Tuesday, February 22nd 2022

Sharkoon Unveils MS-Y1000 and MS-Z1000 Micro-ATX Cases

Sharkoon Technologies, an international supplier of high-performance quality PC components and peripherals, has now introduced the MS-Y1000 and the MS-Z1000. These are two micro-ATX PC cases made of steel, each with a front panel that is elegantly designed with a pattern of Y-formed or Z-formed airflow openings. Four pre-installed fans should enable an optimal cooling, while the air-permeable front panel provides a constant flow of air into the case. Despite the compact design, large components such as a 240-millimeter radiator can be installed in the top of the case. The MS-Y1000 and MS-Z1000 are available in either black or white.

The cases appear with a unique design in two variations, whereby the MS-Z1000 gets its name from the Z-shaped openings on the steel front panel, and the MS-Y1000 gets its name from the Y-shaped openings. The simple black or white color scheme allows the case to blend into almost any surroundings. The side panel on the left of the case has two parts: a tempered glass window and a grille. Each part can be swapped in its position and mounted either on the top or the bottom of the case.
Optimal Cooling Performance
To effectively cool the inside of the MS-Y1000 and the MS-Z1000, four fans are already pre-installed: two 120 mm PWM fans under the top panel, one 120 mm PWM fan on the bottom panel, and one 80 mm PWM fan on the rear panel. An additional 120-millimeter fan can be installed on the bottom panel.

For Vertical Installation: The Compact VGCK
With the optionally available kit, the Compact VGCK, graphics cards with a length of up to 27 centimeters can be vertically installed in the MS-Y1000 or MS-Z1000. The vertical installation avoids any bending of the card and enables a better presentation of lit elements such as a GPU cooler with RGB illumination. The installation of the kit is very simple: It is attached into the case in just three steps.

Lots of Room in a Small Space
Despite its compact form factor, various large components can be installed inside: A power supply unit with a length of up to 16 centimeters can be placed in the power supply tunnel which is behind the front panel in the top of the case. Next to this, a 240-millimeter radiator with a height of up to 5.5 centimeters (including the fans) can be installed. Up to three 2.5-inch data storage drives or one 3.5-inch drive can also be installed in the case.

Price and Availability.
The MS-Y1000 and the MS-Z1000 in black are now available at the manufacturer's suggested price of 79.90 euros. In white, both cases are available at the manufacturer's suggested price von 84.90 euros. The Compact VGCK is now available at the manufacturer's suggested price of 34.99 euros.
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9 Comments on Sharkoon Unveils MS-Y1000 and MS-Z1000 Micro-ATX Cases

#1
mouacyk
26 liters, still too big. Some of the smallest mATX cases with 240mm aio support come at 14liters (53% size).
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#2
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Holy no airflow batman!
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#3
claes
Looks like they designed a case and then realized they forgot the PSU
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#4
Operandi
I like the design of the front panel but yeah.... the openings are not big enough for a system that looks like its meant to hold a pretty powerful GPU and I think thats gona be a thermal disaster. Also really dislike it when companies put their company logo front and center like that.

Too bad, looks like it could have been a pretty decent case for a high performance compact mATX system.
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#5
Valantar
mouacyk26 liters, still too big. Some of the smallest mATX cases with 240mm aio support come at 14liters (53% size).
Nah, just put this next to a Fractal Torrent Nano and this will look outright tiny in comparison ;)

(you are of course quite right. 26l is borderline acceptable for mATX, but that's being generous.)


Also, I like that they're giving customers choice here. You can choose between completely baking your components, or baking them at a slightly lower temperature. Such variety!
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#6
Jerr1233
FreedomEclipseHoly no airflow batman!
There is plenty of airflow in this case. This case pulls air from the bottom and lower side and exhaust it through the back and top. This is a fairly common airflow layout.
mouacyk26 liters, still too big. Some of the smallest mATX cases with 240mm aio support come at 14liters (53% size).
26 liters isn't that big... especially for mATX. Most mid towers start at like 40 liters
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80-watt Hamster
Jerr1233There is plenty of airflow in this case. This case pulls air from the bottom and lower side and exhaust it through the back and top. This is a fairly common airflow layout.
True. However, the grille pattern has a pretty small ratio of open space. The rear grille in particular looks like it would allow hardly any flow at all. If I bought this thing, I'd probably Dremel most of that out and install a wire grille.

Jerr123326 liters isn't that big... especially for mATX. Most mid towers start at like 40 liters
With you here. If this shrunk in:

1) length, either the PSU would overlap a full-length mATX board, or full-length mATX boards wouldn't fit.
2) width, there would only be room for 60mm fans on the back panel, and severely restrict cooler height. It's only 20mm wider than a PS2 power supply as it is.
3) height, full-width mATX wouldn't fit, or it would lose the bottom fan and bottom expansion slot (presumably there for double-slot graphics in the bottom board slot?).

This is not an ITX case, folks.
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#8
watzupken
80-watt HamsterTrue. However, the grille pattern has a pretty small ratio of open space. The rear grille in particular looks like it would allow hardly any flow at all. If I bought this thing, I'd probably Dremel most of that out and install a wire grille.

I agree. The cuttings look very limiting for airflow.
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#9
lZKoce
I dig it, this particular layout has been circling Aliexpress for years now. I hope availability will be OK, once they release it.
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