Here we are almost five months since CES has passed, and I finally get to get up close and personal with one of about eight to ten new cases hitting the market. Today we are going to be speaking about the Chaser series of cases. I do recall writing up a Chaser chassis previous to this, but that chassis is like 18 months old now, and was a full-tower when seen in the Chaser MK1 form. Even then, the Chaser series was well laid out with the features like a fan controller and a HDD dock, loads of mesh and angled plastic for some aggressive styling, and the chassis had mostly tool-free mounting and was set on duck feet that would spin out to allow for a much more stable chassis sitting on the desk.
In this evolution you are now dealing with a mid-tower chassis, but there are a bunch of styling cues that hark back to the original design. The fan controller and HDD dock are lost in the shrink, but you still get a lot of mesh, aggressive styling, a large side window to view the build, and Thermaltake also kept the duck feet. Another cross over from the original is the light blue accents found on the front of the chassis and in a stripe on the feet. One of the cool features that not many companies are even attempting to deal with was not lost on the newest release either, and while trivial to some, I can really appreciate the headset hanger offered on the left side of this chassis. While there may be some features removed that the Chaser series was known for, I really think the overall design is much better, and should serve a much wider market this time around.
In case you missed the title of this review, we will be getting in-depth with the Thermaltake Chaser A41 mid-tower chassis today. Even with samples out in the wild, these are very fresh to the market, and I may even be one of the first to have this chassis. With it setting for a couple of days while I caught up, I wanted to act fast to bring this chassis to light and show what Thermaltake is offering in mid-tower cases this year.
Of course we also have the Urban series to look forward to as well, but for now the Chaser series is what I was presented, and I am here to give you my take on just how well the Chaser A41 will do in the market.
So, get yourself comfortable and follow me on the journey that is the Thermaltake Chaser A41 review and chassis build.