Savage Thunder Grey backdrop paper, and for most of these photos, a single 4 bulb soft box. i do have a 60" photo tent i may use, but this paper is soo cool. i digress..

The Package







The Contents







The Parts

















hmmm









heres one of the front pieces



thats it for today!

i'll leave you with this


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Old 01-27-2015, 12:19 PM
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another sneak peak as to whats coming!

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Old 01-30-2015, 03:13 PM
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Update #3 - Case Assembly

All right everyone! thanks for being patient with me, i finally had time to take some photos of assembling the case!

I like the fact you have to put it together, its an enjoyable process :)

So lets start!

I also was playing around with the lighting a lot, trying to figure out what looked best for each panel, so there may be some fluctuation in the photos.

Bottom and Mobo Tray Mounted





love this flat black acrylic, very smooth





Putting The back piece together-

the flat black with the silver acrylic is amazing in person







Parvum provided a white i/o bracket, but i'm sure i'll plasti dip that black to match









I know this isn't the order to put it together but this is cool



Next i installed the vandal switch and mesh insert for the grill





looks good!




I think that will do it for today! hehe :devil:
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Old 02-03-2015, 01:11 PM
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As the wait for some more parts continues, i did have time to shoot some of the other components i already had for this build!

Every once in a while, a popular local trading website has good pc deal, so i monitor it almost daily to see what comes around.

I picked up a Corsair RM 750 for this build for $55

its in pretty good shape, came with all the wires, box and even the zip ties lol









And the same site had a used 4790 for....wait for it.....$75 bucks :devil:



Scored this Pny 670 w/ ek waterblock









my friends at V1 Tech are going to help me take care of this ugly pcb tho

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Old 02-05-2015, 02:01 PM
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Update #4 : The Case



Well eveyone, its time i show you the case! at this point i am just waiting on the sponsored goods to come in and finally get things put together. once parts come in updates will be quicker. I believe the fittings will be in today or tomorrow so expect an update on those!

so where were we, ah yes, the case!!

first off let me say just wow....the craftsmanship, fit and finish of this case is awesome. when i first assembled it i was a little worried how all these pieces would look once together, but when i finished assembly and hit that power switch i couldnt stop grinning! Simply amazing to the last detail.







behold!



but wait.... whats hiding in the darkness!











:drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:

Now Audi is known for the Quattro all wheel drive so fortunately the other day it snowed and i wanted to put it to the test!




man this thing carves through the snow!



headlights on













my favorite shot!



thanks for stopping in again! let me know what you think of the case!
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Old 02-09-2015, 01:54 PM
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Update # 5 : Rocket Science Fittings of Glory

Today my first ever sponsored component arrived! I just want to take a minute and say thank you to Rocket Science for supporting me on this project, and being one of my first sponsors. I came across Rocket Science while looking for copper bending tutorials and was impressed by their guides on the topic. then i noticed they had a shop that sells fittings specificlly for standard 1/2" OD pipe. once i saw that i knew i needed to use them for this project.

The team at Rocket Science is very friendly and eager to answer all of my bending questions, of which i will have many more :p

Its always a nice day when stuff arrives





tear it open to reveal the fittings box




the packaging is really cool. I've always love product packaging, and the extra presentation it offers







some cool shots





the lone fitting







fitting towers






Thanks Again To Rocket Science!
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Old 02-11-2015, 11:19 AM
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Update #6 : Pipe Bender and Some Goodies!

For the actual bending of the pipe i went with the Ridgid 408 1/2" bender

the bender is pretty large so theres some good leverage and the quality feels really nice. very solid







oooh artsy





being that this build is inspired by Audi, I wanted to bring that sense of luxury to some accents in the build. To do this i'm going to leather VINYL wrap some bits and pieces.



the texture and apparent grain on this vinyl is really cool



i couldnt wait and decided to wrap the LED power block



grain stays even with the stretch




I think i've got everything other than the Ram now, that should be arriving later today! once its here i've got to shoot everything and then build! stay tuned :thumb:
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Old 02-13-2015, 12:47 PM
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Update # 7 : EKWB !!



