SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

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That is the LGA 3647 socket assembly compared to an LGA 2011 CPU. The Dynatron B2 will cover the area bounded by the outside edge of the rectangular retention bracket around the socket. And it has a completely flat base,so there's no clearance below it unlike the LGA 115x stock HSF.
The LGA 115x inner keep-out area (where you can be assured nothing will exceed the height of the IHS surface) is only 73mmx51mm, compared to the 108mmx78mm of the B2. Worse, to avoid intruding over the DIMMs that are typically palced right next to the outer keepout for LG115x (95x95) the B2 would need to be rotated so its 'long axis' is parallel to the DIMMs, so on the Z170i Pro Gaming it will hit both the upper VRM heatsink and lower chipset heatsink, as well as the left side heatsink. Sitting at the corners are the SATA headers and the EPS12V header which both sit even higher than the capacitors dotted around the socket, and spaces close enough 'sideways' that there is no way to avoid one without hitting the other. There's also the BIOS ROM chip sitting pretty tall in its socket right below the keep-out area.
 

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You all are correct, that is why I went with the Dynatron R15, it's square (80mm x 80mm) like the LGA115X socket (75mm x 75mm) and has a small difference in size 80x80 vs 75x75. The B2 does have a "max TPD cooling difference of +15W", but I think it is a negligible difference when comparing the relative ease of installing a R15 vs a B2 on a LGA115X board. I hope this helps and by all means if you want to try installing a B2, please do, I look forward on how you do it (I like your idea of a 3D printed bracket or adapter) and expect some numbers(y).
 

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That is the LGA 3647 socket assembly compared to an LGA 2011 CPU. The Dynatron B2 will cover the area bounded by the outside edge of the rectangular retention bracket around the socket. And it has a completely flat base,so there's no clearance below it unlike the LGA 115x stock HSF.
The LGA 115x inner keep-out area (where you can be assured nothing will exceed the height of the IHS surface) is only 73mmx51mm, compared to the 108mmx78mm of the B2. Worse, to avoid intruding over the DIMMs that are typically palced right next to the outer keepout for LG115x (95x95) the B2 would need to be rotated so its 'long axis' is parallel to the DIMMs, so on the Z170i Pro Gaming it will hit both the upper VRM heatsink and lower chipset heatsink, as well as the left side heatsink. Sitting at the corners are the SATA headers and the EPS12V header which both sit even higher than the capacitors dotted around the socket, and spaces close enough 'sideways' that there is no way to avoid one without hitting the other. There's also the BIOS ROM chip sitting pretty tall in its socket right below the keep-out area.

You're acting like I can't run it on a vertical offset. From the pictures I've seen of other Dynatron units, the entire base is a vapor chamber.

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Basically, I leave the VRM sink on the top as is, shim over the round caps on left and top, and either shim over the lower sink or just "monoblock" right over top of it. SATA ports I don't care about, I can even take them off as personally I'm using an M.2 SSD. There's just not a ton in the way there if I run parallel to those RAM slots.

I was originally looking at doing an R15 like Rosa, but I want to try and keep thermals well under control even with a heavy overclock. Rosa, did you have any clearance issues with the outer left/top keep out areas that the stock HSF accounts for on your board?
 

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The only clearance issue I ran into on my zotac H67 mitx board was the 8mm tall capacitors I had to replace with 6mm tall ones. Fortunately there was only 3 in the way. Not sure what you mean in your last sentence, left/top keep out and stock HSF?
 

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I might be going a little bit crazy with plans for this case.

I'm pretty sure when the Dynatron B2 cooler goes up for sale I'll be able to MacGyver it in to my Sentry build. It's an all copper 1U 165W vapor chamber. Stated dimensions on their site put it at about 15mm narrower+longer than the stock Intel HSF.

The main difference is that it's squared, not rounded. I'd have to copper shim it up a few mm and over the corners of the keep-out zone and the southbridge area, so it can extend all the way down to the PCI-E slot. Either zipties or a 3D printed bracket should hold it down OK.

If there's enough vertical room left above the 1U HS after shimming, I can take out the PSU fan and run dual CoolerMaster 120x15mm fans on top for 110CFM of airflow. High OC 6600K in 7L would be lots of fun to play with :)
You're building a jet engine! A 7 liter jet engine! :p
 

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The only clearance issue I ran into on my zotac H67 mitx board was the 8mm tall capacitors I had to replace with 6mm tall ones. Fortunately there was only 3 in the way. Not sure what you mean in your last sentence, left/top keep out and stock HSF?

