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    Default I have been inspired

    Ok so I now know what case I need to use to do an mATX build in:

    I have been inspired-parvum-s2.0.jpg
    This the Parvum Systems S2.0 chassis in White/Gold. I have known about this case for a long time now, but I didn't know they had a GOLD option as well... I'm kind of stuck on gold at the moment x-). This case ships as a flat pack to be assembled by the system builder and can take some time to build as a result... but the other side effect here is that since it's entirely acrylic, you can customize the case to your heart's desire and you essentially have endless options available to you. Assembling the case yourself also means that you have a more intimate understanding of the internal dimensions of the case and can get more ideas flowing as a result of being required to get extremely hands-on with it. Probably the only thing here that would detract anyone from wanting to buy this for their next system is the decided lack of HDD bays entirely; there isn't even a spot for a SSD, though a strand or two of double sided tape will fix that. Did I also mention that it's all acrylic? DRILL SOME MOUNTING HOLES YOURSELF x-D. The options are endless, and the build logs for these things are breathtaking.

    To that end, since I feel like typing tonight and have been EXTREMELY bored for a while now, this is the motherboard I'd use for the build:

    I have been inspired-x99-matx.jpg EVGA - Products - EVGA X99 Micro - 131-HE-E995-KR
    Not only is this one of only three boards currently in use for X99, but it's entirely black save for a tiny bit of gray on the VRM heat sink. This is perfect: I can re-color small sections of the heat sink gold (the gray on the VRM heat sink and the far left of the motherboard chipset) and use gold fittings... keep the rest of the system pitch black, with maybe a touch of gold on the cable braiding a-la the Silverstone PP07 cable extensions (which look awesome in Silence Falls, by the way). Hell I might not even watercool the GPU, instead opting for something like the gold MSI GTX 970 that just released not too long ago as of this writing:

    I have been inspired-gold-gtx-970.jpg

    That would be kinda lazy though. Plus for an X99 platform you want more muscle inside than that, so perhaps a 295X2 would be sufficient x-p. HOWEVER, using that back plate on an MSI 980 (assuming it would fit properly) then water cooling it MIGHT just look properly nuts. At present I would definitely want to use the Swiftech Apogee XL block, but I'm unsure if the H220X would be a suitable kit for this particular project. While it has dashing looks and a boy-racer feel to it, I'm not too sure that it would be the right fit for this build... of course, without having one IN HAND (Still waiting on Bryan to get back to me on an H240X kit) it's hard to say what it would look like in such a build. Either way you get the idea... LOVE this case, and now that I've done Silence Falls I am hooked and want to build even more computers just for the sake of building them to see what kind of elegant design I can concoct next and continue to evolve my repertoire of skills and knowledge of system tuning...

    ... although... the prospect of building up an mATX FM2+ build is also interesting... kinda hooked on that platform right now as well x-). It wouldn't be as impressive though, as fitting X99 in here just makes the system that much more menacing. Anyway, that's my two cents stemming from a few minutes I spent looking at this case and the ideas that came out. Please leave some comments and let me know what you guys think of this case, and remember: Parvum Systems does sell their cases direct through Performance PCs, so no need to fret over shipping costs... just the actual cost of the case itself x-). Also bear in mind that should you want something truly unique done tot he case then you can contact Parvum directly and arrange for that to happen... they're good like that. If you like this case, what kind of system would you build in it? If you don't like it, what about it would you want them to change for you to really be in love with it out-of-the-box?
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    Default Re: I have been inspired

    I have seen those cases. Pretty nice little boxes. Flat pack is cool for those with the time and skills to make the most of it. I think you could pull off a slick build mike. Get to work!
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    Default Re: I have been inspired

    Oh trust me I'd love to get something like this going... that's a lot of pricey hardware though, and I doubt if I'll be able to get enough of it sponsored to justify me buying the remainder. Plus if I DID get this going I'd have to consider that my 760T would kind of go to waste... sooooooooooo yeah x-). Still, I'd love to get this going if for no other reason than to use it as a dedicated test bed for hardware moving forward, so I feel like I might actually leave the GPU air-cooled just for the sake of ease of use... which makes it that much more difficult for me to get a project like that sponsored because if I were to do this in a full sized case I'd just use my 760T.

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    Default Re: I have been inspired

    First off I would counter sink all the outside screws and cap them off in white so they are not seen or gold, the world is your oyster
    with this case, as anything you dream up can be acomplised both on the inside and outside.

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    Default Re: I have been inspired

    Hmmmm... ya know I think I might have eventually thought of that, but I'm sad that the thought never occurred to me before... and I re-colored the damn screws on Silence Falls x-D. Now THAT would look SUPER sexy in the most subtle way possible... MMM!

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    Wow Nice setup.

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