Thermaltake Level 10 GT review

 

Most enthusiasts would remember the astonishing “Level 10” case which Thermaltake co-designed with BMW Group Design Works USA and released a couple of years ago. Whoever remembers the (otherwise remarkable) Level 10 case also remember the ludicrous price tag which kept the sales of the product very, very low. Thermaltake claims to have fixed that with their release of the newly released Level 10 GT case, a product sharing a similar design but much more functional and far more sensibly priced and which already won the reddot design award for 2011. Today we are having a thorough look at it.

Most enthusiasts would remember the astonishing “Level 10” case which Thermaltake co-designed with BMW Group Design Works USA and released a couple of years ago. Whoever remembers the (otherwise remarkable) Level 10 case also remember the ludicrous price tag which kept the sales of the product very, very low. Thermaltake claims to have fixed that with their release of the newly released Level 10 GT case, a product sharing a similar design but much more functional and far more sensibly priced and which already won the reddot design award for 2011. Today we are having a thorough look at it.

Manufacturer’s features and specifications

  • FrontSpeed 2: USB 3.0 SuperSpeed
  • PitStop 5: EasySwap HDD bays
  • VGA TripleMax 37: Ready for extra-long graphics card up to 14.2”/36 cm (eg., ATI Radeon HD 6870 & NVIDIA GTX 580)
  • QuadFan: Maximum ventilation and cooling
  • Triple ColorShift: Adjustable fan ambience colors
  • CableClear: Advanced cable management
  • S.S.S.: Smart-lock Security System
  • CoolFlux: ready for powerful high-end liquid cooling systems
  • Headset Holder

 

P/N

VN10001W2N

Case Type

Full Tower

Dimension (H x W x D)

584 x 282 x 590 mm 
(23 x 11.1 x 23.2 inch)

Net Weight

12.7Kg / 28lb

Side Panel

Window

Color

Exterior & Interior : Black

Material

SECC

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 (1000rpm,16dBA) 
Top (exhaust) : 
200 x 200 x 30 mm Colorshift fan (600~800rpm, 13~15dBA) 
Side (intake) : 
Plug&Play 200 x 200 x 30 mm Colorshift fan (600~800rpm, 13~15dBA) 
Bottom (Intake) : 120 x 120 x 25 mm (optional)

Drive Bays

– Accessible 4 x 5.25’’ ’’, 1 x 3.5’’ 
– HDD Easy swap 5 x 3.5’’ or 2.5’’

Expansion Slots

8

Motherboards

9.6” x 9.6” (Micro ATX), 12” x 9.6” (ATX) , 12” x 13” (Extend ATX)

I/O Ports

USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 4, eSATA x 1, HD Audio x 1

PSU

Standard PS2 PSU

LCS Upgradable

Supports 1/2”?3/8”?1/4” water tube

Other

CPU cooler height limitation: 190mm 
VGA length limitation: 360mm