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Scratch Build – Complete iPredator Powder

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by BHB Mods, 17 Jun 2020.

  1. BHB Mods

    BHB Mods New Member

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    This is the build-logg of my over one year long project the iPredator Powder. I got the idea to it when I came home from Dreamhack Winter 2018 and my wife said she wanted an iMac. Having just seen a bunch of awesome mods I decided that it couldn't be that hard to build a custom-loop "iMac" inspired gaming PC... It worked, but damn was it hard!

    So I got started by drawing up a quick sketch of my thoughts in sketchup. Very rough... Then I spent 2 months trying to get it looking good in Fusion 360, failing horribly.

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    So I ordered some plates... I decided to go with 5mm thick aluminum, don't ever do that. It's waaay to thick! (But looks SO good!)

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    Now the plate needs bending to follow the curve, I couldn't bend 5mm myself so needed some help here.

    bending.jpg finished bending.jpg

    Now to my biggest issue, attaching it all to the monitorstand, took a while to figure this out in a decent way to make it hold and make it easy to swamp monitor. Ended up with this.

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    Testmounted it all with air-cooling!

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    Now the monitor needed a paintjob too.

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    There are loads of more pictures, but here's my favorit that shows of the finished rig!


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    This one is after a slight upgrade from AMD Ryzen 3800 to Intel i9 10900K with the beautiful MSI MEG Z490I Unify motherboard, just fell in love with this mobo!

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  2. MaximumBubbleMods

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    Looks great man! I want so much more detail on how you did it :dremel:
    I love aluminum and have a habit of overbuilding with thick aluminum too! :rock:
     
  3. Defyant Mods

    Defyant Mods Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't those fans do better drawing air?
     
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  4. kim

    kim hardware addict

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    nice and clean :thumb:
     
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  5. BHB Mods

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    Thank you! There are more details at http://www.builds.gg/bhbmods and on my facebook/instagram accounts.

    I think that you're right, but it wouldn't look as good and quite frankly. it does well enough at 5,2Ghz OC and 2135Mhz on the GPU with top temps on CPU at 84 degrees and GPU at 48 degrees. So I don't need to turn the fans and I can keep the looks. :)

    Thank you very much! :)
     
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  6. Canardwc

    Canardwc @French_fab_factorie

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    Awesome dude !!!
     
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  7. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Nice one! :thumb: The only thing that bugs me is your placement of the I/O area, but I suspect your wife doesn't plug/unplug peripherals all the time. -Currently eyeing the massive snarl of wires about me...
     
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  8. BHB Mods

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    Aftet this build I got myself a real good USB hub... Hahaha As.much for mybwofe as for myself.
     
  9. BigShadow

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    That is a awesome build
     
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  10. BHB Mods

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    Thank you for the kind words @BigShadow :) I'm glad my work is appriciated.
     

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