SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

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Sentry manufacturing process - weekly update


7th and the last transport sent. It wasn't easy but we finally made it. Everyone should already received their tracking numbers from our shipping company, and for packages for non-european countries we sent additional email (just in case).








We just finished sending main transports to our backers, but it doesn't mean this is end of our work. Many people are still waiting for their cases from previous shipments, so we have to keep tracking those packages to check if everything ended well. What is more, some packages were damaged during the transport and some never reached their destination. We are still helping to solve such problems and we hope in few weeks everyone will get their Sentry.

This is almost the end of this campaign. We know that many of you still have a lot of questions about our next moves, so there will be one more weekly update (next weekend) in which we will try to give you some answers.
 

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Is there a link to buy this cooler? The cooljag falcon
I got it from Amazon but remember you have to modify it and buy a fan for it. And temperatures are not necessarily better than other coolers. I mean looking at my own temperatures they are not worst that some of the stuff I saw with the lp53 but they are also not much better and idle temperatures are very high like for me they are around 50 but I still have to remount everything again because I have some weird spikes that go up to 70 on idle. I have not yet figured out what those are but I just Wanted to let you know. It might just be the thermal paste or fan position. I have notice that changing the position of the fan makes a big difference.
 

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Thanks for the extra tracking number email. I've been checking both my junk and normal inbox for the past two weeks and didn't receive one from the shipping companies.

Congrats on final shipment!

I actually wouldn't mind knowing exactly how much units you guys sold and ship. I know our order numbers aren't accurate at all with all of the refunds and repurchases people went through.
 

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There's a pair of black and white cases on ebay going for $315 ~ $365 at the moment. Bid ends in 3 hours (1am EST). If anyone is interested.

edit: They are sold separately.
 

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Just moved my home office pc into my other Sentry case (I ordered two). The pc was in a Lian Li pc-q01 which is a beautiful case, though I was having weird issues with the PCH overheating. So, I decided to move the system into a Sentry case.

The hardware consists of:
  • GIGABYTE Z87N-wifi motherboard
  • Xeon E3 1275L v3 (45w tdp!)
  • LP53 cpu cooler with Thermal Grizzly Cryonaut thermal compound.
  • 16gb Crucial Ballistix Tactical Low profile DDR3 2133mhz
  • RX460 2GB
  • Crucial M500 256GB ssd
  • Corsair Sf450 psu
It's mostly for working and writing at home, annnd occasional gaming when I can't use my main gaming pc in the living room. During gaming the cpu never goes above 55C. I did seal the fan to the case so it doesn't recirculate hot air. Being the Xeon version of the i7-4790T, it's a great cpu. Low power, but still turbos up to 3.9ghz. Overkill? Probably. Got it used on ebay for $100, couldn't say no.

The gpu is meh. It hits 72C (even with a custom fan curve) because anything more than a simple RTS game will overwhelm it. It has a single 92mm fan and one of those crappy flower shaped aluminum heatsinks. Its at 100% load all the time. So it's pumping some serious heat into the case.

Here's where things get strange. The psu gets warm as hell. Like, surprisingly warm. Probably 50-60C. (the fan is functional, it briefly spins during POST) I know corsair has it designed for the fan to only spin at or above ~150W load. My issue is my system never seems to hit that amount of draw to start the fan. So between the gpu and psu pumping heat into the case, this Sentry build is hotter overall than my Sentry with an i7-4790K and GTX 1080. It's hot to the touch, the whole damn thing, even the ssd is sitting around 55C whereas my main Sentry gaming PC the SSD's are usually around 40C even with the way more powerful components.

It's a good thing I sealed the cpu fan to the case vent or it'd be drawing in all that recirculating exhaust. At least the PCH isn't as hot. It was hitting 60C before and triggering the fans to lock at 100% rpm. Now the PCH stays below 55C. (maybe just a quirk of my particular board). But the whole system seems to become heat soaked and stay warm for a long time.

Strange how lower power components are actually hotter in this situation. I'm wondering if I got a more power gpu, it would paradoxically lower temps. Something like a Gtx 1060 would draw enough power to start the psu fan. Also, the 1060 is available with a blower cooler so that may help too.

I tried it in both horizontal and vertical orientation and things are a little better in vertical, though I much prefer horizontal for aesthetics.

I'm really curious how others are doing with large, power hungry, open air cooler GPUs like 1080 and 1080ti? Do you notice the whole system becoming totally heat soaked?

