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Parvum Experience

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by orbitalwalsh, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Smffy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 4, 2015

    Posts: 1,597

    Location: London

    I've said this before but would be brilliant if someone released some open source case plans which you simply find an acrylic cutter (of which there are many) to get the panels made. I'm too clueless at 3D design to do it though...

    Custom vendors are a nice thing but not if there take forever, my experience of Hex Gear was also terrible I have to say. 2 months to even get a refund, and only then because I escalated it in PayPal (they still waited until the very last day to respond). Fingers crossed though, they might see all this and bump yours up the queue ;)
     
  2. HoneyBadger

    Wise Guy

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    I believe Hexgear do this
     
  3. orbitalwalsh

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 1, 2015

    Posts: 2,016

    Perfect solution would be to have an in-browser editor to allow you to mock up simple edits or colour patterns instead of having to wait for it all to be marked up and rendered.

    I can see mine isn't as complex as a lot of custom builds nor falls into a simple change. Guessing raising the Mobo location has to be marked out on two panels as as well as window on the rear but PSU being moved up to the top as well as 2x 120mm fans at the bottom would be pretty simple.

    Mobo tray may also be split into two parts, having it all clear would have to make sure every cable is perfect and i'll be having a 2nd born around the time so screw that haha, would be half clear half frosted
     
  4. orbitalwalsh

    Wise Guy

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    right, 11 days from last communication with them about idea for middle section with "due course for render" and 6 days from my last email asking about ETA for renders or line-sketch.

    Still holidays down north of Scotland so will drop a message tomorrow.

    Still holding fire with any judgments as its only been 14 days since payment and was given 30 day lead way time for standard cases/ small modification "as a rule" . Come 30 days without a render or solid deadline will have to pull the pull, Case potentially waiting in Taiwan which looks ugly but does the job...ish lol

    hoping my experience will helps others in future :)
     
  5. HoneyBadger

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    Keep us posted!
     
  6. JR23

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 25, 2011

    Posts: 349

    Location: CLASSIFIED

    Can you pay for an OrionX with paypal?

    JR
     
  7. orbitalwalsh

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 1, 2015

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    Good news, seems render is underway :)
    Easier to contact through another forum .
    Should be easier to keep sponsors sweet for the time being :D
     
  8. OJ46

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 22, 2015

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    Location: Wales

    I used a modified Parvum case for the first time for the current build and must say I'm extremely happy with it. There were a few hiccups along the way mainly due to lack of communication regarding the time the renders and cut would actually take (as said a few times previously, it would be better if the guys were 100% honest when you order that it could take a few months...) but the finished case was more than worth the wait.

    Apart from the delays I found them great to deal with and wouldn't hesitate to use them again (if they can put up with me!). I know with sponsors to keep happy it's a bit more awkward for you having pressure to hit deadlines, but as a normal customer I will just order the next case a bit further in advance if adding any custom work. :)
     
  9. orbitalwalsh

    Wise Guy

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    having better communication using forums then actual email haha

    but first renders


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    Dark parts might to highlight which parts are Clear Frosted. Im thinking back panel needs to be framed like the front?

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  10. HoneyBadger

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    Looks good!
     
  11. orbitalwalsh

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    :D

    thinking side panel needs to either ditch the frosted frame, or the back panel needs one to match. Im thinking no frames for frameless look
     
  12. HoneyBadger

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    Either will no doubt look amazing, I'm a bit more old school so prefer the framed edges!
     
  13. orbitalwalsh

    Wise Guy

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    cable management will be a b***h
     
  14. Blackjack Davy

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    I've got an acrylic side window for my corsair case it was custom made ordered via somewhere I'm probably not allowed to mention but one of those sites that specialise in custom modification for PCs. Anyway it took absolutely ages at least 3 months. Even they admitted it was taking forever they were getting them shipped from some cutter in the US and I think they waited until they had a minimum number of orders before sending them an order.

    Anyway I guess I'm saying that unlike big manufacturers with a production line and products already boxed and on shelves these small vendors basically make them to order and well, dont' expect anything in a hurry.
     
  15. orbitalwalsh

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    Must admit, after finding it easier to communicate via a forum, been smooth sailing
     
  16. rjk

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    I would reserve judgement until you have a case in your possession.

    A friend of mine paid them for a custom case when I worked at OcUK.

    I left over a year ago.

    he still doesn't have his case.
     
  17. orbitalwalsh

    Wise Guy

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    Just relaying my experiences as it goes along. Seems it's all been mapped out with second render. Now to making and receiving . No ETA yet but will comment here on all communication
     
  18. 1nfamous

    OcUK Staff

    Joined: May 10, 2013

    Posts: 98

    Are you on about mine? Waiting until can be arsed going round joe's tbh. Even when I do I'll probably just spend the day making his doggo go mental at socks
     


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