Thursday, November 14th 2019

Sharkoon Announces the REV200 Case

Sharkoon Technologies is an international supplier of PC components and peripherals, offering performance at a reasonable price. Now, with the REV200, Sharkoon introduces a real revolution in midi ATX towers. Compared to conventional models, the well thought out construction of the case allows the mainboard to be rotated 90 degrees and the remaining hardware to be installed vertically. This provides an easy and a particularly striking presentation of the components. In addition, the five pre-installed 120-millimeter RGB fans provide the necessary airflow as well as the appropriate illumination to set the scene for the hardware. The cable compartment under the top panel and the multi-functional tunnel on the underside both ensure an especially tidy appearance.

Thanks to the innovative construction, the PC can now be placed on the left side of the desk without foregoing the view into the inside of the case. To make this possible, Sharkoon has positioned the tempered glass side panel onto the right-hand side of the case. If the desk thus has its left side against the wall, the user still has a view into the case interior. And another positive effect of this configuration is that gamers who have their PCs on top of their desk will have more space to move around the mouse. Moreover, in combination with the glass element and triangular, offset surfaces on the front panel, the case is definitely an eye-catcher.
Clever Airflow
The REV200 comes with three addressable 120-millimeter fans in the front and two identical fans in the back of the case. The graphics card and other components are thereby optimally cooled. The REV200 also has a special feature for the power supply: This can be mounted decoupled in two different directions. In addition, the PC case is especially made for the installation of a water cooling: Not only in the front, but also in the rear of the case is there the possibility to mount a 240-millimeter radiator. And by removing the tunnel cover and one of the two integrated hard drive cages, it is even possible to install a 360-millimeter radiator.

Impressive Illumination
Spectacular RGB lighting is provided by the four pre-installed 120 millimeter fans with multi-layered illumination. These are equipped with encircling addressable LEDs on three levels, producing multi-layered effects. In addition, the case comes with a pre-installed RGB controller for up to eight LED components. This enables color and effect control of the four fans and, if desired, four additional LED components via the synchronization software of compatible mainboards. The mainboards should have connections with 5V-D-coded-G or 5V-D-G pinouts. But also, even if the mainboard has no connection for addressable LEDs, numerous lighting effects can be still be selected. For this purpose, a dedicated button is available on the top of the case.

Tidy Cable Management
For an especially tidy look, the REV200 offers clever ways to conceal the cabling. On the one hand, there are a number of cable pass-throughs within the case, and on the other hand, there is a spacious cable compartment in the top of the case. A magnetic cover on the top panel protects the compartment from dust and dirt and provides the user with quick access. Inside the cable compartment, Sharkoon has also provided a cable clip to neatly bundle and lead the connecting cables out through the back of the case. With two centimeters of space between the mainboard tray and the side panel, there is enough space to neatly store the cables. Here, and within the tunnel in the bottom of the case, the storage media (up to two hard drives and four SSDs) can conveniently disappear.

Inside: Plenty of Room and Protected from Dust
With this revolutionary case layout, no compromises must be made when choosing hardware. The case can hold large graphics cards up to 32.3 centimeters in length, CPU coolers up to 16.5 centimeters in height, and power supplies up to 20 centimeters in length. The radiator in the front can have a maximum thickness of 6.4 centimeters including the fans, while for the radiator in the back of the case, this can be up to 6 centimeters. Thanks to removable dust filters in the front and bottom panels, the hardware is also effectively protected against dust and dirt.

Price and Availability
The Sharkoon REV200 is now available at the manufacturer's suggested price of 99.99 euros.
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17 Comments on Sharkoon Announces the REV200 Case

#2
Berfs1
I really like this case, especially the fact that it comes with 5 RGB fans, hella good steal. This is competing with the SPEC-06 RGB for my streaming build, and I gotta say, I am really liking this case.
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#3
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Theyve done a weirdo beardo with this one.... tried to copy the silverstone Raven series of cases where everything is mounted vertically inside but they goofed it by having the fans channel the air the direction with most resistance when everything is plugged in and installed rather than optimally like on the Raven cases from bottom to top.
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lZKoce
FreedomEclipse
Theyve done a weirdo beardo with this one.... tried to copy the silverstone Raven series of cases where everything is mounted vertically inside but they goofed it by having the fans channel the air the direction with most resistance when everything is plugged in and installed rather than optimally like on the Raven cases from bottom to top.
I really don't know, but may be that particular layout is patented from Silverstone? Is it possible? I mean if some other company put fans on the bottom with PSU somewhere else will they have a legal problem with Silverstone?
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#5
GlacierNine
Believe it or not, I actually think this thing will cool OK. The front fans are set back from the flat panel and have full side intake. It won't be great but it'll be alright.

Regarding the vertical orientation - I think that'll present less issue than you might think in air-cooled setups, due to the exhaust being 2 fans rather than 1, and the fact that in most normal cases, that 2nd exhaust fan on top tends to be positioned in front of the cooler, starving it of air instead of feeding it. Here that won't happen, it just means very efficient exhaust.

Additionally, it could also be very good for cooling if the case is combined with a 360mm front radiator, since it would result in quite balanced thermal performance between CPU and GPU, rather than doing what most current cases do, which is starve the GPU of air by having a PSU shroud and only feeding cool air from a single front fan into the small area below the GPU.
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#6
bonehead123
Berfs1
I really like this case, especially the fact that it comes with 5 RGB fans, hella good steal
Well that really depends on the brand/quality of the fans now doesn't it ?