Edit: I'm beginning to wonder how much of this is to do with the gpu. I've been observing the power states of the gpu, clock speed, gpu utilization, etc. It seems the moment I open any 3d application it jumps to a high power state. I noticed the core clock speed is usually either idle or 100%. Same goes for the memory. I wonder if this is just how the newer AMD drivers work? My GTX 1080 has much more fine grain power states and clock speed for both core and memory. It seems the little AMD gpu doesn't know anything between full stop and totally flooring it. So it's either 5 watts at idle or 75W of poorly managed heat pumping into the case. Nothing much in between.
 
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Just moved my home office pc into my other Sentry case (I ordered two). The pc was in a Lian Li pc-q01 which is a beautiful case, though I was having weird issues with the PCH overheating. So, I decided to move the system into a Sentry case.

The hardware consists of:
  • GIGABYTE Z87N-wifi motherboard
  • Xeon E3 1275L v3 (45w tdp!)
  • LP53 cpu cooler with Thermal Grizzly Cryonaut thermal compound.
  • 16gb Crucial Ballistix Tactical Low profile DDR3 2133mhz
  • RX460 2GB
  • Crucial M500 256GB ssd
  • Corsair Sf450 psu
It's mostly for working and writing at home, annnd occasional gaming when I can't use my main gaming pc in the living room. During gaming the cpu never goes above 55C. I did seal the fan to the case so it doesn't recirculate hot air. Being the Xeon version of the i7-4790T, it's a great cpu. Low power, but still turbos up to 3.9ghz. Overkill? Probably. Got it used on ebay for $100, couldn't say no.

The gpu is meh. It hits 72C (even with a custom fan curve) because anything more than a simple RTS game will overwhelm it. It has a single 92mm fan and one of those crappy flower shaped aluminum heatsinks. Its at 100% load all the time. So it's pumping some serious heat into the case.

Here's where things get strange. The psu gets warm as hell. Like, surprisingly warm. Probably 50-60C. (the fan is functional, it briefly spins during POST) I know corsair has it designed for the fan to only spin at or above ~150W load. My issue is my system never seems to hit that amount of draw to start the fan. So between the gpu and psu pumping heat into the case, this Sentry build is hotter overall than my Sentry with an i7-4790K and GTX 1080. It's hot to the touch, the whole damn thing, even the ssd is sitting around 55C whereas my main Sentry gaming PC the SSD's are usually around 40C even with the way more powerful components.

It's a good thing I sealed the cpu fan to the case vent or it'd be drawing in all that recirculating exhaust. At least the PCH isn't as hot. It was hitting 60C before and triggering the fans to lock at 100% rpm. Now the PCH stays below 55C. (maybe just a quirk of my particular board). But the whole system seems to become heat soaked and stay warm for a long time.

Strange how lower power components are actually hotter in this situation. I'm wondering if I got a more power gpu, it would paradoxically lower temps. Something like a Gtx 1060 would draw enough power to start the psu fan. Also, the 1060 is available with a blower cooler so that may help too.

I tried it in both horizontal and vertical orientation and things are a little better in vertical, though I much prefer horizontal for aesthetics.

I'm really curious how others are doing with large, power hungry, open air cooler GPUs like 1080 and 1080ti? Do you notice the whole system becoming totally heat soaked?

Edit: I'm beginning to wonder how much of this is to do with the gpu. I've been observing the power states of the gpu, clock speed, gpu utilization, etc. It seems the moment I open any 3d application it jumps to a high power state. I noticed the core clock speed is usually either idle or 100%. Same goes for the memory. I wonder if this is just how the newer AMD drivers work? My GTX 1080 has much more fine grain power states and clock speed for both core and memory. It seems the little AMD gpu doesn't know anything between full stop and totally flooring it. So it's either 5 watts at idle or 75W of poorly managed heat pumping into the case. Nothing much in between.
My 1080ti blower card affects CPU temperature only when it at full load. However the CPU does not affect the GPUs temperatures at all. I have to keep playing with the fan positioning on the CPU it seems to make a huge difference.
 
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I tried selling my Black Sentry on eBay twice and I got two non paying winners both times. Weird.
 

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Finally got my hands on one of these bad boys..

Now the question is, which CPU cooler is hands down the best for the Sentry (conditions being the same); LP53, CoolJag Falcon II, Dynatron, C7, L9i/L9a.

