Installation for the Sentey Arvina is pretty simple with all of the included tool-free devices. The first step is to install the motherboard standoffs and attach the motherboard; this is the only time you’ll actually need to use a screwdriver (hence the included screwdriver).
You’ll also need that screwdriver to help wiggle out the expansion slot covers, which aren’t reusable. Pressing on the red clip should release it from the locking position, which you can then attach the expansion card and lock the clip back into the locked position.
To install an external 5.25” drive you must remove the front bezel; just simply pull out on the bottom and it should pop right off. You don’t have to remove anything for use of the top bay, just simply slide the drive in, reattach the front bezel, align the drive so that the flap in the front aligns with the drive and then lock the ODD lock.
The front flap hides the drive well while still making it functional.
Installing a hard drive is even easier. Just remove an HDD box by pressing the red lever to the left, releasing it from the locked position. Then simply slide in your drive, one side has screw notches, while the other also has screw notches, but on a moveable flap, so that you can easily secure it into position. Then simply slide the HDD box into the slot until it clicks.
Then of course you can install your power supply on the bottom of the chassis aligned up against the rubber pad for vibration reduction.
I also noticed a cool feature whenever I was installing everything back in the case with the VGA cooler. The VGA cooler is removable and yet there are no cables dangling down or in the way. The reason for this is that the cables run to a board with metal connectors on it, the metal connectors make contact with a metal flap, which gets the power from the rear 120mm exhaust fan. So essentially you’re powering two fans with one connector. This is something I haven’t seen anywhere else.
There’s plenty of room to manage your cables in the case if you choose to do so.
The blue LED’s on the fans inside the case are extremely bright. The fan sections (top, front, side, rear) can be easily turned on and off with the buttons on the top of the case.
The case will easily stand out from other cases.
Jan 30, 2015 0