The Sentey Arvina GS-6400 case is designed with both design and ease of installation in mind. The Arvina has a complete black coating, both inside and out. The exterior has a piano black finish, for a sleeker look across its rounded modern design.
The front bezel of the case is composed of plastic and black wire mesh. The bottom of the bezel uses a single piece of mesh, while the five drive bays above have their own pieces. Out of the total five 5.25” external bays, the top two have a flap for hiding optical drives. This helps keep the solidity of the design while not degrading the usage of the chassis.
A multi-card reader sits on top of the front bezel supporting CF/MD, XD, SD/MMC, TF and MS/M2 cards. The top of the case is also composed of plastic and a little less mesh. A large hexagonal LED power button rests in front of four on/off switches for the internal cooling system.
Right behind the buttons is a smoked acrylic cover which protects the four USB ports, audio/mic jack, reset button, HDD led, eSATA port, and native SATA and SATA power ports for access to a hard drive without the need of an enclosure.
The piano black finish really shines on the side panels. The panels are pretty plain except for the trapezoidal figure raised from the case to help provide airflow for the two internal intake fans. A weird design is also etched into the plastic to allow the blue LEDs to shine through.
The back of the case follows the same black color scheme.
Starting from bottom to top are the bottom mounted PSU slot with rubber pad, 7 expansion slots, motherboard I/O, rear 120mm exhaust fan grill and two water-cooling holes.
Both of the side panels have two thumbscrews and a locking mechanism to give even more security to the case. The side panels don’t even need the two thumbscrews to keep it secured; the locking mechanism can do the trick all on its own.
The bottom of the case is well vented. It has a dust filter allowing for air in, which is slightly raised off the bottom of the case. Six rubber pads help reduce any vibration the case may create.
Jan 27, 2015 0