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2nd option, definitely. That GPU bracket is awesome as well.
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2nd option, definitely. That GPU bracket is awesome as well.

Ya the 2nd one keeps that unobstructed clean modern flow that I'm looking for. I agree with you for sure. The GPU support bracket should be here tomorrow so ill get to mock it up.
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Changes To The GPU Support Bracket:

After mocking up the GPU support bracket I realized that I needed to make a few minor changes to make it look right on this particular build. I loved the IKONiK logo on the side but it got blocked by the watercooling tube coming off the GPU block. It looked weird when you couldn't read what it said so I decided to make a new acrylic front by hand. I used the original acrylic to draw a template in smoked black acrylic. I decided to use smoked black as it gave it a really neat look. It took a decent amount of time to cut, file, sand and drill the mount holes so it would easily bolt on to the original aluminum plate. Everything went together really well and it looks great. I made sure to take some pics of the progress.

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Polished Chrome Hardline Tubing Goes In:

I've started swapping out the Alphacool Satin Hardtubes for the polished chrome ones. If you remeber earlier I used the Satin Hardtubes to figure out where all my cuts would go. Doing it this way helped insure that I didn't waste any of the polished chrome tubing. I used a rotatable pipe cutter and used painter's tape to help protect the chrome from being scratched. So far I have the tubes on the flow meter to the radiator cut and mounted. I've also cut most of the bent tubing that will go to the passthroughs. I still have to finish tapering the edges so I can mock it all up.

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Custom ModMyMods Plate:

Since more and more of my builds are going to shows I thought it would be neat to make a cover that goes over the PSU mount on the back side (left) of the case. It will give it a more finished look and also display my love for ModMyMods gear. They're one of those rare companies that's made up by fellow enthusiasts. They really go the extra mile to help customers and this is a way I can show my appreciation. Originally the back side of the IKONiK build was going to be covered and that panel would never be removed. Now I've started to make it a feature of the build by adding the hand built cable tunnel and brushed shrouds. The passthroughs from the watercooling will also be visible from this side so it will be pretty sweet once finished.

I put together a quick video that I posted of the process and below you can see some of the steps taken to build this piece. I've been working on this off and on for the last couple weeks or so. Due to the fact that I made it by hand it took a ton of time to cut, file, sand and polish it. It came out exactly as I imagined and that makes me very happy. I took two seperate mods and melded them together into this piece. I'm also planning on making a couple more different styled ones for the build as well.

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Modding The HD Bay Mounts:

Now that it's time to pull the entire build apart is can cut on the case a bit. I decided to remove the upper 5 hard drive bay mounts. I left the very top one which helped retain the rigidity of the piece. Once they were removed I made a new acrylic plate. The passthroughs from the front of the build will come through here. This plate will keep it all clean looking while also leaving plenty of clearance for the tubing and fittings. This little inset on the back of the Dark Base Pro is perfect for everything from mounting controllers to running passthroughs.

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Battery Mod:

The battery on your motherboard gets little to no notice but I wanted to do something different. I wanted to make it a little detail that you probably wouldn't notice unless you looked at the build real well. I love doing little details like this. The more someone looks at my builds, the more details they become aware of. The battery was a perfect opportunity to do just that.

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Details like this is why your builds are above and beyond!
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Details like this is why your builds are above and beyond!

Thanks KaffieneKing! I love taking something ugly and turning it into a feature VS hiding it. I'm amazed at how much attention this little mod has gotten. I kove your SN also. Caffeine is my best friend.
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Exactly. Your right on the money.
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Making Passthroughs:

The passthroughs went together fairly easy as I had already marked out where my holes need to go. The only tricky part is working with stainless steel. It's a lot stronger than most metals and I went with a step drill bit to make my 20mm holes. I also decided to run a vertical acrylic strip. I think doing so gives it a much cleaner look and it also looks more polished. The combination of acrylic and brushed stainless steel will look sharp.

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Alphacool Eislich Under Case Mount:

I have a white Eislich light and a blue one. The plan is to use the white one inside the case so I thought the blue one would work best under the Dark Base 900 Pro. This works really well considering that the case has feet that keep it off the ground a bit. I didn't want to run wiring up the back as it would be noticeable no matter what so I decided to drill a small hole that was big enough to get the cable through. Once I had the Eislich mounted under the case it was a matter of running the cable through the bottom of the case. Luckily it is long enough that I won't need an extension to power it. After having it all mounted up I got my 1st look at it and I'm very happy. It gives a perfect flow without being overbearing. There's nothing worse than a light that's too bright. These lights also seem to play well with cameras. I didn't have to do any tricks or weird settings in order to directly photograph them which is an added bonus.

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I7 6700k 1151 EVGA Z170 Classified K 1151 EVGA GTX 980TI Classified  EVGA Superclocked DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vector 180 OCZ RD400 NVM PCIE SSD  Alphacool custom loop with limited edition whit... Windows 10 
Power
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 
GraphicsGraphicsGraphicsGraphics
Gigabyte GTX1070 G1 Gigabyte GTX1070 G1 Gigabyte GTX1070 G1 Gigabyte GTX1070 G1 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
Hyperx 16gb RGB Predator Prototype  Hyperx 16gb RGB Predator Prototype  Hyperx Fury SSD Hyperx Fury SSD 
CoolingCoolingOSOS
Alphacool custom loop with 420mm and 360mm radi... Alphacool custom loop with 420mm and 360mm radi... Windows 10 Windows 10 
PowerPowerCaseCase
Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 11 1,000 watt  Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 11 1,000 watt  Be Quiet Dark BASE Pro orange edition  Be Quiet Dark BASE Pro orange edition  
MouseMouse
Steelseries RIVAL500 Steelseries RIVAL500 
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APEX CES Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 6700k 1151 EVGA Z170 Classified K 1151 EVGA GTX 980TI Classified  EVGA Superclocked DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vector 180 OCZ RD400 NVM PCIE SSD  Alphacool custom loop with limited edition whit... Windows 10 
Power
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 
GraphicsGraphicsGraphicsGraphics
Gigabyte GTX1070 G1 Gigabyte GTX1070 G1 Gigabyte GTX1070 G1 Gigabyte GTX1070 G1 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
Hyperx 16gb RGB Predator Prototype  Hyperx 16gb RGB Predator Prototype  Hyperx Fury SSD Hyperx Fury SSD 
CoolingCoolingOSOS
Alphacool custom loop with 420mm and 360mm radi... Alphacool custom loop with 420mm and 360mm radi... Windows 10 Windows 10 
PowerPowerCaseCase
Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 11 1,000 watt  Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 11 1,000 watt  Be Quiet Dark BASE Pro orange edition  Be Quiet Dark BASE Pro orange edition  
MouseMouse
Steelseries RIVAL500 Steelseries RIVAL500 
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