Thermaltake Level 10 GT Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅11-07-11

Thermaltake’s Level 10 GT is a great all round case with some security conscious design concepts and all the space you need to get high-end hardware inside the chassis. It may not have the same “wow” factor that the original Level 10 brought, but we now have a much more affordable representation and a design not too far away from the original design.

The Level 10 GT is marketed towards the extreme gamer, those that perhaps attend LAN parties – it comes with an easy to transport handle and has all the security features you could ever want, causing would-be thieves to take their grubby hands of your much loved rig. Its visual appearance may not suit everyone’s taste but being a gamer case it certainly fits the bill with the LED control and colorshift fans giving you the option of choosing the colour to have glowing from each of the 200mm fans.

Getting kit inside the Level 10 GT is easy and we have tool-less mechanisms throughout the case to assist with hassle-free installations. Even the optical drive bay fixings have been put on the alternate side to provide more stability when pressing the eject button on your drive.

The only real negatives to mention about the Level 10 GT is the limited space behind the motherboard tray. You have to carefully arrange cables in order to have the side panel fit properly. It takes a considerable amount of time to feed the cables away from obstructing the side panel. The other item worth mentioning is the PCI bracket system which needs to be removed every time a device is moved/installed. It does add a degree of security but it’s also quite frustrating to have to do every time something is changed.

Priced at around £200 inc VAT (GBP) many are going to argue, is the Level 10 GT worth this kind of money for all the plastic fascia’s that are involved? For around this price-point there are finely crafted aluminium cases that can be had and so ideally the Level 10 GT needs to drop in price in order for it to be deemed as a good value for money route.

The bottom line is: The Level 10 GT is a large case that will accommodate long graphics cards, big CPU coolers and other high-end kit such as extended ATX motherboards. It has a unique appearance that is sure to get the attention at LAN parties!

+ Large and spacious
+ Security mechanisms throughout
+ Lots of front panel controls inc. USB3.0 via motherboard header
+ Good thermal performance

- Limited space behind the motherboard tray
- Lots of plastic but still lots of money

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