Conclusion: We wouldn’t mind having the Chaser MK-1 for our next build, particularly for the convenient hard drive dock on top. Any feature that allows us to free up desk space is welcome, to our eyes. But you’ll want to take a close look with your own eyes at the very mech-futuristic lines of this chassis before diving in. You might prefer something that’s more straight, and (wait for it...) no Chaser.
Pros: Detailed, elaborate mesh design, Built-in dock for 2.5- and 3.5-inch hard drives, Rotating feet for stability, Tons of air-cooling potential, Garish lighting you can customize or turn off
Cons: Polarizing mech-inspired design, Wobbly-feeling power button, Some screws were pre-tightened by a Greek god
Excerpt: Sitting mean and green (or red, or blue, depending on your fan LED settings), the Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 combines striking looks with state-of-the-art features, all bundled into an affordable $160 package. The MK-1 is a steel-construction, full-tower chassis, 22.4 inches high by 9.3 inches wide by 22.9 inches deep and weighing 27 pounds.
Pros: Very spacious; classy color accents; custom fan/lighting controls.
Cons: Why use any LED color other than blue? Flimsy side panels.
Summary: 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 us with extra drives lying around (or simple tech support tasks). The Colorshift fans are lots of fun to play with and allow you to customize even the lighting right out of the box.
Pros: BlacX Capability is a Nice Touch, Eight Expansion Slots, Colorshift Fans with Built-in Controller, Spacious Interior, Great Cooling With lots of Options
Cons: Large case means bulky to move around, Only comes in black and blue