The Chaser MK-I LCS Expands Thermaltake's LCS Case Range

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅27.09.2011 14:15:31




Thermaltake are quite the fan of multiple editions for their range of PC chassis, and they're always keen to take a slightly different design choice if they feel there's demand for it. With Liquid Cooling once again fashionable amongst PC enthusiasts TT have started pushing versions of their popular cases with their own pre-installed liquid cooling systems (which they handily identify as LCS) to augment their cooling possibilities straight out the box.

Latest among these LCS-enabled cases is the Chaser MK-I LCS. As the name implies it's based on the Chaser MK-I that we reviewed back in May and awarded a very solid Silver based on features and strikingly aggressive looks, so there's certainly nothing wrong with the base chassis they're upgrading. The included and installed BigWater 850GT cooling solution's specifications are:

- Dual 5.25 Drive Bay design: Pre-built liquid cooling system
- Quick Disconnect Connector: Automatic non-spill valves, robust material one hand operation
- 240mm Motorsports Radiator:
(A) Dimple Tube Technology with louvered fin radiator
(B) Dual silent 120mm variable resistor fan spinning from 1000~2000RPM
- High-performance Liquid Pump: Powerful DC 12V liquid pump (500L/hr)
- Pure Copper Water Block: For Intel LGA1366/1156/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2
- Flow meter: Accurate monitoring and fast response
- Reservoir: Contains 330 c.c. of liquid capacity
- Water tube: Durable transparent UV tube (3/8”)


The Chaser MK-I itself supports mATX and ATX motherboard form factors, has an internal USB 3.0 header, and even with LCS has plenty of room for optical drives and HDD's. Support for long VGA cards, such as the AMD 6990 or nVidia 590, isn't affected by the inclusion of the BigWater 850. No news yet on pricing but 240mm radiator solutions don't come cheap; like any liquid cooling solution this probably isn't one for the budget-end of the buyer spectrum. For more information on the Chaser MK-I LCS and other products from Thermaltake visit Thermaltake.com.



Full Text of Press Release:

Taipei, Taiwan - September 26, 2011-Thermaltake, being the industry pioneer brand in thermal solutions, carrying the corporate vision of “building Thermaltake Technology into a cultural brand for the enjoyment of entertainment, e-Sports, technology, and lifestyle” and continues to drive toward the corporate mission of “delivering the perfect user experience” for all man kinds. Beginning of this year Thermaltake has sent the Chaser MK-I with air cooling system (ACS) out on a mission into the universe for all e-Sports enthusiasts to counteract all heat issues. This Fall, the new Chaser MK-I returned to the base with its indestructible form and dynamic appearance which is ready to be equipped with an alternative thermal solution - the liquid cooling system (LCS) and be transformed into the new Chaser MK-I LCSto serve a greater good for the most discerning PC gaming purists.

The Chaser MK-I LCS - In Aqueous Mode
Since the last creation of chassis with built in liquid cooling system. The integrated LCS has slowly revived in the universe therefore this fall Thermaltake offers all e-Sports enthusiasts with the new Chaser MK-I LCS, a full-tower with integrated LCS. The integrated LCS is the new generation drive bay liquid cooling system, consisting of an all inclusive drive bay unit and intelligent interconnecting waterblock with the robust material non-spill quick connectors offers an effortless installation. The slim waterblock was developed with pure copper base that maximizes the thermal efficiency. Also, with dual 120mm fans and the 240mm Dimple Tube Technology radiator increases the turbulence within the radiator to perform maximum cooling action. In addition, the P500 pump pushes 500L/H of water to improve the overall cooling efficiency and performance level. Furthermore, the ultra quiet pump, 12cm blue LED fan, water reservoir are all preinstalled inside the drive bay unit to achieve maximum performance for another grand Thermaltake mission.

The Chaser MK-I LCS - Keeping Originality
With the integration of LCS, the Chaser MK-I LCS still kept its fierce e-Sports appearance and incredible functionality, like the amazing breath light effect, the internal Superspeed USB 3.0, top-mounted HDD docking station, innovative 5.25” &3.5” tool-free device with HDD anti-vibration mechanism, combat headset holder, heighten footstand to enhance the airflow, dual colorshift front intake fans, smart cable management and large interior space which support up to a 18cm CPU cooler with 3-ways SLI/ATI Crossfire VGA cards that could be up to 33cm long.

With the newly equipped LCS and stimulating functions, the Chaser MK-I LCS is ready to take another journey into the universe for Thermaltake to serve all e-Sports enthusiasts needs.

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