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[SPONSORED] IKONiK • Case Mod • (1st Official Mod Of The Be Quiet Dark Base 900 Pro) (COMPLETED)

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The Concept:
The plan is to break away from traditional aesthetics while tipping my hat to a generation of forward thinkers. I strive to create something that goes beyond “standard” ideas and instead pursue this project inspired by layout, location, and function. Frank Lloyd Wright’s mentor, Louis Sullivan famously stated that, “Form follows function”. This idea is expressed by Modernism's tendency to have the function of a project dictate much of the design ideas. I will attempt to look through the eyes of this perspective throughout the build.

IKONiK will be my interpretation of a sleek, modern and high tech PC. It will feature the latest hardware modded into one cohesive design. I have purchased a good deal of exotic materials and finishes that will help give it the modern design cues I am looking for.

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The concept design for this build serves as an outline of what I want the build to look like. As the build progresses I will add some things, keep a lot from the design and change a few. This helps to assure that this build is up to my standards when its finished.

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I will be using the new DARK Base Pro 900 from Be Quiet for this build. I am honored that they approached me to be the first person to mod this case. It has a lot of new features; with modularity being a big part of the design. The plan is to invert the motherboard and take advantage of the design features found throughout the case.

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This build will primarily focus on modding the hardware as well as the case. My last build, “Dark Matter” was a scratch build that required hundreds of hours focused primarily on building the structure of the case. For this build I get to save that energy and focus it towards modding the case/hardware. As with all of my builds the main features tend to evolve. The build usually takes on a personality of its own during the process. I have set guidelines and a concept for this build but, it will have a lot more “freestyle” modding that I tend thrive in.


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Be Quiet: http://www.bequiet.com/en

• Dark Power Pro 11 PSU (1,200 watt)
• 4 X Be Quiet PureWings 3 – 140mm fans and 2 X 120mm fans (These are the new ones that recently came out.)

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EVGA: http://www.evga.com

• Motherboard: Z170 Classified K
• GPU: GTX 1070 SC
• Ram: 16gb Superclocked DDR4

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OCZ:https://ocz.com/us/ssd/

• Vector 180 (480gb) SSD
• RD400 NVM M.2 PCIE SSD

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Mnpctech: https://mnpctech.com/#/home

• Billet aluminum cable combs (3 X 24-pin & 7 X 8-pin)

You can buy your own set of billet aluminum cable combs here:

https://mnpctech.com/buy-stealth-cable-combs-for-pcs/#/category/497

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CableMod: https://cablemod.com
Fully Sleeved Modular Cables:
• B-series ModFlex modular cable set (Black

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ModMyMods: https://modmymods.com
Alphacool: http://www.aquatuning.us

• Alphacool Eisblock XPX CPU block (silver)
• Alphacool 250mm tube reservoir
• Alphacool UT60 420mm radiator (special edition white)
• Alphacool Single GPX SLI connector
• Alphacool GTX 1070 GPU block
• Alphacool Eispump VP755 (version 2) x2 w/acetal blocks
• Alphacool brass (chrome) hardline tubing 13mm
• Alphacool bulkhead fittings
• Alphacool assorted adaptors including check valves and pressure release valves
• Alphacool Aurora reservoir RGB LED ring
• Alphacool Dual 45 degree rotatable fittings

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Edited by ReaperN1 - 3/10/17 at 9:37pm
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And so it begins:

Meet The Dark Base Pro:


The Dark Base Pro 900 case by Be Quiet has recently arrived at the shop. The case comes in black, silver or orange accents. I went with the silver Pro version. The Pro version comes with an upgraded PWM fan controller that can be controlled through your motherboard. It also has modular RGB LED strips that can easily be moved to multiple locations.

Another neat feature is the tempered glass side panel. Everything inside of the case is modular which allows you to move things to accommodate your specific needs. I will be flipping the motherboard 180 degrees for the IKONiK build. I took a few pictures right after unboxing it and the 1,200 watt Dark Power Pro 11 PSU.

The New Dark Base 900 Pro (silver edition)







Some great shots of the Be Quiet Dark Base Pro 900. These pics give you an appreciation for the work that went into this high end case. By Malik













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3D Printing: Fan Grill Logos

I wanted to get started on the, “IKONiK” and “EKWB” logos I designed a couple days ago. After the logos were finished on my 3D printer I went ahead with some light clean up and applied some sandable filler. These inserts will be used on the radiator grill and rear 140mm fan.

Next up to be 3D printed is the actual fan grill that these pieces will mount to. When the new PureWings 3 fans arrive I will post some mockups of them with the grills.






PSU Arrival: (Be Quiet 1,200 Dark Power Pro 11)

The PSU from Be Quiet recently arrived at the shop. I used the same PSU on my last build and I liked it so much that I requested it again for this build. I have wanted to do a few mods to a PSU for a while now and this design will work well for the IKONiK build. Be Quiet was nice enough to throw in some awesome swag. I shall wear this shirt proudly.



PSU Mod Ideas:

The plan is to cut a window in the side of the PSU so that I can mount two-way security acrylic. This will allow people to see inside the PSU when its on but, not when its off. I will need to add a few LEDs inside the PSU for this. When the backlights are off the lpanel will look like a mirror. This is the same concept used for security in places like Vegas's Casinos.




Sleeved Cables Arrival: CableMod B-Series (black)

As with most PSU manufacturers, Be Quiet uses special modular connectors for the cables being plugged into the PSU. I have had a hard time finding pre-sleeved solutions that are specifically designed for this PSU until I came across CableMod. They sell all kinds of pre-made and custom cables solutions for a large selection of PSUs including Be Quiet. I loved the look of the cables immediately and I am very happy to have them as a sponsor of the IKONiK build.