Left/top keep out would be the two sides on the right half of this image

CWF3uSK.jpg

You might have to twist it around in your head a bit, I use the two hole side of the latch cover to orient myself. Stock HSF - just the default heatsink+fan provided by Intel with (some) of their processors.
 

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Also: congrats SaperPL and ZombiPL on your successful campaign. You've done a really great, professional job on the whole thing, and it's success is well deserved. I thought the video was especially well done. (y)

Thanks! That video took quite a lot of time to plan and make, and even with that we weren't sure how it will be received. So far it looks like nobody talked about this since the campaign itself was whole lot more important news.

How did you like the music ? :)
 
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Thanks! That video took quite a lot of time to plan and make, and even with that we weren't sure how it will be received. So far it looks like nobody talked about this since the campaign itself was whole lot more important news.

How did you like the music ? :)

I haven't talked about it on here, but I've certainly showed it off to both friends and sent it to my mother. (Who, I'm sure, watched it with glazed eyes while wondering what she had unleashed on the world.)

Both the production and the audio was extremely well done; that video looks MILES better than 90% of the marketing promos that come out of the big-name companies. It's nerd porn. :)
 
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Left/top keep out would be the two sides on the right half of this image

CWF3uSK.jpg

You might have to twist it around in your head a bit, I use the two hole side of the latch cover to orient myself. Stock HSF - just the default heatsink+fan provided by Intel with (some) of their processors.

Oh, weird. I didn't know there was a standard for coolers. There were no keep out areas on my board, but according to that image yes, the R15 would have a problem. It's base is flat and spans about 75mm x 75mm, it has no traditional raised surface around the IHS contact area in the center. Thanks for explaining
 

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I haven't talked about it on here, but I've certainly showed it off to both friends and sent it to my mother. (Who, I'm sure, watched it with glazed eyes while wondering what she had unleashed on the world.)

Both the production and the audio was extremely well done; that video looks MILES better than 90% of the marketing promos that come out of the big-name companies. It's nerd porn. :)

Thanks, we thought there's going to be a problem with its reception since the footage tends to be quite dark on screens that don't have too much contrast. From what we've seen, there might be some tricks in lightning and the recording methodology to compensate for that, but we haven't mastered them ( yet :p ) or maybe whole lot expensive optics for the camera would do the trick.

It gets even more interesting with the music part here: Adam Skorupa, who made the music in the video, is THE composer of Witcher game series music and for the Shadow Warrior as well :) If you like what you heard in our trailer, there's a player on his website: http://www.musicimaginary.com/ playing quite a lot of nice game music in loop you might be interested in.
 

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Thanks, we thought there's going to be a problem with its reception since the footage tends to be quite dark on screens that don't have too much contrast. From what we've seen, there might be some tricks in lightning and the recording methodology to compensate for that, but we haven't mastered them ( yet :p ) or maybe whole lot expensive optics for the camera would do the trick.

It gets even more interesting with the music part here: Adam Skorupa, who made the music in the video, is THE composer of Witcher game series music and for the Shadow Warrior as well :) If you like what you heard in our trailer, there's a player on his website: http://www.musicimaginary.com/ playing quite a lot of nice game music in loop you might be interested in.

Cool, I'll have to check it out. :)

And I can't say much as to the contrast - I'm watching it on a fairly decent IPS screen.
 

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Hi!

I am curious is you don't have a 305mm GPU, could you fit a 2.5" drive next to it standing vertically? The drive isself is about 63mm wide and the sentry is 66mm wide so it JUST fits and at that rate your only problem would be length which i believe would fit.. or hope.
 
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Hi!

I am curious is you don't have a 205mm GPU, could you fit a 2.5" drive next to it standing vertically? The drive isself is about 63mm wide and the sentry is 66mm wide so it JUST fits and at that rate your only problem would be length which i believe would fit.. or hope.

2.5" drive is 70mm wide:

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So no, it won't fit this way. If it was fitting in vertical position then we wouldn't need to do all the stuff we did with 2.5" handling because we could just put the drives like this vertically anywhere.
 

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2.5" drive is 70mm wide:

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So no, it won't fit this way. If it was fitting in vertical position then we wouldn't need to do all the stuff we did with 2.5" handling because we could just put the drives like this vertically anywhere.

