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PARVUM LIGHTNING
« on: 26-July-15, 10:29:30 »



Hello everyone! I'm extremely excited to be starting another personal project, as most of you  will know since Chocolate Box I have been collaborating with Parvum Sytems on their rig building exploits. Over that time I've developed a wide array of new techniques and gained a huge insight into how Parvum design and manufacture their cases. Consequently rather than being a descendant of an existing case this will be a scratch build designed specifically to accommodate the hardware being used, while no doubt elegantly incorporating some custom watercooling epicness.

I think the theme has probably been given away by the title at this point so I will leave the specs until a little later in the project. This is something i've been planning for quite a while now, long before I started working at Parvum. After expressing my love for MSI's Lightning series it has quickly snowballed into reality, I suppose we better take a look at what arrived in the mail last week...





As those of your familiar with Lightnings will know the packaging and accessories are on another level to just about every GPU in existence. It's great to see an extended LN2 heatsink for the power circuitry and a slick black SLI bridge although I doubt that I will be needing either of those.





Here comes the main event...



...the classic Lightning Tri-Frozr







But wait, wots that m9's...



...lets take a closer look



GTX 780Ti LIGHTNING confirmed. One of only 12 engineering samples produced before MSI cancelled their plans to retail the card.



But as they say Lightning doesn't strike twice...





...it hits 4 times!





So much Power circuitry, (14+3)x4.





What else could follow up that monumental show of prowess from MSI, nothing less their flagship overclocking board the X99A XPOWER AC.









Tease much?



The shear amount of accessories was overwhelming, even a pen drive in there somewhere.











I suppose we ought to take a look at the board then.









Should be plenty of PCIe to go around.



MSI's 2011-3 socket, now with added pins.











Black and yellow, black and yellow, black and yellow...





Massive thanks to MSI for making this happen and releasing some of the coolest Lightning cards ever built into the wild, let alone 1/3 of them.

Perhaps its now obvious why I will be designing a case from scratch, as a Parvum of the required magnitude doesn't yet exist. A substantial amount of progress has already been made on that front and i'm looking forward to presenting some renders very soon.

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Re: PARVUM LIGHTNING
« Reply #1 on: 26-July-15, 18:54:09 »

It's really nice colour matching and high-end configuration, can't wait to see more detail of your mod!!
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« Reply #2 on: 27-July-15, 16:33:05 »



Well it's been a long day of refinements and rendering but I can now present the case to be used for PARVUM LIGHTNING, codename 'JR1.0'



While it may seem very similar to the ATX case used for PARVUM KRAIT beyond the initial aesthetic similarities they don't have much in common. This is quite a lot bigger weighing in at 606mm (L) x 540mm (H) x 360mm (W)



The interior has been kept very clean by implementing several techniques tried and tested on SENESCENTIS. The motherboard will be set into the midwall without the use of standoffs and similarly the GPU's will have their IO plate removed entirely.



This ethos continues onto the exterior where through the use of a triple layer rear panel most of the graphics card IO will be hidden and the majority of screws will be covered. Leaving just 4 displayports and the motherboard IO on display.



Seeing as the space is available and the quad Lightnings have potential to be exceptionally power hungry room has been made for two ATX PSU's.



JR1.0 is currently being graced with MSI's OC logo however there are some blank spaces scattered around begging for some inlay details.



To complement the substantial power delivery it's only fitting that the case accommodate some serious cooling hardware. There is room for 3 60mm thick 480mm radiators, 3 140mm intake fans and a pair of D5's.





I've no idea what this blanking plate in the floor is in aid of, you'll have to stay tuned and see ;)



Just to give a sense of scale here is JR1.0 alongside an R1.0, VEER1.0, X1.0 and S2.0.



I think now your all up to speed with where I am at with the case, further refinements will be made as the hardware is finalized but it's nearing it's final form after several iterations and tweaks. Thanks for all of your support so far, I really appreciate all your views and comments at this early stage.

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« Reply #3 on: 28-July-15, 15:15:55 »



Today i've been busy modelling how the pass through floor panel could work, although as of yet I don't know the exact position of many of the ports, I was just trying to make sure that I could fit in all of the hardware i've been thinking about. A little extra width in the case may well make things easier but it looks like there will be room for dual loops.



