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Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 Full Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Full-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 7, 2011 6:50 am
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TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Inside the Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 Full Tower Chassis

 

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The front of the Chaser is easily removable since all the wires run to the I/O and not the bezel. Behind the plastic bezel there is a dust filter over the 200mm intake fan. Also this 200mm fan can be swapped out for a pair of 120mm fan with the holes provided.

 

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Once the door panels are removed we can see that the hardware gets shipped in the box lying on the floor. It was originally strapped to the cases, but in transit it broke free. While the hardware didn't cause any damage, as I looked around I thought to myself, "Where are the wires?"

 

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Up front there are more splashes of that light blue on the four optical drive tool-free latches and all six trays of the hard drive rack are molded from the same color plastic. In front of the hard drives is the 200mm intake fan.

 

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The motherboard tray has all the wire management you need, and the risers come installed for an ATX motherboard out of the box. There is a very large CPU access hole and a cut out to allow wires like the 8-pin EPS to get to the top of the case, behind the tray.

 

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Inside the rear of the chassis there is a 120mm TurboFan installed above the eight ventilated slots that use thumbscrews to mount expansion cards.

 

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The floor of the chassis not only offers a spot for a 120mm fan on the right side, on the floor this case comes with a PSU support bracket that is adjustable for any PSU length.

 

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Behind the tray we finally see all of the wiring for the chassis neatly tucked in behind the hard drive bays. There is a ton of room behind the tray for all your wiring and the doors on this chassis open and close like a car door, so it will help you push any stray wires in, versus fighting a slide on style door.

 

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As you can see, all of the wiring included with the Chaser MK-1 not only make it to the bottom of the chassis, there is still about nine more inches of length to make sure all the connections will make it onto any motherboard. Those not used to the blue plug staring right at you, this is for motherboards with USB 3.0 connectivity in pin form.

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