|Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Hank Tolman|
|Thursday, 29 September 2011|
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Detailed Interior Features
Getting into further details of the interior of the case we can take a look at all of the rubber grommet covered holes in the motherboard tray. Instead of just a few holes to thread cables through, the Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition gives you seven. The rubber grommets not only protect the cables, but they also help to hide the holes, making the overall look of the inside of the case smoother. The cables for the I/O ports on the Level 10 GT Snow Edition are also long enough to reach an E-ATX case. This is a problem I have with a lot of cases, so I'm glad to see it's not the case here.
Back to the bottom of the case, you can see that the PSU sits up a little off the bottom on a couple of rails. This picks it up even further off the ground allowing for better air intake. You can also see the optional 120mm fan installed here and how close both it and the PSU are to the video cards if you have a multiple-GPU system.
One of my favorite features of the Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition case is the way they connect the 200mm door fan. The connection is made through contact between the door and the edge of the case. This means no cable to hassle with when you open up the case to mess around inside.
The top fan on the Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition is another 200mm fan with LEDs for colorful fun.
The rear fan is 140mm, doesn't light up, and isn't speed adjustable. It is, however, affixed to the same cable as the 200mm door and top fans, as well as the front panel fan. They all run off of a single connector to the motherboard.
The 5.25 drive bays are tool-less and extremely easy to install. Those white latches swivel back and attach into the drive, holding it in place. The only problem is, you have to take off the back panel in order to install or uninstall 5.25 inch devices. That's not a huge deal, I suppose, but if you are like me and your computer backs up to a wall, you'll have to pull the somewhat massive case out in order to take care of that.
Another of my favorite features of the Level 10 GT Snow Edition is the method of SATA power connection for the internal drive bays. Each of the drive bays is hot-swappable in that they connect directly into a power and data connector when slid into place. The power connectors for each of SATA drives is connected together and requires only a single power connection from the PSU. Then you just plug in an SATA cable to each drive bay and you are ready to go. It's an extremely functional method and it helps out with cable management as well.
That does it for our look at the Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition case. Next up, I'll give you my final thoughts on the case and I'll let you know how it performed during thermal load testing.