Sharkoon CA-M

 

The front features two USB 2.0 connectors, standard audio i/o connectors, and the power button at the top. The power button lights up blue in the center and has a ring that flashes red with hard drive activity. Of course, the company logo features in the bottom center. As you can see, the black and silver finish is very pleasing to the eyes.

On the left hand side, you can see the opening for the PSU fan to draw through. There are no holes for mounting a fan because no fan will fit in the space unless you manage to find some freaky narrow PSU.

On the rear of the case, we have the IO Plate hole, the four card slots, the mounting area for the PSU as well as mounting holes for a 60mm fan below the PSU.

Something I’ve been spoiled by lately is the card slot covers that aren’t attached to the case from the factory. This case, unfortunately, receives a strike immediately because the slots have to be snapped out to remove them with nothing to replace them. That is balanced a little bit by the inclusion of a screwdown clamp to pin the cards and support them.

The right side is plain and simple with no frills. A blank canvas, as it were. What is noticably missing from the four sides of the case is any slots for optical media. This case is for USB or network based installs only, folks!

The top features the vent hole for the included 120mm fan and the two USB 3.0 ports.

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2 thoughts on “Sharkoon CA-M

  1. Very nice review Jeremy. But my biggest gripe with it, and a lot of cases with a similar design is why are the buttons and that on the front??? They put the USB 3.0 on the top why on earth would you not put the rest of the stuff up there also? That leaves a perfectly smooth canvas on the front of the case for modding and also makes for a very clean look for HTPC’s and similar uses.

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