Striking Looks: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition - HotHardware

Striking Looks: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition

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The Level 10 GT Snow Edition is all about contrast, from its straight-up black and white color scheme to the carved compartments that mark each of the major component areas.  And yeah, the original Level 10 and Level 10 GT black version chassis stood out a bit but, as you can see, the Level 10  GT Snow Edition is a major league head-turner.





The 5.25-inch drive bays are of a toolless design that allow you to snap optical drives into place with a locking mechanism.  This is a quality design approach that makes the installation process that much easier and plenty robust.  The Level 10 GT's 3.5-inch hard drive bays are a hot-swap style setup that allow you to release a drive sled with the push of a button.  The sleds also have 2.5-inch mounting holes to afford you the ability to install SSDs or any 2.5" form-factor drive for that matter.  The only small complaint we have with these sleds are that they're made of an all-plastic construction and they feel flimsy.  Also, for whatever reason, the drive rack doesn't do a good job of dampening noisy hard drive head access during operation, unfortunately. On the up-side, the entire rack is setup with a 5-plug SATA power cable that connects each bay nicely.  Just plug a single 4-pin molex connector into your power supply, connect your SATA data cables and you're done.  This is a really nice feature, because it always seems that cable management for SATA power cables is a challenge.  More on cable management inside the Level 10 GT, later.





Count 'em up; that's four USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA port and two USB 3.0 ports, as well as headphone and microphone jacks, all setup for front and top panel access.  Nice.  You also get a fan speed switch which allows for control of those huge 200mm fans in the case.  On high, you can pump a ton of fresh air into this thing, for not a whole lot more noise.  On low, the chassis is whisper quiet.  You also are provided the luxury of removable, washable fan filters for the side intake fan and in the bottom of the chassis, where an optional 120mm fan can reside, next to your power supply and its intake fan.

Finally, on the top control panel of the Level 10 GT there is also a Fan LED control switch that allows you to set lighting color for each of the three 200mm fans inside the chassis.  You can choose between blue, red, green, a cycle of all three or no lighting at all.  You want glam and bling, this classy chassis has it.

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original Level 10 case,.....its MSRP weighing in at $850 (they're selling for only $699 now)

Yeah, to people with more money than sense.

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the Level 10 GT dubbed the "Snow Edition" just might turn a few more heads too.

Yes, It's a very nice looking case. (I think so anyway) You know that old cliche',....~"where form meets function"~ this is that.

It's priced at $239.00 at MicroCenter, and I think that it's a fair price for something that is so well thought out. (and easy on the eye too)

It has enough advanced features within to please almost anyone who likes function.

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Excellent job Dave! Loved your "short take" of this awesome case. A very striking and unique case that's sure to garner the attention it rightly deserves. Would love to have one of these, and feel the white version has more visual punch than the all black version.

Btw, for as many times as you said "Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition", you could work in NASCAR, or we could turn this video into a drinking game! lol

Keep up the great work!

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This is indeed a very nice work of art :D, but still on the pricy side for me to pick up.

"Pricey but worth it" That may just be true :P

You guys should swap this in for the contest Wink lol

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Inspector:
You guys should swap this in for the contest Wink lol

Oh Hell No!,.......the case that they're offering looks better to me, and the choice of colors is an outstanding way to tweak people's interest!

Dave, just leave the contest as it is,.....and just mail me this one without telling everyone else about it.  Smile

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Great write up Dave! I have to be honest I like the all black version better which is weird because I love the white 600t. I really like the wireless side fan, makes everything look super clean. Same with the pre-wired hard drive cages. That is a great feature to have on a case if you are going for cable management.

On a side note did you guys see Cooler Master is claiming the new Storm Trooper is going to be "The Future of Full Towers", That is a pretty bold statement.

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"just mail me this one without telling everyone else about it."

HAHA i'll know :P

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Inspector:
HAHA i'll know

Will You?

 

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i got the all seeing eye! :d

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"Beautiful case, although I too prefer the black version. Nice review. But the White Storm Trooper title goes to the White NZXT Phantom , thats the first thing I thought of when I first saw it. "

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the case kinda looks like a house. I might just build my first house to look like it. :)

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