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Sentey Optimus GS-6000

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Posted June 15, 2011 by Jake in Cases & PSU

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Aesthetically speaking, the Sentey Optimus GS-6000 is pleasing to the eye with its extremely high glossed finish and bold styling, though the only detraction here is the fingerprints. There is just no getting away from leaving them on this finish. One of my favorite things about this chassis is the flip down ODD panel, as simple as it is, what a great way to keep your build looking clean and uncluttered.

The build quality of this chassis is pretty remarkable for the price point. Everything was what we expected, with the two exceptions: the GPU retention system and the tight space around the motherboard’s CPU power cable, though the latter may not apply to everyone. We realize that slapping in a monster card that wasn’t intended for use in this particular case is a bit unusual to begin with, however, if you have a card with a full shroud on it regardless of its size you may run into the same issue we did. That being said, we did get it to work and once we did, it did its job very well. The CPU power issue may affect motherboards that have the 8-pin power port located at the top of the board instead of behind the Northbridge. However, when we asked Sentey about these issues they indicated both will be corrected on the retail version of the case.

The cooling solution Sentey has utilized works rather well, with extensive fans: a 120mm intake fan at the front, a massive 180mm intake fan on the side, room for another 120mm intake fan on the bottom, a 120mm on the rear, and a 140mm top exhaust. Talk about lots of fans. All the intake fans have included filters. And aside from cooling, let’s not forget to mention the 3.5" caddies that can also hold a 2.5” drive, and with SSDs becoming more popular this is a welcomed surprise.

The build quality is very good and it comes at an attractive price point fit, coming with a rich feature set here. That combination is hard to beat, so if you’re in the market for an affordable tower that’s packed in a sharp package then take a good look at the Sentey Optimus GS-6000.

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