Production SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

riba2233

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We didn't test this, but I believe someone who had 1.1 did it and reported some reasonable temperature drop on the nvme drive under the case, although this requires quite a thick thermal pad - the M.2 takes reserves about 5.2mm under the motherboard but obviously the drive doesn't come right to the edge of this space and we have 8mm tall standoffs so you need to cover more than 3mm of space with the thermal pad or more than 2mm depending on the location of the M.2, in both cases this is a pretty thick thermal pad we're talking about.

Well, if asrock could:



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skiphix

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I have a 15mm drive and a non modular psu. There should be a 71x126x21mm space for the drive below the power button (case horizontal). I'm thinking to 3d print a frame that will mount on two radiator holes and the power button. Does that sound like a good plan? Would that cause thermal issues?
 

SaperPL

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Yes, you are correct, there should be place for this. Rather than printing some kind of specialised frame why not just use two adhesive velcro strips?
 

skiphix

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Yes, you are correct, there should be place for this. Rather than printing some kind of specialised frame why not just use two adhesive velcro strips?
True, Velcro is simple, effective, it even dampens the vibrations, there is the power button abobe and all the cables, so it can't come loose, if you heat it during removal it won't damage the paint, it's great, but I'll probably go with the frame, I just like making stuff..
 
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Brude27

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It's nice to see another reviewer using the Navy Grey Sentry 2.0! I'm even happier with my decision to switch from black after seeing this video. :)
 

Talyrius

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Originally posted by Talyrius on [H]ard|Forum:
I still have a v1 Sentry (Black) in its original unopened packaging if anyone is interested in buying it off of me for what I paid + shipping costs. It looks like my next PC build is further away than initially anticipated and I'm sure someone that missed out on the initial crowdfunding campaign would appreciate the opportunity to get their hands on one.

However, to be courteous to thread subscribers, please don't reply here. Instead, send me a private message (eBay Feedback).
For anyone interested, I've now put this up on eBay.
 
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LeandroB

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Hey, i'm looking into this motherboard, the X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3...
Will these heatsinks be a problem???

 

SaperPL

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I don't think there will be any problem with the heatsink as the tallest end of it will be outside of 2.5" drive area.
You may have issue with using two of the four angled sata connectors that are further from the corner of the board.
 

LeandroB

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I don't think there will be any problem with the heatsink as the tallest end of it will be outside of 2.5" drive area.
You may have issue with using two of the four angled sata connectors that are further from the corner of the board.
I see, thanks for answering.
I thought that the SATA connectors might be problem, but if its only 2 of them i guess theres no problem since i only intend to use two 2.5'' drives and maybe a M.2.
 

Treshy

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do you think an itx form factor 5700xt custom board with custom water cooler with 120mm fan fit in the gpu compartment of the the sentry?
or even water cool a 3700x and a 5700xt itx board with a 120mm rad and a good noctua fan?
 

SaperPL

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do you think an itx form factor 5700xt custom board with custom water cooler with 120mm fan fit in the gpu compartment of the the sentry?
or even water cool a 3700x and a 5700xt itx board with a 120mm rad and a good noctua fan?
ITX sized GPU with 120 mm water cooler is slightly defeating the purpose because of the thickness limitation in Sentry. It's better to simply go for a full sized GPU with open air cooling with tree fans. Also it'll be hard to fit the hoses coming out of ITX sized GPU inside the GPU compartment as they will be long enough to mount the radiator elsewhere.

One thing is that I expect R5 3600 and R7 3700X to be amazing thermally once the bioses are fixed. Right now the voltage/turbo control is all over the place because of bios setting and agesa issues, but I expect them to be really OK with NH-L9i/a once amd and board partners handle those issues.

EDIT: Supposedly there's some update on upcoming agesa fix on Tuesday.
 
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Airulzat

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Based on the current situation, when will you be able to shipped the case. Does it still achieve the targeted september dateline.
 

SaperPL

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Based on the current situation, when will you be able to shipped the case. Does it still achieve the targeted September dateline.
Yes, we are still aiming to ship the orders in September. We should get remaining supplies required for the product this week and we'll start the QC and final assembly and then we'll see how much time it takes to go through all of those cases.
Finishing packaging by the end of this month looks possible, but we'll have to see how much time the QC and final packing will really take.

Btw make sure your shipping details are valid because we'll be locking those orders this month for invoicing.
 

syin16

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ITX sized GPU with 120 mm water cooler is slightly defeating the purpose because of the thickness limitation in Sentry. It's better to simply go for a full sized GPU with open air cooling with tree fans. Also it'll be hard to fit the hoses coming out of ITX sized GPU inside the GPU compartment as they will be long enough to mount the radiator elsewhere.

One thing is that I expect R5 3600 and R7 3700X to be amazing thermally once the bioses are fixed. Right now the voltage/turbo control is all over the place because of bios setting and agesa issues, but I expect them to be really OK with NH-L9i/a once amd and board partners handle those issues.

EDIT: Supposedly there's some update on upcoming agesa fix on Tuesday.
Is the noctua NH-L9A better perfromance compared to stock amd 3700X cooler? If it does by a lot, planning to hunt for 1 rite now
 

riba2233

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Is the noctua NH-L9A better perfromance compared to stock amd 3700X cooler? If it does by a lot, planning to hunt for 1 rite now
It can only be worse since 3700x comes with pretty big cooler with 4 heatpipes and stronger fan.