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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Sorry for the radio silence. I've been busy. I installed my Samsung 860 EVO 1 TB M.2 SSD and put my 850 EVO 500 GB 2.5" SSD inside my PS4. How do you do that? Do you have any suggested programs/benchmarks? If that's true, then thanks. I just thought that the dust was a bit thick inside the...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Unit no. 0837 update. I received and installed my RTX 2080 a few weeks ago but I didn't have time to post because I started my new job. Since I'm opening my Sentry for the first time since February, here's a preview of how much dust has gathered... After doing some cleaning, I've installed...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    I bit the bullet and pre-ordered the RTX 2080 FE. I'm usually very cautious and calculating but this time I did it simply because I promised myself last September that I'd pre-order this one; i.e. I'm going in all blind. I think that it would probably fit the Sentry but I'm concerned about the...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    I've been lingering in the forums since last year and that was one of my fears. Before I started my build, I took a multimeter and did a continuity test on the riser cable pins to make sure that it was functional before I installed it because I didn't (and still don't) have a graphics card...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Thanks for the tips. I guess I'm opening my Sentry earlier than I thought. Edit: Done
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Unit no. 0837 reporting in, though I'm a bit late to the party. Not really unique, but here's my build on PCPartPicker: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/knfQ3F One significant part that I'm missing is the GPU. Given the current global GPU crisis, I just feel that I'm better off waiting for...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Thanks a lot for answering Ej24. From my questions (1st and last especially), it's glaringly obvious that I'm a noob :LOL:. My line of thinking was "H-series chipset is for locked CPU's, therefore, if I use that, my 8700k will behave like 8700..." Feel free to laugh with me, at me. :LOL::LOL...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Hi all, I haven't been reading for a long time because I've been very busy with work, so please forgive me if this is a repeat topic. I was in Singapore for training and picked up the Intel i7-8700k (only because i7-8700 and the i5-8400 were not in stock) and the Noctua NH-L9i because they...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Thanks :) 1. True, and the stresses would not be uniform. Maybe I'll do a stress analysis on SolidWorks in my (very rare) spare time. I don't want to do anything too drastic with my Sentry so soon without any simulations at least... This idea may even require significant design changes, but if...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    I have two ideas for the Sentry: Split the base into two pieces to allow for a horizontal configuration with ample space underneath for improved airflow during use and keyboard storage when not. Note: I wanted to draw this using FreeCAD but photo editing was faster. Hexagon-shaped holes...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    I'm planning on getting the i5-8600 or i7-8700 depending on reviews and availability upon release. This will be my first build so I'm not too daring.
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Order 1199, Unit 837 reporting on package condition :D Outer box has a hole large enough to easily fit my hand in. Fortunately, the inner box is in very good condition. However, there is a minor tear in the back, probably, due to flexing during transit. No worries; the case itself...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Order 1199. Just found out that I received my package yesterday... Unfortunately I'm in NYC at the moment. :D I'll give an update regarding package condition when I return. I bought what I can here in anticipation for my build minus Coffee Lake parts. I guess the case came too early. Lol
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Order no. 1199 tracking number received! \(^0^)/ Just wanted to share my joy. Thanks a lot to the Zaber bros.!
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    On multiple levels indeed. I read that their undersea internet cables were damaged recently.
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