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November 5, 2011 12:54:54 PM

Hi,

New to the forum, but I've been frequenting Tom's for a long time with all my computer problems! This place is great.

My question is I got the Thermaltake Level 10 GT for 199.99, what do you guys think of this case?

I was wondering what you guys thought of this deal? I need a new case for a new build I'm doing In December. I thought 70$ off was pretty decent and no need to deal with MIRs. I don't often see many deals on cases so I just pulled the trigger. But what do you guys think? Do you think I should just return it and wait for Boxing Day (I always line up)? Or should I just keep it and do the wait 'n' see? Sell it out if a better deal comes out between now and boxing day (when I will make my rig)? I can't imagine case resell value would drop very much, it's just a case.

I want a large case with the lots of fans because I plan on OCing the hell out of my rig. The USB3.0 is a nice future proof as well. I also do not plan on purchasing a case ever again.

What other cases would you recommend in the full size category with a bunch of fans?

Thanks for any help,

-Transcend

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November 5, 2011 1:59:15 PM

That's an amazing case if you have the money to spare. About the OCing thing, I'm not to sure that you'll be able to OC the hell out of the rig you put into that case because of the constricted airflow.
If you plan to go the water cooling way too, that's not the case to go for.
For the best OC's go for the HAFs and if you want to go for the looks and clean cut rig , go for a Level 10GT.
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November 5, 2011 2:44:11 PM

thats a fantastic deal, other cases in that price range that are good are the haf x (great for aircooling) and the elysium (unbeatable for watercooling.) the level 10 will work as well as the haf x but can be a bit harder to build in, i think that its a price worth paying for the level 10's fantastic looks though. great find :) 
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November 5, 2011 5:46:24 PM

Thanks for the replies!

Could anyone link me to the cases that were mentioned? I'm kind of new to the computer scene and not exactly sure where to purchase computer hardware for the best price. I tend to go to NCIX/CanadaComputers.

I chose the Level10 GT because of the deal that was on and I thought it would be a nice case to build in. I thought the large chasis and many large fans would help my OCing endeavors. The dust protector things at the fans and it being modular I thought would be nice features. However, like I said, I'm sort of new to this stuff and at NCIX this was I think the best bang/buck (with the deal going on).
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November 5, 2011 5:56:40 PM

id say go with that deal youve found, its a fantastic case, and youve found it at a great price :) 
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November 5, 2011 11:00:30 PM

It's a steal. Tho I am wondering what the differences are between the Level 10 GT and Level GT Snow for the reviewer to give the Snow version a 0.75 higher rating

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Case has superb air flow, cable management, built in fan speed control, air filters, no wire problem w/ case window fan, water cooling (up to 240mm radiators) and features I otherwise only dreamed about (i.e SATA backplane, )

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The massive amounts of air flow coupled with the excellent cable management to keep the interior of the case clear of clutter allowed for excellent cooling of the system it housed. The Level 10 GT Snow Edition is able to house any size of motherboard and gives you plenty of space to route those unsightly cables. The three 200mm fans that come with the case can be set to high or low, but either way the case runs very quietly. I found that I could hear my GPU fan easily over the case fans, so those aren't an issue when it comes to noise.....I have not yet seen a case with better cable management capabilities. I have also not seen a case that handles the internal drive bay system as well as the Level 10 GT Snow Edition. The fact that the Level 10 GT Snow Edition comes with three 200mm fans and a fourth 140mm fan, with room for another 120mm fan if you want, shows that it means business.


My current choices ...from a builder's rather than user's perspective:

1. Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow (9.55 rating)
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

2. Corsair Carbide (9.25 rating)
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

3. Antec DF-85 (8.85 rating)
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

4. Antec 1200 V3 (8.75 rating for V1 .... V3 unrated)
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

5. HAF-X (8.95 rating)
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

I bucked the author's rating on the HF as I have had issues with the tool less features of the HAF cases....oft hard to line up and I'm always afraid of snapping something.
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November 13, 2011 7:26:36 PM

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