That is kind of a shame. It would be awfully convenient otherwise.
 

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Yeah, it would. it would be hell lot of easier. Fitting hard drives was one of the hardest part in this design because of that.
 

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Dammit! I thought I had something T_T. Also I suppose it depends on the manufacturer, as the newest 1tb 2.5" barracuda is a max(literally says width(maximum)) of 69.85mm https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822179108&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker, LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

so it is literally just shy nearly 4mm from stacking HDD's vertically! Ah well.. Why do they call it 2.5" drive when it's not. T^T

Oh, SaperPL don't feel bad about this or anything. o.o It's nooot a design flaw on your end. From what I can tell you and the others at your company aimed for the smallest you could get and you know what, you got it, and it's awesome! I'm stoked about the years a case with such structural integrity will last me. In fact I may order a few power buttons in case that goes bad. ^^

Also, I actually have a question.
How risky would a HDD be under a gtx 1060 blower? I won't be using the HDD much, just to store the occasional linux OS's I want to boot into sometimes. Like, I won't be using the HDD at all while gaming(in fact i hope it doesn't spin at all because of the fact that i won't be accessing it so any heat the GPU gives off to it won't make it extreamely hot on it's own as opposed to say putting the hdd there that i would store the game on that i would then go play.)

The blower specifically is here, if that helps
http://pcpartpicker.com/product/fpM...1060-6gb-6gb-gaming-video-card-06g-p4-5161-kr
 
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but so expensive. Imma poor college student. T^T It's already a stretch to buy the sentry but I can't pass it up. =_=
 

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but so expensive. Imma poor college student. T^T It's already a stretch to buy the sentry but I can't pass it up. =_=

See, that's my thing. I can't rightfully afford it, but I know I'm gonna regret it if I let it pass me by.

The trick is that you just have to find a nerdy enough girl that she doesn't care about your car and is more impressed by your computer. ;)
 

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See, that's my thing. I can't rightfully afford it, but I know I'm gonna regret it if I let it pass me by.

The trick is that you just have to find a nerdy enough girl that she doesn't care about your car and is more impressed by your computer. ;)
Duddee then it will be me caring about the car. <.< when I'm out of college and got a decent job, I'm buying myself a Mini Cooper. Love the little things.

And yeah.. Aluminum is one thing, but steel is steel and it can't get better than this.
 

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Also.. Hey SuperPL.

$159,039 USD raised so far. What does this mean for you guys considering your goal was only 19,500

I mean, it's awesome!! And you still got 20 days left! But do you guys have plans for other projects if this trend in sales continues? Or do you expect it to not last long when it populates the niche market you're aiming for?
 

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but so expensive. Imma poor college student. T^T It's already a stretch to buy the sentry but I can't pass it up. =_=

I strongly recommend an external hard drive. There are plenty of linux versions that can run off a USB 3.0 port with an external HDD. That's your cheapest, best bet. Given than HDD's are so slow if you get a good USB 3.0 and a good case then it you should be set and ready to go with some nice extra storage. Buying the external cover with the cable can cost you as little as 12$ (if you already own the HDD) If you don't own the HDD you can simply get a portable 2TB HDD for like 80$.

I personally have to carry very large project files from the office to home all the time so I got a cheap 2TB SSD on a 20$ case and it runs at amazing speeds (All for about 500$). Solved all my storage space needs.
 

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CONTENT WARNING! DO NOT WATCH THE FIRST 30 MINUTES OF THE SHOW!

IT IS SO HILARIUS THAT YOU MAY HYPERVENTILATE AND "LITERALLY DIE" OUT OF LAUGHTER :p

wan show mentions sentry again today, good things said!


With that said, a "huge shout-out" to our project by Linus means 45 seconds of limited commentary, while Linus' balls subject took over 30 minutes before they started the news topics...
 

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I haven't watch the whole thing yet. I just looked at the time stamps and watched what interested me and the sentry entry did. short but it was still a cool mention.
 

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PCI-E Specification reference GPU dimensions show that we have 9mm of space below the GPU.

Blower cards are usually slightly thinner in the blower area giving a bit more space there so fitting 9.5mm 1 or 2 TB drive should be fine. Even that additional 0.5mm is not really there, laying the card on the drive and pushing it by those 0.5mm up a bit should really affect the card considering the required clearances for PCI-E slot.

