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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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haha llecompte, someone should really make a building look like this. It has the structure!

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I would love having this storm trooper under my desk :) I think the comparison to the look is right on par. Thermaltake makes some great products and this is no exception.

Hope no one buying this case is a heavy smoker though lol then it might turn into a old fashioned beige box.

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yep it is a truly functional and innovative chassis .It seems to be one of those that when you can see a video preview that Dave made one can appreciate the design a heck of a lot more .It is even quieter than previously thought .Just a preference I like the Level 10 in black.That NZXT Phantom chassis that's also being mentioned here is just one of those cases that appeal to me in any of the color options. Guess it just depends on my mood at the time.

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@Optimus, the White NZXT Phantom WAS my favorite case before I saw this baby a while back, but I thought the exam same thing as you, that this was the Phantom's more attractive older sibling or cousin haha

The Level 10 GT not only has a better form factor, but also has the handle for better portability (although not easy)

and that side attachment for a pair of headphones that I thought was neat, and the Color Scheme looks absolutely amazing, as simple as it is

I think it would be safe to say that a contest giving away this case would have more contestants than the Labor Day Give away!

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OSunday:
@Optimus, the White NZXT Phantom WAS my favorite case before I saw this baby a while back, but I thought the exam same thing as you

"Check this Out, I think there's no contest on which one looks like the Stormtroopers"

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Hmm looking at the Storm Trooper, it might be possible to fit a pc in there!

BD burner up top at the black band; power, usb, audio, and reset switch in the chin: drive lights in the mouth: Zacate motherboard, hard drive, mounted inside. Not sure if psu would fit too, so maybe an external brick psu. Mesh grills in the eyes and along the sides for venting.

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CDeeter:
looking at the Storm Trooper, it might be possible to fit a pc in there!

I should think so,.....they've already put one into a model car.

CAMARO

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Pretty cool - pretty price tooSurprise

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Man, looking at both colors, I'd say that I could use this to recreate the opening scene in Star Wars. With the black version being Darth Vader and the white version being Stormtroopers.

I mean just imagine if somebody actually did that.

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For some reason I like the black edition of this chassis a bit better .anyhow happened to spot this the Level 10 GT LCS with - CoolFlux: Bigwater 850GT water-cooling that's integrated check it out

http://uk.thermaltake.eu/products-model.aspx?id=C_00001789

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