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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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    Asrock b450m pro4 bios 3.60 issue

    Having some issues with v3.60 agesa 1.0.0.3abb Background : Just slapped a Ryzen 9 3900x in my b450m pro4to replace a 2700. Worked ok with bios 3.30 (earliest bios to support Ryzen 3xxx). But the post time was like 2 minutes. Its run a case fan (just one of them) at full speed for a full...
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    Looking for black mesh/filter/fabric for case front

    For anyone interested I ended up using this particular fabric I'm sure if you took your time, you could actually make it look quite good versus my utilitarian approach. It's available in several colors too so that's cool.
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    Looking for black mesh/filter/fabric for case front

    The ugly beast Almost forgot about the front i/o :D also tried to singe the corners with a lighter to melt it down a bit so it's not sticking up. it's easy to melt as its polyester. But it started melting more than I wanted so I gave up on that endeavor. Cut out enough of the front panel so...
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    Looking for black mesh/filter/fabric for case front

    Well that was the best $8 I've ever spent. Cpu temps dropped 20C. Astonishing. Doesn't look like a total dumpster fire. Doesn't look uber professional either but damn it is functional. Case fans are actually quieter now too even though they're all running at the same rpm there's much less...
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    Not bad. Thats a lot of hardware in a tiny package! Though I guess you can say that about almost any Sentry owner :D
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    Ah good eyes, I didn't even notice but yeah the gpu looks like it sticks out beyond the side of the case by the rear i/o. I was wondering more about the thermals... iirc that's a very power hungry gpu.
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    Looking for black mesh/filter/fabric for case front

    https://smile.amazon.com/Black-Speaker-Stereo-Fabric-Repair/dp/B07F3YS99J/ref=pd_aw_sbs_23_7?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07F3YS99J&pd_rd_r=266d37e7-5347-40cb-9d60-09d4bc8ab0d1&pd_rd_w=hILWO&pd_rd_wg=1NqeO&pf_rd_p=5c6e5bde-0dc6-44bf-853b-26c318f4dfa4&pf_rd_r=WZKEDAHBZEEN3KJPWPGG&psc=1&refRID=7H2C8GRP5...
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    Looking for black mesh/filter/fabric for case front

    OH for sure but any funds are being dedicated to some used enterprise SSD's. I figure some filter/mesh is the cheapest option. This purely needs to be utilitarian, not pretty
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    Looking for black mesh/filter/fabric for case front

    Thermaltake h17 matx case. It has some perforated metal around the edges of the front panel but it's actually closed off. I realized the metal was for looks. So I cut out some of the plastic behind the metal using a dremel and it can get a little air through that now but it's still struggling to...
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    Looking for black mesh/filter/fabric for case front

    Hahaha wow hadn't thought of that. I guess it'd be good, seems like it might be too fine? will it tolerate being cut without fraying and falling apart?
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    Looking for black mesh/filter/fabric for case front

    I have a cheapo Thermaltake case for a workstation and it has horrible airflow. I want to cut out the middle portion of the front panel leaving just the perimeter, a rectangular frame basically. Then I plan to stretch some sort of black mesh fabric over it to make it like a crappy diy Meshify C...
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    Do I have a golden 4790k?

    Haha true but i seems its not so much the CPU isn't stable, it just doesn't even power on at all. I think its definitely something with the bios. Gigabyte included a dual bios but absolutely no way to choose which one to use. Kinda pointless. Supposedly it uses one BIOS all the time until it...
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    Do I have a golden 4790k?

    Not sure why vcore is shown as 1.23v, it was definitely set to 1.25. Seemed to be pretty stable, ran cinebench and 3Dmark a bunch of times. The only issue was the system would only boot every other attempt. I think one of the BIOS on my dual bios board is corrupted. Reflashing fixed it. Strange.
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    Do I have a golden 4790k?

    I had been running my delidded 4790k on a gigabyte z97n-wifi for years in a SFF system for a while at 4.4ghz all core @ 1.14v. Stayed below 75C and that's all that mattered in a sff system. Out of boredom and my incessant need to tinker, I recently got a Noctua NH-C14S cooler to push my 4790k...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Use weatherstripping to seal the card to the face of the case. Then the gpu fans effectively act as high pressure case fans, and they won't suck in any recycled hot air, only cooler outside air.
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    I agree with SaperPL, In my personal experience with both Sentry 1.1 and 2.0, I strongly suggest staying around 180W or less. Any more power/heat and no matter what gpu you have, green team or red team, it's going to completely saturate itself and the system with heat. Hot gpu's throttle (not...
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    More likely is that it'll only achieve the boost clocks on a few cores but when all cores are loaded it'll drop down closer to base clock much more often than the 105W 3800X will. This is pretty much how my 2700 works. It boosts to 4.1GHz on one or two cores but load them all up and it drops...
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    Ah good eyes! I assumed it was just an open testbed or something
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    Watching Hardware Unboxed and noticed Steve in the background with a Zaber Sentry 2.0. Sorry for the derpy screenshot of Tim. At least the Sentry 2.0 looks good lol glad to see Sentry traveling the world.
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    For those looking for low profile memory, this looks like it'll be some of the lowest normal (rather than server) ddr4 around https://www.anandtech.com/show/14353/geil-launches-evo-spear-phantom-gaming-edition-memory-designed-for-sff-systems
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    For those interested in low profile memory for their Sentry systems... https://www.anandtech.com/show/14353/geil-launches-evo-spear-phantom-gaming-edition-memory-designed-for-sff-systems
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    How to delay startup of a program on boot

    So am I to add something like the following... [Unit] Wants=network-online.target After=network-online.target to the .desktop file found here? ~/.config/autostart/SplashtopStreamer.desktop which currently looks like [Desktop Entry] Name=Splashtop Streamer GenericName=Splashtop Streamer...
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    How to delay startup of a program on boot

    I'm having an issue with a remote desktop streamer. It's set to run on startup, but it seems it's too quick and is running before my network connection is established so it throws an error and fails to start the program. So I'm always having to manually go start the software, not ideal. I...
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    SaperPL That's really cool that Quinn of Snazzy Labs has a Sentry 2.0 as well. His videos have pretty good production quality and are pretty thorough. For those that aren't familiar, he usually has interesting Hackintosh, Mac and PC content. Also I too ordered a Blackridge. The moment I saw it...
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    Yeah it's definitely clear that the tech youtubers are taking you guys seriously this time. There's been a lot of failed crowd funding campaigns for pc enthusiasts, especially sff fans. I remember Linus' coverage of Sentry 1.0 he was skeptical the campaign would even be successful. I think now...
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    Yes! Level 1 techs does pretty good content. SaperPL, ZombiPL you guys got a lot of high quality YouTube coverage this time!
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    I use a pretty aggressive custom fan curve through MSI Afterburner, so temps never get very high no matter what. I can test in vertical orientation too. I also plan to use my Lian Li machined aluminum feet again so I can test those too to see if the extra few mm makes a big difference. It just...
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    Haha good catch! I can't believe I forgot to include that. It was horizontal. The previous post has been updated.
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    Sentry 2.0 Engineering Sample Review I was lucky enough to be selected by ZombiPL and SaperPL to receive an engineering sample of Sentry 2.0 for review. Here I'm providing my honest review as well as a comparison of Sentry 2.0 to Sentry 1.1. Hardware Packaging and Unboxing The DR Zaber...
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    I'll just leave this here.... Full engineering sample review coming soon
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    Quadro p1000? Very small. Even with how small it is idk if it'd be able to breath though
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