If they are mid-top tier fans, I would agree that getting 5 of them with a $100 case is a great deal, since really good 120mm fans usually cost about $20 or more each.....

But if they are just some misc. off-the-wall spinners, then it won't really matter, 'cause you'll have to replace them with better ones to get decent cooling performance anyways :)

However, it has been my experience that most mfgr's don't really include very good fans with their cases, with the possible exception of a few upper-tier brands....

I do like the general overall look of the case, but I ditched the s.o.s.s. boring-assed rectangular boxen years ago hahaha :D
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#7
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
lZKoce
I really don't know, but may be that particular layout is patented from Silverstone? Is it possible? I mean if some other company put fans on the bottom with PSU somewhere else will they have a legal problem with Silverstone?
No because thats just stupid - It would be like FineBros trying to trademark or copyright the word 'react' or the particular style of 'react' videos. There are loads of small ITX cases in particular that have the same fan layout as the silverstone Raven fan setup. There is nothing that can be really patented unlike Asetek with their patent on their AIO motor on CPU block design.... They were the first people to come up with that design and they managed to get it patented because nobody else on the market had something similar at the time.

Its silly. Its like trying to patent wheels or handlebars on a motorcycle/pushbike. There is no merit to it and there is nothing valuable about the design to make it worth patenting.

The case design of the RV-01 itself is patented so there cant be any cases that look like it. Silverstone also have a ' “None Scratch SATA” connector. ' patent - thats all they got.
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#9
TheDeeGee
Almost, but no cigar.

USB needs to be on the front panel, not on top.
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#10
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
lZKoce
I really don't know, but may be that particular layout is patented from Silverstone? Is it possible? I mean if some other company put fans on the bottom with PSU somewhere else will they have a legal problem with Silverstone?
Just to clear things up - Silverstone have a patent that allows them to mount the motherboard at 90' -- Its silly but they seem to have come up with the idea before anyone else did. Though this patent was registered with the European Patent Register and i am unaware if they have also registered the patent for countries outside of the EU.

The funny thing is Silverstone are from Taiwan but Chinese people tend to bootleg the hell out of everything anyway so even if the patent was registered in Asia, other companies might not care.

Maybe Sharkoon paid a licensing fee, Maybe they dont care - who knows.
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#11
UltraThicc
FreedomEclipse
Just to clear things up - Silverstone have a patent that allows them to mount the motherboard at 90' -- Its silly but they seem to have come up with the idea before anyone else did. Though this patent was registered with the European Patent Register and i am unaware if they have also registered the patent for countries outside of the EU.

The funny thing is Silverstone are from Taiwan but Chinese people tend to bootleg the hell out of everything anyway so even if the patent was registered in Asia, other companies might not care.

Maybe Sharkoon paid a licensing fee, Maybe they dont care - who knows.
Mounting the motherboard at 90' doesn't really make case cooler (pun intended), dunno why it's special enough to be patented.
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#12
ZoneDymo
good thing that glass is in the front to stop all that nasty air getting through, you know how much dust that would carry?
sharkoon knows whats up, we want fans cuz of the rgb without the problems of having to clean your pc .
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#13
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
UltraThicc
Mounting the motherboard at 90' doesn't really make case cooler (pun intended), dunno why it's special enough to be patented.
People like to critisize case manufacturers for the lack of innovation and ripping of each others cookie cutter designs off. The moment a company is brave enough to step out and break the the norm of with their design you give them shit for doing something different?


Weird flex but okay :slap::slap:
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#14
ZoneDymo
FreedomEclipse
People like to critisize case manufacturers for the lack of innovation and ripping of each others cookie cutter designs off. The moment a company is brave enough to step out and break the the norm of with their design you give them shit for doing something different?


Weird flex but okay :slap::slap:
Weird reading comprehension, they said they dont see how "flipping a board 90 degrees" warrants a patent as it does not make a case cooler...
Really not the same as "giving them shit".

Also you cant use "weird flex" like that at all, do you even know what it means?
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#15
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
ZoneDymo
Weird reading comprehension, they said they dont see how "flipping a board 90 degrees" warrants a patent as it does not make a case cooler...
Really not the same as "giving them shit".

Also you cant use "weird flex" like that at all, do you even know what it means?
Im sorry, I didnt know you or ultrathicc were the final arbiter on what is cool or not.

In any case its pointless arguing if its cool and if its worthy or warrants being patented because the patent already exists

Screaming about it down my ear and throwing boiling water on me isnt going to make Silverstone retract a patent they've already had in place probably since 2015 when they first made their RV-01

My original comment was based on the fact that the case is a weird design and isnt as effective at cooling because the air isnt being channeled over the expansion cards like the RV-01 with fans at the bottom.
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#16
R-T-B
FreedomEclipse
Its like trying to patent wheels or handlebars on a motorcycle/pushbike.
I mean, that has happened. Quite a few handlebar design patents exist.

Also, Harley Davidson tried (and failed, thankfully) to patent the "noise" their engines made.

Intel literally tried to register for a trademark on the number 486.

Weirder things have happened.

UltraThicc
dunno why it's special enough to be patented.
It doesn't have to be "special enough," just unique enough and the first one to register with enough money.

You could patent a literal lead balloon if you could prove you were the first to bring the idea forth.
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#17
Kwadratowicz
I like the idea of mobo rotated 90 degrees, my work program uses hardware USB key, and it works good only in back USB, so I've got case on my desk and back on front. So that layout could help me get the case under the desk again.
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