If you want to put the drive directly under the blower styled card's radiator (directly below the GPU chip) then keep in mind that even with blower cooler the card still dissipates a lot of heat around the radiator so it is not safe to put the hard disk driver underneath. Putting the hdd in the front-most mount is perfect though because it will be around the blower inlet which will give this additional cooling while not affecting the cards performance since blower can also take the air from the sides.
 

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Quite a lot of you are asking about the hardware selection. We've got some examples at the bottom of campaign page but those are Skylake based because of the fact that those were already in retail when we launched and that Kaby Lake mITX boards are currently only in high-end segment.


I'd like all of those who are going to spend literally $1000+ for hardware before we deliver Sentry to be well informed about what's below - this may save you quite a lot of cash or may let you pick more powerful CPU than what's currently available.


Before ordering your parts watch the video below:
(that's a rumours and info analysis, not actual pricing, but a good piece of thoughts for all of us):



My own explanation, expectations and commentary:

From what we can see, the intel is already being affected by upcoming AMD Launch:
- they launched kaby lake kind of fast by making wider availability on day 0 after launch
- they've broken the unspoken rules for their desktop lineup by launching Hyper Threaded Pentiums and unlocked i3-7350K

Why is that? What AMD has done?
- AMD has supposedly reached IPC competitive to intel's Broadwell architecture which is current architecture for the intel ultra-high end platform. Intel hasn't improved much from Broadwell to Kaby Lake either...
- With full size Summit Ridge/Ryzen SR7 being 8-core 16-threads, the 4-core 4-thread, a competition to unlocked i5 SKUs, will be so cut down from full version SR7 that it might be dirt cheap by being almost total production waste to AMD after binning in comparison to SR7. Consider the fact that may be 3 types of binned CPUs above this: 8C/16T, 8C/8T, 4C/8T. There may be even cheaper i3 competitors with 2 cores and 4 threads that may easily crush the overpriced i3-7350K.
- Also noticeable fact here is that SR7 is supposed to be a 95W TDP CPU and that may mean that 4C/8T Ryzen which could compete with 7700K may be a 65W TDP unit that can easily overclock having additional headroom over 95W SKUs on high-end boards.
- The last thing is that ZEN APU, Raven Ridge is supposed (RUMOR) to have HBM2 memory in some of the SKUs. This means finally a reasonable performing APU if the power is really balanced between CPU and iGPU in a way one won't be bottle neck the other like for example. While this might not seem to matter to people who don't care about iGPU it still might mean price drops on all the intel CPUs because intel is targeting this market as well with the same SKUs as gaming market simply because they not letting us pick a CPU without the iGPU.
- AMD states that they will keep the AM4 platform for at least another 4 years. With intel pushing new platform with each CPU generation its a great bait for them people to be able to buy now cheap AMD platform with lower end CPU and simply upgrade only the CPU after few years.
- Having the same platform for all their CPU lineup now will mean cheaper boards, especially in comparison to ultra high-end market where intels X99 boards start around $200, IF 95W SR7 can handle properly on all AM4 Boards

What AMD can and cannot do with the pricing:
- they have to push the platform TO THE PEOPLE ( ) so they have to be aggressive in their pricing
- they cannot make the platform only slightly cheaper than comparable intel platforms, especially in ultra high-end because people in such scenario most of the people would stick to intel and wait until Ryzen gets stable and well received while enthusiasts won't just jump over to the red team if they already have intel based platform with same performance. They have to target people that would take i7-7700K with slightly more expensive SR7s if they want to be competitive here.
- they cannot overprice the high end boards or they cannot fail with low end boards being total junk like it was with Bulldozer.
- they pushed the hype train too much to make it not worth the hype in terms of pricing. (I believe they know what are they doing by pushing the hype bit by bit and not showing off the real number - they either have to be prepared for aggressive pricing or they won't get the proper market share with this stunt)

What pricing I'm expecting that would make a lot of sense to me:
$600 for black edition 8C/16T SR7 with 125W TDP (yes, I know all are unlocked, I suppose there will be some black edition anyway)
$450 for mainstream 8C/16T SR7 with 95W TDP
$250 for mainstream 4C/8T SR5 with 65W TDP
$200 for mainstream 4C/4T SR3 with 65W TDP ( if those are good quality silicon)
AND/OR
$100 for mainstream 4C/4T SR3 with 55W TDP (if those are not that good quality silicon)

All of this adds up to one simple phrase: WAIT FOR ZEN. We're too close to the release to overpay for intel CPUs if price drops are around the corner. The more people understand this now and wait with their purchases, the more reasons we will give to intel for finally dropping the pricing on their products. If your friends are thinking about buying kaby lake now, please just stop them, otherwise they may regret this choice pretty quick in just few months.

