The Sentey packaging sports eye-catching graphics and a general idea of what can be found inside. In the first picture you can see the “SSD Compatible” sticker so we will make sure to take a look at that when installing hardware. Looking around the box we see the usual features and specifications along with a large picture of the Optimus itself. The case is well packed in foam and wrapped in plastic to protect against getting bumped or scratched during shipping.
As in the Arvina the first thing I noticed once I had the case sitting in front of me is the built-in card reader. It is one of my favorite features and I am happy to see it included here. This might not be of use to some, or you might already have an adapter bay, but this is something I heavily use with photography.
Getting back to the front panel we see three external bays, a vertical light strip, and hidden behind the logo, support for a 3.5” drive. On the control panel we see two USB 2.0 ports, SD card slot, audio jacks and a built-in fan controller. Above that we see the power and reset buttons with a LED activity/power light strip.
Turning the case to look at the side we see the second most noticeable feature – the signature Sentey glossy black finish. It is true that fingerprints can be a bit of an annoyance if you handle the case a lot, but they wipe easily. We can also see the mesh vents for the side fan. On the rear of the case there is a bottom mount PSU, seven expansion slots, two water cooling holes and one 120mm rear-exhaust fan.
The other side is a solid glossy black panel. On the top we can see more mesh venting for the top exhaust . Next we will take a look at the interior of the case.