Conclusion: Considering the size of the Sentey Arvina GS-6400B, it is to be expected there is quite a bit of room inside to play around with. Installation of all the components was fairly straightforward. Hard disk drives were very easy to install thanks to the tool-free design.
Summary: Installing all my components in the Arvina was a breeze. The tool-less mounting system was easy to use. First I mounted my motherboard with the supplied stand offs and screws. The only problem was my particular motherboard has 10 mounting holes, but they only sent enough for 9 holes.
Pros: Great Air Flow, Tool Less Design, Build-in Card Reader, Aesthetically Pleasing, Concealed Optical Drives, Constructed from High Quality Materials
Cons: Some Cables are not long enough, Some Filter are not Accessible, Dust and Fingerprint magnet
Summary: The Sentey Arvina performed very well and kept the system temperatures within optimal working levels. Installation was also a lot easier because of the spacious interior and tool-free mounting mechanisms.
Pros: Very high quality glossy finish, Six pre-installed blue-LED fans, Accessory toolkit, Cooling zone fan toggle switches, Supports large video cards, like the Radeon HD6990/HD5970 and GeForce GTX590, Aftermarket CPU heatsinks clearance of 165mm, Tool-free PCI as well as 3.5” and 5.25” drive installa...
Cons: Some of the front panel cables are too short for routing without cutting through on top of other motherboard components, Quality of the plastic parts used on the PCI expansion slot lock and the HDD box lock could be better, Expansion slot covers are not reusable once punched out, Multi-card reade...
Conclusion: The Sentey Arvina is a top notch case truly, there’s plenty of room for the largest video cards and everything else that you might need to put in there. The addition of the card reader is a useful thing for sure, it makes life much easier.
I was a bit skeptical at first to review this case from a new company that I’ve never heard of prior to this review. To my surprise I was “wowed” by this case. I was surprised on all of the thought that went into designing the Arvina.
Summary: The Sentey Arvina GS-6400 is a clear winner in my book. While there were some features that didn't pan out as well as I had hoped (expansion card retention clips, HDD tray and limited instructions), everything else worked so well that I didn't really even need to look at the instructions.
Conclusion: As the job of a case is to provide protection and cooling for your components I would say that the Sentey Arvina does a very good job with protection of your components. Unfortunately the cooling performance is let down slightly by the underwhelming performance of the pre-installed fans.
Pros: Good basic cable management, Some nice exterior features, The mechanisms for storing HDD are well made, Well made Mult-Card Reader
Cons: Lacklust cooling performance, Could use better advanced cable management, Some people may not like the appearance
Excerpt: Recently a new player in the Computer enthusiast sector contacted us and asked us if we would like to review their latest chassis design. Sentey (as they are known) sent over their Arvina GS-6400 chassis, with the intention to impress our readers.