Master of Cramming
- Oct 17, 2017
No option to do that and also it would be a wasted effort from the point of view of making a feature like this for a small scale production product like Sentry because barely anyone uses optical drives these days in PCs. It would be supporting a feature in a niche within a niche within a niche.For a Sentry 3.0 having a spot for a slim optical drive
We tried to support things that we could where there was not much implementation and manufacturing costs involved like drive and AIO support, but to fit an optical drive this would be a complete remodelling of the case.
No option to do so because there is no space to do that if you want to support full length GPU and still make it a safe construction for horizontal use.
These are fairly standard rubber feet that you can order online. Simply look for riveted rubber electronics feet with 8 mm diameter mounting hole.Sentry 2.1 having either adjustable feet or taller feet for the horizontal mount.
The feet size of the included set was decided upon testing multiple dimensions and were optimised for 150W and 180W TDP cards at the time we designed original Sentry. There was no performance increase/temperature decrease beyond the height we have selected at the time of testing with the generations of cards we had on hands.
If you are using a higher TDP card, then you might need to replace them with some taller variant.
Iirc the feet are standardised and have heights in mm like this: 4.0, 6.4, 8.0, 10.0, 13.0 and so on. We are using the 6.4 mm ones, the 8 and 10 didn't make a difference and the differencies with 13 mm ones were barely noticeable, but it started to look bad.
In other news we have a first video on the EVGA XC3 model:
Seems like it's barely on par with the FE on an open bench. It might get really interesting when someone starts comparing those in a tight sff scenario.