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[Build Log] Vulpes - Parvum Systems S2.0 Custom Acrylic Tubed Watercooling mATX PC

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This will be my third watercooled build and I, for once, won't be starting from scratch!

My first watercooled PC log can be found here and I recommend you have read through it as I will be using many of the parts from that PC as base for this new build, hence the "reincarnate" tag.

My second build, where I developed some of my techniques further, can be found here. This was a larger case and as such, a larger project that has now been completed.

 

But I want more.

 

Traditionally I've named my PCs after snakes, but I'd like to expand that naming convention to include all animals (I studied zoology at university, so I'm a bit of a nerd for creatures). Because of this decision, I opted to name this build Vulpes vulpes, or simply Vulpes; more commonly known as the Red fox. This should give you a reasonable hint at the colour scheme, noise goals, performance and size of the build but there is still ample room to improvise within the theme parameters. 

 

Table of Contents

 

Update 1 - The Fittings

Update 2 - Radiators and Misc.

Update 3 - The Case

Update 4 - Radiator Painting

Update 5 - Motherboard Painting and RAM Block Installation

Update 6 - Radiator Painting

Update - The GPU Cometh

Update - Completing the Tubing

Update 9 Website Announcement

Update 10 - Custom Cables

Update 11 - Filled Loop

 

 

 

 

Parts 

 

Case: Parvum Systems S2.0

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-N Gaming 5

GPU: GeForce GTX 690

CPU: Intel Core i5 4690 

SSDs: 2 x Samsung 840EVO 250GB (RAID 0)

RAM: G.Skill 8GB DDR3 (2133MHz)

PSU: Corsair AX750

Radiators: XSPC AX240 and AX360

Fans: Parvum Systems F1.0

Fittings: Bitspower Deluxe White

CPU Block: EK-Supremacy Nickel

GPU Block: EK-FC690 GTX Nickel

RAM Block: EK-RAM Monarch X2 Nickel + EK-RAM Monarch Modules

Tubing: EK-HD Tube 10/12mm

Coolant: Mayhem's Pastel Orange

 

 

For now though I would really love the input of the LTT community in choosing the laser etching I'll have on the windowed side panel. I've found a couple of logos online that I really like but they are quite different. One is sleek and elegant, the other is edgy and aggressive. Let me know which you prefer or feel free to share any others you find! 

 

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Can't wait to get this build underway, really take my time and make it perfect!

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Really interesting, good work ^^

I'd go with the right one, the red fox :D

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It's Vulpix not Vulpes :P

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I find watercooled mITX builds very interesting, looking forward to seeing what you've got.

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Really interesting, good work ^^

I'd go with the right one, the red fox :D

That's one for the red, noted!

 

It's Vulpix not Vulpes :P

Afraid to say this won't be Pokemon themed :P

 

I find watercooled mITX builds very interesting, looking forward to seeing what you've got.

Want to push myself with this one, and have the case lined up to allow that!

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I like the grey one. 

Looking forward to this. 

 

1 and 1. Gotta say, I think I prefer grey too.

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I still prefer the red one :P

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I still prefer the red one :P

 2 vs 2. I think they'd both look great, actually. Win win.

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The logo should be chosen after the build is done to match it better :)

 

Cant wait to see this build *HYPE*

Personal Rig v3: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X | Noctua NH-U14S | Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro ITX | Gigabyte RX 5700 8GB | 16GB G-Skill Trident DDR4 3200MHz | EVGA Supernova 750B | Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX 

Peripherals: Sennheiser HD518 | Corsair K65 Luxe | SteelSeries Sensei 310 | CAD U37 Condenser |  ASUS VG248QE |  ASUS VG278E Portrait | Klipsch ProMedia 2.1

HTPC: Intel i5-4590 | Noctua NH-L9i | ASUS H97-I Plus | Sapphire R9 290x 4GB | 8GB Hyper-X Fury DDR3 1600MHz | Seasonic M12II Evo 520W | Cooler Master Elite 130 

 

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The logo should be chosen after the build is done to match it better :)

 

Cant wait to see this build *HYPE*

 

The logo will play a big role in the build itself, so I need to make a choice before getting into it. Fun times ahead.

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The logo will play a big role in the build itself, so I need to make a choice before getting into it. Fun times ahead.

 

Well in that case I think I like the first one better

 

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Peripherals: Sennheiser HD518 | Corsair K65 Luxe | SteelSeries Sensei 310 | CAD U37 Condenser |  ASUS VG248QE |  ASUS VG278E Portrait | Klipsch ProMedia 2.1

HTPC: Intel i5-4590 | Noctua NH-L9i | ASUS H97-I Plus | Sapphire R9 290x 4GB | 8GB Hyper-X Fury DDR3 1600MHz | Seasonic M12II Evo 520W | Cooler Master Elite 130 

 

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Well in that case I think I like the first one better

 

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Thanks for the input, and congrats!

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I agree with the first logo being the best....and can I say I vote for grey? Grey would be sooooooooooo sweet

 

Thanks for the input! I'll be contacting the case designers in the NY and present both logos and ask for their professional opinion but I agree that the grey one would look great.

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As a fox I approve of the name.

 

Looking forward to seeing pictures of that colour scheme ;) Also that red sketching is preferred on my side, although the grey is more sensible. :D

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As a fox I approve of the name.

 

Looking forward to seeing pictures of that colour scheme ;) Also that red sketching is preferred on my side, although the grey is more sensible. :D

 

Hello, fox,.

At first I was hoping that one sketch was the clear favourite, but now I realise that people like them both, so it's a win win!

 

 

 

Or everyone hates them equally....

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I think it would be really cool if you incorporated them both into a grey/red build, or make the case split somehow into red and grey...

If you have to choose one I vote red or the grey version of it that is posted above

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If you take the design of the red one and make it grey and black. That would be sick...

Here's just a sample I whipped up in Photoshop:

 

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I'll vote for this one.

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I think it would be really cool if you incorporated them both into a grey/red build, or make the case split somehow into red and grey...

If you have to choose one I vote red or the grey version of it that is posted above

EDIT Before me :P

I like the idea. Here is a grey and red one. I tried to get rid of the watermark as well. Also, I attempted to make the eyes red but my terrible photoshop skills hindered me...

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If you take the design of the red one and make it grey and black. That would be sick...

Here's just a sample I whipped up in Photoshop:

 

attachicon.giffox2.png

 

 

I think it would be really cool if you incorporated them both into a grey/red build, or make the case split somehow into red and grey...

If you have to choose one I vote red or the grey version of it that is posted above

EDIT Before me :P

 

 

I like the idea. Here is a grey and red one. I tried to get rid of the watermark as well. Also, I attempted to make the eyes red but my terrible photoshop skills hindered me...

attachicon.giffox3.png

 

Wow. It's incredibly awesome and encouraging that you are willing to take time out of your schedule to help out with my build.

I'd like to announce that I've officially purchased the case, custom modifications and all, and I'll be divulging the nitty gritty hopefully sooner, rather than later. One thing I am willing to let slip is that the official colour scheme will be white, orange and black. So while I truly am infinitesimally grateful for  your red/grey custom combinations, that particular colour scheme won't make it to the final build. 

The logo itself, and the fusion of colours is still not 100% confirmed, so I''m really thankful the LTT Forums gave me, and the case manufacturer (soon TBA) some additional things to consider.

 

Happy New Year, one and all!

 

p.s I managed to scribe that post completely hammered. ++ rep for minimal typos! :D 

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