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Thermaltake Launches the Chaser A71 Case

Thermaltake has announced its new Chaser A71 gaming enclosure. The Chaser A71 is designed to be the ultimate gaming case, giving gamers and enthusiasts maximum performance, cooling and compatibility.

The case comes with four fans: a single rear 120 mm fan and three 200 mm fans, mounted on the side, front and top. All the fans are blue LED lit, which in combination with the blue accents, makes it clear that the case was indeed inspired by the movie "Tron." It is also possible to mount a 240 mm water cooling radiator. All of the intake fans have dust filters.

Beyond the generous cooling abilities, the case is also built for convenient cable management. With plenty of space behind the motherboard tray and numerous cable routing holes, cabling should be hassle-free. The case has three optical drive bays along with five 3.5"/2.5" drive bays.

The case has two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports and HD audio ports in the top front I/O, along with a very practical built-in hot-swap bay.

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Niels Broekhuijsen
Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers hardware news on all components and peripherals.
  • GabZDK
    This one actually seems, mm, kinda cool.
    Although the fact that Tom's doesn't mentions anything about the materials makes me kinda unconfortable, I really hope it's not totally plastic, yes it is Termaltake, but it also it their top tier case, that has to count for something, right??
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  • sna
    looks like HAF X to me...

    I thing coolermaster will sue.
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  • merikafyeah
    I was very disappointed to discover that you can't outfit this and the Chaser A31 with 9 5.25" drive bays even though it looks like it was made for doing just that.
    Still, it looks like a beautiful, well-rounded case with plenty of features and lots of room.

    The lines and curves are elegant and subtle, much like the A31. Completely different appearance-wise from gauche gaming cases like the HAF-X or the earlier Chaser MK-1.

    Here's a video tour of the Chaser A31: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niIQ_8QURi0
    The A71 has basically the same external chassis as the A31, but has a few more "gamer oriented" features on the inside.
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  • halcyon
    Surprisingly, I like it.
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  • Aleksandar Stossitch
    bring on corsair 900D, i would like to cool my drinks in my enclosure
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  • falchard
    Looks like every other mid-tower. What's the point? Where is the Thermaltake? Remember when Thermaltake made unique cases with things like a power transferring plane to the side-mounted fan.
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  • christop
    Not bad!!
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  • WithoutWeakness
    GabZDKThis one actually seems, mm, kinda cool.Although the fact that Tom's doesn't mentions anything about the materials makes me kinda unconfortable, I really hope it's not totally plastic, yes it is Termaltake, but it also it their top tier case, that has to count for something, right??I'm a little disappointed that the materials aren't in the story but it's very likely that this is a steel/plastic enclosure. The bends and curves they used for the feet/front/top are extremely hard to fold with either steel or aluminum and would drive this case into the $500+ range if it were all aluminum. You can also tell from the photo that the black color on the chassis and side panel are slightly lighter than the black for the feet/front/top so it's probable that those darker parts are make from plastic and the chassis is painted steel.
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  • biggestinsect
    I'm liking this also. Doesn't look like a truck tire (CM HAF) or an anime object (most Thermaltake) and it appears not to have a bunch of dust traps (Antec 900s). My main pc is in a Case Labs M8 and my 2nd is in an Antec 900 V2 which I'm looking to replace. This and the Corsair c70 are of interest for now. Not going to get anywhere near the quality of the Case Labs for the money so not too worried about plastic content, just ease of build, cooling, maintenance and a not-too-goofy esthetic.
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  • biggestinsect
    biggestinsectI'm liking this also. Doesn't look like a truck tire (CM HAF) or an anime object (most Thermaltake) and it appears not to have a bunch of dust traps (Antec 900s). My main pc is in a Case Labs M8 and my 2nd is in an Antec 900 V2 which I'm looking to replace. This and the Corsair c70 are of interest for now. Not going to get anywhere near the quality of the Case Labs for the money so not too worried about plastic content, just ease of build, cooling, maintenance and a not-too-goofy esthetic.WithoutWeaknessI'm a little disappointed that the materials aren't in the story but it's very likely that this is a steel/plastic enclosure. The bends and curves they used for the feet/front/top are extremely hard to fold with either steel or aluminum and would drive this case into the $500+ range if it were all aluminum. You can also tell from the photo that the black color on the chassis and side panel are slightly lighter than the black for the feet/front/top so it's probable that those darker parts are make from plastic and the chassis is painted steel.Of course plastic and steel. The steel top of case is visible under the top plastic fan shroud; a design practice I dislike - too many visible parts. If this was CNC aluminum it could be quite attractive and expensive.
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