With a price of € 59.90 the PURE STEEL moves between the beginner area and the middle class. Nevertheless, the general workmanship of PURE STEEL is very good. There are no painting defects, sharp edges or other manufacturing defects to be found. Because the body is completely made of steel, it appears very solid and stable. In addition, due to the high proportion of steel, the weight of 8.7 kg is relatively high for a housing with a volume of 47 litres. What unfortunately looks a bit cheap is the plastic frame for the side window. Here, a steel frame would have definitely improved the look and feel of the side panel.
All modular components such as the dust filter or the drive cages can be easily removed. In addition, the feel of the buttons on the I/O panel can be described as pleasant.
Overall, there are no complaints about the workmanship quality of the Sharkoon PURE STEEL. Only the material selection of the frame for the side window could have been better.
The Sharkoon PURE STEEL is located in the midi tower area with seven PCI slots. With the given dimensions and a total volume of 47 litres, the tower is of normal size. The PURE STEEL supports motherboards up to size E-ATX and CPU coolers with a maximum height of 160 mm. For graphic accelerators there is 420 mm space available if no radiator is installed in the side. When using a radiator, the maximum length is reduced to 300 mm. Built-in power supplies must not exceed a total length of 295 mm.
|Housing type:||Midi Tower|
|Dimensions:||210 mm (W) x 475 mm (H) x 474 mm (D)|
|Material:||Steel, Plastic, Tempered Glass|
|Color:||Black, white, black with RGB fans|
|Front connections||2x USB 3.0, 1x speaker, 1x microphone|
|Drive bays:||3x 3,5″, 5x 2,5″|
|Form factors:||E-ATX, ATX, mATX, mini-ITX|
|Ventilation:||rear: 1x 120 mm |
side: 2x 120 mm
bottom: 3x 120 mm
|Radiators:||rear: 1x 120 mm |
side: 1x 240 mm
bottom: 1x 360 mm
|Max. CPU cooler height:||160 mm|
|Max. Graphics card length:||300 mm (with radiator) |
420 mm (without radiator)
|Max. Power supply length:||295 mm|
|Cable management space:||20 mm|
|Price:||ab € 59.90|
|Special features:||power supply top, dust filter, graphics card holder, glass window|
To get enough fresh air into the case Sharkoon uses two black fans with a speed of 1500 rpm for the black and white version. If the buyer opts for the RGB version, he will receive four RGB fans including an addressable controller. To protect these fans and the interior from dust, the manufacturer has implemented a long dust filter in the floor, which can be pulled out laterally.
If you want to install a water cooling system in the PURE STEEL, this would also be possible. Sharkoon officially states that it is possible to install a 360 mm radiator in the ground and a 240 mm radiator on the side.