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Sentey Shield GS-6090 Mid-Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Feb 17, 2015 3:15 am
TweakTown Rating: 67%Manufacturer: Sentey

Inside the Shield GS-6090

 

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Removing the front bezel takes a lot of pull, as the clips are tough to release. While the mesh is backed with a foam dust filter, since this area is wired, and likely cable tied after the build, it is sort of a pain to clean.

 

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Looking inside of the Shield for the first time, we see a mess of wires tucked behind the motherboard tray, the hardware bag on the floor, and the paperwork spilling out of the ODD bays.

 

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Since the wiring runs through the top bay, only the lower four are usable, and they use these twist locks to hold the drives in place, but only on this side. There are elongated holes at the bottom that allow access to the bay adapters that can be used in the lowest section of the ODD cage.

 

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The lower section is set up to take on three 3.5" drives, and a pair of 2.5" drives in the smaller removable cage at the bottom. Removing this cage will allow for a fourth 3.5" drive.

 

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Pushing down on the big red tab at the top, and sliding the cage out of the chassis opens the front of the chassis right up. While the support bar will always be there, removing the cage does allow for much better air flow into the chassis, and even room for optional water cooling gear.

 

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The top of the chassis is designed to house a pair of 120mm fans, and also give the option to use 140mm fans. However, with the odd shaped venting on top, a lot of the right side is generally blocked of airflow.

 

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The motherboard tray offers a large CPU cooler backplate access hole, and six wire management holes without grommets. It also offers roughly fifteen tie points to help keep the wiring behind it as flat as possible. Of course, the motherboard tray is drilled to accept standoffs in arrangements for both ATX and Micro-ATX boards.

 

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The floor of the chassis has room for a drive to the right, next to the drive cage. As you move to the back, we find only two supports for the PSU; the screws at the back serve as supports for the PSU there.

 

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The back of the chassis offers the second supplied 120mm fan, and both use a three-pin connection for power. We also see that the expansion slot covers have no screws in play now, as we still need to break them out before we install the motherboard.

 

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Behind the motherboard, there is roughly 10mm of space to tuck wiring into, but with the bump in the panel, we get closer to 15mm in total. We can also see that you do have the option to screw devices into the ODD cage from this side.

 

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Where mainstream cases go with black cables, Sentey keeps it old school with the beige and rainbow assortment of wires and connections to be sure every bit of this sticks out like a sore thumb when the build is finished.

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