Thermaltake Level 10 GT Case - Installation and Testing

Article Index
Thermaltake Level 10 GT Case
First Impressions (Continued)
Specifications
Installation and Testing
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Installation and Testing:

In this section we'll take a closer look at the inside of the Level 10 GT. We've seen the unique styling of the outside, now we'll see if the inside is up to the same level.

Wireless Fan Connector

Side Door Fan Switch

Door Louvers
Adjustable Side Fan Panels

The removal of the side door on the Level 10 GT is one of the easiest I've ever seen. Rather than the normal side panel that slides into place and then is secured by screws, the Level 10 GT uses hinges and opens and closes very easily. The side door features a 200mm fan that is built-in and it has a nice switch which powers the fan when closed (so you don't have to plug or unplug the fan every time you open or close the door).

The side 200mm fan also features adjustable panels which allow you to direct the airflow to where it is needed (most likely going to be your video cards). The ability to direct air to where it is needed most is a nice feature to have, especially if you have an expensive video card that needs adequate cooling. 

Cable Management

**Side Door Removed

Tray Side Installed
Side Door Removed


Once we remove the side panels we get a good look at the inside and the ample room that the Level 10 GT offers. The inside of the case features a good amount of cable management holes which allow you to feed cables in behind the motherboard tray which makes for a nice and tidy motherboard installation. 

Drive Area

5 1/4" Drive Bays

Top Fan
  Top Fan


The Level 10 GT has room for 4 5.25" drives as well as 1 3.5" drive all of which are accessible from the front of the case.

The top of the case (pictured above, right) has a 200mm fan which draws air out of the case. There is also a 140mm fan in the rear of the case which also exhausts hot air out of the case. 

Mobo Installed

System Installed

Side Off Installed
System Installed


Installing a system into the Level 10 GT is a pretty easy task thanks to the ample room inside of the case. This is probably one of the most spacious cases that I have reviewed and thanks to all the cable management holes it's pretty easy to make your system look neat and tidy.

Unfortunately I really don't have much to report as far as issues during installation. This case is built to accommodate big power supplies, big video cards, and big coolers. The recent trends in cases seems to be smaller and smaller, however, if you don't need portability the extra room that a full tower case like the Level 10 GT is a nice change.