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Thermaltake Chaser A41 Case Review

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Posted September 16, 2013 by James Taylor in Cases & PSU

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Overview

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Price at time of Review: $96.37 @ Tiger Direct
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Support for a 240mm rad, Removable dust filters, Headset rest, Style
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

A bit expensive, hard plastic feet (with no rubber on bottom), no rubber vibration dampeners on PSU mount
 
BOTTOM LINE:
This case was a little expensive for what it offers, but it is a sexy and very functional case. If you need a case with good cable management and support for a 240mm rad without modding and looks great than this is the case for you!
by James Taylor
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Conclusion

I’ve got to admit I had quite a bit of fun when doing this review. I didn’t run into any problems with the build and it was a true joy to build a system into the Chaser A41. The excellent cable management this case has to offer is exceptional, we had no problems installing our sleeved cables and hiding them out of site. This case has no problem fitting all of our components with room left to breath.

I personally really like the look of the case. The blue goes well against the all black case especially with the blue LEDs shinning through. I loved that the Chaser A41 supports 240mm rad without any modding, but it will also fit some pretty big air coolers for those who don’t want water cooling. Dust filters that can easily be removed and cleaned are always a plus in my book and TT did a wonderful job on making it easy for us.

We wish the PSU mount would have had some type of rubber to help with sound dampening. The same goes for the feet. The all plastic feet aren’t my favorite. Moving the case just a few inches makes the whole case vibrate and makes a horrible noise when sliding it on a wooden surface.

Having something so simple as a place to rest my headset when I’m not using them was just awesome. It would have been nice to have it on the back of the case so it’s out of sight, but we still really liked this feature regardless.

Even with a headset hanging in this spot, there should be no problem viewing the inside of your case. You can show off your prized possession, but the window is sized just enough so you won’t have to see the ugly HDD/ODD racks.

With all this said, the fact still remains that, at this price, there are other cases which will do what this case will do (and more). This makes the price a little high in my book. If this case were $79.99 we would have a straight-up winner. With all this taken in to consideration we present the Thermaltake Chaser A41 with Pure Overclocks Great Hardware Award!

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