An amazing machine that's straight out of Titanfall
Rig of the Month
is a bit different. Instead of pulling from reader submissions, we’ve reached out to
, who recently completed his latest build:
. Based on the design of the limited-edition
Xbox One Titanfall controller
, Parvum Titanfall is a masterclass in clean, crisp PC building.
From the moment James saw the orange, white, and black controller he was immediately inspired to create a matching rig. After finishing a
, he set out to find the right platform to work with. The Parvum Systems S2.0 was his final choice because of a proposed partnership: Parvum would provide a custom S2.0 built to James’s specs. With Parvum onboard, the project continued with Swiftech, Ensourced Sleeved Cables, Mayhem’s Dyes, and ColdZero.
With plenty of hours logged in Titanfall, James decided to create something straight out of the Titanfall universe. A computer—”a sort of Dell of the Titanfall universe,”—that could very well have been made by Hammond Robotics. The military theme, serial numbers, and paintwork are the result of James’s initial decision. The custom-painted motherboard armor, radiators, and other parts mesh well with the predominantly white case. James used a Silhouette-brand craft cutter to fabricate all of the extra ornaments—serial numbers, barcodes, and the like. Little details like colored vinyl set into the grooves of the case and the Mayhem’s Aurora 2 Supernova liquid-dyed to a deep orange really complete the build.
As beautiful as the rig is on the outside, the system itself is equally impressive when you factor in the sheer number of water-cooling components. There’s an EK CPU block, RAM block, and two GPU blocks as well as a Swiftech pump, a Bitspower reservoir, two EK radiators, and a bunch of fans. The system components include an Intel i5-4670K that sits on an Asus Gryphon Z87, 8GB of Corsair Dominator GT memory, two EVGA GTX 770 Superclockeds, a 250GB Samsung EVO SSD, and a Corsair AX860 power supply.
The reception to the finished rig has been so great that James and Parvum will be teaming up again for another game-themed build. Stay tuned to
for details on the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare build.
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This shot really demonstrates the uncanny resemblance between the official Titanfall Xbox Controller and James' faithful recreation: Parvum Titanfall. The bold color scheme—supplemented with some amazing vinyl work—and matching patterns looks absolutely stunning.