Having experimented at Parvum layering up different types of acrylic I was disappointed with the contrast of having frosted clear over black acetal and yellow coolant. It looked rather washed out against the harsh contrast of black and yellow acrylic.

Laying polished clear acrylic over coolant looked phenomenal but was rather too revealing of what else lay beneath. Also the inherent reflections and dust of having an entire polished acrylic floor I just didn't want to think about. So it was time to break out some creativity to retain the harsh black and yellow contrast while adding some showy custom watercooling.



For now at least i'm planning to have two sheets of 10mm clear, the lower with coolant channels and o-ring grooves cut into it and the upper with a positive version of the channel left behind.



These two pieces will be screwed together firmly sandwiching an o-ring to seal the channels. Following that another negative cut from 5mm black acrylic will be inlayed over the top sitting flush with the raised channels.



Finally the fittings can be threaded into the 10mm middle layer of acrylic. This must have enlarged raised ends so the fittings can seal against that rather than the black. 



I don't know exactly what style of run i'll make with the coolant however it will most likely be too dense to achieve a straight line between every fitting. That still leaves a lot of options to have varying width channels with 90° or 45° bends, that will have to wait until all of the ports can be accurately positioned.

I really must add some drain ports to the underside too.







Although barely visible in this render that is really what I was aiming for with this part. It isn't a mad crazy water thing screaming for attention and visual hierarchy but just a slick implementation to allow for some very clean tubing to each of the components. There is plenty of time for showing off on imersa's builds :D.



Having said that, when it catches the hypothetical digital light...



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Re: PARVUM LIGHTNING
« Reply #4 on: 03-August-15, 18:10:06 »

i do love the design of drain ports on the underside.
interesting and cute.
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Re: PARVUM LIGHTNING
« Reply #5 on: 20-August-15, 05:59:42 »

wow the super high end gear!

for lightening and xpower!
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« Reply #6 on: 23-August-15, 08:49:28 »

wow!! MSI yellow theme= the most powerful MB/VGA in the world, can't wait to your final update.
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« Reply #7 on: 24-August-15, 08:24:51 »

Amazing hardware and cutting skill!
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« Reply #8 on: 26-August-15, 00:39:03 »

High-end MB/VGA with the outstanding modding design!!
Cant wait to see the performance.
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« Reply #9 on: 10-September-15, 03:01:31 »

new lightning!!!! already available.! wanna to see the actual card. looks really beautiful and well equipment.!
i guess oveclocker will like it
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« Reply #10 on: 17-October-15, 08:21:29 »



Finally I have managed to scrape together 4 GTX780 Lightning blocks! from retailers that I never knew existed in various corners of Europe.   ...yes I do know this is only 3, I may have got impatient and installed one already ^_^



Also just a couple of other things from EK.





Quite possibly not enough fittings, because, you can't have enough fittings!





Impatience struck for a second time and I may have unboxed everything without taking any pictures along the way.



...because Acetal.







EK, how did you know, all of my favourites <3







Just because they weren't quite black enough already I also got some cover kits for the D5's to make them extra clean.









I was really torn whether to use a power delivery block on the motherboard or not. On the one hand I wanted it to be as extreme as possible but retaining the XPOWER identity was also really important to me.



Luckily this revision allowed half of the stock heatsink to be refitted. Although it doesn't make contact with any components visually it completes the board for me.









I'm really pleased with how balanced the board looks with the blocks fitted, it will be orientated in the build as it is here inverted. I've consciously kept the EK logo's upside down so the board as a whole looks right. I won't invert every logo in the build, but to me this just seems right.







Huge thanks to EKWB! I can't wait to get all 4 Lightnings blocked up.

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« Reply #11 on: 17-October-15, 08:25:58 »



It's awesome to have Noctua on board with Parvum Lightning, their logo looks right at home on the banner. Since experiencing the iPPC on project Chocolate Box I have been totally in love with their no-compromise way of doing things. I can't wait!

The time has come for the Lightnings to part ways with their Tri-Frozr coolers, i've finally found 4 blocks from far away corners of the world... Italy, Germany and Stoke-o.. Newcastle-under-Lyme. :p  I was impatient and already blocked one card which is just as well as they are enormous.











