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Written by Hank Tolman   
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Table of Contents: Page Index
Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition Case
Closer Look: Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Level 10 GT Snow Final Thoughts
Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Conclusion

Closer Look: Exterior

The first thing I have to say about the Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition case is that it is big. I mean really big. When the case arrived, I was at work. My wife actually called me at work to ask me about the giant box that was taking up our doorstep. Inside the box, the Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition was very well protected by a thick black bag and two huge pieces of Styrofoam. With all that removed, the case wasn't as big as it had once seemed, but it was still quite large.

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The Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition really is nice to look at. I like the look a lot better than the original Level 10 GT. It just stands out more. While the components aren't completely isolated, like in the Level 10 case, the compartments are designed to look as though they are separated. Each area protrudes slightly from the main body of the case, giving it the appearance of having separate compartments. In reality, the only separate compartments are the hard drive bays.

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The front of the Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition case almost looks like a normal case. You can see the standard 5.25 inch drive bays above a single 3.25 inch external drive bay. The hard drive bays are below that. Sound familiar? You'll find this setup on most cases.

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Turn the Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition to the side and you start to see where it differs from conventional cases. From this angle, the 5.25 inch drive bays look separated from the internal drive bays and the motherboard enclosure. The black and white contrasts continue. There is also a windowed area above the 200mm fan on the side of the Level 10 GT Snow Edition case.

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Moving to the rear of the case, the white on black contrast goes out the window. That's not too terrible, considering you probably won't be looking at the rear of the case too often. From this vantage, you can see smallest of the four fans provided with the Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition case. You can also see that the PSU is mounted on the bottom of the case. While this is a relatively new development in the world of computer cases, it is rapidly becoming the preferred method.



 

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# RE: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition CaseDavid Ramsey 2011-09-29 12:23
I see someone has kept their 150GB Raptor X drive with the clear window. Wish I had...
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# RE: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition CaseSteven Iglesias-Hearst 2011-09-29 13:35
Stock image from TT. It's a damn sexy drive though :D
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# Ho-Ho-Ho...Red1776 2011-09-30 10:08
Nice review hank,
I think this will look great with a string of lights on it, sitting out front next to the life size Santa this holiday season.
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# RE: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition CaseDoug Dallam 2011-10-04 00:08
How much space do you have for cable routing? Also, I'm not clear whey you need to access the back of the case to change the 5.25 drives. That seems kinda silly on Thermaltake's part. Everything else about this case is what I've been wanting. The power cables for the drives is just incredible design and same for the open door contacts for the side fan. Ditto for the easily removable filters. If I didn't just swap out my rig into that Rosewill Thor, I would have been very tempted to buy this case. Thanks for the review.
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# RE: RE: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition CaseDavid Ramsey 2011-10-04 08:28
Since it's the same as the standard Level 10 GT case, except for the color, the measurements I took for that case should still apply. At the "outwardly embossed" section of the panel behind the motherboard, there's just over an inch of clearance for cable routing, but only about 1/2" otherwise.
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# Sirfrank comments 2012-03-02 17:30
I have the snow edition, and the "embossed" "t" section on the right side only juts out about a sixteenth of an inch from the rest of the panel. It is a bit of a tight squeeze to cables, but it works.
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# drive accessdigits 2013-02-28 10:28
you need to get to the back of the drives to attach the cables to the hot swap bay, but not to the drives themselves. the drives themselves are screwed i those white trays you see on the side which lock in place when you put them in. you do not need to remove the side panel to remove them, you just need to press the corresponding button on the front of the case while pulling on the drive cage to get your drive out.
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# Questionmiygh 2012-04-16 15:14
Nice case thanks for your review

What is the connector of the included fan?
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# answerdigits 2013-02-28 10:24
the rear fan? it is a standard 3 pin connector, just like all the fans. they made a mistake in the article stating that all the fans are run from a single connector on the mobo, which is false. the rear fan is connected only to the mobo and the top, front and side fans are connected to a 3 way splitter connected to a circuit board attached to the case right under the fan and light control buttons which receive power from a single molex connector. that molex plug has both a female and a male side, so it will not reduce the number of molex connectors you have in your case.
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