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Sentey Optimus GS-6000 Mid Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 23, 2011 9:41 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Sentey

Inside The Sentey Optimus GS-6000 Mid Tower Chassis




I removed the side panel by removing a pair of thumbscrews and sliding the panel to the rear of the case allowed me to get the image of the fan behind the "hood scoop". Mounted to the inside of the door you will find this clear framed, six blade, 180mm fan that when powered glows with blue LEDs. This fan gets its power via a 4-pin Molex connector.




Inside you are greeted with a black background dotted with bright red tool-lees features. The hardware can be found twist tied to the lower optical bays, and the instruction manual is in a plastic bag floating freely inside the chassis.




To mount one of the four 5.25" devices, simply twist the large red knob to unlock the tool-less clips, slide the drive in, and then replace the lock. For added security, you can add screws to the opposite side of these drives if you plan to travel with this chassis. For desktop use, these clips are sufficient to keep the devices locked into place.




Behind the blue LED intake fan you will find four trays to accept hard drives. Pushing the red tabs inward release the trays and they can either simply lock onto a 3.5" hard drive, or by using the holes in the bottom of the tray along with some included hardware, you can also use these trays to secure 2.5" drives in as well.




Getting the wiring out of the way, you can see there are holes for risers for both m-ATX and ATX. Along with this compatibility, the Optimus also offers three wire management holes and a few places to tie wiring down. Keeping with current trends in cases, Sentey also offers a large CPU access hole for replacing back plates without having to remove the board.




The plain black 120mm exhaust fan gets powered with a 4-pin Molex connection is installed in the rear of the chassis just above the business end of the tool-less expansion card locks.




The included wiring consists of labeled Molex connectors for use with the front LEDs and fan controller. From the front I/O panel, you get the HDD activity, power, reset, and power LED connections, You will also find a connection for the card reader, a USB 2.0 connection, and the front panel audio connector.




Looking at the floor inside of the Optimus you can see that the floor has little pads to support the power supply, and they even placed a foam washer where the PSU screws into the chassis to work together to keep out any vibrations it may cause. In front of the PSU, there is not only holes to mount a 120mm fan, but if the power supply is a bit longer, they also offer 80mm fan holes so you can still have options.




Under the top of the chassis Sentey has sent this case with a 140mm, seven blade fan. The top of the chassis is removable, and this allows you to be able to move this fan if it blocks your cooler from fitting, or to add a second fan for better ventilation out the top of the chassis.




Around the back I found the 4-pin Molex that powers the intake fan along with another power cable for the front bezel lighting. While there are holes for wiring, there isn't enough room for the 24-pin wiring to be placed back here without a huge hassle replacing the side panel when the build is complete.


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