Sentey Arvina GS-6400 Full Tower Case
Author: Jakob Barnard
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 08-25-2010
Provided by: Sentey
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First Look – Outside


Taking our first look at the case, size is apparent. There is room for five 5.25” bays and a large fan on the lower portion of the front bezel. At the top of the front bezel is a very nice feature, a build in multi-card reader. Personally I only ever have a need for the SD card reader, but the other options are nice. The sides proved interesting to try and capture in a picture. There is a small logo cut out on the left side to let light from the side fans through, but otherwise both sides are solid. The black gloss paint job is so reflective it was hard to shoot. I really liked the effect it gave to the case though.


On the top of the case we have our control panel and device ports which are covered by a sliding plastic panel. The rear section of the top covers a mesh vent for two 120mm fans that vent out warm air. On the rear of the case we see that it is a bottom mount PSU style sitting below the expansion slots. The Arvina has its own tool-less card retention system that we will be testing during the install. There are two tubing pass-through ports if one wishes to do a water-cooling setup or needs to pass cabling through. On the bottom of the case there are plenty of openings covered by a fine mesh. Six anti-slip pads are included to hold the case in place.


A closer look at the top controls shows the large power button. Above that sits four smaller buttons. These control the fans in the cases in different zones: two side fans, front fan, rear fan, and the two-top fans. Above that are the audio jacks, four USB2.0 ports, eSATA, and an interesting feature of a full internal SATA2/SATA power connectors. I find this interesting as it isn't a feature I have run into many times outside of a hotswap bay. Inside of the case is an accessory kit with standoffs, screws, and a polishing cloth (To help maintain that high gloss look). In the white box is a set of SATA cables for data and power to be used with the top panel ports.


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