Description

A few years ago, I was in another country and couldn't play any games (for 3 years)... When I came back to Canada (Quebec), I decided it was time to upgrade my gaming computer. I had a Q6600 with a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT. The first thing I did was to upgrade the GPU with a R9 270X but I was still unhappy. I could still play my favorite game (TF2), but it was a little bit laggy with others like CoD Ghost (which we know is the most optimized game ever).

After seeing a few amazing custom builds, I decided to start my own project. At first, I wanted to go with a mITX with a Caselabs S3. I loved Snef's Purple Chimera and really wanted to go with that case. After a few researches, I found it was quite hard and expensive to get a Caselabs in QC... The project that really pushed me to build my own computer was the Titanfall project by Jameswalt1. Then, one day, I found an amazing deal on a UK website for the Parvum Systems S2 case and decided to jump in the water.

Long story short, I have almost completed my first build and wanted to show you what I had done.

The case is a Parvum Systems S2.

Build Log: http://www.overclock.net/t/1500433/build-log-parvum-systems-s2-project-orange-horizon

New update: I just bought a Vortex Pok3r and a Corsair M65

Next upgrade (probably next year): - Get another GTX 780TI - Change monitor (currently a Samsung T220) - Add another 500GB SSD as raid 1

Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 23 points

Dude this PC is pure eye candy! but remember if you want 1+ you have to also make a sweet description

  • 63 months ago
  • 4 points

Done!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Welp, hope you get lots of karma :)

This is a awesome build looks like you spent a lot of time, money and planning on it.

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

Indeed, I have spent more than I budgeted. I'll wait a few months for an upgrade. I want to buy another GTX 780TI (when price goes down) and another SSD 500GB that I'll put in raid 1 and re-organize slightly the tube routing when I SLI the GPUs

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey dude i like your build and you put so much work into it!!!! I was wondering how you liked this processor??? I was thinking of getting this Processor but dont know if it is the right choice. Things i do on my computer: Video edit, multitask, Music Production, SchoolWork and Gaming as well. Also i like to have alot of programs open. Do you think this cpu would be good for my tastes??? By the Way i like to overclock too to get extra perfromance or should i save up a bit and go for the 4790k later???

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm really happy with the i5. I do only play games with this build and I haven't encountered any problems.

I believe the i7 is better for video edit & multitask because they require multiple threads to do the work. That being said, it doesn't mean the i5 wouldn't work for you. I guess it would take more time to fulfill the different tasks. Unfortunately, I don't know if it would take seconds, minutes or more hours to complete... For gaming, you don't necessary need hyper-threading so an i5 is perfect.

I'm not a CPU guru so I'm not really sure if I can provide more information!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

With what you do, it would be much more worthwhile to go for the 4790K. It is built more for editing, and it could more than handle any game that gets thrown at it. Or, if you do heavy editing, you could go for the 6700K, which is basically the same thing, just a little more powerful. Sorry if this got replied to a little late :P

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  • 63 months ago
  • 14 points

This is... wow.

Just.

Wow.

+1

  • 63 months ago
  • 6 points

I like the case and the orange colour scheme. +1

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you!

  • 63 months ago
  • 5 points

This is a work of art! I honestly think I'd have a difficult time convincing my mom this is actually a computer, amazing job!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

This was my goal. I was aiming at something completely different that wouldn't look like a computer. Thank you!

  • 63 months ago
  • 4 points

Ermahgurd.

  • 63 months ago
  • 4 points

Dude if i could upvote this 1000 times, i probably would. Unfortunately i can only do it once. D; Gorgeous build! +1

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

Loving the lightwork.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

Wow! This is awesome.

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

Oh my orange.

  • 63 months ago
  • 8 points

Orange is the new black ;)

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

Amazing job. Wow, you put some serious coinage into this thing. It looks beautiful though.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I know... Fortunately, I had the money even if my budget was around 3k. I really underestimated the cost of a custom loop. I also over-spent on some components (especially with the Bitspower fittings). I learned a lot. I think it was a little bit too ambitious for a first build though. Thank you very much!

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

Favorite build, hands down.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, thank you :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

Read the entire build log, those pictures are just perfect! Love the build if I could, I would give infinite upvotes. However I can't so +1!

