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Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 Full Tower Case Review

I have been reviewing Thermaltake cases for quite some time and over that time period I have looked at both good and bad cases.  One thing I’ve always liked about Thermaltake cases was that they were geared towards gamers and were really stylish and flashy.  Thermaltake sort of went away from that look with the Element series of cases, the newer Armor cases are more on the lower-end and the Level 10 cases are out of most people’s price range.  So where is the happy medium for gamers and modders that want a Thermaltake case?  I believe they have answered with the Chaser MK-1 Full Tower Case.  This case features 3 fans, 2 of which are LED fans, included hard drive dock, USB 3.0 ports and much more.  Let’s check it out!

Special thanks to Thermaltake for providing us with the Chaser MK-1 Full Tower Case to review.

Specifications

Case Type Full Tower
Material SECC
Front Bezel Material Combination of plastic and high air flow mesh
Color Interior: Black
Exterior: Black
Side Panel Swivel Door with Tranparent Window
Motherboard Support 9.6” x 9.6” (Micro ATX)
12” x 9.6” (ATX)
Motherboard Tray No
5.25″ Drive Bay 4
Ext. 3.5″ Drive Bay By using 5.25″ to 3.5″ Converter
Int. 3.5″ Drive Bay 6
Expansion Slots 8
Front I/O Ports USB 3.0 x 2
USB 2.0 x 2
eSATA connector x 1
MIC & Speaker (support AC’97 & HD Audio)
Cooling System Front (Intake) :
200 x 200 x 30 mm Colorshift fan x 1 (600~800rpm,13~15dBA) or 120 x 120 x 25 mm x 2 (optional) Rear (Exhaust) :
140 x 140 x 25 mm TurboFan, 1000rpm, 16dBA or 120 x 120 x 25 mm x 1 (optional)
Top (Exhaust) :
200 x 200 x 30 mm Colorshift fan x 1 (600~800rpm, 13~15dBA); 200 x 200 x 30 mm x 1 (optional) or 140 x 140 x 25 mm x 2 (optional) or 120 x 120 x 25 mm x 2 (optional)
Bottom (Intake) :
120 x 120 x 25 mm x 1 (optional)
Side (Intake) :
200 x 200 x 30 mm x 1 (optional)
Liquid Cooling Capable Yes
Liquid Cooling Embedded No
Power Supply Supported Standard ATX PSII Power Supply
Power Supply Included No
Dimension (H*W*D) 567.9 x 237.0 x 581.6 mm
22.4 x 9.3 x 22.9 inch
Net Weight 12.3 kg
27.1 lb
Security Lock for peripherals only
Application Suitable for gaming, enthusiast, DIY and modding

Packaging
The Chaser comes in Thermaltake’s nice and colorful packaging.  On the front there is a photo of the case and it lets us know this is an “eXtra Big ATX Tower” and that it has internal USB 3.0.  On the back there are a few diagrams showing some of the features of the case.

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Opening the box up we can see that the case is nicely protected with large pieces of styrofoam and a plastic.  There is also plastic on the side panel window to protect it from scratches.

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Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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