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. The optical drive, on the other hand, was a bit more work, since the entire front panel needed to be removed in order for it to be installed. However, once the front panel is removed, then the rest is easy.
Excerpt: Sentey’s Arvina GS-6400 has a lot of things going for it, especially given its $89 price tag. The question is whether a bunch of fans and a ton of space are worth the inclusion of some cheapo parts and a somewhat tacky appearance. Sentey calls the GS-6400 a “high tower,” but we call it a mid-tower. The Arvina has a steel frame and side panels, with plastic trim and a mesh front panel.
Pros: Lots of cooling; tons of space; toolless bays.
Cons: Very heavy; no USB 3.0 support; flimsy securing mechanisms; glossy trim.
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. It is not a big deal I just like to mount my board as securely as possible. After I had that done, I mounted my HDD.
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.
The Sentey Arvina is a very impressive case, not just because of the wealth of features but also because of the excellent price. The glossy piano finish paint job is the best paint job I have ever seen on a computer case.
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 installations, Removable HDD drive cage, Side-panel security lock option, Filtered top exhaust, as well as front and bottom intakes, Excellent cable management options, Built-in multi...
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 reader manual is hard to understand, Pre-installed fans use two-pin power connectors and are incompatible with fan controllers
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 really like the SATA ports on the top of the case, the cables are long enough to reach to the bottom of the case so your hard drive can just sit flat on your desk.
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. It definitely has to be one of my favorite cases I’ve ever reviewed. If you can afford the $130 price tag and like both style and performance in your case, then this is definitely the case for you.
Summary: The Sentey Arvina GS-6400R provides lots of features for its price tag, being a product clearly targeted to the user who wants a case with lots of features but doesn’t want to pay a lot for it. The quality of the internal plastic parts could be better, and if you are a freak for quality, then it’s better if you look for a different product.
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
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. To be honest I have yet to see a tool-less expansion card retention system that works perfectly.