Thermaltake Level 10 GT Full Tower PC Case ReviewTue, Mar 29, 2011 - 12:00 AM
External Impressions of the Level 10 GT
The overall style of the Level 10 GT is similar to the original Level 10, but with some differences. First, and most noticeable, is the side panel window. The next is that the motherboard area and the power supply area are no longer separate and there is more side venting in both the motherboard area and in the 5.25” bays.
There are four external 5.25” bays and a single 3.5” bay. To the left of the 3.5” bay is the lock for the hard drive trays for the Pitstop Hot Swap system. To the right side are some of the front I/O ports. Top to bottom: power, reset, hard drive activity LED, two USB2.0 ports, audio ports, and two more USB2.0 ports.
At the bottom are the 5 hard drive bays. Each bay is able to hold either a 2.5” or 3.5” hard drive. Each of the bays is numbered which could make it easier to keep track of the disks for raid setups. Next to each number is a button. Once the cages have been unlocked pushing the button will release it from the cage. Also between the hard drives and the front of the case is a 200mm Color Change intake fan.
Looking at the top there is a vent in the rear and more venting for the 5.25” bays. Next to the 5.25” bay vent are more I/O ports.
Front to back: Fan LED switch, fan speed control buttons, two USB 3.0 ports and an eSATA port.
Moving around to the left of the case we can see the 200mm side intake fan, side panel window, and the side panel lock.
Near the lock is a lever; this lever is for adjusting a set of louvers that can direct air flow from the fan whether up or down.
The side of the 5.25” bay is vented, but also has mounting spot for a headset holder. When the holder is not in use the mounting hole is covered with a rubber plug.
The side intake fan has a removable dust filter.