Thermaltake Level 10 GT Battle Edition - Man Your Battle Stations!

Launch SRP: S$449

External Design (Part II)

External Design (Part II)

The rear of the Level 10 GT Battle Edition is quite an imposing sight as well. With its crowning triplet of rubber grommets and eight expansion slots, it presents a busy sight indeed! There is also a supplied rear 120mm cooling fan. From the rear, we see the protrusion that houses the side 230mm cooling fan with a removable fan filter that is neatly tucked into the housing.

There is a bundled 120mm rear cooling fan. There are a number of vents in the form of hexagon cut-outs.

A close-up view of the rear 120mm cooling fan.

 The retaining bracket gives additional fastening to the eight expansion-slot covers that are held in place by individual thumbscrews.

The side fan filter pops out, with a quick push of its edge.

The side of the Level 10 GT Battle Edition presents itself as a stark contrast to its opposite facing side; it has small rectangle clear acrylic panel that allows sneak peeks of its installed components. A hinged side panel door that takes up to approximately a third of this facing of the chassis, opens with button, which is housed at the bottom of the chassis. The plastic protrusion that sits in front of the wire mesh is a mount that allows you to hang your earphones over it. There is also a lock-and-key system for the side panel door. The ribbed structure, to the bottom of black wire mesh, comprises five quick swap 3.5-inch HDD bays. To the left of these drive bays; there is a housing for the bundled side 230mm cooling fan with LEDs. There is a lever at the side of the housing that controls louvers within the 230mm fan housing, which controls the direction of the air-intake of this giant fan.

This side of the chassis has a panel that opens from its hinges.

The instructions that are written below the black wire mesh from which the Headset Hanger is attached, pertains to the usage of the quick swap 3.5-inch drive bays. There is a locking mechanism that functions to keep the five 3.5-inch quick swap drive bays in place, preventing any unauthorized removal of the bays. The army soldier figure with a shoulder rocket launcher is purely decorative in nature, so don't pay any attention to it.

This is officially known as the Headset Hanger that allows you to hang a pair of headphones over it. It can be removed for a streamlined look.

The five quick swap 3.5-inch drive bays have a safety lock that will prevent their unauthorized usage.

The housing of the side 230mm cooling fan has a lever at its side to control the direction of the air-intake.

The yellow arrow marks the position of the button at the chassis' bottom, which will allow the side panel to swing open when the button is depressed. We'll take a closer look at the innards in the following pages.

Tilting this behemoth on its side reveals four plastic feet at its bottom. They are able to swivel out at 90 degrees to provide additional stability to the Level 10 GT Battle Edition. There is a removable fan filter that slides out easily from its place. We also see a number of air vents at the casing's bottom; however, there are no supplied cooling fans down here.

 The chassis, at its side, with its four feet tucked in. If you look carefully, you may just spot the button that releases the hinged side panel door.

Its feet rotate out at 90 degrees; the bottom dust filter can be slid out with little effort.

With the bottom dust filter removed, we can see a lot of square cut-outs that make up the entire bottom air intake.

The Good
Quick swap 3.5-inch drive bays
Security via lock-and-key system
Excellent cable management system
Four large cooling fans in total
Fan control system with LED control
The Bad
High premium for Battle Edition
Limited availability

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