I have read the threads and no clear answers. Only thing I've seen is that the L9 is the most compatible (esp with Am4) while LP53 pretty solid. Also what about Am4 compatibility with the LP53 if it's the best option right now?
 

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Finally got my hands on one of these bad boys..

Now the question is, which CPU cooler is hands down the best for the Sentry (conditions being the same); LP53, CoolJag Falcon II, Dynatron, C7, L9i/L9a.

I have read the threads and no clear answers. Only thing I've seen is that the L9 is the most compatible (esp with Am4) while LP53 pretty solid. Also what about Am4 compatibility with the LP53 if it's the best option right now?
IIRC, mounting the LP53 on Am4 requires cannibalizing the mounting arms from a NH-L9a. Even then the hole spacing isn't quite right on the bottom of the cooler for the am4 arms. So you have to drill 2 holes in the copper to screw the arms into the base of the cooler. It works, it just depends on how much work you're willing to put in. I know someone on [H] has done it successfully... Can't remember who right now.

Other than that I think the NH-L9a is still the most highly recommended cooler for AM4 in sentry. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong on this.
 

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IIRC, mounting the LP53 on Am4 requires cannibalizing the mounting arms from a NH-L9a. Even then the hole spacing isn't quite right on the bottom of the cooler for the am4 arms. So you have to drill 2 holes in the copper to screw the arms into the base of the cooler. It works, it just depends on how much work you're willing to put in. I know someone on [H] has done it successfully... Can't remember who right now.

Other than that I think the NH-L9a is still the most highly recommended cooler for AM4 in sentry. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong on this.
Ej24, after my readthroughs, that seemed to be the consensus. I opted for an L9i with AM4 instead of an L9a for my use case. It should also be noted that it will depend on your CPU and how much you intend on overclocking and what you end up wanting to do with your Sentry. I had to think about what my use case was just as much as what others say is good. So far, I'm mid 40s idle on my Ryzen 5 @ 3.7Ghz and upper 50s under load, so the L9i is working just fine for me.

Still need to post build pics.
 

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well, I have the same issue. Sentry case came in too early, and I still don't know if I'll go the Intel or AMD Ryzen CPU ...
From old experience, I stopped using AMD CPU's because of regular instabilities I had.

Anyone here using a Ryzen CPU and uses his Sentry while gaming could provide me their Experience? Is their system stable or does it tend to crash from time to time while in game without a reason?

FYI - I will go with M.2 1TB Disk, 2x8GB ram, GTX-1060 GPU and this will be our Steam-Box for the living room.
And the reason I need it to be stable - I got 3 Girls and 1 Wife fighting for the gaming - so it has to be rock-solid! :D

Thanks :) & Cheers...
 

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well, I have the same issue. Sentry case came in too early, and I still don't know if I'll go the Intel or AMD Ryzen CPU ...
From old experience, I stopped using AMD CPU's because of regular instabilities I had.

Anyone here using a Ryzen CPU and uses his Sentry while gaming could provide me their Experience? Is their system stable or does it tend to crash from time to time while in game without a reason?

FYI - I will go with M.2 1TB Disk, 2x8GB ram, GTX-1060 GPU and this will be our Steam-Box for the living room.
And the reason I need it to be stable - I got 3 Girls and 1 Wife fighting for the gaming - so it has to be rock-solid! :D

Thanks :) & Cheers...
Wait till coffee lake release if you're not sure about Ryzen. Buying mainstream intel now would definitely be a fail since intel is stepping up their game with 6-cores now and support for the 8-cores next year on the mainstream platform.
Coffee lake is supposedly coming out on October 6th.

As for the Ryzen - it's kind of weird with SFF coolers. It's a monster with multithreaded workloads (at least the R7 1700 is) but at the same time it heats up pretty quickly on high turbo clocks when loading a single thread.
 

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Wait till coffee lake release if you're not sure about Ryzen. Buying mainstream intel now would definitely be a fail since intel is stepping up their game with 6-cores now and support for the 8-cores next year on the mainstream platform.
Coffee lake is supposedly coming out on October 6th.