With them all stripped back it's time to reflect on the epicness of a GK110-425-B1 on a Lightning PCB.









Each of the backplates had to have the holes opened out to fit EK's larger 3mm screws, I had contemplated switching backplates, they aren't as clean looking as I would typically like. However the Lightning identity was something that can't be taken away, the blue LED's scattered through the power delivery are an awesome touch. I can't wait to see how they illuminate between each block, especially as they are right over the nickel plate.





Now there are four again, all dat power!





Hey XPOWER, I see you down there.













Suddenly the motherboard doesn't look very significant in magnitude!











Loved this update, there is something crazy and overkill about Quad-SLI that can't be equaled. Seeing all of the EK parts married together in such proximity is phenomenal, their fittings really stand out being consistent in diameter and knurling across the entire selection I have.

Just a few more parts to find and it will be time to make progress on the case :)

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« Reply #12 on: 27-October-15, 18:18:39 »



I don't think this update is going to need many words, some hardware just speaks for itself!











Come on, you didn't think there was just one F12 now did you :p













Some matching iPPC's that are just a little bigger and a little more airflow orientated too...



























Huge thanks to Noctua for making this update so epic! I know their support is rather uncommon for a project of this nature, which makes it even more special. I'm sure a few of you are already thinking that yellow and brown, might not be the best combination of colours, well me too. Despite my love of Noctua brown this will be addressed, you'll just have to stay tuned!

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« Reply #13 on: 31-October-15, 10:39:22 »



Another piece of the enourmous E-ATX puzzle that is Lightning arrived this week and oh boy does it fit in with the uncompromised overkill ethos that has been going on so far. POWER!





MOAR POWER!



Yep, you saw that right, 3000 watts of Strider.





I was quite surprised to see a cheeky little 140mm fan filter which actually might come in handy for daily use.



This is how you know when some serious current is being discussed, C19 FTW!





Hmmmm..... Silverstone pinout <3





I was also shocked to see they didn't have the traditional black Strider paint, instead a far more textured durable anthracite. The feels are epic. It's also pretty small for a 1500W PSU, Silverstone must of learned a lot from their mighty SFX endeavors.





Neat little covers too, this thing was just littered with lovely and yet very practical surprises.







Should be enough connectors. I can't wait to populate ALL of the PCIe blocks.







Big thanks to Silverstone Technology for providing these epic new Striders and keeping the overkill train rolling!

I'm sorry if you feel like this has been yet another unboxing post, but when the hardware is this awesome I can't help it! Digital work will be finalized very soon once i've decided on which 480mm radiators I will be using. And after that cutting will start, I just wanted everything to hand so no space is wasted in the final revision of the case and everything can flow together neatly. Although the monstrous difference in size and shear number of components may make it appear otherwise i'm actually taking a very similar approach to Chocolate Box. There is a full sheet of 5mm yellow and a small piece of 3mm frosted slate grey perspex standing by at Parvum HQ, once i'm ready the custom fun and games will begin.

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« Reply #14 on: 07-November-15, 07:04:11 »

Whoaaaa that is amazing rig, mate :D Congrats for your new rig, can't wait to see how it looks after assembling those Monster's ^_^
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Re: PARVUM LIGHTNING
« Reply #15 on: 30-November-15, 04:55:28 »



After several days of finalizing the 3d models now most of the parts are here it was time to start cutting the case!



Whats this? :p



You really can't have enough drain ports...



...or a big enough window.





We got very close to losing the edge of a panel trying to squeeze this huge irregular case onto a sheet of black.



No idea what this was about.



Aquaero mounting in the midwall taking shape.





Much power, much Lightning!





I guess it's difficult to tell, even if the photographs were in full colour that this is a frosted grey sheet, kinda like the Shade 19 of acrylic. Also trying out countersunk everything for the first time including all of the PSU mountings and rather unorthodox GPU mounting interface.



That's all of the acrylic cutting we found time for and we're now waiting on the 5mm yellow to arrive, luckily in the mean time some lovely toys arrived for me to play with!





I've been excited for a long time to get my hands on an M.2, the prospect of RAID0 speeds with no wires or extra things to mount is insane and thankfully we no longer have to suffer green PCB's.







