Sharkoon Announces Budget-Oriented VS3 Case Series
Sharkoon has announced the remarkably well designed VS3 series of cases that are aimed at budget uses.
Sharkoon's VS3 series of cases are available in a choice of three colours; red, green and chromed accented and are available in both a "Value" and "Standard" edition. The only difference between the two editions is the USB 3.0 support since the Value edition has USB 3.0 ports on the front header whilst the Standard edition only has USB 2.0 ports. It is worth nothing that the former variant is bundled with a legacy USB 2.0 adaptor for motherboards that do not have a 19 pin USB 3.0 header.
The case measures 427 mm by 190 mm by 420 mm and weighs in at just 4 kg and includes three 5.25" bays and a single 3.5" bay that are accessible from the front. Additionally the case has support for up to two 3.5" and one 2.5" drives behind the front 120 mm LED fan and to improve support for long graphics cards (maximum length of 35 cm), some of these drives can be mounted either horizontally or vertically. The VS3 supports a maximum of ATX size motherboards and CPU coolers can be up to 155 mm in height.
With regards to the case's looks Sharkoon has done a notably good job on this case and whilst it is not to everyone's taste, it is hard to not be impressed by tasteful colours and a black painted interior. Sadly only a single 120 LED mm fan is included, but we shouldn't ask too much from a budget case.
No information on US pricing is available yet, but the European pricing is shockingly low. The standard version in red or green will cost €22.99, the chrome standard version €24.99, the Value version in red or green €26.99, and the chrome accented Value edition will set you back €29.99.