A camoflauged case, the Thermaltake Level 10 GT Battle Edition

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 10, 2012 - 01:04 PM |
Tagged: thermaltake, Level 10 GT Battle Edition, level 10 gt

Thermaltake's high end Level 10 case series has been around for a while, with a variety of styles including the new military themed GT Battle Edition case.  While it keeps a similar look to previous models, with hotswappable HDD cages that are separated from the motherboard mounting area, though they are not quite as separated as on some other models.  Tool-less assembly, serious air cooling along with grommets for an external radiator, USB 3.0 connections and enough depth to fit even the largest third party CPU coolers make this an attractive case for enthusiast level systems.  [H]ard|OCP liked this case so much that they didn't even bat an eye at the $300 price tag.

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"Thermaltake got a lot of exposure a few years ago with its Level 10 computer case. At release it cost in the neighborhood of $1000 and declared styling by BMW. Thermaltake now has variants of that case which are much more affordable but do keep with the styling queues and functionality of the original."

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Thermaltake Unveils New Snow Edition Of High End Level 10 GT Full Tower Case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 1, 2011 - 04:04 AM |
Tagged: thermaltake, level 10 gt, full tower, atx

Thermaltake recently unveiled a new update to its popular Level 10 GT full tower chassis. The new case has been dubbed the "Level 10 GT Snow Edition," likely to due to its glossy white exterior finish. Weighing in at 28 lbs, just under 2 ft tall, 11” wide, and 2 ft deep the new case packs plenty of drive bays, air and water cooling options, LEDs, front port IO, and most importantly for enthusiasts support for extra long graphics cards up to 14” in length and motherboards up to Extended ATX (E-ATX) size.

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More specifically, the Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition maintains the same build material and general design and layout of the older dark Level 10 GT chassis; however, it brings a few tweaks to the table in the aesthetics department. While the interior of the case remains black, the exterior features a glossy white finish over most of the case, which is then accented by various black mesh inserts that serve as drive bay covers and cooling fan intakes/exhausts.  (Personally, I find the new black and white look very classy and well designed.)  On the Interior, not much has changed compared to its predecessor, however. There are still a total of 10 drive bays, including five 3.5” or 2.5” hard drive hot swap bays, four 5.25” optical drive bays, and one front facing 3.5” bay. The water cooling ports and five cooling fans remain the same (intakes: two 200mm fans and one 120mm fan, exhausts: one 200mm fan and one 140mm fan) as the standard Level 10 GT as well.

The bottom line is that if you already own a standard Level 10 GT, this is not a must-have upgrade; however, for those in the market for a well designed high end full tower chassis it is certainly worth a look as the new aesthetic design only serves to improve upon the Level 10 GT’s pedigree. The case is available for purchase now through various retailers and is going for around $290 USD at the time of this writing. For further information and photos, please see the Thermaltake website.

What are your thoughts on the new chassis, do you like the new design?

Source: Thermaltake

Thermaltake's new Level 10 GT takes both price and features down a notch

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 12, 2011 - 09:19 AM |
Tagged: thermaltake, level 10 gt

When the original Thermaltake Level 10 case came out it was $850 and while it did represent a unique blend of functionally cooling individual components with BMW's sense of style it was so expensive most people never gave it a second thought.  We now have a new version of this case, called the Level 10 GT which has a significantly reduced MSRP.  The case is not quite as modular as the original but still manages to incorporate the heat zone concept of the previous model as well as the external screws and drive caddys.  In the end [H]ard|OCP was fairly impressed with the redesigned case, though a few shortcomings prevented it from taking a Gold Award away.

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"While certainly not new The Thermaltake Level 10 is still very much an eye catching and original chassis. Thermaltake has updated this chassis icon with the new Level 10 GT. This time the price is down in the mid-$200 making this GT a lot easier on the wallet than the previous Level 10. Is there function to its form, or is it all show?"

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