This post is dedicated to one of my sponsors, EKWB ! For those of you that don't know, EKWB makes some of the highest quality and best performing water blocks and components in the industry! I've been using EK since i first started down the h2o path with my 8800 GTX (remember these beasts?) Ever since then i've used their products almost exclusively!

For this build i will be using their Supremacy Cpu block, the 140 tube res/ddc combo, 240mm xt radiator, and 3 of their new Vardar Series fans, specifically the F3's

On to the Photos!

240 rad. i picked up locally









Now EK's Generous sponsoring





3x Vardar F3's





These fans are very nice! i like the minimalistic look and two tone color on these





Next up is the 140ml Res and DDC Pump







Followed by the Supremacy EVO!



hiding in the dark







Again Thank You EKWB for supporting me and taking this build to a new level! :thumb:

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Old 02-17-2015, 01:01 PM
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Update #8: G.Skill Sniper series RAM!


for this build i was fortunate enough to have G.Skill help me with the RAM! They sent me 8gb of their Sniper series, and man are these dimms pretty cool! the all black PCB wit sniper rifle heatsinks are really unique.

On to the photos!



gotta love stickers!



dual wield!



fit and finish are great!



looking through the scope!



Special Thanks to G.Skill for helping me out and producing some great products!
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Old 02-18-2015, 11:28 AM
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Update #9 : The VI Gene and installation, Sleeve options, and a sneak peak!

For this build i'm going with the Asus Rog Maximus VI Gene!



contents



low lite shots are my fav



ok lights back on











the start button comes in such handy when not installed in a case



lets install this guy shall we








I'll be using UPC Aegis Sleeve for this build. i know for a fact ill be using black, with maybe a few lines of red here and there,but i also have dark grey and silver to use aswell... i think i may just stick with the dark grey, because the silver may be too much, im not sure.. what do you think?



hah this is fun



Sneak Peaks!



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Update #10: Nannobits, HDD, SDD, Moar Fittings, and drive installation

Nannobits is a friend of mine on instagram based out of Ohio! He runs his own custom pc shop and was able to sponsor me with a 1tb hdd. I also got the motherboard, and ssd from them with a friend discount :D if you're in the ohio area and are looking for a custom pc, do check them out!

once again, gotta love stickers!



here is the sponsored hdd, seagate 1tb







next up the Kingston 120gb ssd



it has a nice metal casing on it, real clean!







now yesterday you already saw a sneak peak at the HDD! So what i did was remove the stickers, and apply the leather vinyl to the raised portion of the hdd. heat it up top get it to conform to the edges and cut away! slap a snazzy RS4 emblem on there and call it a day!



the ssd got the same treatment, but only leather, no rs4 badge on it.

then install it!



back side is looking fresh!




cant have enough fittings

Bitspower 45s and 90s



drain valve



and q fitting



i can finally start building now!
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Old 02-19-2015, 04:15 PM
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I always did like the look and style of the Audis', and this is looking really good.
Keep the photos coming, I can't wait to see more.
I see you are using vinyl from "Metro Restyling" also... the HDD looks good, I may have to copy your ideas. :)
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Update #11 : CPU, CPU Block, RAM, PSU, HDD's Installed

I was on a roll for this update until i found out my screws i had for the radiator dont fit =( got to run to the hardware store today so i can install everything and do the tubing!

so first up i installed the RAM, CPU and CPU Block




the EK EVO is soo nice, and the precise mounting hardware makes installation easy and worry free



love this shot



now i installed the rear pieces of the Parvum



here you can see the painted gpu brackets. Flat black to match the case



rear shot of everything



installed the psu



MOAR Hdd goodness



the ssd also got some leather and audi treatment



all together! should have got a window on the back hmm



thanks for checking in!
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