Another +1 for the hole hex-grid. It's a common pattern, but that's because it's the best available for airflow and rigidity when using circular punched holes.
I'm equally amazed!
I always suspected the original diagonal holes to give a strong assymetric twist, but I still didnt expect to feel that good about a new style!
-you still dont have filters
I just might help myself out here right?
-the holes for both standing solutions, are really akward and big. (maybe they even fit a finger! )
I said it before, but this time it just might work really well. You could use the venting holes for the stand! An easy one for the vertical stand because it could just use 4 or 8 of the venting holes to screw on (or clip on). for the horizontal its a different task, because the second place for venting holes on the downward side has vanished.
Screwing the feet is proper as it is now - you don't need screwdriver to detach it and it can withstand the weight of the case.
edit: or should i rather ask, what are you working on right now?
No, we might not be engineers, and ask questions about things that might seem silly, but it's not criticism.
How's the project coming along in terms of financials? You're getting close enough that it wouldn't be unseemly to start preorders.
I know that I would happily pay extra to support the project, and would be quite happy with a preorder that clearly states it might be some time before the project's partners (I.e. Manufacturers) are capable of producing the case within acceptable tolerances and product completions.
In a related point of thought, what are you guys doing for quality control? Particularly when the manufacturing process is so prone to error, are you going be checking each case individually? That sounds like a bloody pain.
Totally understand. And hey, it takes input from all levels, right? I certainly know there are a lot of issues with an engineering project of this level, especially when it comes to worrying about all the various use-cases. (My only hated part of designing UX.)...because of many of those questions we realized that we forgot to talk about some things. And we are trying to catch up. It's not only ours but also Your project, and because of that, we're also waiting for criticism. It sometimes really helps.
Oh jeeze, that's an insane amount of work. Shame you guys can't just kidnap interns off the streets like you can in San Fran and Seattle....we will have to take all of them to our company, and check each one individually. Yes, it will be a bloody pain, but we give to ourselves 1 hour to check every pc-case in terms of quality and dimensions according to our design. During this time we also have to put in all of the components to check if all of them fits [...]
Yes, all of the pc-cases which won't fit our quality standards will be sent back to the manufacturing company.
Interesting to note. I'm (kind of) familiar the process of prototyping and manufacture of small-batch motorcycle parts and gear, which is a community much like what we have for PC cases. One of the big differences is that, in that industry, it's fairly common to use preorders to help finance the development phase - which might well be because of the increased safety considerations inflating development costs, I don't know. (And you do make a good point there. Hmmmm. )Maybe in Saper's job (games development) preorders are something common in term of financing unfinished projects, but i wouldn't agree on something like that with Sentry [...] For example guys making Assassins Creed games are working with preorder financing and everyone knows what we get every time they develop something We aren't going this way with Sentry.
What I'm trying to say, really, is that I want this case to come to market. If you make me go rob a millionaire to finance your project from a hidden account in the Caymans, I'll be a little miffed at the inconvenience. ;pWe have to have fully finished product, which will be tested in thousands of ways and after that our case will be sent for some reviews, for people to tell us which they think should be changed before standard customer selling. We're financing this project from our own pockets and it takes a lot of money, but it's a hobby for us. We're not thinking about it as something with which we can replace our daytime jobs, so partly this is a reason why it takes so time to finish this project. So finally i don't predict that we'll be making preorders before Sentry will be 100% finished.
so were you able to punch the holes ?
I just finished the 2D drawings and dxf files for the CNC machines and now we have to make those positioning elements for the prototype. When we'll get them, we'll send 5th prototype for manufacturing. I hope everything will happen this week.
Sounds good! I guess you'll provide an update with pictures asap
I saw a post earlier about gpu with oversized pcb not fitting - did you actually try it out with your prototype 4? So Asus 970turbo or 970itx won't fit?
Also, any plans on doing testing for prototype 5 with a skylake i3 or i5? Skylake i5 are 65w, only slightly more power/heat than the 53w 2x thread Pentium you were using with prototype 4.Would be interesting to see the heat output from an Skylake i5 in this case.
Or Skylake i3 6300 would also be good option, 51w 4x thread and only $50 more expensive than the pentium G that's 53w and only 2x thread.
will you await the results of linus tech tips, or will we able to buy it right away ?
xone looks like smaller than ps4
do you have any news about latest prototype?
what exactly does "preordering" mean ? does it mean that after the video is finished, and linus likes this awesome case (obviously given). we will have to line up with all the linus subscribers, to then wait together until you can start production?
Also you said that there would be a vote on certain configurations of the case for example i/o button color. where does this fit in on your timeline ?