No idea what these tiny chips do but they sure look like they mean business and the size really is astounding.















Very happy with how it looks on the board and I can't wait to see how it performs even though it will most likely be held back by the PCIe lanes. According to the motherboard manual the cards will be able to run at PCIe3.0 x16, x8, x8, x8 while the M.2 still has PCIe2.0 x2 directly from the chipset, which should still make it a decent amount faster than SATA III.

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« Reply #16 on: 13-December-15, 17:52:47 »



Just a baby update with some more kit from EKWB. Three of their recent CoolStream XE radiators, i've noticed them dominating a fair few performance charts and they certainly look the part too.



Quad rad for quad SLI, that's a thing right? Just incase it's not a thing the 4 Lightnings will have two XE 480's in their loop.







Loving a little more of the new packaging and definitely the detailing on the rads. The paint finish is more durable than i've seen on other CoolStreams, handling them without gloves is now a possibility, excellent.







I thought I would try the F12's on for size... 16 screws later....



Popped one on without the corners just for comparison too, still smart but a little incomplete without them, don't fear Noctua have a solution for this compromise between brown and acoustic performance and it's inbound!





Still a great classy look, if it wasn't for a yellow build I would be ecstatically pleased with that! 



Tomorrow i'm going back to Parvum HQ to finish the rest of the case and collect another HyperX filled package! Can't wait to start putting this together.

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« Reply #17 on: 13-December-15, 17:53:19 »



Hey guys, something a little different in the form of a video update, rather than another series of machining pictures I decided to get some footage while the CNC was doing it's thing in Parvum HQ! My friend kindly edited them into an epic montage along with some pictures from the next update.



Right now I am flat out working on this project and as insomnia is so close (10th Dec) it's unlikely I will be making any big picture based updates until the weekend. So far all is going well despite running out of fittings and the immense amount of sleeving to get done.

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« Reply #18 on: 13-December-15, 17:54:14 »



Well this is a weirdly difficult update to make, with insomnia closing in immensely fast last week making posts or even taking photographs was impossible for me if I was going to get it finished on time. Consequently the log will have to be slightly unorthodox, the build was completed last Thursday, but the 3 days of sleeving, day of tubing and 2 days of assembly will have to go undocumented. 

I'll show everything I never had chance to post a week ago now and then try to show how it all went together in the coming days. I haven't had much chance to consider how i'll do the final photographs just yet but it's epic size is going to warrant a different approach!



The first few photographs are from cutting the pass through plate, here you can just catch a glimpse of the tool making o-ring channels. As they require the finest tolerance they are cut first any mistakes here could cost the part so getting it out of the way before investing further machine time makes sense.





Next the areas covered by the black shroud were cleared as they were also depth critical, this part forms the lid sealing the pass through channels and accepting the fittings for the loop.







The tricky parts went well, especially considering how big these parts are.



Following that all of the holes and countersinks were drilled in both the lid and block itself.







Cutting the coolant channels was a comparatively quick task for the 6mm tool.



That just left the final cut out of the sheet and the large 11.7mm holes later to be threaded with 1/4" BSPF. Plenty of drain ports were added to the block itself, running pastel yellow I didn't want to take any chances!









With all of the machining on the block complete it was time for a little inlay work. It would of been rude not addorn the symmetrical roof panel with MSI's impossibly delicate Lightning logo.







Lots and lots of hand finishing on the block tapping the tiny 6-32 UNC holes.







After days and days of waiting and eventually impatiently delivering the gloss yellow acrylic to Parvum HQ myself the 3 accents were cut, waiting for this really held up the build and put an insane amount of pressure on the final week.





With just 6 days remaining until insomnia the case was finally completed!





Once I got home the first task was to finish, assemble and test the pass-through block. After tapping the 1/4" BSPF ports into both plates a lot of o-ring cord and a lot of screws were called for.





Lots and lots of drain ports, 9 should be sufficient!







Just a little teaser as the motherboard went in, bolted straight through both 5mm midwalls.



