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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
Summary: The Sentey GS-6000 Optimus is a unique mix of great build quality and lacklustre bonus features. Overall, I think increasing the height and width of the case by just a centimeter or two could make a world of difference for cable management and general tidiness.
Pros: Solid Build Quality, Great paint job, Simple, easy to use Tool-less systems, Includes 4 fans, Very well ventilated, Low noise
Cons: Rear tool-less clamps could be troublesome, A little cramped, Front I/O wastes 5.25" bay, Useless User Guide
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excerpt: 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.