Sunday, October 27, 2013

THE CASE Thermaltake Chaser A31 - black


  • Solid design
  • Good cable management
  • Good fan management
  • 2 low noise fans included
  • Good disk management
  • CORSAIR H100 and other coolers with big radiator ARE NOT recommended for this case if you use X79 motherboards because the only way they fit is to separate radiator and its fans with case grill and you dont want that because airflow will be bad. 
  • 1 SSD case suppor
  • Please revise fan and software setup as described bellow for best cooling performance!!!
When installing thermal demanding components like P9X79 and 3930k with all DIMMs filled up, it is MUST to think about air flow combination. I made many!!! combinations with fans to get temps as low as possible. Image bellow shows THE BEST fans setup so you dont have to loose your time like I did. Any fans combination beside the one on the image will heat your motherboard up to 55 degrees C, and the CPU up to even 90 degrees C on full load and that is something you would not like.... I am sure this setup will be valid even for other cases with similar design.

Here is the best fan hardware AND ASUS AI SUITE SOFTWARE setup with full system load








Dust filters:


Front panel with USB 3, shut down and reset switches:


Under the hood:

3 hard disc slots could be taken out for longer video cards:



Such a simple and well organized cable management holes:



Upper extra space for water cooling (not recommended) or 2 120mm fans with dust filter:






Front intake with 2 fan slots: