Conclusion: Although we strive for objectivity here at Benchmark Reviews, please remember that each author perceives these points differently, and our conclusions and recommendations will necessarily differ from others. Also, prices can fluctuate and designs change after publication, so that the product we review might not have the same price and specifications of a product that's available later.
Cons: Only one USB 3.0 port on front I/O, Comes with only 2 fans, Difficult cable management, Very little space behind motherboard tray
Excerpt: I know most of you have not heard of Sentey before, as I had not either. They are very new to the computer enthusiast world being just founded in 2010. They were first introduced to gamers via The Extreme Experience, an event they jointly hosted with Intel.
Summary: The Sentey Optimus GS-6000 PC case is a great-looking case that you can be proud of, and is certainly interesting enough to get a few jealous looks at the next LAN party. It has a good set of features that are usually only found in cases with higher price tags, such as integrated fanbus, watercooling holes, media card reader, drive trays, and a thoughtful cable management design.
Regardless of how it looks, there are a few issues to consider.
Excerpt: Sentey is an up and coming company from the USA. Sentey would like to be an internationally known company with the idea of enhancing the PC builders experience in an ever growing world of technology. Sentey has a base philosophy of four words, performance, quality, innovation, and sustainability. We will take a look at the new Sentey Optimus GS-6000 to see if this affordable PC mid-tower case meets Sentey’s own philosophy.
Summary: Final Thoughts
When I first opened this case up I really did like it. I am a sucker for stylish looks and the glossy finish. I also was excited that this came with 4 included fans, that really is some serious cooling power. I also like that almost everything was tool-less except for installation of the motherboard and power supply. Tool-less installation makes this go so much faster.
Pros: Sleek design, Tons of cooling (4 included fans), Toolless, Included card reader and fan controller
Cons: Side panel fan does not allow room for larger CPU cooler (cannot reinstall side panel), Not enough room behind the case to route cables, Hard drives can only be installed facing out, No USB 3.0
Summary: The Sentey GS-6000 Optimus really feels like a budget version of the Arvina. The price point reflects that, which means this is a good thing. The Optimus looks to be around $70 USD, with the Arvina being about twice that.
There are a couple of quirks with the case that I had issue with. First, the lack of USB 3.0 bothers me, though it is still somewhat an advanced feature. I would expect to see their next version include this.
Excerpt: When I think "budget friendly" in chassis design, I think of most of the cases offered currently under $60. What I do tend to find are cases that may look good, but then they lack installed fans, tool-lees features, or both. Of course, the other option is to get an ugly "box" that has more fans, but lacks in appeal and likely will end up under the desk or buried behind other things over time.
Excerpt: Okay, I’ll have to admit it. Sentey’s Optimus GS-6000 case is one of the best budget cases out there. First of all, it looks great. The glossy black finish makes it look like a much more expensive case. Yeah, it’s a fingerprint magnet, but that’s the price you pay for such an elegant finish. Combine this with all the other visual elements and you have a very striking package that will garner a lot of envious stares.
Excerpt: 2 Flares 2 Flares × Back in 2010 we had a look at the GS 6400 Arvinia case from Sentey which left us with mainly positive feelings. Today we take a look at another of Sentey’s gaming series cases, the GS-6000 II Optimus. The GS-6000 II Optimus is a black steel mid tower chassis which uses plastic and steel mesh to make up the front and top panels. The left hand side panel features a small window and a large mesh section to allow for better airflow.