Thermaltake Level 10 Chassis Review - Can BMW change PC design?
The Level 10 provides a removable motherboard tray that makes installation of the motherboard very easy. 4 screws attach the MB tray to the main column of the Level 10, and are easily removed. The MB Tray is well constructed and houses the 2 supplied Thermaltake fans.
H50 Water Cooler installation
My H50 is now installed, but I needed to use a few Zip Ties, as the H50 is a 120mm fan, and the Level 10 uses a 140mm fan for in-flow and a 120mm fan for outflow. The Level 10 In-flow case fan (where I mounted the H50) is not easily exchanged. There is only a single mounting option here for a 140mm Fan, and while the supplied Thermaltake fan is very quiet, I had to zip-tie the H50 in 3 of the 4 corners, but I was able to use 1 screw in one of the mounting slots. The end result is still a solid solution, and the H50 performs as well as in any case I’ve used prior. I could have mounted the H50 toward the rear of the case, utilizing the out-flow fan, but the H50 performs better with cooler, in-flowing air. Had I chosen the rear mounting position, the H50 would have fit nicely, and with out the need of zip-ties.
Power Supply installation:
The installation of the PSU was very simple. There are 2 screws located at the top of the uppermost housing. Once these are removed, the bottom of the PSU housing hangs in slots located in the main column. The detachable PSU bracket is very sturdy. It also includes a sliding rear stop to allow you to secure any length PSU into the Level 10.
Aside from the video power cable lengths, I had no problems routing the PSU cables to their appropriate locations. The rear channel of the main column easily accommodates many cables and has many openings to allow for well hidden routing of the cables.
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