If anybody with experience building in a sentry has advice about my planned parts list, let me know!
My friend in Berlin just bought the case for me yesterday!
I'm trying to stay excited about building in it instead of thinking about how much shipping back to the US is going to cost...
CPU Cooler: C7 Cu is a great cooler, but with the default fans runs super loud. If you can, try to change the fans to a Noctua 92mm fan for quietness while maintaining the same performance.
GPU: Idk if your GPU could perform well in Sentry, it might thermal throttle, but if you want to try do try it. I'm curious to see if it's possible and someone put in a 2080 Ti with it, though his ambient temps were so low. But if you want to play it safe though, I would limit it to a 5700/2060 Super, or at the max 5700XT/2070 super (not recommended by Zaber but I've seen some guys do it). Check page 35 and 36 for Zaber's recommendations
Case: Try not to use magnetic filters, as it will definitely impede cooling by strangling airflow. I know others have tried with success using magnetic filters, and if you want to try it out please report back, I'm also curious if it could work.
Other than that, I think your build is pretty solid. CPU itself is great, MOBO, RAM, PSU, and Storage is also great.
No, but I designed a duct / velocity stack for noctua l9 :I just found this awesome cooling solution for sentry
Anyone tried to use ducting in CPU collers?
Hmm it's really easy to confuse all those models...
AXRX 5700 XT 8GBD6-3DH (230mm*111mm*41mm) fits confirmed? I should get this?
AXRX 5700 XT 8GBD6-3DHR/OC (240mm*132mm*41mm) no go?
AXRX 5700 XT 8GBD6-3DHE/OC (300mm*132mm*53mm) no go 3 fan monster!
AXRX 5700 XT 8GBD6-M3DH (270mm*110mm*40mm) - reference
No need to buy a printer if you don't have one! Jhack sells these here.Thank you for those examples. I have never used 3d printer but I am thinking of buying one and this will be my first project. I am sure i will fail first time but i have to get experience somewhere.
Once again, really appreciate the reply
I was originally targeting a 2070S for this build, but after reading the hardforum thread, it seems most people had better luck with blower models of high TDP cards. Unfortunately the number of blower model 2070S cards that also fit the sentry is really low. I was wading into 2080S price territory trying to find a compatible 2070S, so I figured I'd just make the jump to a 2080S. My current build is 7700/1080Ti, so I'm trying to get as close to that benchmark in terms of gaming performance, while not backing myself into a corner thermal-wise.
I'll have to look into thermals a bit more on 2070S vs 2080S to see if it's indeed worth making the switch.
You mentioned that the mobo looked great, but I've heard a lot of people are having cooling issues with Zen2 when boost kicks in. Do you have firsthand experience that says otherwise? Or perhaps you just don't think it will be an issue? Right now the mobo is my biggest unknown, and it's making me a bit nervous that I can't seem to find a definite answer (possibly due this being somewhat of a silicon lottery thing).