I was quite anxious to see that the GPU mounting was succesful so that was the first thing to be tested once the case was assembled. Luckily they aligned perfectly and each of the 4 cards was secured in place by an M3 and 4x 2BA screws which threaded into the ports. A unique approach that really paid off, the cards sit beautifully true within the case and it looks extremely clean with no IO plates from the rear, just the DP's have been left exposed.



Well that pretty much gets you guys up to the 6th December and buys me some time to figure out the next update where it goes from parts to completely finished and tested! :D

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« Reply #19 on: 18-December-15, 16:47:48 »



As LIGHTNING is just a little on the large side it will probably be a little while before I can get final photographs taken, I just need to find a big enough space to light and photograph it, then make sure there is two people present at all times just to move it and get all of the equipment to hand! For those who didn't make it to insomnia I came across these pics on the multiplay flickr, I did take some myself but with someone else's camera, when I find them i'll upload them.











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« Reply #20 on: 21-December-15, 10:05:37 »



I suppose the time has come to stop with the teasing and take some photographs myself outside of the incredibly warm lighting of the NEC. I'll try to cover some of the details missed between the last update and the build being completed without revealing everything to you guys just yet. Not that I don't want to show everything now but I don't want overlook the 6 days of insane paced work and getting something this big into neutral surroundings is quite challenging.



Most of my time went into sleeving the two immense PSU's, a 24-pin, 8x 8-pin PCIe, 8-pin EPS, 4-pin EPS, Auxillary PCIe molex and all of the annoying little cables needed for an Aquaero 6 with 15 fans were made entirely from scratch in the space of 3 days. They are all 3.1mm OD 16 AWG PVC insulated wire, black under the black and grey sleeve and yellow under the yellow. All of the little supplies came from Shakmods, Teleios sleeving from E22 and tri-rated wire from RS-Online.



To keep all of the cables in shape without lacing or combs the holes in the motherboard tray were all cut the perfect size and spacing for ATX spec connectors. Originally I had planned to cut individual holes however the OD of 16AWG sleeved wire is too big and there is no chance they will fit past each other anyway. Each cable was assembled in position and the tolerances worked out just right such that the cables hold neatly but aren't damaged by the sharp edges.



Noctua very kindly sent some (well 120!) press samples of their new Chromax vibration dampening corners and mounts. For the radiator fans I went with the extremely vibrant yellow and in the front panel where the A14's are set against a gloss yellow panel I opted for black to maintain the harsh contrast. They give a great functional accent to the fans really setting off the Neutral all black iPPC's. 



Aside the physical assembly the other main time consuming process was bending all of the acrylic tubing. I used Shakmods 10/12mm Crystal Clear tube which was incredibly well priced (check out the 10m pack UK guys!) the quality was great and it took the heat very nicely making it quite straightforward to achieve incredibly consistent bends. I used monsoon mandrels and primochill bending cord. I find it's very helpful to have multiple bending cords just incase the tolerances between silicon and ID don't match up, to get a parallel bend without any flat spots or kinks it needs to be a tight fit.





HyperX also kindly set two 4x4GB Predator kits, rated at 3000C15, incredibly as soon as LIGHTNING booted for the first time all 32GB fired straight up at it's optimal XMP of 3000MHz. Although that may have something to do with the 4.5GHz i7-5960X OCUK lent to me for insomnia.





Thanks for all your kind comments everywhere guys, it's been a busy few weeks but i'll try to respond to everyone now I have a little PC time with my own rig again. In the next update I shall get someone to help turn it around and show you some details in the back!

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« Reply #21 on: 16-January-16, 03:41:40 »



Although Lightning is complete and running much post arrived from afar, what could it be?







Time for Filco.





But also from Washington state USA, lots and lots of Signature Plastics DSA PBT keycaps.



Although I got lots of spares i'd already figured out exactly what layout I was going for to complement the build.









I'm not sure I actually wanted MX-Blues however the board came with 3 tiny blue LED's which pleases me greatly. I already have MX-Reds and MX-Greens, I don't like MX-Blacks so it seemed like a logical choice.





Really very pleased with how everything looks together!



Hopefully soon a very swaggy Filco cable will arrive from Pexon sleeved in the same black teleios as the build and my plans shall be complete :eek:

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« Reply #22 on: 16-January-16, 03:42:10 »



Another little detail on Lightning to be addressed was the SLI bridge, the motherboard didn't come with a quad bridge and we had just been using a plain black PCB style one and so decided to make a cover. 'LIGHTNING' or the jet would have been way too small on a bridge but the 'OC' logo had just the right amount of detail.



