Thermaltake Level 10 GT Case
|Thermaltake Level 10 GT Case|
|First Impressions (Continued)|
|Installation and Testing|
|Final Thoughts and Conclusion|
A while back Thermaltake created the Level 10 case and quickly it became the "dream case" for a good number of enthusiasts. Unfortunately the Level 10 also carried a hefty price tag with it putting it into a price range too high for the majority of enthusiasts (and more than most people's entire systems). Thermaltake has now created another case in the Level 10 series, the Level 10 GT which we have on the test bench today.
The Level 10 GT is one of Thermaltake's more expensive cases; however thanks to the creative and unique design of the Level 10 GT it makes it a nice change from the typical "square" cases.
As soon as you open the box you'll find the Level 10 GT covered in a cloth cover which should keep everything safe and scratch-free during shipping. Not a big deal overall but when you open the box on a case you just spent good money for you don't really want to see if stuffed in a plastic bag.
Obviously the biggest selling point on the Level 10 GT is the unique design and it doesn't take too long to notice that this case is quite different from other cases. The original Level 10 case was more of a showpiece while the Level 10 GT takes some of the design and makes it a little more functional.
The top handle is a nice touch and makes moving your case around extremely easy. Unlike handles on some other cases the Level 10 GT's handle doesn't stick out like a sore thumb and is a nice part of the design.
As you can also see this case is equipped for watercooling (pictured below, left) if you choose to go that route and is able to accommodate a rear mounted radiator. With a case of this size you could really build a nice watercooling setup and still have room to spare.
The bottom of the Level 10 GT has adjustable feet as well as a removable dust filter. Also on the bottom are adjustable feet which allow you to turn for extra stability.
Easily accessible on the top of the case is 2 USB 3.0 and 1 eSATA connections (the USB 3.0 ports use a cable that runs to the rear of the case and plugs into the rear of the board). Also featured on the top is your fan controls (lets you change the fans to either high or low) and a button to turn the LEDs built into the fans on and off as well as change the color to either red, blue, green, single color flash mode, or multi-color flash mode.