Optically, the Sharkoon PURE STEEL is one of the minimalist housings. The front and the cover are made entirely of steel and painted in the main colour of the case (black or white). There are no outwardly visible logos and lettering. Only the glass side window and the right side part with the honeycomb ventilation openings give the PURE STEEL a more playful appearance. Overall the tower has a certain resemblance to the IN WIN 101.
But the interior is a bit more interesting. This is always painted in the same colour as the outside and has a different layout contrary to the current trend. Where most housings currently have a power supply cover at the bottom, the PURE STEEL offers three fan slots and a side-removable dust filter. The power supply cover and the hard disk cage are located in the upper part of the interior. To get enough air for the power supply, a part of the power supply cover at the back has been removed.
The rest of the interior is very open and offers plenty of space for hardware. Around the mainboard tray there are numerous and partly rubberized cable management openings. Furthermore, there is a steel plate to the right of the mainboard which can be used to mount one 3.5″ hard disk or two 2.5″ hard disks. If these drive slots are not required, this plate can be removed with four screws and enables the installation of a 240 mm radiator.
Further data carriers can be mounted on the rear side. Behind the mainboard tray, two 2.5″ devices fit into the corresponding frames. For hard disks in 3.5″ format, a cage for two data carriers is available to the left of the power supply unit. This can be removed by removing a knurled screw and has rubber rings for decoupling.
Sharkoon promotes the PURE STEEL among other things with a high modding friendliness. This is actually the case due to the simple front and the simple lid. To make modding even easier, the front can be removed after removing six screws inside. In addition, Sharkoon has already installed rails for a fan or radiator mounting behind it.