Sharkoon expanded its range of entry-level PC cases today with four new mini towers for Micro-ATX mainboards, the MA-A1000, MA-I1000, MA-M1000 and MA-W1000. The differences between the four models are mainly cosmetic.
The cases size in at 415 x 185 x 360 millimeters, having space for up to eight hard drives/SSDs. In addition, graphics cards up to 340 millimeters in length as well as CPU coolers with a maximum height of 165 millimeters can be installed. The cases contain two 5.25" drive bays and one 3.5" drive bay. A Sharkoon BayExtension comes pre-installed. This special installation frame supports up to four additional Solid State Disks. Two pre-installed fans, a 140 mm fan in the front and a 120 mm in the rear of the case ensure continuous air flow. Removable dust filters are located on the front and lower ventilation openings. In the windowless case models, an optional fan on the side panel can be installed.
On all the cases the front I/O offers two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 and two audio ports. The two USB 3.0 ports are connected via a 19-pin mainboard connector and also provide an alternative USB 2.0 connector, ensuring backward compatibility with older mainboards. The front panel design of the series is completely cable-free. The panels can be removed at any time, without having to detach any cables. This simplifies the installation of external 5.25" or 3.5" drives. Optical drives are mounted with quick-release fasteners, or optionally screwed in.
The main difference between the four mini towers is in their designs. The MA-A1000 with its closed front comes in simple Alu-optic finish. The MA-I1000 is equipped with vents, behind which a blue 140 mm LED fan is installed. For lovers of classic mesh design, the MA-M1000 with its blue LED fan is recommended. Also with a mesh front and blue illumination is the MA-W1000, which has an Alu-optic finish in the front and fitted with an acrylic side panel.
The Sharkoon MA-A1000, MA-I1000, MA-M1000 and MA-W1000 cases are now available for the suggested retail price starting 29.99 euros from authorized retailers.