Sharkoon announces the M25-W, a new case that features an integrated sound card for virtual 7.1 surround sound via the front audio port. As far as I can remember, this is a feature I've never seen on a case, and definitely not on a budget case. The case will ship for 54.90EUR but a version without the audio and without case window will also be available for 10EUR less.
Sharkoon expands their lineup of ATX cases and introduces the Sharkoon M25-W in both black and white. As an innovative unique feature, the elegant Midi tower is available from the factory with sound: Thanks to its integrated sound card, virtual 7.1 surround sound is conveniently provided through the audio front port on the case. As a result, it is ideal as a second sound source when operating speakers and headsets on a Windows PC. The M25-W dimensions are 45.0 x 21.0 x 46.5 cm (L x W x H) and weighs 6.5 kg.
The extra-large acrylic side panel offers an inside view of the case, which is illuminated by the pre-installed 120 mm LED fan on the rear panel. For internal arrangement there is a special tunnel on the case bottom, in which a power supply as well as up to three 3.5" hard drives can be inconspicuously installed plus it also ensures optimized airflow.
The mainboard and the remaining components enjoy perfect cabling thanks to the cable outlets. Maximum length for graphics cards is 40 cm; power supplies with a length of up to 20.5 cm. Pre-installed dust filters protect installed hardware from contamination. Attached on the top panel is an additional pre-installed filter with magnetic fastener. The cableless front panel is easily removable and facilitates, for example, the installation of a 5.25" drive bay. Two 120 mm fans in the front are factory installed, and pre-drilled holes for a 140 mm fan already exist. Optionally, three 120 mm or two 140 mm fans can be additionally mounted to the top panel. The front also offers the possibility to operate a 240 mm or 280 mm radiator, with a total height of 5.0 cm including fan.
The corresponding audio software for Windows allows virtual 7.1 surround plus individual equalizer functions, effects and microphone boost settings. The integrated USB sound card easily connects to the mainboard via the internal USB port. Stereo mode without driver installation is also possible.
The Sharkoon M25-W (Window) ATX Midi Tower is now available for the suggested retail price of 54.90 euros from authorized retailers. The M25-V (Value) is also alternatively available without the integrated sound and acrylic side panel for 44.90 euros.