Sentey Burton Extreme Divison Case Review - Exterior

 

To my surprise, the Burton came in a very nice protective cover in the box.  This is a testament to the attention to detail and care for the overall customer experience that Sentey has put into the Burton.

 

The front of the Burton really grabs my attention, but in a subtle way... a rather contradictory statement, but it's the best way I can put it.  The colors flow well to give the front panel something interesting to look at without being too much.  The blue mesh is what separates the various models, which can be found in red (my particular favorite) and black, to best reflect your tastes.  Also notice the doors for the disc drives, which hide your drive faces, and flip open when you hit the open/close button.  The plastic is a gloss black color, and is a very sturdy and well-made plastic.  The lower intake vent has a recess around it giving it a pleasant contour and breaks up the surface of the front panel.

The doors have a nice spring-resisted system so that your disc drives pop open cleanly, and shut nicely.  This is the first time I've seen a case outside of a "box" computer with this feature, a unique aspect that I personally enjoy.

The side panel has a large side vent for the two internal intake fans.  The side panel is also released by the handle which is seen on the left side.  The finish is very smooth and semi-glossy, as you can see from the reflection off the side.  The side panels are very solid, and rather heavy, and they fit great.  They are very snug and fit tightly onto the rest of the main chassis.

 

The back panel is fairly standard, it stands out in it's all black with the red clamps for the tool-less card mounting, and looks great.  It has a 120mm blue LED fan to exhaust out the back, watercooling loop holes at the top, and a little added venting holes on the right side.

 

The other side panel is very plain, the same semi-gloss black, and a similar latch to pull the side panel off of the chassis.

The top of the case has a vent that has two 120mm blue LED fans to exhaust out of the top of the case.  Toward the right of the right picture, you can see the top panel for the case.

The top panel really sets the Burton apart from any case I've seen, or even read about.  It has a built in card reader, which is awesome since I'm swapping out cards from my camera all the time, and an integrated reader will clean up my front panel.  The silver "F1-F4" buttons control power to the fans, but do not allow for variable speeds, but it's nonetheless nice to be able to turn fans off if you please.  Sliding the small door reveals another I/O panel with audio jacks, 4 USB ports, an e-SATA, and a feature which I am giddy about... standard SATA power and SATA connections.  I've often had drives that I want to pull some data on or do a quick format on, and plug them in manually into the motherboard, this alleviates that, and can plug these in on the fly, which I think is a great feature.  The power button is on the right, which has a Blue LED to indicate power, and red flashes for the LED indication.  The left button is the reset button.  The door that conceals this panel slides and clicks nicely.

The front vent has a foam filter, and the front panel has a 120mm blue LED fan as a primary intake fan.

 

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