After years of leaching as a reader I thought i’d share my next build with you guys. Although i’ve been building PC’s for over 15 years, i have devoted most of my time building custom road racing bike over the last years. Like this one:
Anyways, I decided to do a TV-gaming build. It had to be pretty and small for it earn the approval of the misses. The moment is set my eyes in the Parvum x1.0, I knew that was it AND I had to water cool it. I love the look of the case and have been wanting to do another dual chamber build after the Air 240 i did recently.
The challenge with a really small case is, I feel, to not make it look cluttered. So i decided very early on that I will not be water cooling the GPU. Partly because of the extra tubing real-estate, partly because there is only room for one 120mm radiator.
I'm a bit of an old schooler and like the black and red theme. I also love well installed sof tubing, so I'll definitely be doing that. The goal of this build is to have machine that:
- Is pretty looking
- Black, Red and Silver
- Soft tubing
- Can handle 1080p TV gaming
- Is pretty looking:p
Considering the use-case scenario, things don't have to be overboard parts wise, so this is the main partslist:
CPU: Intel i3-4160
Mobo: MSI B85I Gaming
GPU: MSI R9 270 2G Gaming
RAM: Corsair Dominator GT 2x4gb 1866MHz Red
For watercooling I'll be going for EK parts mostly. SOOO...
Build night one, let's do this!