As for the Ryzen - it's kind of weird with SFF coolers. It's a monster with multithreaded workloads (at least the R7 1700 is) but at the same time it heats up pretty quickly on high turbo clocks when loading a single thread.
Yeah - kind of what I was thinking too. Thx for the hint. I'll wait a little, and if I can't wait anymore (pressure from my girls) I'll do something stupid earlier ;)
 

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Yeah - kind of what I was thinking too. Thx for the hint. I'll wait a little, and if I can't wait anymore (pressure from my girls) I'll do something stupid earlier ;)
I've been tempted to go AMD so I've been doing a lot of reading about Ryzen and I haven't heard of any random instability. AMD has really stepped things up this generation. It's nothing like the old platforms from everything I've read. That said, SaperPL is right, it's worth waiting a few weeks to see how the new six core i5s and i7s are. I think AMD will still be king of perf/dollar though, no matter what. So there's that to consider.

I definitely understand about your desire for fool proof stability. My wife won't touch my gaming pc. She'd rather play games at ultra low settings at 1366x768 on her ThinkPad ultrabook because she doesn't think it's stable. I showed her Steam in-home streaming and she's starting to come around to the idea.
 

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As someone who had countless problems (and nightmares) with BSOD on AM2, I upgraded to Ryzen and has been pretty smooth and reliable even with a decent OC; recommend Samsung B-die RAM (with highest speed and CAS u can afford) and good motherboard, I have the Biostar and it's ok but u can do better.

Personally I'd wait for Black Friday and hope RAM/GPU prices go down too.
 

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I tested evga 1080ti SC2on the Sentry. The GPU had amazing temperatures and performance but the CPU reached a 100C very often. The founder edition is the best choice and after sealing the gpu chamber. CPU temps are around 95C only reaching 100C at rare times and immediately lowering to the 90sC. This test is using the Cooljag Falcon on a 7700k that is NOT delided with the case in the vertical position. This is with CPU usage at 100%(All the time) playing GTA V on the highest possible settings on a 2560x1080p 60hz monitor for about an hour. GPU tempa are great (normal temperatures)
 
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I tested evga 1080ti SC2on the Sentry. The GPU had amazing temperatures and performance but the CPU reached a 100C very often. The founder edition is the best choice and after sealing the gpu chamber. CPU temps are around 95C only reaching 100C at rare times and immediately lowering to the 90sC. This test is using the Cooljag Falcon on a 7700k that is NOT delided with the case in the vertical position. This is with CPU usage at 100%(All the time) playing GTA V on the highest possible settings on a 2560x1080p 60hz monitor for about an hour. GPU tempa are great (normal temperatures)
Are you planning to delid your 7700k? I used the Rockit Cool rockit 88 tool. It worked well. The thermal grizzly conductonaut (liquid metal) was very different from any material I had ever handled. It was a good thing I practiced on a pentium.
 

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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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Are you planning to delid your 7700k? I used the Rockit Cool rockit 88 tool. It worked well. The thermal grizzly conductonaut (liquid metal) was very different from any material I had ever handled. It was a good thing I practiced on a pentium.
I will not be using the 7700k in my final build. I will be using the i7 8700k that will be released this upcoming October 5th. I am currently waiting for that. If that CPU is too hot then I will delid it. Looking at intels improvements on the earler release of the 8th generation i7 CPU for laptops they have gotten much better in thermals. If this transfers over to the 8700k then it might be a really good chip. I need more cores but my work requires running graphic intensive applications so I need a balance between core and highest core frequency while still fitting in the Sentry case. I was looking at the Ryzen 1800x before but the performance with graphics is simply much worst than the 7700k. The 8700k is the perfect choice. The R5 1600x clocks were not good enough for my needs. If all goes well my final build will be i7 8700k with 1080ti FE. The other computer where I will be placing the 7700k has corsair H75i and doesn't need the CPU to be delided. Although to be honest for some reason even in that Cooler my CPU does not drop below 42C on idle (on load temperatures are fine and don't go past the 80s) so I might have gotten a 7700k that is a little hotter than usual, not sure but based on what I have read online the H75i should handle the 7700k just fine and temperatures should be lower at idle.

Thanks for the advice I don't want to waste money on a deliding tool. It sucks that it's a one time use thing and yet it's so expensive ($30). I will see if I can find a CAD model online and I will be 3D printing it at work.


The thermal grizzly conductonaut (liquid metal) was very different from any material I had ever handled
I think I will be buying thermal grizzly paste because the paste I got has great ratings on amazon but I feel like it's not great. I tried the paste that the Cooler comes with (which is most likely a very cheap paste) and I did not notice major differences with the paste I got on amazon (ARCTIC MX-4 Thermal Compound Paste).
 
