|Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Hank Tolman|
|Thursday, 29 September 2011|
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.