More people should use these, including myself:

Memory mod: 2x CORSAIR Light Bar Upgrade Kit for Dominator Platinum: $21.99 each = $43.98

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! Yes I really love the light bar but they are a little bit pricey. When I clean my loop, I'll try to DYE the bars I painted with a marker into my cooling concentrate to see if it becomes more orange.

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

Instant +1 THIS BUILD IS SEX, SEX!!!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you mate!

  • 55 months ago
  • 3 points

You can water cool your PC with carrot juice? But in all seriousness, nice build. Too bad that it costs so much Canadian dollars :( Us Canadians have it bad, eh? +1

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, I agree. The only thing I think that is almost cheaper than in the USA or in Europe are the Bitspower fittings!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I flipping love it!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow! It looks amazing, but I'm afraid for $5,000 yo could get at least an i7 I would think.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd rather have an i5 and sexy as hell water-cooling but that's just me.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

To be honest, I wasn't expecting to spend that much. In my own opinion, an i7 (4790K)is not a good return on investment compared to the i5 (4690K), at least for FPS gaming. You'll get like 5 more FPS at best so the price difference isn't worth it...

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I realize that, I was just saying that for the price it seemed slightly underwhelming, but it does look amazing!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries, no offense taken!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Enjoy your build sir!

Happy gaming!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey amazing setup +9000, but what desk are you using im interested in that?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

It is that desk: http://www.structube.com/en/office/desks/34341010-harvard. I just uploaded a picture in day-light

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks your setup is just amazingly put together!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

OH.MY.LORD. This has got to be the most beautiful PC I have ever seen. IT IS GLORIOUS.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Truly a work of art. Magnificent!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much, this is what I was aiming for. I wanted something different, something that doesn't really look like a computer :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

this is just incredible +1

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice work. Really interesting case. Hadn't seen that one before. Enjoyed the build log too. +1; more if I could.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

The case has been around for a few months now and it's getting a little bit more popular since they are now available in the USA.

I bought mine from the UK (and I live in Canada) and trust me, it was worth it. It fits perfectly on my desk. In addition, even if it's a mATX, it is sometime smaller than a mITX case...

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Really beautiful build. +1.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Im presuming you bought the 780ti awhile back since the 980 is out

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I did buy the video card in July. Now I'm crossing my fingers that the price for the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked w/ EVGA ACX Cooler (03G-P4-2884-KR) will drop so I can buy another one configure it in SLI.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

good to hear as I would feel really bad for you if you bought it recently. One thing to be aware of is that they are stopping the series so don't wait out too long

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I just checked the size of a 980 and it is too long to fit in that case (when you have a front radiator and a pump/res). The 970 fits even if it is 2mm longer than my 780TI. It was one of the reason also why I didn't take a classified or kingpin edition since they were too long.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

all i have to say is wow, that is a showcase at what happens when you take time and plan things out. awesome job, its unique and not just the same highend specs in a 900D case. again great job and inspires me to do the same

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much, it is really appreciated! I really tried to build something different and I think I did it. I wish you good luck for your next build :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Dang you now I want some orange juice. +1

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

i saw you on the ltt forums!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, what GPU backplate is that?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

The EK-FC780 GTX Ti Backplate - Black that I painted white (http://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc780-gtx-ti-backplate-black.html)

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

This looks sort of like my microwave, would have my parents guessing for an eternity! +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the build +1

I do have one question though. Did you buy the gryphon armor edition, if so can you tell me where I can purchase it. Or did you buy the z87 armor kit and put it on the z97.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I did buy the z87 armor kit for the z97 motherboard. They work perfectly. I couldn't find the z97 armor kit at that time.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the quick response. Enjoy that sexy build! :)

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

The colour scheme is awesome +1

but you should get an orange keyboard + mouse to compliment it!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing Build I wish i had that much money to spend! +1 awesome build man :D

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you very much!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I love these crazy pc's. I wish I had enough money to make a wacky pc

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I love orange however I prefer full atx cases so that awesome cover is out of the question

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok so this build is EPIC as hell. I'd + 1m if I could but I'll have to settle for the +1. Anyway I just gotta know what headphones & speakers those are & do they come in green?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

The speakers are the "JBL pebbles" and the headphone is the "JBL J88". I guess you can go on the JBL website and see what color they have or you could simply paint/pasti-dip/vinyl them :)

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

I......Just.....Came.....

