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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    Guess I should have looked at your signature haha, glad the 3070 is working well for you. I'm long overdue for an upgrade 😑
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    In my experience with Sentry over the years I would say ~200w is the sweet spot. 250w at most. My GTX 1080 performed perfectly in Sentry at 180W. My 1080ti at 250W was noticeably tougher to keep cool. Not impossible. But if you want to just put a slim system together and enjoy it without...
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    Oh wow cool. I didn't know such a thing existed. I've ordered other products from J-hack with success so I can at least say in my experience they're reliable as a seller.
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    Absolutely nuts. Really amazing how much hardware you can pack into such small systems. Actually surprised this particular configuration didn't come from the likes of the Optimum Tech YouTube channel. Now let's see what AMD brings to the table with new Cpu's and Gpu's soon 👍 I'm speculating new...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    I have a feeling any usb powered panel is going to be pretty weak on brightness and response time. There's probably only a few panels with such a low power draw available, there's a good chance they're all using the same panel from LG, sharp, Panasonic, whoever actually makes it. I looked into...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Morzy Have you seen this monitor? Hdmi and Usb-C. Not sure if it's this particular one but I think this company also makes one with a battery built in for one less cord to worry about.
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Based on my experience that sounds about right. As long as you're happy with the performance, noise levels and everything then just enjoy. If you're unhappy about noise or temps or whatever you can always keep tinkering. In my experience with Nvidia gtx-10 series gpu's they just run as fast as...
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    Also most importantly that shroud looks f*cking epic. How did you match the noctua colors so well? Also how you mount the noctua fans within the shroud? Did you cut them out of their original frame? I need to know! All gpu's need noctua fans!
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    Yeah this is not like a typical case where you have dedicated intake fans and dedicated exhaust fans. It doesn't work like that. However if you seal the cpu fan and seal the gpu fan shroud to the case panel they become like case fans, directly drawing in cool outside air, creating huge positive...
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    Wow that's hot for a 1070 in Sentry. I have had a 1080 Founders Edition and a 1080ti black edition from evga in Sentry and never hit 83. Can you provide some pictures of your fan setup? One thing that worked well for me, sealing the face of the gpu to the case side panel. Essentially going...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    perhaps respectable is a better adjective. Nh-l9i is perfect for 65w. I use LP53 with noctua nf-a9x14 for 88W i7. Just curious if this coolermaster is any better that nh-l9i. Yeah. Just curious any time I see a new super low profile cooler. Probably about equal to the nh-l9i.
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Anyone come across this coolermaster G200p low profile heatsink yet? This is the first I've heard of it. It's available on Amazon in the US. A bit more expensive than the venerable nh-l9i but if it's better it maybe worth it. Though it'd definitely look better with a noctua fan. Mmm that...
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    Asrock b450m pro4 bios 3.60 issue

    Post time was totally normal with the 2700. So I figure it's got to be related to pcie 4.0. Or some other technology related to the new 3xxx cpu's. In my experience with Intel boards in the past if you disabled unnecessary things like com ports, disable Lan boot, or specify the pcie version it'd...
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    Asrock b450m pro4 bios 3.60 issue

    I realized bios 3.60 also wasn't saving any bios settings. Nothing survived each reboot. That may have been contributing to the slow POST. Updating to 3.90 fixed the problem. POST is still a little slow, but not nearly as bad. Settings in bios seem to stick now too. Also gained new voltage and...
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    Asrock b450m pro4 bios 3.60 issue

    Alright, I'll give 1.0.0.4 a try. Gotta say the first boot with 1.0.0.3abb was nerve racking, definitely thought it bricked. So upgrading again makes me nervous.
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