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Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 Full Tower Case
Author: Steven Kean
Manufacturer: Thermaltake
Source: Thermaltake
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May 17, 2012

Thermaltake is constantly looking at the latest trends in computer hardware, and integrating these features into their hardware is one of the things that makes them one of the top manufacturers. Today, we will be taking a look at the Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 full tower case.

The Chaser MK-1 is one of Thermaltake's latest full towers and includes some great features, such as: an internal USB 3.0 connection, a hard drive dock, color-shift fans, and an integrated fan controller. While any case can be made to include these features, having them built into the case is a great advantage when they are integrated well and the case looks great.

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Before taking a closer look at the case provided for review, let's take a closer look at some of the features and specifications taken from the official product page on the Thermaltake website.


Command Center - With Chaser MK-1's fan controller onboard, gamer and enthusiasts can appreciate the convenience of adjusting the fan speed or lighting effect of the computer system.

USB 3.0 SuperSpeed - Tired of reaching to the back of the computer to connect a USB 3.0 device? Chaser MK-1 features latest USB 3.0 ports with internal header. Two USB 3.0 ports are conveniently located on the front of the case.

HDD Docking Station - By adapting world's best selling BlacX Docking Station concept into a computer case, users can now effortlessly transfer large volume of data without the need for a conventional external storage device. Simply insert any 2.5" or 3.5" SATA hard drive into the docking station and start enjoying hot-swap capability and blazing-fast transfer speed through SATA interface.

VGA TripleMax 33CM - All of today's high-end and advanced graphic cards that are capable of delivering ultra-realistic, immersive and intense gaming experience have longer than usual form factor which means not all computer case will fit. Chaser MK-1 not only address this concern by supporting graphic card up to 330mm in length, but also designed cooling surrounding the graphic card location to improve heat dissipation and reduce acoustic output.

CableClear Cable Management - Dramatically improves thermal efficiency of the computer system by ensuring power cables do not get in the way of airflow.

Enthusiasts Water Cooling Ready - Spacious interior is only the bare minimum when it comes to water cooling. Chaser MK-1 features an innovative top removable panel that can be easily transformed to accommodate high-efficiency 24cm radiator!

Combat Headset Holder - Headset holder designed into the case allows gamers to store their gaming headset easily and securely.

Heightened Foot Stands - High thermal efficiency case that address all common and uncommon issues. Heighten foot stands elevate the whole computer system enough to prevent rug or any other soft flooring material from blocking the air intake/exhaust found on the bottom of the case.

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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):
      200mm Colorshift fan x 1 (600~800rpm,13~15dBA) or 120mm x 2 (optional) Rear (Exhaust) :
      140mm TurboFan, 1000rpm, 16dBA or 120mm x 1 (optional)
   Top (Exhaust):
      200mm Colorshift fan x 1 (600~800rpm, 13~15dBA); 200mm x 1 (optional) or 140mm x2 (optional) or 120mm x 2 (optional)
   Bottom (Intake):
      120mm x 1 (optional)
   Side (Intake):
      200mm 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

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