Obviously it had to be an inlay, just like on the front of the case the yellow piece is chamfered on both edges and stands slightly proud of black as it appears to in MSI's graphics.



Each piece is an individual piece of acrylic with the inner OC being held in it's original place. The reverse is area cleared so that the bridge sits inside it and the PCB edges aren't exposed.



All assembled together.



It looks very at home with the motherboards original accessories.





But even more so mounted to the Lightnings.



Hopefully over the weekend I have another little job to do so that the Aquaero heatsink can be fitted to my weird mountings without removing it from the case and then it will be ready for final pictures.

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« Reply #23 on: 17-January-16, 10:04:18 »



Just realized this picture was absent from the build log...



...and this one too.



I guess you could say that was a teaser, getting very ready for the final pictures now.

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« Reply #24 on: 30-January-16, 09:49:05 »



I got another small little task out of the way yesterday, the way I had mounted the Aquaero 6 in order hide hide screw heads in the front meant that the heatsink wouldn't fit.





Although it's not really needed to dissipate heat unlike on the Aquaero 5 it does look really clean so I wanted to find a way I could still fit it. The main issue was that the standoffs couldn't sit up to the PCB where i'd put nuts so I milled them all off flush with the heatsink.









It wasn't worth attacking them with any serious precision as they will no longer touch against anything hence I just end milled them off by eye with a small mill which cut really nice and didn't mark the rest of the part during the process.









It fits really neatly onto the Aquaero and makes it look a lot neater hiding the inside face of the connectors from view. At the moment it's just resting in place but i've ordered some adhesive thermal pads as used on memory to hold it in place.







Just a quick check to see all the fans are still operational after rummaging around with cables, all looking good :)



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Re: PARVUM LIGHTNING
« Reply #25 on: 01-February-16, 11:08:27 »



Just one more little detail to address was the very stock Filco USB cable so I ordered a dank one sleeved in black Teleios from Pexon PC's. With lots of options to choose from I figured this would best match the build and the keyboard.









Fitting it was a bit too awkward to photograph as my Filco didn't want to split completely in half, rather than scratching the front edge trying to get it to unclip I just gently slid the cable in from the back edge.







Top work from team Pexon! I'm really enjoying using this keyboard and i'm glad that I went for MX-blues the light tactility is well suited to my mashing style. I've started to use Lightning a little with a 32" 4k IPS AOC and GTA V is looking absolutely epic although something isn't getting on with Windows 10 and causing occasional freezes in game. It's got a few shows to attend over the coming weeks, one quite close to our friends studio so final photographs have been put on hold until then, i'll make sure to get lots of teasers at LSUCS LAN and PC Gamer Weekender though!

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Re: PARVUM LIGHTNING
« Reply #26 on: 15-February-16, 10:26:01 »



LIGHTNING, αclass and I just got back home from an awesome weekend at LSUCS Charity LAN 56. Much chocolate was consumed, chats were had and rather un-ordinarily multiplayer games were played with other people actually present!







After an initial and expected battle with Windows 10, which still thinks it knows best about drivers, both rigs ran very well. AOC kindly sent Parvum a few samples from their awesome IPS range so I picked out my favorite the 32" 4k to take along and stress LIGHTNING with but quite frankly the shear number of pixels was no match for 4 GK110-4250-B1's. GTA V looked epic as always and I also played some Vanishing of Ethan Carter for the UE4 greatness as well as my all time favorite LAN title Unigine Valley.

agar.io also very good at 4k!





Also I got a little more accustomed to my new Filco making a few forum posts and totally not having a Fast and Furious related meme war. As well as the Filco I tried out my gift from OCUK, the steelseries black and yellow thingy's. While less comfortable and pleasurable than my Beyers they are much better suited to the LAN environment than a condenser mic and open backs. :)







On the way home I managed to fit both rigs in my car although with no room left for monitors I may need to re-think my LAN setup for longer distances and maybe not take two giant ATX rigs. It was great fun and I can't wait for the next event!

JR
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