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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    I'd like to note that when you are talking about the noise, define the conditions and what is your comfort level. I had a talk on reddit with someone stating that he's C7Cu or G with noctua fan is fine, but at the end of conversation he confirmed that he's fine because he has his headphones on...
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    How are you planning to close it?
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Most likely not. The heatsink looks like it'll be 4~5 mm thick, and the pcb itself of the m.2 will be around 4 mm offset from the pcb of the board, and there's also surface mounted components on it. You have 7 mm of space between the motherboard and the plate that's holding the stand-offs. I...
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    Loque Ghost S1 with 3900X Recommendations (Thermal issues)

    With Zen 2 AMD is stepping outside the TDP with boost like intel was doing so far. So a 65W TDP SKU has actually 88W max socket power and it's pretty often pulling this much. Also max temp is 95c so it is going with turbo towards it unless it hits power target or this max temp, similarly to how...
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    There's something I haven't had time to show for some time. Some time ago one of the backers asked about various ways we could adapt Black Ridge to the boards other than the Aorus ones that have socket far enough from pci-e slot so the fin stack doesn't obstruct it. I found one way to do...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    GTX 970 was a 145W~150W TDP card iirc. If you want to add case fans like this, make sure to get noctua fans in this size, otherwise they will be chirping a lot. Also you will have to somehow distance those fans from the perforation quite a bit to prevent noise from turbulence. But it may help...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    The height seems to be measured with the end of the pci bracket and we were talking about it in the sentry 2.0 topic on sff.net, so you can check it out there on most recent pages.
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    I believe only asrock has a pure 2 slot 5700XT non-reference so far that may fit.
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    We are supporting 2 slot card meaning ~41mm thick. There's ~9mm of space between the card and the perforation so theoretically you can sqeeze in a 50mm thick card, but practically it will get really loud because of the turbulence when fans get closer to the perforation with risk of fan blades...
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    Small update on the compatibility spreadsheet Super & 5700 series GPUs were added as well as some info on the CPU coolers. If there's something we've missed/omitted, please let us know.
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    Right now you will have to wait for us to deliver all cases to backers, because we will start thinking about what's next only afterwards. Note that case manufacturing is not our main line of business, so making another batch may not happen right away. From other news, Wendell from...
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    Issue(s) with PCIe 4.0 & PCIe extension cables...?

    Does it really matter to anyone in gaming? Right now I think we're barely using 8 lanes of pci-e 3.0 bandwidth, techpowerup did this kind of test multiple times and gamers nexus did one as well. Pci-e 4.0 will matter for bifurcation and nvme storage only, unless you are doing some...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Neat. I've got an ikea desk with just two wheels at the back only for mobility to make sure it doesn't move easily when not needed. Bad part of it is that ikea's wheeled legs have completely different look than the standard ones.
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    Where's the base for such expectations? I don't expect AMD to overstep the tdp do much. They did it properly with 1700, 2700, 2600 etc and the node drop to 7nm with chiplet design lets them go up with clocks on 65w SKUs as well. Also what Ej24 said is quite reasonable.
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    I believe it was ~4.8 kg, but note that couriers count the volumetric weight or something like that where if your volume is high it will counted as more than it actually weights. The package was 60x40x15cm iirc.
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    Not really, it was already there in the previous video :D
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    The one behind Tim is also Sentry 2.0, the black one, it's visible fully in the first video. I assume that build wasn't perfect and something moved in transport inside since Steve had some important parts left afterwards in the stream :D
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    If 3700X is really going to be equal in games to 9900K then it's going to be a go to recommended CPU for Sentry 2.0 with its 65W TDP unless you really have to have those 12 (or hopefully 16) cores.
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    It'll be fine. It's as you said - 2mm taller than reference sized GPU so you still have 16 mm of free space in the oversize area. Gigabyte triple fan cards are mostly fan as long as they're not 2.5~3 slot wide.
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    The last gen spreadsheet was made for 1.1 where we weren't really recommending 1080TI and thus assumed if you want to do this you have to know what you're getting into. The current gen list has the 2080 TI because of the increased perforation area. You have to look at the specs and photos of...
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    I just had a chance to check this card out, and ASUS has a 13.4 cm height in their specifications for 1080/1070/1060 strix, but it's actually not true for 1060. I've measured this with calipers and it's 130.2 mm actually and it really, really tightly fits in Sentry 2.0. This does not...
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    Well, yeah, that's also my issue with this cooler. It goes everywhere over the board including pci-e slot (except for this single aorus board), so you have to have standard profile memory, nothing above the board in your case and you are still limited to this 92 mm fan, so you're not really...
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    The Black Ridge on Aorus B450 board thing: Full gallery: https://imgur.com/a/561m3cG It fits, but the AM4/AM3+ bracket is still at fault making it lie on one of the onboard components. I did not disassemble it yet to check which one is it, but I've heard the plastic being crushed when I...
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    DAN HSLP-48: A powerful sub 50mm heatsink

    The thing is, the render is made with perspective and the base is closer than the fin stack, so in your mock-ups (and my earlier mockups) the fin stack is slightly smaller than in reality even if you scale the fan to its real 92 x 92 mm dimensions. The Black Ridge on Aorus B450 board thing...
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    DAN HSLP-48: A powerful sub 50mm heatsink

    You're way off with your mockups - the 111/115 mm dimensions you've got is actually 121 mm - remember that you can use 120 mm fan on this. The dimension where you have 136/138 mm is actually 140 mm. I measured this to do a rough CAD model.
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    DAN HSLP-48: A powerful sub 50mm heatsink

    How is this going to help with fitting black ridge in a case that has more standard layout than your A4-SFX or its clones? I assumed he followed up on me for this to fit this in more standard case than yours. In my mock-ups made when Black Ridge launched, it already shown that it'd be hard to...
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    DAN HSLP-48: A powerful sub 50mm heatsink

    Seems to me like a no-go, unless your case has a recessed IO backplane so the fins can go slightly outside of it.
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    DAN HSLP-48: A powerful sub 50mm heatsink

    For those who are interested in using it in other cases than the A4-SFX-styled ones: It seems like my mock-ups of black ridge were slightly off and depicted black ridge having chance to mount on more boards than it actually will be able to support. I've just done a fast volumetric CAD model for...
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    It seems like my mock-ups of black ridge were slightly off depicted black ridge having chance to mount on more boards than it actually will be able to support. I've just done a fast volumetric CAD model for it and the Aorus B450 board, and it seems like it's going to be a tight fit. I'll have...
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    Small update on the cooling support. There's a feature that's still undocumented in the manual in terms of cooling support. We've got a single 120 mm fan mount over the motherboard. There are four holes that are slightly misaligned in the vent perforation just for this purpose: The...
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    I've added the note about it right now. Orange colour means not entirely sure / missing data or photos not showing all details to determine way of measuring. Thanks for reminding me to do this. There are a lot of cards that don't show how much space PEG has, have weird dimensions where we have...
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    Just for the record, there are two reference photos in the manual showing off how to manage hoses: Looks like the custom, separate-sleeved cables may be hard to handle alongside AIO hoses.
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    Just realised that hardware unboxed teased the grey colour a little:
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    First campaign update! We're closing in on the half of campaign goal and we didn't even pass the first week of campaign!
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