Welcome to day two of our Insomnia coverage.
There is a lot of work to be done when customising any case to your specifications. Although you can just take a stock case and fill it full of lights, it's nice for the whole system to match. That usually means painting/powder-coating your case and even then if you require a custom window or sponsor logo then so much work is necessary it becomes almost pointless to start with something finished and mod it. Wouldn't it be great if you could just have it how you wanted from the start?
Enter Parvum Systems who can truly bring you whatever your imagination can come up with. Utilising acrylic, some high-end tools and incredibly passionate staff the world truly can be your oyster. We have a couple of their cases to show you today which should give you an idea of the immense skill and possibilities available to you.
When you see this ROG logo the penny starts to drop. This is no ordinary company and you're not limited to what can be done with a Dremel and a month of your life. It's gorgeous.
The internals are well chosen too. Red and white is a rare combination and we think it looks exceptional here. Enough window to emphasise your artistic gifts without making it difficult to hide the more boring parts of a rig.
This is only the start though. The next one is even better.
Parvum Nitrix Umbrella
If the ROG logo on the previous case whetted your appetite, the Resident Evil inspired Umbrella case is staggering. In fact we'd go so far as to say it's so brilliant that we think the future will definitely be acrylic rather than metal. It would take you longer than the lifetime of your chosen components to get a similar effect out of a regular aluminium case. Parvum Systems are making a massive statement that's impossible to ignore.
From every angle the theme is clearly demonstrated and the workmanship flawless. You aren't limited to just looking at it from the windowed side as we usually are. Any and all angles are beautiful. It's so liberating.
There is a regularly used maxim that things always look better in the flesh than they do in photographs. Anyone who has seen a supercar or supermodel in person will know what we mean. So imagine how outstanding this case looks when it's in front of you rather than in pictures. Get your thinking caps on and get them to bring your dreams to life.
No we couldn't resist another photo of the lady cosplaying Jill Valentine.
XSPC with Cooler Miester
XSPC are one of our favourite suppliers of water-cooling hardware, and they have a big presence at Insomnia courtesy of the absolute legend that is Cooler Miester from Cooler Cases. His work has been the stuff of dreams for many of us. If they did posters of his work we'd have them on our bedroom wall. It's hard to know what is more jaw-dropping in this picture. Is it the gorgeous red case with beautifully plumbed cooling, or is it the "one of only four in the world" 1TB Kingston Predator Data Traveller?
We'll leave it up to you which you prefer. The concept of a thumb-drive costing well north of a thousand pounds still leaves us shaking our head, but we know the performance from our review. The system it's alongside is always eye-catching though.
Speaking of which, the XSPC branded blue number is even nicer. With them side by side we kept expecting a light-cycle battle to emerge.
We can't recall seeinbg a system with such bright bluelighting. It's eye-popping. Although the lighting is dark to enhance the lighting effect, the detail touches are exquisite. Sure they might not all be visible here, but then it's a great excuse to get yourself there and see them in person. Photos just don't do either the blue one here, or the red one above, justice.
So that's our news from day two at Insomnia. Let us know what you think in our forums, and we'd also be interested in what you'd like to see Parvum Systems build for you.