Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 Case ReviewWed, May 25, 2011 - 12:00 AM
External Impressions of the Thermaltake Chaser MK-1
With the Chaser MK-1 out of the packing we can see it survived its journey to us unharmed. The Chaser MK-1 has rugged looks.
At the top front and center is the power button, warping around it is a logo that lights up when the system is powered up. Behind the power button is the external hard drive dock.
To the right are the front panel data connections: 2x USB2, 1x eSATA, and 2x USB3.
To the right are the LED on/off switch, fan speed high/low switches, reset switch and audio connections.
Behind the drive dock are the top exhaust vents.
The front of the Chaser MK-1 is mostly mesh. The 5.25 drive bay covers are removed from the front. They also have blue accents to them. This may be a turn off to some but, as we will see, the blue accent is used throughout the case.
On the lower front the mesh has some details stamped into it. It resembles the logo around the power switch at the top.
The right side of the case is blank; there is a design stamped into the side panel.
On the left side there is a window and a side intake port that can accept a 120, 140, or 200mm fans.
In the upper front corner is a fold out rest for holding a gaming headset.
On the back of the Chaser MK-1 we can see it has 3 water cooling pass through ports at the top, and under that is the rear 140mm exhaust fan, then the 8 expansion slot covers and rear vent. At the bottom is the power supply area.
On the bottom of the case are 4 server style feet that swivel out to give the Chaser MK-1 stability. They also raise the case off the floor 35mm, or 1.3 inches, to allow for air flow under the case. Under the power supply is a removable dust filter that can be removed from the rear of the case for cleaning.