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

hehe

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

this. is.. GORGEOUS! my eyes did that thing where they roll back slightly when you have an orgasm, except I did not ruin my pants

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :)

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy ****.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

This is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Really like te look.....don't know why but it should be a new R2D2 unit on x-wings in episode 7:)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, I like it :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build! Someday if you get the means you should make a blue version and put them both on a KVM switch. Portal computers!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, this is a really nice idea!

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

My pants are sticky

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

This thing is beautiful... :')

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

I want to eat this PC it looks so amazing!

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

This Build Is Incredibly Beautiful heck the Whole Set up is one of the nicest I Have Seen

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

orange and white looks freaking fabulous!

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

You sir have a gift. +3.14

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

This is awesome! Well done!

I had a Q6600 with a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT

That's crazy, I had the exact same setup before I build my lastest PC! +1

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

That water cooling loop tho... Damn

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice Build! Awesome look, and once you pick up a keyboard that can match the color it like going to be almost to good. :)

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

the last photo with the kbm made me cry, otherwise nice work +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

The keyboard and mouse aren't colour coordinated, this build sucks!

JK, PC looks absolutely amazing, and I imagine many hours went into setting up the watercooling! +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! By the way, I changed my mouse to a Corsair RGB M65 (White). I still have the Razer Lycosa Mirror because I'm still looking for a good looking mechanical keyboard. White mechanical keyboard with RGB backlight and MX Brown switch are not common :(

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't take colour co-ordination to seriously, and it looks awesome as is. If you do want a colour co-ordinated keyboard, you could get a black keyboard and buy a full set of replacement white keys. They're not too hard to find, even in New Zealand!

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

This build looks amazing, I admire how you just dived straight into custom water cooling and pc building.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

One of the sexiest and well thought out computers I have ever seen.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

This build is the the one that shows that case. How did you hear about that case? Because it it beautiful.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I was looking for something different. I was bored with the most-popular cases since they were too common. I then found the Parvum Titanfall by Jameswalt1 and told myself this is exactly what I wanted to do. I looked around and found out that Parvum Systems were selling the S2.0 in the UK so I decided to buy one!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I absolutely love this! Its like a orange toy factory gaming box of beastliness! Not something I would personally build, but I give it a 10/10.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

That is beauty... I live in australia so even without the cooling stuff it would cost alot :p Anyone else gets reminded of Asiimov skins in csgo?

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build! I was browsing builds around what I spent for my build and I can't stop looking at it! This is the super model of PC's!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

This comment is very late... But how did you get Orange Dominators? Pls Rply

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Used a marker and painted the crystal light bar!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Much easier than I thought

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

and cheaper hehe. I recently bought orange-transparent vinyl. I'll try to apply on the crystal light bar next time I clean my loop...

For a more professional look, you can find some colors on http://mainframecustom.com/shop/accessories/light-bar-inserts/

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome!!! As a ten year old about to be pc gamer this is just wonderful you got my seal of approval

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Let me know if you need any help!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Noproblem

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Why not get Maxwell or even Pascal GPUs? A much cheaper GPU, the 970, often outperforms the 780.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I built this computer two years ago so Maxwell and Pascal were not released! I also believe that a 780ti outperform a 970 (in gaming). If I had to make an upgrade to the Project Orange Horizon, I would either by another 780ti and configure it in SLI or sell my current 780ti and buy a 1080 as you suggested. That being said, the 1080 with a waterblock is really expensive in Canada (more than 1,000$ CAD) so I guess I'll wait before making an update.

At this moment, I only have one monitor and I'm pleased with the performance of a 780ti. I don't even play in Full HD since my monitor doesn't support such resolution. I want to but a new monitor (asus rog swift pg279q or dell s2716dg) but again, they are pricey so I'll wait for a good deal.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

OMG

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely amazing. How long have you building pcs for?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

It was my first build ever.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, just awesome great job!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Happy to see your next build

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

This looks like it should be in Space Channel 5 hahaha. I love it!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

This looks absolutely amazing.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude you have to rename this to "Creme Sickle"

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Hehe :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh my god. Hnnngghhh. Aaand I'm done. This makes me want to delete my account! But I can't, because I must see more!!!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Please, keep building PCs, I love reading the description of your completed builds. What's next?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm flattered. Well I think by the end of November I'll have two more builds under my belt. I'll be upgrading to the 980 after selling my 780, build in the oh so small thermal take core v1 with a 970 if budget allows, and possibly do another small form factor build for a friend's dying friend. We'll see!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

How much did the case cost I've seen it before but was turned away by the price

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

The Parvum System S2 case was 183$ CAD + 41$ for shipping + 66$ for the custom fees. So almost 300$ for it.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya I don't really have that much to spend on a case what do you think of the node 804

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I like that case, I would have bought it if they had it in white!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm curious, what is the expected duration of the Tube fittings (pressurized, airtight, etc.) and the majority of the Water Cooling items?

