The Sharkoon VG5-W conforms to the ATX form factor and so can accommodate motherboards with form factors ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX.
It is made of Steel and its dimensions (LxWxH) are 445mm x 200mm x 430mm.
|Release Date||16 Sep 2015||Height||430mm|
|Form Factor||ATX||Maximum Graphics Card Length||310mm|
|Motherboard Form Factors||Maximum CPU Cooler Size||160mm|
|Color||Black||Front Fans Size||120mm|
|Expansion Slots||6||Rear Fans||1|
|5.25″ Drive Bays||1||Rear Fans Size||120mm|
|3.5″ Drive Bays||3||IO Display Panel||yes|
|2.5" Drive Bays||4||Front USB 2.0 Slots||0|
|Tool-less Rails||yes||Front USB 3.0 Slots||2|
The Sharkoon VG5-W has a the ATX form factor. ATX is the most ubiquitous of case standards, providing the largest array of compatible hardware on the market. Using the ATX standard, the case can house motherboards and power supplies with form factors ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX. The dimensions of the case itself (LxWxH) are 445mm x 200mm x 430mm.
The Sharkoon VG5-W has six expansion slots, so there is some room for extra components, which may be a deciding factor when planning on the longevity and build type of a PC system. The case has one 5.25" drive bays, which is enough room for an optical drive but little else, and with just one 3.5" drive bay, there is basically no room at all for expansion. With four 2.5" bays, however, there is enough room for a laptop-sized HDD or solid-state drive. Installation of hard drives into these drive bays is made all the more easier by screwless rails that allow tool-less mounting.
Made primarily of Steel, the Sharkoon VG5-W is built to be strong and well-ventilated. Steel cases are generally fairly cheap and sturdy, but also tend to be quite heavy. Whatever your case's material, it is important to keep a consistent airflow so that heat doesn't build up inside. It is therefore advised that you make use of the available built-in case fans and fan installation sections.