Archive Home arrow Reviews: arrow Cases arrow Sentey Burton GS-6500 Computer Case
Sentey Burton GS-6500 Computer Case E-mail
Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases
Written by Marc Fruchtman - Edited by Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Table of Contents: Page Index
Sentey Burton GS-6500 Computer Case
Closer Look: Burton Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: GS-6500 Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Sentey Burton Final Thoughts
Burton GS-6500 Conclusion

Closer Look: GS-6500 Interior

The inside of the Sentey Burton is completely painted black. All of the edges were finished. There were no sharp edges. The case is designed to fit the PSU just behind the snap-in tool case as shown below.

The expansion ports have a tool-free latch system. My graphics card locked in with only a small amount of effort and with a decent feel to the latching mechanism. However, I had to be careful, to align the plastic pin to the mounting hole with this design, and there is some laxity with the latching mechanism, in that, the card was able to move up or down very slightly. On closer inspection, the latching mechanism appears to work to hold the card in place, but the pin does not fully penetrate the bracket hole adequately. My preference would be for the pin of the latching mechanism to be a little longer, and put just a little more pressure to keep the card in place. Removing the video card was easy.

Sentey_Burton_Case_L_Int_004.jpg

A very innovative feature to this case is the hinged fan assembly for the two 80mm fans. This assembly swings outward should you need to access the case internals, and can also be quickly and easily detached from the case itself. Electrical connection for the fans is via 2 contact pads at the left side of the assembly. In a later photo, you can see this fan assembly can be removed completely.

There is a decent window for the cpu back plate. The motherboard tray is not removable. Another feature is the tool-less external drive bay mounting system. The external DVD easily slid in place by de-latching the locking mechanism, and it is locked in place by pushing the latch back in place. One plus noted is that the pins used for latching to the external drive bay peripherals are made of metal, which will (hopefully) last longer than plastic.

There is quite a lot of space for expansion cards which measured 13 5/8” (346.08mm) with a simple measuring tape from the backplate to the drive cage. There is adequate space to route wires to the right of the motherboard especially because the HDD cage orients perpendicular to the expansion cards. There is also an unpopulated fan mount here, but the likelihood of it being used is slim, because the PSU wires have to cross right over it.

The GS-6500 has several cutouts for passing cables and a dedicated area for running cables. The cutouts and the space for cables is adequate. The case itself includes multiple cables for the usual switches, jacks and ports, however, the USB cables are not long enough if you want to properly route them in a hidden fashion.

Sentey_Burton_Case_R_Int_003.jpg

The right side of the case shows the back end of the HDD cage and a better view of some of the cable portals. There is 5/8” (15.875mm) of space between the motherboard tray and the case cover. Reversible cable ties are allocated to various locations. There are not really any cable tie off points in this design. Instead, the cable ties use a permanent sticky tape to adhere to the case. However, this tape did not adhere well. No additional reversible cable ties are included.

Sentey_Burton_Case_Molex_Int_001.jpg

This is one molex connector demonstrating an issue with exposure of the molex pins at the base of the connector. Initially the pin was sticking out about twice this distance, and this image is after I attempted to push it back into the proper seat. Eventually, I had to use needle nose pliers to push it back in. Both connectors had the same problem. Electrical tape was later used to insure that the pin would not be a problem in the future.



 

Comments 

 
# never heard of this company beforeendocine 2011-06-29 02:40
What a strange name for a company, and the case seems more like a budget oriented box. I probably would have given it a 2.5 for appearance.
Report Comment
 
 
# Sentey is kinda newRobert17 2011-06-29 04:45
Nice review Marc. I think Sentey is a newer player in the case market as I haven't heard of them before late last year; their web site doesn't offer much history either. But from what I've seen in the way of reviews of their products they are serious about their work.

Kudos for your "fan theory" as well. Most folks aren't overly math conscience and this is appreciated.
Report Comment
 
 
# RE: Sentey is kinda newDoug Dallam 2011-07-13 23:47
Yeah the fan area compared to single large or smaller multiple is a good call.
Report Comment
 
 
# RE: Sentey Burton GS-6500 Computer Casedlb 2011-06-29 20:11
Sentey is indeed a newer player in case market; they've been around for about 12-18 months, maybe more.... nice review here! Not my taste in PC cases, but a good review none-the-less... one question:

What's the CPU cooler used in the build? It kind of looks like a Scythe cooler of some type... if I missed it somewhere in the review, I apologize ;)
Report Comment
 
 
# RE: Sentey Burton GS-6500 Computer CaseMononymous 2011-06-29 22:44
how is this beautiful?... it's like HAF but not as chunky
Report Comment
 
 
# RE: Sentey Burton GS-6500 Computer CaseMACK 2011-06-30 11:54
Its a Scythe Mugen 3. No formal testing was done using that cooler. The CPU is an Intel Xeon E3-1235 Sandy Bridge @ 3.2GHz
I actually ran it idle for most of the pics without the fan because one of the brackets that holds the fan on the Mugen broke. Later, I had to rig a mounting bracket.

Re: the exterior of the case, man, that is really subjective... All I can say is it looks great for me especially in the dark, so you can see the blue lights. But, it looks best with the left case cover off.

I gave it a high score for looks, but if you say... drop the looks score down to 8.25, then that drops the whole case down a notch.

That's why I always recommend your weighing your own personal values, into the score...
Report Comment
 
 
# RE: Sentey Burton GS-6500 Computer CaseDoug Dallam 2011-07-13 23:45
Nice, complete, clear review. This case has some nice innovations, like that top bay cover. The plastic pins for the HD suck. What were they thinking? Now if they were made of nylon, they'd probably last forever and it would have been fine. But plastic? Also confusing is the 80mm fans that you point out. Huh? What were they thinking, indeed. No USB 3.0 port. Go figure. It's a nice case though, except the outside looks like an "Alien" of the "Alien" series movies that got his balls cut off and a buzz cut. lol
Report Comment
 
 
# Need to knowticonic 2011-08-03 14:03
Will the asus gforce gtx 580 rog matrix graphics card fit into the sentey gs 6500 burton full tower case.
Report Comment
 
 
# RE: Sentey Burton GS-6500 Computer CaseMack 2011-08-03 18:32
"space for expansion cards which measured 13 5/8? (346.08mm) with a simple measuring tape from the backplate to the drive cage."

Dimension per ASUS: 11.5 " x 5 " Inch

Should be more than enough for it.
Report Comment
 
 
# RE: Sentey Burton GS-6500 Computer Casemaria 2013-05-02 16:17
First time I seen of this computer I'll consider buying one
Report Comment
 

Comments have been disabled by the administrator.

Search Benchmark Reviews
QNAP Network Storage Servers

Follow Benchmark Reviews on FacebookReceive Tweets from Benchmark Reviews on Twitter