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Sharkoon MS-Z1000


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Jul 8, 2005
2,964 (0.47/day)
Victoria, BC, Canada
System Name Meshlicious Monster
Processor Intel Core i5-10600T
Motherboard MSI Z490I Unify
Cooling NZXT Kraken Z53 with 2x Noctua Redux 1300 RPM PWM fans
Memory ADATA 16 GB 3200 Mhz DDR4
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
Storage TeamGroup 1TB NVMe SSD
Display(s) Asus ProArt 27" 1440P, 75Hz
Case ssupd Meshlicious with mesh side panels
Power Supply Fractal Design Ion 660 W Platinum ATX
Mouse Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro Wireless
Keyboard Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Home
The Sharkoon MS-Z1000 is an affordable chassis that looks cool, feels sturdy, and sports four PWM fans right out of the box. Designed to play in the same league as more expensive options, the MS-Z1000 could be a unique, but affordable Micro-ATX case!

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Nov 26, 2021
54 (0.21/day)
Mississauga, Canada
Processor Ryzen 5 3600X
Motherboard ASUS TUF Gaming X570-PRO (WiFi 6)
Cooling Noctua NH-C14S (two fans)
Memory 2x16GB DDR4 3200
Video Card(s) Reference Vega 64
Storage Intel 665p 1TB NVMe, Crucial MX300 1TB SATA, Samsung 830 256 GB SATA
Display(s) Nixeus NX-EDG27, and Samsung S23A700
Case Fractal Design R5
Power Supply Seasonic PRIME TITANIUM 850W
Mouse Logitech
VR HMD Oculus Rift
Software Windows 10 Pro, and Ubuntu 20.04
Despite 4 fans, the temperatures are pathetic. Hard pass for me.
Mar 26, 2010
9,630 (2.13/day)
Jakarta, Indonesia
System Name micropage7
Processor Intel Xeon X3470
Motherboard Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. P55A-UD3R (Socket 1156)
Cooling Enermax ETS-T40F
Memory Samsung 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3
Video Card(s) NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800
Storage V-GEN03AS18EU120GB, Seagate 2 x 1TB and Seagate 4TB
Display(s) Samsung 21 inch LCD Wide Screen
Case Icute Super 18
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte
Power Supply Silverstone 600 Watt
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Sades Excalibur + Taihao keycaps
Software Win 7 64-bit
Benchmark Scores Classified
the front pattern looks good but not for intake
Feb 20, 2019
4,540 (3.59/day)
System Name Bragging Rights
Processor Atom Z3735F 1.33GHz
Motherboard It has no markings but it's green
Cooling No, it's a 2.2W processor
Memory 2GB DDR3L-1333
Video Card(s) Gen7 Intel HD (4EU @ 311MHz)
Storage 32GB eMMC and 128GB Sandisk Extreme U3
Display(s) 10" IPS 1280x800 60Hz
Case Veddha T2
Audio Device(s) Apparently, yes
Power Supply Samsung 18W 5V fast-charger
Mouse MX Anywhere 2
Keyboard Logitech MX Keys (not Cherry MX at all)
VR HMD Samsung Oddyssey, not that I'd plug it into this though....
Software W10 21H1, barely
Benchmark Scores I once clocked a Celeron-300A to 564MHz on an Abit BE6 and it scored over 9000.
Interesting layout and airflow design, I really like this for doing something different but it's a shame the intake vent design is so restrictive. It reminds me of the CoolerMaster Q500 and Q300 which looked to be great cases for airflow in theory but unfortunately sucked. Steve from GN basically said the case was ruined for the same reason you're having with this Sharkoon - the slot design of the intake vents leaves far too much metal in the way still:


Looking at the bottom of the Z1000, the intake isn't far off being a solid wall that air cannot penetrate, once you have the fan filters in place. :(

the front pattern looks good but not for intake
It's almost certainly enough for the PSU, which is the only thing that needs to take in air from the front panel. Could it be less restrictive? Sure. But I don't think it needs to be.
At >90% efficiency, a system with a 125W CPU and 250W GPU is only going to cause the PSU to generate about 30W of its own heat, and that's only at full CPU+GPU load.
Dec 30, 2021
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I don't understand why they made the bottom vent design so restrictive. You're never going to see it and it serves as the primary intake, so it should be as open as is structurally feasible. Instead, it's like 80% solid metal.

And it's funny, they kill airflow with dust filters over restrictive metal panels, but then leave the metal side panel completely unfiltered? Dust is going to flow in freely from that panel, making all the filtration completely pointless in the end. What a poorly thought-out design.