For that price i'm guessing 10+ years? At least i'd hope so... o_o

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

It's really hard to answer that question since this is my first build. However, if you clean it regularly (at least once a year), then you shouldn't have to worry. I don't think a computer can really be good for 10+ years without an upgrade. Sooner or later, you'll have to change the CPU, add or change the videocards... :(

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Very impressive!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Quick question, Do you have to put water cooling in that case?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I'm not really sure if I understand your question so I'll give you as much information as possible. The case come with only the acrylic panels. I built a custom loop to watercool the video card and the processor. In order to achieve that, I needed a pump, a reservoir and 2 radiators. As for the fluid, I wanted it to be orange so I bought a pastel orange from Mayhems coolant (250ml) which I mixed with 750ml of distilled water. I then used this 1L to fill the custom loop. I wanted the system to be watercooled for the wow-factor. However, someone can buy the case and do normal air-cooling or an all-in-one (AIO) water-cooling. Does it help?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Get another GTX 780TI

nah

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I'm doing a similar build, and did you use distilled water with coloring or just orange coolant?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I did use 750ml of distilled water with 250ml of Mayhems Orange Pastel Coolant Concentrate

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, any other complaints that I should watch out for with the Parvum case?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

1) Stick as much as possible with the reference models for your video card(s). For example, the classified, the kingpin or the matrix edition of a 780TI are too big for that case. 2) White acrylic can be a little bit messy so if you don't want to clean your PC every week, then don't use white acrylic.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks, and just for confirmation, I will be using the EVGA ACX 7806gb, and for the blue concentrate for 250ml you put the entire bottle after you cycle through the 750ml of distilled water right?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

The video card is fine. As for the fluid, just mix everything together before. My system only use 600ml of fluid and it can be hard to gauge before filling it...

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Did the did the parvums case come with the led strip? And do those fans light up because in their description it doesn't say they do, but they appear to be in your pictures?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought the LED strips on Dazmode.com. The Enermax fans also light-up by default.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Does this thing get dusty?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

For the interior, I use a compressed air can once a month.

For the exterior, I clean it every week.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

My gaming computer is a EVGA 8600 GT/ Intel Core 2 Duo E9400 :/

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the cpu

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it, I'm only gaming so it has everything I wanted!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

holy **** thats an expensive 780. those are 400-500 here in the US

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Pricing in Canada is ridiculous expensive. Don't forget I bought that one last summer so pricing might have changed.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

In your case is there room for a ssd and a hardrive?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes you can

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

can I steal this 1? =)

new guy here... I really like this setup it feels like somthing i really like but couldnt bring it into a picture but you did.

I'm really interested on puruchasing this. can someone guide me on this? Do i have to insta buy them all then done?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, you can build your own one. I can also sell you mine if you are really interested. Finally, I can build you a custom one if needed.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

if i am going to buy from you or build 1 for me hows that gonna work?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait... where is the Power Supply? is it in the case?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the case has two chambers. The right one is for the radiators, the pump, the motherboard, the cpu, the memory and the video card. The left chamber is for the power supply and the storage units (in my case, a 500GB SSD since I do already have a NAS

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

With how powerful this PC is, i recommend you get a 144hz monitor so you can take full advantage of the gpu.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I definitely need a new monitor. I'm waiting the next black Friday to see if I can get something. I keep an eye on a BenQ XL2430T and a BenQ XL2420G. I can't go wider than 24" with this desk...

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

i5 in a $5000 build?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you custom design that case because I'm looking for a case just like that and I was wondering if you could send me the files (if you still have them), or could you tell me what case this is based of so I can get it hopefully.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I used the Parvum Systems S2.0. It wasn't customized. You can find them on https://www.parvumsystems.com/products. Sorry for the late reply.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

nice look to it. love the colors

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Soldier!

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!