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Thermaltake Level 10 GT review

The left side panel of the Level 10 GT is rather complex, trying to emulate the appearance of the original Level 10 design. A small plastic window covers the area above the CPU while the bottom part is taken by the mesh hiding the massive 200mm side intake cooling fan. The small lever at the side controls the direction of the fan’s airflow.

A dust filter has been installed over the side panel intake fan. A simple and common “push to lock/unlock” mechanism is holding the filter into place, which means that it can be removed and re-installed by merely pushing its slightly exposed edge.

Unlike the erratic left side panel, the right side panel of the case is relatively common and held into place by two simple thumbscrews. Thermaltake formed a massive T which covers most of the panel and artistically printed the model of the case at the lower right corner of the panel.

The black rear of the Level 10 GT case can be seen above. We can see the exhaust 140mm fan and three round holes covered by rubber grommets. There are also two metallic cable holders, one at the top left and one at the bottom right of the case’s rear.

These holes are commonly being used as an entrance/exit point for watercooling hoses but Thermaltake drilled a third hole for routing the USB 3.0 cables to the back panel of your motherboard.

The expansion card covers are all held into place with black thumbscrews and are all cut open in order to aid the thermal performance of the case. The cards are being secured from the outside of the case. Two thumbscrews are holding the metallic brace which keeps all of the expansion cards secured. Removing it allows the removal of the covers and the installation of expansion cards.

At the top of the case yet another 200mm cooling fan can be found. The massive 200mm exhaust fan is hidden by a metallic mesh which can be removed by pushing the button at the rear side of the case. There is no dust filter; dust filters are useless for use with exhaust fans, which made us wonder why Thermaltake made this panel removable in the first place.

A long dust filter has been placed at the bottom of the case, filtering the air of the PSU intake and of the optional bottom 120mm fan. The feet of the case can be turned to the sides, vastly increasing its stability.

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