Striking Looks: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition

Acoustics, Thermals and The Wrap-up

Acoustic and Thermal Performance:  In terms of general performance, the Thermaltake Level 10 GT ran components in our system cool and quietly.  We setup a fairly stout Core i7 970 six-core chip, along with an AMD Radeon HD 6850 graphics card, 6GB of RAM and a WD Raptor 150GB hard drive for testing purposes. 

Core i7 970 Six-Core, Intel X58 Motherboard, 6GB of RAM, 10K RPM Hard Drive - Cool and Quiet

The large 200mm fans, on the system's Low setting, move massive amounts of air without having to spin at high RPMs.  At this setting, the Level 10 GT is easily one of the quietest full-sized ATX cases we've worked with.  For extreme cooling and heavy overclocking requirements, even on the Level 10 GT's High fan speed setting, fan noise, or lack thereof, is a strong point for this case.

Striking, distinctive, badass; love it or hate it  but you can't say it looks like any other PC case.

The Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition performance PC case is definitely not for those that like a subdued, minimalistic look. Its over-the-top appearance may put off some, but for the enthusiast DIY set, this case definitely makes a statement with its cool-factor alone.  The good news is, the Level 10 GT Snow Edition isn't just a cool looking case.  It's also well-built for the most part and definitely well thought-out in terms of its design.  Ease of system build, great airflow and clean cable management were clearly a priority when Thermaltake went to the drawing board with this chassis.  You can currently find the Level 10 GT Snow Edition at places like J&R and Amazon, for $277 or so.  If you want to tame things down a bit, go with the black standard version for about $20 less.  At this price, the Level 10 GT Snow Edition is definitely a premium case, but if you're looking to build a killer gaming rig and aren't shy of taking a walk on the wild side, this case definitely has the chops.

  • Great looking showcase design
  • Excellent cable management features
  • Great airflow setup with stock fans
  • Lots of external ports pre-wired
  • Cool lighting accents

  • Light plastic hard drive sleds
  • Noisy hard drive rack
  • Pricey but worth it

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