Sharkoon TG5 – The Case for Hardware Enthusiasts
The Sharkoon TG5 is the perfect ATX Midi tower for all hardware enthusiasts, who want to show what they have got. Thanks to the front and the side panels made of tempered glass, everyone will want to see the equipment built into the case. Depending on the case version, three pre-installed 120 mm LED fans in the front as well as a 120 mm LED fan in the rear panel provide an illumination to attune with the built-in hardware – in red, green, blue or white. So nothing distracts from the essentials, we have constructed the case with a number of options to hide the power supply, cables and hard drives.
Thanks to an optimized cable management system with lots of cable pass-throughs, the complete cabling can be hidden between the mainboard and the non-windowed side panel. The built-in hardware stays in focus, and the airflow remains unaffected. The power supply as well as up to three 3.5″ hard drives disappear in the tunnel on the bottom of the case. Air vents on top and on the side of the tunnel ensure the cooling of the hard drives. If necessary, a new CPU cooler with a max. height of 16.7 cm can be installed easily through the opening in the mainboard tray. Maximum length for graphics cards is 40 cm. Maximum length for power supplies 20.5 cm. The front panel is designed cableless and is therefore conveniently removable. Two pre-installed dust filters along the sides of the front panel protect the PC from contamination. For cleaning, they can be easily removed and put back on. Another dust filter is also pre-installed on the top panel. This filter can be easily removed and cleaned thanks to the magnetic fastener. Of course, yet another dust filter protects the bottom of the case from dust and dirt.
The Installation Options – Discreet and Versatile
With the design of the front panel, we consciously refrain from the established drive bays for optical disc drives and emphasize the look inside the case and the LED fans with the tempered glass front. The TG5 has nonetheless sufficient possibilities to discreetly mount hard drives. Up to two 3.5″ hard drives or 2.5″ HDDs/SSDs can be mounted in an HDD cage screwed tightly to the roof of the tunnel. Underneath, another 3.5″ hard drive finds space on the tunnel floor. Instead of a 3.5″ hard drive, the whole HDD cage can be mounted to the tunnel floor with convenient thumbscrews, and it can then be positioned, thanks to practical oval hole cutouts, up to the fans on the front panel. This way, more space can be created easily for the cabling of the power supply. Behind the mainboard, the TG5 provides two vertical supports, with convenient thumbscrews, for up to two additional 2.5″ HDD/SSDs.
Enough Space for an Optimized Airflow
An optimized airflow is ensured by air vents on both sides of the front panel which has three pre-installed 120 mm LED fans. Alternatively, fitting holes for two 140 mm fans are available. A 120 mm LED fan is pre-installed into the rear panel. Naturally, the TG5 provides the option to modify the case with a professional water cooling. A 360 mm radiator, with a total height of 5.5 cm including fan, can be attached to the front of the case. The 120 mm fan on the back can be replaced with a 120 mm radiator. Up to three 120 mm or two 140 mm fans can be attached to the top panel. The fans or radiators can be positioned perfectly thanks to the oval hole cutouts.
Quick Access to the Peripherals
The audio connectors for microphone and headphones as well as two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 interfaces are found on the top of the front panel, providing for the convenient connection of the most important peripherals. The USB 3.0 ports are connected via a 19-pin mainboard connector.
- Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX
- Max. Length Graphics Cards
- 40.0 cm
- Max. Height CPU Cooler
- 16.7 cm
- Max. Length Power Supply
- 20.5 cm
- Max. Height Radiator incl. Fan (Front)