Sharkoon Announces Budget-friendly BD28 Gaming Case

Sharkoon has announced a new gaming enclosure – the BD28. This case appears to be aimed at budget-conscious gamers that still want a flashy system with ample cooling power.

The case's internal layout is fairly standard, having room for up to ATX-size motherboards, graphics cards up to 415 mm long, and CPU coolers up to 179 mm tall. There is also room for up to four 2.5-inch drives, three 3.5-inch drives along with two 5.25-inch optical drives.

Cooling is handled by a pre-installed rear 120 mm fan, along with a front mounted 120 mm fan. An additional 120 mm fan can be mounted up front, as well as either two 120 mm or 140 mm fans, or one 180 mm fan up top.

Front I/O connectivity is taken care of by a pair of HD audio jacks, along with two USB 2.0 ports and another two USB 3.0 ports.

Sharkoon has priced the case with an MSRP of €49.99, and it will be available in black with either green, blue or red fans, along with a silver version with blue fans. We've reached out for details on U.S. pricing and availability.

[Update] Sharkoon says there are currently no plans to bring this case to the U.S., but the company is actively working to expand the number of products it sells in the United States. Right now, there's no timeline for that, but we'll keep you posted!

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  • lp231
    €49.99, comes out to around $69 or £42 how is that a budget friendly case?There is another case, that's is much cheaper than this. Can't remember which one, but Tom's also had a news article on it.
  • m4ximel4rouche
    If you find 69$ not cheap, you better get a new job asap
  • Haravikk
    I like how "ample cooling" always comes alongside more drive bays than every gamer I know actually uses. A good gaming rig doesn't usually need more than two drives (an SSD for OS and main apps, and an HDD for games). I know some gamers do use RAID, but the benefit is usually minimal if you have an external backup drive to keep you covered, and just keep spare disks handy.I dunno, just seems like a case could be designed for even better gaming performance by aiming more towards what most gamers actually use. I mean, even gamers with multiple GPUs won't usually use more than two, otherwise it gets too expensive for what you gain over a single, better GPU. So they probably don't need more than three PCIe slots to give some room for a sound card.Sorry, this is really just general comments rather than specifically against this Sharkoon case. Personally I think it's really ugly, and there are better budget cases out there, as to me £30 is closer to the budget friendly price-point, and some cases at that price are surprisingly okay.