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Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Correct. It is screwed together

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

its a generic arm with a vesa mount from amazon. Was about 30 bucks. No mods needed.

No, gpu would get hot and throttle a bit. Was a standard founders cooler. Quite loud when it got going. CPU got up to about 70C.

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Why? Your build is awesome. :-)

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

For an ITX, yes I can agree with you. There are some sick builds out there that put my little fish tank to shame though...

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Took longer than expected, but it came together in the end

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you good sir.

Well to be fair, these are phone pics from my Samsung... so not the best to begin with. When I tidy up some loose ends with the setup ill take proper pics with my canon

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

Yea... When I take the system down in a yr or so for cleaning I will delid.

Was able to boot into windows @5.3.... But was way to hot to do anything.

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Loop was only up for a few hrs when I took photos. Complex loop to bleed. It's been clearing up as the days go on

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

It doesn't seem big to me at all.... I guess it is bigger than a traditional ITX, still smaller than a Manta... but this can fit 2 x 360 rads.

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. Looking fwd to seeing that.

I thought the A1 would have been a bit toasty... As is the problem with all itx cases on the market. 3 x 240 should be the job done with silence.

Try connecting the rads is parallel rather than series if you want better flow rates.... But if cooling is good... Why worry about the flow rate?

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Just when you thought the evga powelink was absolutely useless. Lol. Thank you very much sir.

Your systems are very beautiful as well. I almost went with the lian li 011 dynamic myself... But wanted an itx system which didn't Compromise cooling. How are the temps on your itx build?

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :-)

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm humbled by your post. Thanks alot for your kind words

Comment reply on Kinglink100's Completed Build: My First Gaming Build

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Case looks to be the right size for the amount of hardware u got. Good job.

Why does it look as if one of your ram sticks rgb is not working?

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I stopped counting. I don't want to know... :-(

too much is the most accurate answer I can give you.

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a picture catalogue of the slow progress. It took several months and iterations to get the loop finished. The system was on air for the last 5 months of so while I planed the loop and made the various parts almost 1 by 1 it seemed.

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

It may seem that way, but this build is quite small. the amount of free space isn't enough to fit a funko pop.

At one stage there was a plan to put an aqua computer fan controller in that space, but cost and it being totally unnecessary cancelled that plan.

If i ever need extra storage space I will stick a couple of SSDs on that back wall behind the pump.

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Radox. Thanks!

The cables are from Ensourced. 24-pin is Charcoal grey - Silver - Light grey x3 - Silver - Charcoal grey x6

Comment reply on smallyun6868's Completed Build: Louqe ghost s1 full custom loop

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Very military looking.

2 X 240 rads with 3 120 fans?

What rpm you run the fans at to achieve the 61C max temp on GPU?

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

War tank or fish tank? :D

Comment reply on AnthonyRGenova's Completed Build: Mini Gaming PC

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Entire case smaller than GPU box. Lol

Comment reply on sobo5's Completed Build: Meshify C Water-Cooled Build

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya... those G3's are notorious for being loud. I went with the seasonic prime and its whisper silent.

Great looking build.

Comment reply on Asteg12's Completed Build: First Build

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed. Good attention to detail

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. I built an air-cooled system in the case initially as this is my only pc. I then mocked up the blocks/tubing and did measurements. Using that info I worked with them to plan the route of the loop. A few back and forth with autocad designs later we agreed and they made it to spec. This was the phase I was most worried about, but everything went smoothly the first time!

The same can be said for the top and front reservoirs.

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

:-) Its the plain ole Karlby counter top from Ikea

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks! I just might!

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha... ikr. Got them from a vendor at the Saturday Market downtown Portland. I can dig up the info if you like.

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

PC building is truly art and a personal expression. As you can see I'm a simple person. Small case, straight lines, no lights, silent.... but deadly.

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 5 points

Haha... this made my day. Thank you very much Jhard

Comment reply on Ransakked's Completed Build: Project Tuxedo

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. I almost went with the Ncase myself, but i wanted more room for watercooling.

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: My first build - Skylake Gaming PC

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The 29" 2560x1080 has a PPI of 95. Thats high enough not to see any pixelation.

You can have 2 full sized webpages opened side-by-side. This has quickly become something I can't live without. Text size is what is normal of any 1080P monitor. Think of the 29" 21:9 as a 23" 1080p monitor with an extra 33% width.

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: My first build - Skylake Gaming PC

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I've played project cars and NFS 2016 on it so far. The 970 is sufficient to get a locked 60fps on both games on max settings. Both games have good 21:9 support, except for the odd menu screens and cut scenes that are stuck in 16:9. The wider field of view is great, especially for in-car view, which is my default.

As far as the monitor itself, it has been really good. Almost 0 back-light bleed, and its very bright.... maybe overly bright for my dark room. I have the brightness set at 5%.

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: My first build - Skylake Gaming PC

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh. and Im from the Caribbean... so ambient temps are 28-34C

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: My first build - Skylake Gaming PC

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

YouTube tutorials FTW

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: My first build - Skylake Gaming PC

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx dude

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: My first build - Skylake Gaming PC

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The H110 is definitely overkill for the mild overclock. The Corsair AF140 works magic on the rad.... I know I know, it says AF and what you want is Sp... but I saw Jays2cents used the AF140 on skunkworks and I messaged him about it. Sure enough its silent and effective.

The case itself has amazing airflow. 2x AF140 intake at the front, 1x AF140 rear exit and 2 x AF140 out the top in pull configuration. Using the Bios settings I was able to set a positive case pressure that also keeps things very silent and cool.

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: My first build - Skylake Gaming PC

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Im more interested in the board partner releases. So far the MSI product has been solid.

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: My first build - Skylake Gaming PC

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, it would be pretty hopeless to try a return, and honestly im not interested in returning. I like my 970. When I do upgrade, it will be for something to handle 4k.... so monitor, gpu and maybe some more RAM.

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: My first build - Skylake Gaming PC

  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

LOL. It took me 15 minutes of gaming on this beast to start looking down on all that use console.

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: My first build - Skylake Gaming PC

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. I easily get 60+fps in everything played at max settings/ 2560x1080. The only game that brought me down so far was witcher 3. Avg was high 40s, but never dipped below 35.

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: My first build - Skylake Gaming PC

  • 38 months ago
  • 5 points

I agree, the newer pascal is better. I've been following their release closely. I knew Nvidia were going to announce the newer cards in a few months, but I made the calculated decision to stick with the 970. I knew my budget wasn't going to allow proper 4k/1440 gaming. So I centered the build around getting 60+fps on a 1080 platform. Eventually when ultrawide 4k is a thing, I'll rock sli 1080s.

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