Thermaltake launches Tron-inspired Chaser A31 enthusiast mid-tower

By on February 11, 2013, 5:30 PM

Thermaltake has updated its Chaser series with a new Tron-inspired mid-tower aimed at gamers and enthusiasts. Said to exude an "e-sports appearance," the Chaser A31's aesthetics have been greatly tamed over the Chaser MK-1's hyper-aggressive looks by using smoother surfaces and straighter lines. It seems like an increasingly popular decision for case makers to opt for a balance between overly rigid and overly clean -- presumably to broaden market appeal -- and we're digging the results.

The standard Chaser A31 seems to be the one with a black paint job and neon blue highlights and while Thermaltake doesn't show any other colors on its product page, we've seen pictures elsewhere of a white model with blue accents, a blue model with white accents and a pink model with yellow accent. According to a review by Vortez.net, the black version will go for around £65-75 (about $110 directly converted), but it's unclear how much the other colors will cost or when/where they'll be available.

Regardless of which one you pick, you can expect to receive all the trappings of a mid-ranged enthusiast chassis, including support for up to three 5.25-inch devices and six 3.5- or 2.5-inch drives, up to seven expansion cards, mATX and ATX motherboards, a standard power supply, a processor heatsink standing up to 160mm tall, as well as a graphics card measuring up to 290mm long with both drive cages installed and 410mm with one of them removed -- deep enough to handle any consumer card.

Stock cooling includes two 120mm fans (one front intake, one rear exhaust), though plenty more can be added and liquid cooling should be easy to pull off with pre-drilled holes ready for your tubes. The front I/O panel is populated with two USB 3.0 ports as well as stereo/mic jacks and power/reset buttons, while other standard features include cutouts for wire management and easy access behind your CPU. All told, the Chaser A31 spans 19.7 x 8.4 x 19.5in (501 x 212 x 495mm) and weighs 14.4lbs (6.5kg)




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ikesmasher said:

Nice looking case. its a gaming case but its not stupidly ostentatious like other ones.

Littleczr Littleczr said:

I'm looking at the picture and the first thing that came to my mind, was how the sli or cross fire configuration will have the cards really close to each other. No to mention the power suply at the bottom, further squeezing things in. I have the same problem right now, im in the market for a new case.

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

This is quite a decent looking case from Thermaltake. Much nicer than some of their 'over the top' ostentatious eyesore cases such as the Level 10. But as they say "beauty is in the eye of the beerholder".

TS-56336 TS-56336 said:

Nice, reminds me of my own Thermaltake Speedo Advance, only the blue thingy on front looks good.

LukeDJ LukeDJ said:

That's a pretty beast looking case, especially for the price. Hopefully its build quality matches its good looks!

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