Removable motherboard tray, Dual 12 cm fans in front & rear, Ultra light: 6.8 kg ,Honeycomb see-through side panel with EMI shield.
System Board Style: ATX
Max # of Drives: 12
Chassis Type: Full-tower
Chassis Color: Black
Features: Front Earphone Jack, Front Firewire Ports, Front Microphone Jack, Front USB Ports
Product Title: ThermalTake Shark Full Tower Aluminum Chassis
Power Score: 3.9 | 9 Reviews
Chassis Style: Full-tower
Chassis Color: Black
General Features: Front Earphone Jack, Front Firewire Ports, Front Microphone Jack, Front USB Ports
Interfaces/Ports Details: 2 x USB, 1 x IEEE 1394 FireWire, 1 x Audio, 1 x Audio Out
System Board Style: ATX
Number of Drives Supported: 12
Number of Externally 5.25 Bays: 5
Number of Externally Accessible 3.5 Bays: 2
Number of Internal 3.5 Bays: 5
Number of Slots: 7
Height: 21.3 in
Width: 8.1 in
Depth: 19.7 in
Weight: 14.00 lbs - Net
Dimensions: 21.3" Height x 8.1" Width x 19.7" Depth
URL: Manufacturer Link
Product Reviews (9)
Strengths: Way to many to list here....see my comments!
Weakness: A few sharp edges inside case
This case is awesome!!! I've never paid so much for a case before ($30 after rebate), but I am certainly glad I did! The design is superb and accessibility is not an issue. I really liked the motherboard tray, something no other case I've ever had utilized. This allows you to afix the board to the tray outside of the case and then easily slide it in and secure it down. I am also quite pleased...
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This case is awesome!!! I've never paid so much for a case before ($30 after rebate), but I am certainly glad I did! The design is superb and accessibility is not an issue. I really liked the motherboard tray, something no other case I've ever had utilized. This allows you to afix the board to the tray outside of the case and then easily slide it in and secure it down. I am also quite pleased with the over all solid feel this case has (very little plastic...and none of what it has is structural). The drives are installed on their own trays (hard drives mount on rubber rings to reduce vibration) that slide in and out of the case using a rail system quite conveniently. This little feature has already proven its worth as many times as I've pulled the drives in and out (and I've only had the case for a few weeks!) However, you'll want to be careful as to where you run cables, since there are a few potentially sharp edges around the inside. You don't really want to shave off the insulation around the wire (I did come close a couple times). Of course, I was going out of my way to route cables around the outer perimeter of the case to keep them completely out of the way.
- Sturdy Construction
- Two fans, mounted lower front, and midway up in back (certainly adequate for my needs)
- Nice mounting position for power supply (my supply has three fans, one of which blows upwards. The mounting location allows for around three inches or so between the top of the power supply and the top of the case).
- Front mounted USB, audio, and Firewire ports
- Great drive mounting system
- Great M/B mounting system
- Easy removal and insertion of expansion cards (no screws are necessary)
- Great airflow inside case (what else would you expect from Thermaltake???)
- Two locks - one for the front door covering the disk drives, and one for locking the side panel so it cannot be removed.
- Great accessibility
- No power supply (at least one didn't come with the particular case I bought, although the box does make it appear that some versions may come with PSs). This might actually be a benefit to some people who want to ensure the best of the best for their computer.
- Some sharp edges inside the case that could pose issue for wire insulation. A little bit of care can prevent any major problems, however.
By dressel - Nov 16, 2005
Strengths: Very roomy, case is very quiet, dual 120mm fans, very light for a full tower
Weakness: A PSU could have been included for the price (or a lower price). The blue led on the front can be blinding if you place the case on the floor to your left (its like a flashlight).
This is an excellent case, whether you intend to use it as a server case or just a normal desktop case. The inside is very roomy and thus, there is good airflow. There are dual 120mm fans, one for intake and one for outtake. The intake fan has a fan filter to help dust from getting in. The case is also very very quiet.
By mavx14 - Oct 17, 2005
VA7000BWA SHARK Black Series ATX Full To
Strengths: Very light, great looking case. The rear and front fans are quiet.
Weakness: Probably overpriced. Could include a PS for the money
Absolutely love this jumbo shark. Very roomy!
Had some minor difficulty with installation of my Epox 9NPA+Ultra moother board. Was fixed by bending out and adge of the tray from the case. Very easy to do using a wise since everything is made of aluminum in this case.
By aburnin - Oct 10, 2005
Nice gaming case
Strengths: Looks, space, durability, and gaming presence.
Weakness: Price but its dropping, none thus far.
I am building my own gaming machine and I am looking forward to stuff this bad boy with lots of goodies. Great sized tower for an avid gamer. Would reccomend to those that want the higher models of thermaltake, but it just hits the pocket book a little too much. Got mine from newegg for 125.97 after shipping, tax, and 40 dollar rebate. So rock on!
By nutzilla - Jul 7, 2005
Strengths: really big, easy to work on. Front panel door is metal not plastic feels strong
Weakness: none except price
study case can stand a drop or two (although I wouldn't drop it!), the paint is not shiny which is good so it doesn't scratch easily and practically screwless operation when installing hard drives or optical drives.
By Scoob0790 - May 31, 2006