Striking Looks: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition
Introduction and Specifications
Designed by the folks at BMW for Thermaltake, that one gripe stuck with the original Level 10. Gorgeous and drool-worthy perhaps, but be prepared to sell that kidney, with its original MSRP weighing in at $850 (they're selling for only $699 now). So Thermaltake set out to design a more affordable follow-on product and the Level 10 GT was born. The Level 10 GT has similar design cues to Thermaltake's uber-expensive first generation chassis, but is built with a more traditional internal component housing and lower-cost materials. The GT doesn't catch your eye like the original Level 10 but it certainly still calls attention to itself more than most full towers on the market...
Then again, Thermaltake's recently released white unicorn-like version of the Level 10 GT dubbed the "Snow Edition" just might turn a few more heads too.
|Case Type||Full Tower|
|Front Bezel Material||Plastic|
|Color||Exterior: White and Black, Interior: Black
|Motherboard Support||Micro ATX, Standard ATX, Extended ATX|
|5.25" Drive Bay||4|
|Ext. 3.5" Drive Bay||1|
|Int. 3.5" Drive Bay||5|
|Front I/O Ports||USB 3.0 x 2 (with internal 20 pin connector), 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||No|
|Power Supply Supported||Standard PS2|
|Power Supply Included||No|
|Dimension (H*W*D)||584 x 282 x 590 mm
|Net Weight||28.0 lbs|
|Security Lock||Front HDD Access, Side Panel, Rear peripherals
High Performance Gaming, Super Airflow Chassis
Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition
Or should we call it "Storm Trooper White"
Thermaltake claims the Level 10 GT is targeted for "High Performance Gaming" and "Super Airflow Chassis" applications, which would seem rather fitting. There are three mammoth 200mm fans in this case, as well as a 140mm rear exhaust fan and the option for a bottom 120mm intake fan. If you're looking for increased airflow, the Level 10 GT should offer up more than just a cool breeze. Two of those 200mm fans are also covered by removable, washable air filters, thankfully. More on this later. You'll also notice in the spec list above, that the case only weighs about 28lbs. With the handle on the top of this chassis, for a full tower, it's actually fairly easy to move around. Finally, if you thought the original Level 10 GT wasn't bold enough, as you can see, our Snow Edition model here pretty much jumps out at you. We call it the "Storm Trooper" around the lab. Contrasted in flat black and white, this chassis would easily blend into the set of the George Lucas classic.