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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: Interior

The side panel for the main compartment of the Level 10 GT Snow Edition case is actually a door. It is easily removable by simply lifting it off the hinges. This design is somewhat different from your traditional case. The door itself isn't revolutionary, we saw side by side doors on the Lanboy Air case, but it is different. Also, the drive bays don't open up to the outside at all.

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The motherboard area inside the Level 10 GT Snow Edition is really spacious, as it needs to be to fit an E-ATX motherboard. Many of the standoffs for the motherboard, specifically a full ATX motherboard, are already pre-installed. That's nice, since I have a full ATX motherboard. If I didn't, however, I would have probably had to move some of them.

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You can see, at the bottom of the inside of the Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition, the area set aside for the optional 120mm fan. Fans are pretty inexpensive, so I would recommend putting one in here. While there is certainly a lot of air flow without it, it will definitely help if you have a video card or three that run pretty hot.

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The back of the case shows us plenty of room for cable management. The back side panel is even beveled slightly to allow for an extra quarter-inch or so of space for those pesky cables. The back of the motherboard tray has a large opening for access to the CPU cooler mount. This one is big enough that it gives you access to both Intel and AMD aftermarket coolers. My biggest gripe about some cases is that this opening isn't quite big enough. That's not the case on the Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition.



 

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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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