Finally note the fact that I'm not recommending you to wait for ZEN to get the Summit Ridge specifically - it may not be there for mITX on the launch date and even if X300 boards show up, the fact that the chipset supposedly takes literally no space and they haven't shown that yet, may mean the completely different layout of the board that might simply make things hard for building Sentry.

Sorry for the wall of text, but I really hope that's something you all should know.
 
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Quite a lot of you are asking about the hardware selection. We've got some examples at the bottom of campaign page but those are Skylake based because of the fact that those were already in retail when we launched and that Kaby Lake mITX boards are currently only in high-end segment.


I'd like all of those who are going to spend literally $1000+ for hardware before we deliver Sentry to be well informed about what's below - this may save you quite a lot of cash or may let you pick more powerful CPU than what's currently available.


Before ordering your parts watch the video below:
(that's a rumours and info analysis, not actual pricing, but a good piece of thoughts for all of us):



My own explanation, expectations and commentary:


From what we can see, the intel is already being affected by upcoming AMD Launch:
- they launched kaby lake kind of early
- they've broken the unspoken rules for their desktop lineup: Hyper Threaded Pentium and unlocked i3 SKU



Why is that? What AMD has done?
- AMD has supposedly reached IPC competitive to intel's Broadwell architecture which is current architecture for the intel ultra-high end platform

- With full size Summit Ridge/Ryzen SR7 being 8-core 16-threads, the 4-core 4-thread, a competition to unlocked i5 SKUs, will be so cut down from full version SR7 that it might be dirt cheap by being almost total production waste to AMD after binning in comparison to SR7. Consider the fact that may be 3 types of binned CPUs above this: 8C/16T, 8C/8T, 4C/8T. There may be even cheaper i3 competitors with 2 cores and 4 threads that may easily crush the overpriced i3-7350K.

- Also noticeable fact here is that SR7 is supposed to be a 95W TDP CPU and that may mean that 4C/8T Ryzen which could compete with 7700K may be a 45W TDP unit that can easily scale up to 125W if boards are going to support such TDPs

- The last thing is that ZEN APU, Raven Ridge is supposed to have HBM2 memory in some of the SKUs. This means finally a reasonable performing APU if the power is really balanced between CPU and iGPU in a way one won't be bottle neck the other like for example 45W 4C/8T CPU like described above and 50W GPU additionally with possibility of scaling up all of this to 125W with proper water cooling. While this might not seem to matter to people who don't care about iGPU it still might mean price drops on all the intel CPUs because intel is targeting this market as well with the same SKUs as gaming market simply because they not letting us pick a CPU without the iGPU.

- AMD states that they will keep the AM4 platform for at least another 4 years. With intel pushing new platform with each CPU generation its a great risk for them that people may be able to buy now cheap AMD platform with lower end CPU and simply upgrade only the CPU after few years.

- Having the same platform for all their CPU lineup now will mean cheaper boards especially in comparison to ultra high-end market where intels X99 boards start around $300.



What AMD can and cannot do with the pricing:
- they have to push the platform TO THE PEOPLE (
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) so they have to be aggressive in their pricing

- they cannot make the platform only slightly cheaper than comparable intel platforms, especially in ultra high-end because people in such scenario most of the people would stick to intel and wait until Ryzen gets stable and well received while enthusiasts won't just jump over to the red team if they already have intel based platform with same performance. They have to target people that would take i7-7700K with slightly more expensive SR7s if they want to be competitive here.

- they cannot overprice the high end boards or they cannot fail with low end boards being total junk like it was with Bulldozer.

- they pushed the hype train too much to make it not worth the hype in terms of pricing.