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I want to post the album with the images that I've gotten so far. I will be adding more Images along with temperatures and test results when I have more time. Also took my case to work the other day. It fits in my backpack perfectly and I don't even have to take off the leg.

Album


 

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So I got my sentry today which is great, but I'm having difficulty getting the graphics card to attach to the PCI-E riser, whilst being able to screw it to the case.

It seems it could be a problem with the riser not going far back enough in to the motherboard side of the case, but I am unsure as to what I've done wrong during the build.

I have attached pictures so hopefully I can get some more accurate advice as to what I should do.
 

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View attachment 37073 So I got my sentry today which is great, but I'm having difficulty getting the graphics card to attach to the PCI-E riser, whilst being able to screw it to the case.

It seems it could be a problem with the riser not going far back enough in to the motherboard side of the case, but I am unsure as to what I've done wrong during the build.

I have attached pictures so hopefully I can get some more accurate advice as to what I should do.
Check the online manual here: http://zaber.com.pl/sentry/manual.pdf

Riser has to go into the gap in the central wall. If it doesn't get in then slightly push the lower part of the gap down to place the riser's pci-e slot inside or use something to slide the riser in.

Also note that the screws are not supposed to go through the holes in the riser's PCB.
 

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Hi guys, I'm really excited for this case and can't wait for it, but unfortunately I've missed the campaign. So if anyone want's to sell his sentry I'll be willing to provide it a new home :) Already have ryzen 1500X and biostar am4 mini itx board ordered, and soon either gigabyte G1 1080 or (more probably) 1080ti. I'm planning on shortening the 1500X's wraith spire cooler (want to use it instead of stealth because it has the copper base). I'm from EU (for shipping), thanks! :)

When I wrote this post I didn't actually believe that I was going to get my own sentry, but I did!

Here it is:







I still plan on modding the wraith spire cooler, so I will test it against id cooling is40 v3, and I assume it's going to be better, and perform excellent.

It will host ryzen 1500X on biostar x370 board, along with evga 1080 sc, and I will also compare temperatures with node 202.
 

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Check the online manual here: http://zaber.com.pl/sentry/manual.pdf

Riser has to go into the gap in the central wall. If it doesn't get in then slightly push the lower part of the gap down to place the riser's pci-e slot inside or use something to slide the riser in.

Also note that the screws are not supposed to go through the holes in the riser's PCB.
I don't think I would be able to push down the gap as it's made of steel unless I'm misunderstanding what you mean by gap. It's about a millimetre maybe two millimetres to big. I've uploaded more pictures just so you can get a complete understanding of the issue.

I could try and order a 3rd party pci-e riser but I don't think it would fit all way through the slot enough for the graphics card to be properly seated and screwed in to the case.
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I don't think I would be able to push down the gap as it's made of steel unless I'm misunderstanding what you mean by gap. It's about a millimetre maybe two millimetres to big. I've uploaded more pictures just so you can get a complete understanding of the issue.

I could try and order a 3rd party pci-e riser but I don't think it would fit all way through the slot enough for the graphics card to be properly seated and screwed in to the case.View attachment 37083 View attachment 37084
You have to insert the riser from the GPU side. Holes in the riser and in the case won't match. Only part of the riser goes into the gap. If the gap is not enough wide, then for example use a screwdriver from the GPU side and bend a little bit this flat steel lower edge which should hold riser from the bottom. Just a little bit. Then it should slide in.

User manual, page 13:
http://zaber.com.pl/sentry/manual.pdf

Look closely how this mounting system is built and then compare it with the images in manual. Probably the only thing you have to do is just like i wrote, just bend a little bit the bottom ledge of this holding system to slide riser in as far as it will be blocked (bottom view in the Sentry manual).

Such situation happens because sometimes the steel is a little bit too flexible and the bending angle is too small or the paint on this ledge is too thick. You should handle it.
 
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I don't think I would be able to push down the gap as it's made of steel unless I'm misunderstanding what you mean by gap. It's about a millimetre maybe two millimetres to big. I've uploaded more pictures just so you can get a complete understanding of the issue.

I could try and order a 3rd party pci-e riser but I don't think it would fit all way through the slot enough for the graphics card to be properly seated and screwed in to the case.View attachment 37083 View attachment 37084
Its not ez you have to push it hard. My tip is start with the left corner and then push the right.
 

