Sharkoon CA-M Micro-ATX/Mini-ITX Compatible £32 or Sharkoon CA-I Mini ITX Case £29 (colours black or silver) @ amazon (check links in comments)
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Sharkoon CA-M Micro-ATX/Mini-ITX Compatible £32 or Sharkoon CA-I Mini ITX Case £29 (colours black or silver) @ amazon (check links in comments)

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Found 13th Jun 2015
The minimalistic case is made from a lightweight aluminum body, in which four expansion cards can be mounted. The CA-M is available in the colors black and silver.

Compatible with Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX
Lightweight (aluminum body)
Uses conventional ATX power supplies
Mounting possibilities: 2x 3.5" HDD (internal) or 3x 2.5" HDDs/SSDs (internal)
Front I/O: 2x USB 2.0, 2x Audio
Top: 2x USB 3.0 (internal 19-pin mainboard connector)
Installation possibilities for four expansion cards
Dimensions: 270 x 225 x 285 mm (L x W x H)
Weight: ~1.8 kg
Case top: 1x 120 mm (preinstalled)
Back side: 1x 60 mm 1x 60 mm (optional)
Mainboard compatible: Micro-ATX/ mini-ITX
Max. length graphics cards: 25 cm
Max. height CPU cooler: 10.5 cm
Max. length PSU: 23 cm

7 Comments

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Edited by: "stealthx" 13th Jun 2015

Interesting. Tiny but fits MATX boards. Looking at other reviews it's a bit if a pig to build in though.

It's the kind of case I would use for a minimalist build. Low power CPU, maybe an M2 or mSATA SSD so you've less cables. Basic browsing machine or HTPC etc...great for that type of PC and looks very nice and understated.

As soon as you start thinking about more stuff - GPU, extra HDDs etc - even though it might fit them technically, I wouldn't recommend it. It's just too cramped and the layout is too crude. Even in Sharkooks own publicity photos above - you can see the PSU is all arseways because it's rubbing off the top exhaust fan.
Edited by: "voodooboard" 13th Jun 2015

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It's the kind of case I would use for a minimalist build. Low power CPU, … It's the kind of case I would use for a minimalist build. Low power CPU, maybe an M2 or mSATA SSD so you've less cables. Basic browsing machine or HTPC etc...great for that type of PC and looks very nice and understated. As soon as you start thinking about more stuff - GPU, extra HDDs etc - even though it might fit them technically, I wouldn't recommend it. It's just too cramped and the layout is too crude. Even in Sharkooks own publicity photos above - you can see the PSU is all arseways because it's rubbing off the top exhaust fan.



Agree, got a cheapo similar box (cit or summat) micro board using stock intel cooler, but psu fits one way only and as the cooler is blowing, the psu is over is the top of it sucking!... not ideal, no grafix card and 2.5 drive, not much room for owt else... all you are loosing is a rom and a button panel... got a waffer thin ext sammy dvdrom on top of mine, looks quite neat

Edited by: "stealth666" 13th Jun 2015

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Looking at the front panel and the placement of the USB sockets up in the air (the USB 2.0 sockets, not the USB 3.0 ones on the top panel) and the mic and headphone socket, I was wondering why not put them closer to the desk's top, wouldn't that look a bit neater than having cables hanging down? Looking at the inside of the case, I winced at the cable management but... it's as easy as it is fun to ponder on these things! I love metal cases and, understandable air flow limitations, like this case, especially at that price. Nice find OP. Couldn't find it cheaper. Have some heat.

Use a picoPSU and its actually a pretty good case.
But then if you are building using a picoPSU you probably should be looking at smaller cases anyway.
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