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Project Tomb Raider

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  1. LaMokona

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    Hello everyone, this is my first build log on here though it’s not my first build log. I will be working with a Cooler Master HAF 912. I asked several people what their favorite superhero was and one answer stuck out. Lara Croft. This build will be based around the new Tomb Raider game ( Which I actually haven’t had the time to play :( ) Choosing colors was a bit harder with this one than with other superheroes since Lara Croft doesn’t really have a color scheme. Nonetheless, I hope what I chose is good and that this build lives up to the game (Heard that it’s amazing). I’m currently saving up for the hardware so may take a bit before it’s completely done. Won’t stop me from working on the case though.

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    Update #8
    Update #9 (Finished Build)
    Extra Pics

    Hardware (Subject to change):
    CPU: AMD FX-8350 (Acquired)
    Mobo: ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0 (Acquired)
    RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) (Acquired)
    GPU: XFX Radeon HD 7870 (Acquired)
    PSU: SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze (Acquired)
    SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Series 120GB (Acquired)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 (Acquired)

    Here’s the case when it used to house the living room computer
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    I received the paracord for this build a few days ago.
    Khaki
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    Black
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    Also got some terminals I needed.
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    Sleeving on the 24 pin cable is complete
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    The front panel of the case is also done.
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    That’s it for now. More to come soon. :)
     
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    how easy it to use paracord for sleeving and get the ends to stay tidy?
     
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    Thanks.
    This actually my first time using paracord and it was pretty easy to work with. I did use a bit on practice cables first though.
     
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    If this build doesn't have wavy hair of some sort we might get outraged.
     
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    I'll try to add in some TressFX but no promises. Maybe a ponytail hanging off the top XD
     
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    wow looks nice
    khaki color make it not looks like cable and looks natural
    subbd for further..
     
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    Thank you.I wasn't sure whether to go for khaki or tan. Glad I went with khaki.
    Should have some updates later today :D
     
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    So got the side panels done today. The right side panel isn’t completely done yet though. Also got the PCI slot covers painted. Tomorrow will be working on the top panel window.

    PCI Slot Covers
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    Right side panel
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    Left side panel
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    Thanks for all the comments. Will try to bring more tomorrow :)
     
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    It was a long day yesterday and didn't get to work much.
    My Rotozip of 8 years passed away yesterday :( It was given to me by my dad 4 years ago. He'd owned it for 4 years before that. It had helped us with many jobs and hardly ever complained.
    R.I.P
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    As the Rotozip exists, a new partner enters. Introducing,
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    Got it fired up immediately and began to put it to work.
    Window on the top panel.
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    This isn’t done as the weather turned sour. Will try to finish today and get better pics.


    Since it started raining, decided to work on more sleeving. Finished the 8-pin CPU power extension.
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    And here’s the full front panel. The top cover is missing since an NZXT Hue is going to be placed there.
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    More updates coming soon :)
     
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    Don’t have much to update about the case. Did get some things in the mail today though :D

    AMD FX-8350 Eight Core
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    XFX Radeon HD 7870
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    Thinking of doing something about the red bar. Still in planning.
     
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    Looking good so far, especially those cables :)
     
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    Subbed! The sleeving looks great!
     
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    that's some good Sleeving LaMokona it will match the colour scheme of the Sabertooth nicely ^^

    gonna sub to here ^^

    oh and imageshack is slow loading and not always loading every picture for me, why not use like photobucket, tinypic, fastpic.ru or something that?
     
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    Thank you :)

    Can be done. With the patience that is. Quite some detail on the Ghost cooling letters on the right side (Not shown in the picture). But will see if I can do it :)
    Thank you :D
    Thanks :)
    Thanks, the Sabertooth should arrive some time next week :D
    I started having that problem with imageshack last night also. Was tired last night and just wanted to go to bed. Host has been changed now. Hopefully it's better. If not, I have a Photobucket album ready.
     
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    i just finished my mod, cant wait to see you get all your stuff together.
    i like to start after everything has been organised and taken care of. i dont like disruptions. some times i work from 10am till 4am the next day XD

    btw, in the sleeving, did you nor use heatshrink?
     
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    Nice build ya got here

    :toast:

    Subbed
     
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    Can't wait to see the finished product. :toast:
     
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    With mods like this, I don't mind waiting for parts. As long as I can keep going with the mod itself, I'm good. Also, no heatshrink used in the sleeving. I personally think it looks neater but it completely depends on how the heatshrink is cut

    Thanks :)
    Thank you :toast:

    Just came in for lunch, working on the top panel window. Might have that update tonight :D
     
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    Nice, how are you going to work boobs and bum into it though?
     
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    HDD is full of ya know what.......
     
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    I was thinking of just posing next to the finished product.
    Tis is true too though.
     
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    lara croft rule34D?? :eek: linkzz plzzz.
     
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    Make sure you stress test that GPU before painting it - those XFX Double D cards (lol at the name) have some issues keeping cool.
     
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