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
Summary: Even minor additions, like a headset holder built into the side panel and the aforementioned foot stands and dust filters show us that Thermaltake doesn't always know when to stop adding details. For 160 bucks, you get a big, monstrous-looking case with toolless parts and plenty of options for cooling, making it a solid competitor against the likes of two of our recent favorite cases, the Corsair 650D ($200) and the SilverStone Raven RV03 ($140).
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