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SinxarKnights 7th February 2011, 09:03 Quote
Looks neat. I don't like that door connector thing for the fan. But i'm sure its a good fitting panel and will never cause any problems....
SpAceman 7th February 2011, 09:06 Quote
I love that SATA daisy chain. Something like that needs to be in all cases.
Xtrafresh 7th February 2011, 09:09 Quote
yeah, thermaltake has always been reknowned for it's impeccable production quality, so i can't see it becoming a problem ;)
red4our 7th February 2011, 09:30 Quote
LOL. Amazing how much equipment was conveniently "lying around" during the tour of their facilities. The case is interesting but still expensive for what it is. You'd have to be in love with its aesthetics to really be happy to part with that sort of cash when there are better and cheaper alternatives out there. Still, I suppose if you wanted something different and don't want to mod a case yourself, this could be the one for you.
maximus09 7th February 2011, 10:15 Quote
I was wondering when someone would put a sata daisy chain into production, uumm so neat and tidy!
DragunovHUN 7th February 2011, 10:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xtrafresh
yeah, thermaltake has always been reknowned for it's impeccable production quality, so i can't see it becoming a problem ;)
I see what you did there :D
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Originally Posted by maximus09
I was wondering when someone would put a sata daisy chain into production, uumm so neat and tidy!

Corsair had one of those.
Xir 7th February 2011, 10:24 Quote
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while the window above looks like something designed for a space station, rather than a bedroom.
Hehe, just paint it gun-metal and the entire case looks like something from a space-station.
I like the look!
Also finally some easy to reach filters on every intake...this should be standard. As should the daisy-chain (if it works)
The entire thing is rather expensive though, and private persons seldomly need hot-swappable hard disk trays.
IanW 7th February 2011, 12:16 Quote
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an appearance that only its mother could love

That sums up Thermaltake so well, it could be the company motto! :D
sethnmalice 7th February 2011, 12:20 Quote
would rather spend the 995$ on the lvl 10 than 350 on thermaltakes poor excuse for a copy
wuyanxu 7th February 2011, 12:27 Quote
but it's not a level 10 anymore, it's now a normal case with a fancy SATA cable.

it's like the new Honday Civic, it's moved too far away from the original Civic design. changes should be incremental, like the Porsche 911 series.
azrael- 7th February 2011, 12:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by sethnmalice
would rather spend the 995$ on the lvl 10 than 350 on thermaltakes poor excuse for a copy
The original Level 10 was made by Thermaltake as well, so essentially they're knocking off themselves. :)

But as wuyanxu says, the new case just isn't a Level 10 anymore. My level of interest for this case (no pun intended) is somewhere between "Who cares?" and "I don't give a f???".
Cyberpower-UK 7th February 2011, 13:08 Quote
Level 10 looks nice and all but try using it and it's loud and hot making it unsuitable as a living room talking point or a suitable chassis for similarly high end components. However, I always thought they'd missed a trick by not supplying a 50" Plasma HDTV compatible VESA mount on the side.

I first heard about this when we had a visit from the Tt rep, he said it would be a lot cheaper and TBH they've cost cut the heart out of it. Chances are we'll stock it and it'll be popular.
bobwya 7th February 2011, 13:09 Quote
The case looks great in the pictures... Probably in real life though it's the usual Thermaltake crap (steel and mostly plastic fittings)...
jprykov 7th February 2011, 13:15 Quote
they should have maintained the clean look of the first level 10 and added some stuff that is useful... it doesnt look elegant to me anymore. :(
j_jay4 7th February 2011, 14:24 Quote
Is bit-tech gonna do a full review? The original Level 10 never got one :(
Evildead666 7th February 2011, 14:26 Quote
What Graphics card was in the case ?
That blower design looked pretty good for Crossfire, and seeing as its red, is an AMD pro card or something ?
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 7th February 2011, 14:46 Quote
I think this is a wonderful case that steps away from the old rectangle design of PC cases and if Thermaltake can keep the price below $250 USD then I'll get one for sure.

I hope Bit-Tech picks up the case by the handle while it's fully loaded during the review so they can report on it's function for those like myself who transport their rigs back and forth to Lan Parties a lot.
Thanks!
confusis 7th February 2011, 19:00 Quote
Interesting how they had the Asus K8N-DRE mobo sitting around (green dual socket board lying on the table in the pics)... That board's relatively old (socket 940) and not exactly common... Although I do have one sitting here ;)
kzinti1 7th February 2011, 23:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by j_jay4
Is bit-tech gonna do a full review? The original Level 10 never got one :(

That's because Tt didn't give Bit-Tech a free, hand-built, completely checked out and fully vetted Level-10 case to report on. Instead of what all of us poor suckers go out and buy off the shelf that's mass-produced, probably never checked out, definitely not vetted for every and all defects and not, (didn't I mention this?), absolutely free, as in, "Either give this a glowingly excellent rave review or you'll never receive another free product from us to 'review' ever again!"
DarkLord7854 8th February 2011, 06:51 Quote
This case. I wants it.


Edit:

Holy crap, they want 270$ for it! Though this thing was supposed to be "affordable" damn.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133188


*starts saving his pennies*
Evildead666 8th February 2011, 09:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by Krayzie_B.o.n.e.
I think this is a wonderful case that steps away from the old rectangle design of PC cases and if Thermaltake can keep the price below $250 USD then I'll get one for sure.

I hope Bit-Tech picks up the case by the handle while it's fully loaded during the review so they can report on it's function for those like myself who transport their rigs back and forth to Lan Parties a lot.
Thanks!

It looks like the handle is there for show only.
If you try to pick it up, its just going to dig into your leg. To me they would be better off not having a handle.
zr_ox 8th February 2011, 12:25 Quote
So still nothing unique from Thermaltake then.

This looks like the ******* child of Coolermaster HAF and an 19" HP Rack-mounted server.

Horrible...
Unknownsock 8th February 2011, 16:40 Quote
I don't care what people say, that case is awesome.
Sick all of these dam straight towers.

Would look awesome with some custom paint on.
turbobeta 9th February 2011, 17:02 Quote
I own a HAF922, so I like the industrial look, I guess.

I think the Level 10 GT looks hideous.
r4tch3t 11th February 2011, 10:53 Quote
Personally I think this case is great for a stock build. If it comes down in price a bit I could see this being a LAN case.
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