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GameTiger Mars VA-2 Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis Review (Page 1)

We have seen the low-end and we've seen the best that GameTiger has to offer. It's time now to look at the Mars VA-2, their mid-range solution in mid-towers.
By Chad Sebring on Sep 11, 2012 11:39 pm CDT - 2 mins, 9 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: GameTiger


GameTiger Mars VA-2 Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis Review 99 |

Looking at the last of three submissions from GameTiger, I really don't know what to expect. When we looked at the Xniper, I abused it pretty hard, as it just doesn't appeal to an enthusiast. On the flip side of that same token, we then looked at the T-Rex. In this chassis GameTiger really stepped up the game, paid attention to detail and offered a feature set that is really well packed for a $100 investment. Since we are now about to delve into a chassis that is the middle man between the two, I am really hoping it takes on more of the idea of the T-Rex rather than a slightly spruced up Xniper that did nothing much other than disappoint us.

Knowing what I do already, before you are going to get your first look at the last of the trio of submissions from GameTiger, I will go ahead and spill some of the beans early. With a price drop and a move to the Professional Case series this time, we are losing things like the fans controller and HDD dock, but keeping things like USB 3.0 as well as a whole different idea of tool-less clips on both the bays and expansion slots that I have yet to see before. You also get a sleeker and sophisticated look with this chassis, something the other two missed on in my opinion. The Xniper was way out there in the stratosphere and as I said the T-Rex looked like a high rise building.

Considering we are now in the Professional Case series, even with a name like the GameTiger Mars VA-2, this chassis is really down to earth and strides were taken to make this mid-tower chassis as easy to work with as a case can be. Even though typically the mid-range is better than the low-end and the high-end stuff should be the best thing they offer. I really think and it was just luck of the draw as each case was double boxed and I couldn't see what was inside, I think I may have inadvertently saved the best for last.

GameTiger really put some thought into the fine details for their middle man of offerings and I am sort of surprised these things got nixed from their high-end offerings. That being said, I really think the case you are about to be looking at is well worth your time. Even if the chassis doesn't pull at your heart strings, the way things are done in the Mars VA-2 is still well worth a look.

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Chad Sebring


Jumping into computers for just the aspect of gaming is how it all started for me. After a solid year of gaming, I caught the overclocking bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and I have had both air and water setups to tinker with. With a few years of abusing computer parts, I looked for something new. I then decided to take my chances and try to get a review job with a online site. As an avid overclocker, I am always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals technology.

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