Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 Case ReviewWed, May 25, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Inside the Thermaltake Chaser MK-1
Moving inside the Chaser MK-1 we can get a feel for the amount of space the case has. The Chaser MK-1 has room for video cards up to 33cm or 13 inches long and CPU coolers up to 180mm tall.
There are four 5.25 bays and six hard drive trays that can support 2.5 or 3.5 inch drives.
Each of the drive trays has a cam style lock that will hold the tray into the drive cage. The drive tray has tool-less mounts for 3.5” drives; 2.5” drives have to be attached with screws.
In the bottom of the main area there is a mounting spot for a 120mm fan and the PSU mount.
For the PSU mounting area there is an adjustable front support. The support can be moved along the bottom of the case by removing two thumb screws.
At the top of the motherboard tray is a small notch that allows for fan wires to be routed through.
Taking the right panel off, we can see the back of the motherboard tray. The tray has a very large CPU cut out. There are also rubber grommets on the motherboard tray for the cable management. Our sample was missing one of the grommets.
In the bundled case wires I spotted a connector I had not seen in a case until now. The internal USB3 motherboard connection. In the above image I have the USB3 (blue connector) next to the old USB2 motherboard connection. The cable for the USB3 connection is a double cable and it is stiffer than the old style. So case wire routing has a new little twist.
Moving to the top of the case the top vent can be removed with a very slight tug. With it removed you can gain access to the top exhaust fans.
The top of the case has mounting holes for 120, 140, and 200 mm fans.
Under the front control panel are the PCBs for the fan control and light accent around the power button.
Behind the front panel is the front intake screen. This is easily removed for cleaning.