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I don't think I would be able to push down the gap as it's made of steel unless I'm misunderstanding what you mean by gap. It's about a millimetre maybe two millimetres to big. I've uploaded more pictures just so you can get a complete understanding of the issue.

I could try and order a 3rd party pci-e riser but I don't think it would fit all way through the slot enough for the graphics card to be properly seated and screwed in to the case.View attachment 37083 View attachment 37084

Use a small screwdriver or something similar. Insert it into the gap and use the shaft of the screwdriver to torque that slot a little bit upward. (Be very careful not to hit anything on your mobo)
You need to loosen up the gap a little bit, a few mm is all you need, just torque the top bar of the slot up a few mm. Then the riser will fit inside.

In your picture of the riser, the circled part of the riser with the teeth should sit right against the bottom lip of the gap.
 

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I have attached a 120mm fan to the side of the case and it looks nice. Im not sure if I will keep it. I'll post some pictures tomorrow.
 

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Its not ez you have to push it hard. My tip is start with the left corner and then push the right.
Fwiw, my second sentry build required no force at all. Slid right in. Definitely a bit of variation in the pci riser slot mount.
 

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Just did my PCI riser last night. Only a small amount of force and it fit right in! The online manual was very helpful. It does seem like many are still confused on the PCI riser step. One thought I had after looking at the manual was maybe arrows facing the CPU side from the GPU side right in front of the riser card would help others get the orientation. The text says it, but I thought I would throw that out there since we live in a very visual age.
 

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I got the riser to fit through the hole using a bit of pressure applied with a screwdriver between the gap.

My build is complete!
Thank you for the help :)
 

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Hrmmm, something I've never had happen before happened in my build today. Got finished building this morning and turned everything on. Comp turned on and off about 4-5 times before finally turning on and staying on. Booted just fine. I checked my cables and looked at temps with HW Monitor and all looked normal, but it was weird to have it turn on and off. Anyone had this happen before with a build? Before I put the build in the Sentry, that never happened.
 

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Hrmmm, something I've never had happen before happened in my build today. Got finished building this morning and turned everything on. Comp turned on and off about 4-5 times before finally turning on and staying on. Booted just fine. I checked my cables and looked at temps with HW Monitor and all looked normal, but it was weird to have it turn on and off. Anyone had this happen before with a build? Before I put the build in the Sentry, that never happened.
Had that too with my build.
Inside and outside the case.
 

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Hrmmm, something I've never had happen before happened in my build today. Got finished building this morning and turned everything on. Comp turned on and off about 4-5 times before finally turning on and staying on. Booted just fine. I checked my cables and looked at temps with HW Monitor and all looked normal, but it was weird to have it turn on and off. Anyone had this happen before with a build? Before I put the build in the Sentry, that never happened.
In the past i had a motherboard in which there was some boot security option built in bios. When i had some problems with my RAM or when i tried to overclock cpu a little bit or there were other issues made by my changes in bios, the system tried to start 3 times until it decided it will go with default settings. I do not know if this is the issue in your situation, but you can check if you don't have such option in your bios menu.
 

NTRX_

n00b
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Did my sentry build yesterday evening too!

Difficulty was... even harder than expected.

I was only able to screw the motherboard in with 3 screws.
Shouldn't be that big of a problem tho!

The third screw of the power supply (Corsair SF600) also didn't fit.
I have to say that this affects the overall stability a bit too much to not care.
When i move the case i can always hear the psu bumping against the case.

And the riser.
I sat there and tried to fit it in the slot for at least 45 minutes.
I tried it with a little force, with two screwdrivers and my fingers still hurt from pulling and pushing :/
Eventually i overcame it and the riser fit in there.
I acctually bent the part that is supposed to hold the riser so much that i'm not anymore able to screw the riser firm. (see pictures)
I just hope that it's firm enough and won't damage anything.

Anyhow.
The build works. And it looks gorgeous!

Great project, love how you guys carried everything out!

 

Rysen

Limp Gawd
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Jan 10, 2017
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Hrmmm, something I've never had happen before happened in my build today. Got finished building this morning and turned everything on. Comp turned on and off about 4-5 times before finally turning on and staying on. Booted just fine. I checked my cables and looked at temps with HW Monitor and all looked normal, but it was weird to have it turn on and off. Anyone had this happen before with a build? Before I put the build in the Sentry, that never happened.
Literally just had this problem right now. Today in the morning after turning off the computer it will keep turning back on.
 
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