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Sharkoon intros the steel-made MS-Y1000 and MS-Z1000 micro-ATX cases

Sharkoon MS-Y1000 and MS-Z1000 micro-ATX cases (Source: Sharkoon)
Sharkoon MS-Y1000 and MS-Z1000 micro-ATX cases (Source: Sharkoon)
Leaving RGB lighting aside, the MS-Y1000 and MS-Z1000 micro-ATX cases from Sharkoon come with a front panel that sports Y-shaped or Z-shaped airflow openings, four pre-installed fans, as well as room for a 240 mm radiator in the top. An optionally available kit for installing graphics cards up to 27 cm long is also available for both cases.

After a few cases with RGB lighting in tow, Sharkoon takes a sharp turn and goes back to the basics with the MS-Y1000 and MS-Z1000. Both cases are similar but feature different shapes on the front panels, namely Y-shaped airflow openings for the first one and Z-shaped openings for the second. A tempered glass side panel is also present.

These two new cases come in black or white and feature four pre-installed fans (one 80 mm, and three 120 mm), but can accommodate an additional 120 mm fan on the bottom and a 240 mm radiator in the top, with a height of up to 55 mm. The length of graphics cards that can be installed goes up to 27 cm, when using an optional kit for vertical installation, but can hit 33.5 cm when the front fan is in place, and 36 cm after its removal. The new cases can also provide room for up to three 2.5-inch drives or one 3.5-inch drive.

In addition to the above, we should also mention the 13.5 cm maximum height for the CPU cooler and the 16 cm available to accommodate the power supply unit.

Both cases are available for the same price, but the white option is more expensive than the alternative. The black MS-Y1000 and MS-Z1000 have an MSRP of 79.90 Euros (about US$91), and the white versions come for 84.90 Euros (roughly US$96). Lastly, the Compact VGCK adapter can be acquired for 34.99 Euros, which currently converts to almost US$40.

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Sharkoon (MS-Y1000, MS-Z1000 - official product pages)

Spacious Micro-ATX Case with a Stylish Steel Front Panel in Two Designs


Pohlheim, 22 February 2022 – 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.


Always an Eye-Catcher

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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Codrut Nistor, 2022-02-24 (Update: 2022-02-24)