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I built matching black and white itx machines for myself and my cousin. Started off with b450i boards from gigabyte. It did not appreciate the R9. So I changed them to x570i, still aorus. 3900x, 5700xt, all water cooled by alphacool. Hard tubed. And I had to build two of them. Two of everything. I wanted something nice to look at. We're both too old for RGB so I went with copper plated Core V1 chassis to match some lovely keyboards and mice I found.

Here's a video of the hard tubing before the switch to x570 in January.

https://youtu.be/VgBRHAZ4DAw

And here's the black one with white fittings.

https://youtu.be/83rxhsMMg1M

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  • 2 months ago
  • 11 points

this should be featured. Its an absolutely beautiful build.

  • 2 months ago
  • 5 points

You have got your wish.

  • 2 months ago
  • 6 points

For as much of it as there is, the copper really doesn't look overdone. And the matching mice and keyboards are a great touch! How are thermals given the size constraint?

  • 2 months ago
  • 4 points

It gets warm, I won't lie. Voltage helps. But theres something about Alphacool rads. They seem to punch above their size. I wish I could post a photo reply. That'd help. The GPU does great.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

you could use an imgur link

  • 2 months ago
  • 4 points

I prefer to think of it as being "too mature for RBG" rather than "too old." Very nice build!

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Here sir, take my upvote

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

I don't know how I feel about the rounded keys but it's still beautiful.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Form over function i think, but very attractive at least

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

They're beautiful. Congratulations!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

They're Gorgeous!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Copper and black is one of my favourite colour schemes, I hope for you that this is featured as it really is aesthetically on point. A question regarding the keyboard, I have been looking at getting one but I'm not sure how they are for gaming is it more form over function per say?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't say it's good for gaming. It has good switches under there. I've seen where it's made, they're very serious. If you spend a month getting used to it, it's great. But right off the bat, your body will reject it. Lol.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, the Shortboard is infuriating. The full size costs the same. I'd get that one. Battery lasts a lifetime.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

And your featured well done!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

That retro vibe tho

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

This is cool. I have the core v1, my front USB crapped out on me, just be aware of that!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Not often you find a unique build on here, that copper plating tho

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Very pretty. Could just leave this case open to see that copper structure.

Thumbs up and congrats on the featured spot!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

dude both of these pc's are insane.

That keyboard is also amazing +1

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome cooler, very posh!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you paint it rose gold. I have the same case but yours looks so much better.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I had to drill the rivets out, then have it sand blasted, then nickel struck, then copper plated, then polished, then lacquered. Then I had to rivet it back together once it was done. It was stupid-expensive.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Great builds and love the keyboards!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

That color pattern really reminds me of bioshock for some reason. Nice build by the way. Congratz on featured build. Anyone can tell you put up a lot of work into this one so its well deserved.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

That looks amazing! Kudos on that build. Congrats on feature! +1

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh my goodness. This is very classy.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Dat ugly keyboard

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow man, good job! Great builds!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Just wow... well done!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks awesome, great aesthetic! You might want to blur your phone number in the last picture though...

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I think that's the phone number of the company that did the copper plating. At around ~3x the Core V1 price. :o

@Aes.Cyprium, this is one wicked build!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, and i also love that keyboard! Nice design, and everything matches alao.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome. Great job!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

One is never too old for RGB but you made something really unique and I love it. Well done.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build. I love the cube. I own 2 of them and the air flow through this case is great especially the way the GPU is mounted and blowing air outside instead of inside.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

the keyboard lit up pic looks so good!!!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build. I see you are a fellow local unless you sent the case off. I can tell by the 816 area code. Lol

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, KC! I looked all over and no one would take the plating job, then I tried a company here in KC and they took it!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

This looks amazing.

Did you have any trouble mounting the mobo to the case? I have the same mobo but a Thermaltake Suppressor F1 case, and I can't get the case standoffs to line up with the mobo holes. The mobo backplate keeps hitting the standoffs in certain corners.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, forgot to mention that. I had to go after it with a hacksaw. Removed the backplate and took a bit out of the southwest corner and the a little file to the northwest corner (looking at the mb from above, io panel facing north).

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the quick reply! I thought I was going crazy with it not fitting correctly. I'll have to modify that overly large backplate a bit as well.