What pricing I'm expecting that would make a lot of sense to me:
$600 for black edition 8C/16T SR7 with 125W TDP (yes, I know all are unlocked, I suppose there will be some black edition anyway)
$450 for mainstream 8C/16T SR7 with 95W TDP
$250 for mainstream 4C/8T SR5 with 65W TDP
$150 for mainstream 4C/4T SR3 with 45W TDP


With that intel would be left with no choice but to cut pricing by at least %30 if not even more, because everyday Joe in hardware store will be given choice of picking up i7 or add $100 more for twice the cores from AMD or pay $100 less for the same thing and he'll be remembering the number 7 from the neighbours nerdy kid to be the best and in such setup the intel would look like the worst choice here.


All of this adds up to one simple phrase: WAIT FOR ZEN. We're too close to the release to overpay for intel CPUs if price drops are around the corner. The more people understand this now and wait with their purchases, the more reasons we will give to intel for finally dropping the pricing on their products. If your friends are thinking about buying kaby lake now, please just stop them, otherwise they may regret this choice pretty quick in just few months.


Finally note the fact that I'm not recommending you to wait for ZEN to get the Summit Ridge specifically - it may not be there for mITX on the launch date and even if X300 boards show up, the fact that the chipset supposedly takes literally no space and they haven't shown that yet, may mean the completely different layout of the board that might simply make things hard for building Sentry.


Sorry for the wall of text, but I really hope that's something you all should know.

I'd bet AMD will launch with prices maybe $25-50 lower than that. I think amd will have much better IPC performance but 4 Ryzen cores will still not necessarily equal 4 intel skylake cores. I think a 6C/12T Ryzen cpu (if they make one) will be more a competitor to current i7's (6700k/7700k) when comparing raw performance. The 8C/16T, as we already have seen, will obviously compete with the lower HEDT Intel i7's like 6800k-6900k. As such, assuming amd wants to undercut Intel, the 8/16 cpu should come in less than the $430 the 6800k currently sells for.

Unfortunately I currently have a 4790k so even if Ryzen is good I just don't think I'll be able to justify switching platforms for 10% improvement over already insane performance. Maybe if the can match 4790k at 65W tdp... I am a sucker for efficiency.
 
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Yeah, that's right but you also have to consider the fact that amd will have cheaper boards than intel currently has in ultra high-end. But yeah, ~$50 lower price than that would be nice.
 

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Yeah, that's right but you also have to consider the fact that amd will have cheaper boards than intel currently has in ultra high-end. But yeah, ~$50 lower price than that would be nice.

That's true. Ever since I have been building mini-itx pc's I have noticed prices creeping up quite noticeably each generation. My ga-z77n-wifi was $119. Ga-z87n-wifi, $125. Ga-z97n-wifi, $130.

Now we have ga-z170n-wifi at $135 on Amazon and Newegg. And the z270 variant isn't available yet but looks like $140. These aren't even the high end gaming motherboards. Some of the Asus gaming itx boards are reaching close to $200 now. Ridiculous!
 

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Yeah, it looks to me like vendors spiked the prices now in order to make more money while they can and they'll be making ridiculous price drops as soon as Ryzen gets reviewed...

One note here to my post: Someone on reddit corrected me on the X99 board pricing - I've took that from the top of my head not realising the fact that $300 price tag on that includes VAT and our local distributor markup. I've updated that price to $200. Board price ranges still remain the same though.
 

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This might have been asked before, but I could not find an answer to it: would an Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC 8G Link (dimensions 169 mm x 131 mm) fit with an special low profile 8-pin extension cable?
I know the graphics card spreadsheet says it won´t, but does that one take into account an low profile 8-pin connector?
 

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Yeah, this was asked before - I've specifically checked that card out because I wanted to buy it, but it looks like its ~2mm too wide to fit inside. Note the fact that Gigabyte went overboard even more here than with 970 already having the problem of fitting the PEG connector. This card has the PEG located in the same place but the rest of the card is wider.
 

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This might have been asked before, but I could not find an answer to it: would an Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC 8G Link (dimensions 169 mm x 131 mm) fit with an special low profile 8-pin extension cable?
I know the graphics card spreadsheet says it won´t, but does that one take into account an low profile 8-pin connector?
There is the new GALAX GTX 1070 OC Mini which is a 1070 mini series that fits the case and allows rooms for extra storage in the GPU bracket.
 

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Woaa

  • Dimensions(with Bracket): 195 x 130 x 41.5 mm
  • Dimensions(without Bracket): 181 x 116 x 38.6 mm
edit: Sadly I can't find that GALAX card ANYWHERE. =_=
 
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