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The ThermalTake Chaser MK-I has a massive array of features making it an attractive prospect. Its façade has vast disarray of lines that blend plastic and mesh together. Despite its incredibly busy design and unusually colored accents, everything seems to work on some level.
Tool-less 5.25" and 3.5" drive installation.
Tri-color Color-Shift fans.
Breath Lighting effect.
USB 3.0 internal connector.
Extra large CPU cooler backplate access.
LOTS of great cooling options.
Easy power supply filter cleaning.
Integrated hard drive.
Great look and high quality.
Handle bar for portability.
Easy to work with tool less system.
Fan and three color LED controller.
Lots of options for customization.
Great cable management, and plenty of space to work inside the case.
Outstanding cooling perfomance.
Detailed, elaborate mesh design.
Built-in dock for 2.5- and 3.5-inch hard drives.
Rotating feet for stability.
Blue LED exhaust fan, while the others are color-shift.
Easier access to front intake filter would be nice.
Not quite as big as other full tower cases.
Polarizing mech-inspired design.
Wobbly-feeling power button.
Case is huge, Its also heavy.
Only comes in black and blue.
Elaborate design not for everyone.
Front drive bay covers may vibrate under certain scenarios.
Headset holder a bit fragile.
Somewhat complicated PSU installation method.
Prefer a SATA & power module for HDD hotpluggable
Side panel sucks in dust and needs to be cleaned often.
USB 3.0 only for motherboards with those headers, no adapter included.
Front Fascia / Top Panel Quality.
By Bigbruin on May 17, 2012
I have been a fan of Thermaltake for a long time, and cases like the Chaser MK-1 will keep me coming back. It is extremely well built, and the design of the case flows really well. Including dual USB 3.0 ports is great, and something that should...
By Bjorn3D on February 01, 2012
Overall the case has demonstrated outstanding characteristics, making it a worthy buy. The overall performance and cooling capability of the case even at stock settings is capable of providing any high end enthusiast system with sufficient cooling....
By Computer Shopper on January 24, 2012
Saying the Chaser MK-1 has a unique design is an understatement. If its polarizing looks work for you, though, you’ll find a wealth of features that will make this chassis a pleasure to build a system inside....
By HotHardware on January 05, 2012
It’s always tough to rank products in roundups like these, especially when each one has merit, as is the case with each of the products we reviewed here. Truly, depending on your taste and needs, you could purchase any one of these cases and be...
By Pureoverclock on October 25, 2011
I would have to say Thermaltake has done very well with the Chasar MK-1. The build quality is good and the cooling options are extensive, while cable management is also very good. You may not get too excited over the 200mm color change fans, but they...
By Techgage on October 05, 2011
Normally, I don't start off this part of the review by mentioning the price - but I will for the Chaser MK-1. One can be picked up at major online retailers for ~$160, which puts it quite high up on the price scale. This is the only problem that I...
By Hi Tech Legion on September 27, 2011
One of the areas of the Chaser MK-I that impressed me the most was the tool free design for the drive bays. On many other cases, the 5.25" bays may require drive aligning for pushing in buttons, or pulling tension clips. Many of those tension clips...
By Ninjalane on September 21, 2011
There is no doubt the Chaser MK-I is an oversize full tower design. What is more surprising is that it still maintains the style and features of a good enthusiast case. The addition of the BlacX hard drive bay is an attractive feature for those of...
By techPowerUp! on September 13, 2011
Thermaltake has had plenty of ups and downs in its company history. Having been on the market for such a long time we have seen really good cases and then not so good ones. In recent history it feels like the company did not manage to turn too many...
By Neoseeker on September 06, 2011
The Thermaltake MK-1 is not a case designed for the majority of computer builders. Instead, it is built exclusively for extreme gamers that are looking for a case with an aggressive visual style and room for the most high-end of components. On these...
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