Thermaltake Level 10 GTS Snow Edition Reviewformerstaff - May 15, 2012
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I will be testing the idle and load temperatures of the system CPU, GPU, and chipset using Prime 95 after running the small FFT test for 30 minutes. The idle temperature will be taken after 30 minutes of idle activity. The GPU temperatures will be tested by running 3DMark Vantage for 30 minutes and then a return to idle activity after 30 minutes. The room temperature during testing was maintained at 72F (22.2C), and all cases were running only the fans with which they shipped.
- Processor: AMD A8 3870 @ 3.7Ghz
- CPU Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H100
- Motherboards: Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H
- Memory: AMD Performance Edition 12800 1600MHz 8-9-8-24
- Video card: XFX HD 7970 Black Edition
- Power supply: Corsair HX650
- Hard Drive: 1 x Seagate 1TB SATA
- Optical drive: Sony Optiarc
- Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GTS Snow Edition
- Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Results are good for the Thermaltake GTS. It runs almost a dead heat with the 650D, a case that I have been very happy with in its cooling prowess. Keep in mind that while the NZXT turns in much cooler numbers, it is in this review mostly for comparison and contrast to illustrate the difference between a mid-tower and a full-tower with directional core fans. As I covered earlier, the GTS only comes with the front 200mm and rear exhaust 120mm fans. I have to believe that there are at least a few degrees to be had by loading up the GTS with a bottom intake and/or a side fan. Turn the page for what may be a surprising conclusion for this case.