Thermaltake Chaser MK-I LCS with E-Sports Theme

By Published September 26, 2011 at 12:35 pm

For those of you interested in a cool looking case that has the potential to freeze your components, look no further than the Chaser MK – I LCS by Thermaltake. Targeting the e-sports scene, which has taken off with ferocious capacity lately - especially with MLG Raleigh 2011, Thermaltake has hopes to gain the interest of pro gamers and gaming enthusiasts everywhere.


The case comes prepared with a liquid cooling system (LCS) built-in, ready to take on any hardware that may heat up after combating some of the most graphic intensive games coming out this year, like Battlefield 3, which only 16% of gamers will be able to play on high or max settings. There is another version of this case out already and with the same name, however, it does not include the liquid cooling system and costs around $160. We have not yet seen a price released for the Chaser MK-I LCS version, though it would obviously be more than $160.


Key features include:

• USB 3.0 SuperSpeed – 2 xUSB3 ports are conveniently located on the front of the chasis, along with 2x USB 2.0 connectors placed on the front as well.
• HDD Docking Station - Simply insert any 2.5" or 3.5" SATA hard drive into the docking station and start enjoying hot-swap capability and easy-access to SSDs.
• VGA TripleMax 33CM -  It comes with enough room to fit a graphics card up to 13 inches in length.
• Excellent cable management options.
• Combat Headset Holder - uh, it holds your headset.
• Heightened Foot Stands - Because every case needs feet, especially when it is more than 20 pounds.

The Cooling System:

Since the liquid cooling system is already included, we'll just mention the fan space the case has:

- A 200mm radiator.

- A pump that pushes 500L per hour.

- A pure copper-base CPU cooler block.

- Front (intake): 200mm fan (included) or it can fit 2x 120 mm fans.

- Comes with 2x 120 mm, part of the liquid cooling system.

- Side (intake): Can fit a 200 mm fan.

- Bottom (intake): Can fit a 120 mm fan.

A maximum of nine fans can fit inside of this beast, that is, if you choose to install the smaller (120mm) fans.



Keep in mind, this case is designed for high-end gaming machines, so as amazing as our $550 budget build and $744 hardcore rig are, you'd want the liquid cooling only for systems in the range of $1700+. It's a bit more on the expensive side (unlike the Rosewill Ranger), but any concerns about proper cooling would go to the wayside with this monster. It weighs a whopping 26lbs and measurements are 22.9" x 9.3" x 22.4". It's a huge case for a huge system -- oh, and the lights are cool. Really cool. They change color and stuff.

In essence, if you don't wish to go through the hassle of buying a cooling system and buying a compatible case for the cooling system, then go for the Thermaltake Chaser MK-I LCS, especially if money is not a problem. And hey, if you're an e-sports fanatic like we are, this is even better.

You can get more information and pictures here.

Last modified on September 26, 2011 at 12:35 pm

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