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<<br />
3D Printing: Fan Grill Logos

I wanted to get started on the, “IKONiK” and “EKWB” logos I designed a couple days ago. After the logos were finished on my 3D printer I went ahead with some light clean up and applied some sandable filler. These inserts will be used on the radiator grill and rear 140mm fan.

Next up to be 3D printed is the actual fan grill that these pieces will mount to. When the new PureWings 3 fans arrive I will post some mockups of them with the grills.






PSU Arrival: (Be Quiet 1,200 Dark Power Pro 11)

The PSU from Be Quiet recently arrived at the shop. I used the same PSU on my last build and I liked it so much that I requested it again for this build. I have wanted to do a few mods to a PSU for a while now and this design will work well for the IKONiK build. Be Quiet was nice enough to throw in some awesome swag. I shall wear this shirt proudly.



PSU Mod Ideas:

The plan is to cut a window in the side of the PSU so that I can mount two-way security acrylic. This will allow people to see inside the PSU when its on but, not when its off. I will need to add a few LEDs inside the PSU for this. When the backlights are off the lpanel will look like a mirror. This is the same concept used for security in places like Vegas's Casinos.




Sleeved Cables Arrival: CableMod B-Series (black)

As with most PSU manufacturers, Be Quiet uses special modular connectors for the cables being plugged into the PSU. I have had a hard time finding pre-sleeved solutions that are specifically designed for this PSU until I came across CableMod. They sell all kinds of pre-made and custom cables solutions for a large selection of PSUs including Be Quiet. I loved the look of the cables immediately and I am very happy to have them as a sponsor of the IKONiK build.




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Duality92 - That's awesome to see that you have the same shirt. I love mine a lot. Be Quiet is a great company to work with and their reps are top notch.
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Starting Work On The Custom Reservoir:

I have determined the shape and design but, I needed to figure out the actual size that the reservoir will be. I ended up going with about an inch and a half thick. As with all my acrylic stuff I cut out I make templates first and then use my scroll saw to cut out the pattern.

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I've got the majority of the mount finished and about a half of the reservoir cut out. Once I have all the pieces I will glue them all together, drill and tap the threads for the water cooling fittings.

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Painting 140mm 3D Printed Fan Grill & IKONiK Lettering:

Now that I've had time to finish sanding and priming the grill and lettering I have started doing some test painting. I will start out with a black and sterling silver combination. This will be my first time working with sterling silver paint so I hope it lives up to my expectations. The first few layers went down well on the main grill.

When the rest of my fans arrive from Be Quiet I will test mount everything. Im also going to try a new 2–tone paint job on some of the fans so it'll be neat to see what they look like together.

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New Sponsor: EVGA

I am very happy to announce that EVGA has decided to sponsor the IKONiK case mod with all kinds of sweet hardware.. I will update the list with the exact parts that will be used. Ive been a big fan of EVGA for quite sometime and I'm excited for the new hardware to arrive. I will also update and take pictures once the new gear arrives at the shop.
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Update: 3D Printed 140mm Fan Grill & Lettering

I was finally able to mockup the 3D fan grill and IKONiK lettering. This was a prototype I did to test colors and scaling. Everything came out great and it'll look much better when the letters are actually correctly spaced/mounted.

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3D Printed & Stainless Steel Cover For The Breakout Box:

The Dark Base Pro 900 comes with a breakout box mounted on the back side of the motherboard tray. It has eight fan connectors and two LED strip connectors. The LED strips are controlled via a switch in the front of the case to change the color of the RGB LED strips.

The fans can be controlled via the motherboard and software by connecting your mobo to the breakout box. I personally love this feature as it is super convenient. I also want to see if you can control your pump with the pulse width modulation output. It would be an ideal set up if I could control radiator fans and my pump via the breakout box Be Quiet has included.

Even though the breakout box really isn't seen due to it being mounted on the backside of the motherboard tray; I still want to make it look awesome. I came up with the design for a cover by freehand sketching ideas on a notepad and translating it into a CAD design. Once I felt like I had a winner I used hard stock to make a template to scale.

The main cover piece is made out of ABS and the inner piece will be made out of 1 1/2 mm thick stainless steel stock. The process from 3D print to painted piece was exceptionally long on this piece due to the high quality result I was after. The process is very similar to the one I detailed earlier in the log. The main difference is that I used dissolvable support material when printing this piece and the clean up/paint prep process was more intense. More than likely I will cut some vinyl to let me know where the inputs and outputs for the breakout box are. This will make things easier down the road when swapping cables around. Due to the bolts going through the PCB I will use nylon washers for the 10mm standoffs.

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Update: Scratch Built Reservoir & Mount

I now have all the pieces for the reservoir cut, sanded and filed. I will polish the pieces after I have the input, output and fill ports threaded. I cant decide if I should put the ports on the side or top of the reservoir. Ive also started working my way towards finer grit sandpaper for the edges.

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Edited by ReaperN1 - 8/14/16 at 7:25pm
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OCZ Vector 180 OCZ RD400 NVM PCIE SSD  Alphacool custom loop with limited edition whit... Windows 10 
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Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 11 1,000 watt 
CPUCPUMotherboardMotherboard
i7 7700k 1151 Kaby Lake  i7 7700k 1151 Kaby Lake  Aorus Z270X-Gaming 5 Aorus Z270X-Gaming 5 
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Gigabyte GTX1070 G1 Gigabyte GTX1070 G1 Gigabyte GTX1070 G1 Gigabyte GTX1070 G1 
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