Enthusiast case.

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doggman
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A friend of mine is asking me for advice on enthusiast level cases. He said he found one that he really likes. The ThermalTake Level 10 GT.

http://thermaltake.com.au/products-model.aspx?id=C_00001675

http://thermaltake.com.au/products-model.aspx?id=C_00001788

He and I, are stuck on which color to pick. At the moment he has a red and black gaming headset with a keyboard that can change backlight colors. That is pretty much his color scheme, but he says that he still like the look of the white version, which can be changed to red L.E.D's.

This is pretty much, purely aesthetics question. :)

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Should be easy, if you have all white peripherals, get the white one, otherwise the back one. Personally, I like the black.

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Black just remains black. Sure, you have to dust it, but everything white in my house (printers, XBox360 [yes, I have one finally], PC cases, etc.) just tends to go yellow and stained after a while. Black wipes down clean and never stains.

That particular case has just never done it for me. It looks like it wants to be part of a Star Trek Borg set. My particular fancy has me looking at the Rosewill THOR v2 and the new Cosmos 2. :-D

http://www.rosewill.com/products/1798/ProductDetail_Overview.htm

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=3071&product_name=Cosmos%20II

Nick McDermott

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A while back I made a topic about asking opinions on what pc case should I change to and I ended up with this Thermaltake Level 10 GT due this reason. In dec. 2011 I was looking to buy a new monitor to replace my 23" LG and I found the 27" version of my monitor so I went with that, to my surprise this case is on promo bundled with the monitor I wanted for around 370 US$ so it was really a no brainer since the monitor costs more than 300$ and this case is jam packed with features for like only 20$ lol. I'm gonna give you a quick overview about the pros and cons of this case.

Pros
+ Spacious, won't be having any issues fitting long video cards and extra tall CPU coolers.

+ Very good ventilation, fans are quiet even in high mode.

+ Lock mechanism for side door and hard drives for theft protection

+ Door has no screw so you can swing it or completely remove it while installing pc parts which is very easy. Took me 30 mins to assemble my system with a non modular PSU.

+ All hard drive bays are hot swappable

+ The dust filters are very good, it does a good job of catching dust since the filter has finer holes compared to other products like cooler master, it is also removable via just pressing it. it is similar to a dust filter of an air conditioning unit so you can wash it if you want but the front dust filter has to be removed manually by taking out the front panel.

+ Fan controller works great, needs one 4-pin connector.

+ LED lights are cool, you'll end up playing with it a lot after assembling your system. My favorite is the green one.

+ Headset holder on the side (optional, you can choose not to put it if you want)

+ In Asia this case sells for 170 US$ and 240$ for the snow edition, I don't know why its so expensive in NA or EU. Mind that this is an enthusiast case and if you can find the price range I mentioned, with its features nothing can beat it for value.

+ Adequate space on right panel for easy cable tucking and management.

Cons
- Heavy, well considering it can house an E-ATX motherboard and its not aluminum this shouldn't be surprising.

- Side fan requires modification if you need to change it.

- Front USB 3.0 connects to the rear of the case.

- Headphone jack is very tight so be very careful when pulling out your audio cord, I almost cringe every time I pull my sennheiser out.

- Doesn't support quad sli/crossfire only triple.

Neutral thoughts

* Looks can be subjective, personally I find it better looking than HAF-X and NZXT Phantom which were my first choice, when you see it in person it doesn't look over the top like the new space ship cases of Thermaltake and DF series of Antec that looked like a toy. There are still better looking cases out there like the Corsair 800d, Cosmos Series of CM or the high end Lian-Li cases but those are expensive and not the price range of the TT lvl 10 GT.

* In my experience Thermaltake doesn't make very good fans, although mine isn't showing any problems yet, I'm almost expecting it to before this case reaches 1 year old.

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ihatenvidia wrote: - Front USB 3.0 connects to the rear of the case.

I've found that there are mobo adapters that you can pop on that let you use the USB3 header:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812176003

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I would prefer the white one. Then you might have a little abstract but still elegant look.

doggman
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Is there anyone who has had the white version of the level 10 gt for a while? If yes, has it gone white??? Or should we just get the black version and have a full on red a black setup? The white one would be nice if i doesn't go yellow though :\