Chaser MK-1 Overview
We will be going over the case as we normally do, but we also made an overview video of the case to give you a good run-down of it.
When you take the case out you can really tell it is a Thermaltake case. The overall styling and design really stand out. This case is a full tower case and is mainly made of SECC.
The front of the case has a very nice design to it. It is unlike many cases that have a plain old front bezel. Towards the bottom you have the Thermaltake logo in front of the intake, which has a mesh design to let air flow in to the case. There are four 5.25-inch bays, each of the bezel covers are designed in blue plastic. You will notice this will be a theme throughout the case.
On the top of the case is where you are going to find all of your connection and buttons. Starting on the right side you have two USB 3.0 ports, an eSATA port and two USB 2.0 ports. Moving to the center of the case there is the hard drive dock and power button. The hard drive dock supports both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives. On the far left side you have audio connections, a reset button, fan speed controls and fan LED controls. The top of the case has a mesh design and houses a large 200mm fan with room for another 200mm fan. The top of the case actually pops off for easy installation and maintenance of the fans.
The side panel of the case also has a nice design to it. We see many cases with side panel windows, but that is it no design or anything. Thermaltake took the time to make the side panel different from the rest. The side panel features a window and a spot for an optional 200mm fan.
On the top right of the side panel is something that looks a little out of place. It is a small latch that comes down and becomes a holder for your gaming headset.
The back of the case is pretty basic, towards the top you have 3 water-cooling holes and right below that is a 140mm exhaust fan. The opposite side panel also has a design on it, which is a plus. With any case we review these days the side panels are held on by thumbscrews.
Case feet are something that may have been lost in the past year on most cases. I like that Thermaltake has brought them back on this case. This case be pulled out to reveal their blue accents, which match the rest of the case.
On the bottom of the case you have a large ventilation holes to allow air to flow in to your power supply and the rest of the case. Covering this is a large removable fan filter.