ThermalTake Level 10 GT ReviewCompxpert - March 10, 2011
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You may remember from back in 2009 when Thermaltake first showed off their Level 10 case. The first Level 10 was a rather pricey yet functional work of art. Thermaltake plans to wow us again however with the expertly designed Level 10 GT. In brief, there are many things that set the Level 10 GT apart from the original Level 10 including USB 3.0, a redesigned look and a smaller platform than the original. What also sets the Level 10 GT apart from the original is affordability. The original Level 10 (let's face it) was out of reach for many who wouldn't be willing to put down $800 on a case. So, the new Level 10 is not only smaller and redesigned but it has been re-marketed to a much larger group of enthusiasts than the previous level 10. The Level 10 GT now only boasts a $269 price tag and is packed with many more features (that quite honestly) aren't available on many cases. The Level 10 GT features a hinged side panel door and comes with a total of four fans. All of which are 140mm or larger. So just how well does the new and affordable Level 10 GT stack up with the competition? Does it make a clean sweep and come out on top not only with performance and features but with great looks too? We're about to find out!
First impression laid out right on the front of the box is the great design behind this case. The original (and of course the GT) was a joint project between ThermalTake and BMW Group Design Works USA. So of course it's not surprising to find a BMW on the front of the box right next to the case with "Imagination without Boundaries" emblazoned right below the car. Besides the really great cover art on both sides of the box, there really isn't much else to go over. One side of the box is a list of features but absent from the box anywhere are specifications. But, don't worry there is a place to find them later in this review.
Opening the box we find our case between two pieces of styrofoam and it has been placed inside a cloth bag as well.
What is under this bag however must wait for the Closer Look!