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Thermaltake Level 10 GT Full Tower Case Review

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Introduction and Specifications

Thermaltake set a new standard for creativity and design when they introduced the original Level 10 case at Computex in 2009, but many PC builders couldn't afford the $800 price tag. In 2011, Thermaltake recognized the need for a consumer-level gaming case that featured many of the modern design elements and features that made the original Level 10 case so popular. The release of the Level 10 GT shows Thermaltake's commitment to the enthusiast community and does it at a more competitive price of $280 at most retailers.

Thermaltake finally creates Level 10 case for semi-budget users


New Level 10 GT (left) and original Level 10 (right)
Courtesy of Thermaltake

 

Thermaltake set a new standard for creativity and design when they introduced the original Level 10 case at Computex in 2009, but many PC builders couldn't afford the $800 price tag. In 2011, Thermaltake recognized the need for a consumer-level gaming case that featured many of the modern design elements and features that made the original Level 10 case so popular. The release of the Level 10 GT shows Thermaltake's commitment to the enthusiast community and does it at a more competitive price of $280 at most retailers.

 


Courtesy of Thermaltake

What makes the Level 10 GT so special? Not only does it include a similar modular design to the original Level 10, but Thermaltake also updated the case with support for USB 3.0 and a better airflow system. Thermaltake also went the extra mile and added a headphone carrier on the left side of the case, which shows their attention to detail when it comes to hardcore gamers' wants and needs.

 


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The Level 10 GT also includes a hinged side panel for easy access to the motherboard and other hardware components. There are also mounts for 120mm or 140mm radiators for custom water cooling solutions.The top panel of the case includes two USB 3.0 ports, one eSATA port, and a nifty fan and LED controller to swap the colors on the fans from red, blue, green, or tri-color. The front panel has an additional four USB 2.0 ports, power/reset buttons, and audio/mic jacks.

 


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They also added three massive, tri-color 200mm fans on the top, front, and left panels of the case and five swappable hard drive bays that also support 2.5" solid state drives. Thermaltake also created a custom cable management system where they claim users won't need to hide extra cables behind the motherboard tray. 

 

Thermaltake Level 10 GT Specifications (taken from Thermaltake's website)

Case Type    Full Tower
Material    SECC
Front Bezel Material    Plastic
Color    Exterior: BLACK

Interior: BLACK
Side Panel    Window
Motherboard Support    Micro ATX

ATX

Extended ATX
Motherboard Tray     
5.25" Drive Bay    4
Ext. 3.5" Drive Bay    1
Int. 3.5" Drive Bay    5
Expansion Slots    8
Front I/O Ports    USB 3.0 x 3

USB 2.0 x 4

eSATA x 1

HD Audio x 1
Cooling System    Front (intake):

200 x 200 x 20 mm ColorShift Fan x 1 (600~800RPM, 13~15dBA)



Rear (exhaust):

140 x 140 x 25 mm Turbo Fan (1000PRM, 16 dBA)



Top (exhaust):

200 x 200 x 30 mm ColorShift Fan (600~800RPM, 13~15dBA)



Side (intake):

200 x 200 x 30 ColorShift Fan (600~800RPM), 13~15dBA)



Bottom (intake):

120 x 120 x 25mm (optional)
Liquid Cooling Capable    Yes
Liquid Cooling Embedded     
Power Supply Supported    Standard PS2
Power Supply Included     
Dimension (H*W*D)    584 x 282 x 590 mm
Net Weight    28.0 lbs
Security Lock    Front HDD Access

Side Panel

Rear peripherals
Application    High Performance Gaming

 

 

 

February 10, 2012 | 11:40 PM - Posted by dangchang (not verified)

it is usually necessary to keep a power cable wire apart from a data cable. Some cables have specific minimum bend radius as well.

cable ties

March 30, 2012 | 05:19 PM - Posted by Jason Tamachu (not verified)

Have you seen the snow edition of this bad boy? It is gorgeous -
http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?S=1341&ID=2079

I love how they have water cooling in them....If you open up my old modded computer you will see cable ties holding back my ghetto mods..... it is kind of sad....

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