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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Hello Sentry friends! I am reviving this as a proud Sentry 1.0 owner. Can anyone give me some recommendations for a travel monitor that would go along with a Sentry, as well as a carry-on friendly bag that could house both items + a travel keyboard and mouse? I am going to re-locate to a new...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    So I can't open my Sentry anymore. For some reason, after a few weeks of usage the screws were almost impossible to unscrew. I was careful, but the attached key destroyed the head of one screw (they are VERY soft) after just one attempt of unscrewing it - great. What do I do now? Should I just...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Reading those comments makes me wonder how cool it must be for the Zaber guys that the fruit of their passion, the Sentry, is used all across the world and constantly travels, and is even sailing :) Glad to see that everyone is enjoying - I am too! I was supposed to post pics of the build, but...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Thanks for the interest! I managed to find the problem - I made the stupid mistake (tired as hell today) of connecting the wrong 8pin cable to the CPU. I used the PCI-E one instead, lol, because the ones from cable mod are very similar. The build is finished now and I just need to install a...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    I had Ryzen parts lying around since the summer and finally assembled my Sentry. The build is finished - it's not working. Not even booting up. I have to take everything apart and start from scratch. Feel like crying, lol.
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Can anyone tell me if the Noctua AM4 mounting kit comes with a backplate? Context: I was wondering whether this kit would be a good source for at least the backplate to use with the T318. Would be one part less to have to craft.
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    So I finally ordered all the stuff for the Sentry build. Final part list: Corsair SF600 (taken from old PC) with CableMod cables (hopefully the lengths will work in the Sentry... need to test it) Ryzen 7 1700 (picking up tomorrow) Dynatron T318 + Noctua NF-A9x14 (picking up tomorrow) ASRock...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Open air, high TDP cards like these are not recommended. It will most likely throttle and lower down the clocks. An open air structure is normally an advantage in bigger, well ventilated cases, but it's a disadvantage in the Sentry due to the very limited air flow. If you insist on a 1080ti...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    For all the fellow Sentry lovers based in Poland - the ASRock AM4 ITX boards are here!!! https://www.morele.net/plyta-glowna-asrock-ab350-gaming-itx-ac-b350-sata3-ddr4-usb3-0-mitx-90-mxb5p0-a0uayz-1413827/...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    The main problem is that you have 3 fans that draw cool air which then turns into hot air that's distributed all around the GPU chamber increasing the ambient temperature inside of it. There's not enough air circulation in there to get rid of it effectively. This is why a blower card is superior...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Get a blower-style cooled 1080, either the Founder's Edition or one of the iterations of those. They are the recommended type of card for the Sentry, because: 1) they blow out all the hot air outside of the case 2) they are quite efficient by usually employing a vapor chamber 3) there is not...
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    Help building a powerful small factor computer for heavy programming

    Can you explain what a 'low-end AMD Ryzen' is compared to a high-end one, and why the released mITX boards (including the X370 based ASRock one) are not suited for those?
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    LP/SFF Cooler mounting adaptors for AM4

    Hey SaperPL, did you have a chance to test the T318 some more? I remember in the Sentry topic you were toying with the idea of making AM4 brackets for the T318, is this something you are at all interested in doing anymore? Thanks for the updates so far, great stuff!
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    The 250D is 28 liters... hardly a SFF case anymore. For a cube the best one is probably the Sugo SG13 at 10.6L. I got one, after a lot of consideration, and there's no other cube of this size that works as well.
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    From ZABER's site: Memory Compatibility: Standard profile DIMM modules Max 31.4mm tall pcb/34mm with heatspreaders Tall modules will obstruct 2.5" drive bracket It should fit, but you won't be able to user the drive bracket. You can check the positioning on this photo:
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