Date: July 10th, 2007
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: ThermaltakeUSA
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
Let's start off with the numbers. For the metrically challenged, the Shark measures 21.25 in. tall by 8 in. wide and 19.7 in. long. While this is certainly a large case, it's not as tall as one might expect in a full-tower, but it is a few inches taller than most “mid-towers.” It weighs in at a svelte 14 lbs. and comes with two 120mm fans, but no PSU. The Shark will accept ATX and mATX mobos on its removable motherboard tray and has a vented, see-through side panel accent and swing out feet for stability. Sounds really good so far, doesn't it? Well, stay tuned ‘cause it gets better.
The box and packing materials are pretty standard for a retail case and, even after a long, circuitous journey involving a couple of different carriers, the Shark arrived in pristine condition. Uncharacteristically for a Thermaltake case, there are very few accessories in evidence. The manual and a bag of hardware are the only obvious goodies included. But don't fret, as we take a closer look at the Shark chassis, we'll see some neat features stashed away in out-of-the-way places to make this a unique case.