Thermaltake Level 10 GT Case - First Impressions (Continued)

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

First Impressions (continued):

The side 200mm fan features a removable air filter for easy removal and cleaning. Like the front and rear fans this side fan is also a "ColorShift" fan which can be controlled via controls on the top of the case. 

Removable Fan Filter


Fan Microfilter
Removable Fan Filter

One of the biggest features of the Level 10 GT is the 5 Hot-Swappable hard drive rack. All 5 drives can be easily removed with the push of a button or they can be locked into place to prevent "accidental" removal. There is also a nice and big 200mm fan in the front of the case that provides airflow to all of the drives in order to keep everything running nice and cool.

The hot-swap drive bays are one of the more unique-looking features on the Level 10 GT and probably one of the first things you'll notice when you first look at this case. 

Front With Lock

HDD Bays (Side View)

Drive Front
HDD Bays (Front View)

All 5 of the hot-swap bays feature a plastic hard drive tray for you to mount your hard drive into for easy installation and removal. The trays can mount either 3.5" drives or 2.5" drive easily.

The whole hard drive rack is probably my biggest beef with the case. The trays and entire hard drive assembly are all plastic which just seems like a bit of a quality drop-off when compared to the rest of the case. While the quality is decent on the racks and I wouldn't consider it "cheap" I guess I just expected a little more from a $280 dollar case.


Drive Covers

  HDD Bays (Side View)

Drive Tray
Hard Drive Tray

Drive In Tray

HDD Installed into tray

Drive In Bay
HDD Inserted

Included with the Level 10 GT are enough accessories to get your system installed. Seeing as this is a pretty big case the inclusion of a power cable extension is a nice touch. Also included are all the screws you'll need to install a full system as well as some cable times to keep everything neat and tidy.




There we go, that's the Thermaltake Level 10 GT full tower case. In the next section we'll take a look at all the fine details then we'll get into the testing.