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Thermaltake Level 10 Aluminum ATX Super Full Tower Gaming Station Computer Case VL30001N1Z (Black )

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  • Open Compartment Architecture enables the gamer a unique way to experience the power of the high performance equipment and increases the usability
  • Integrated with 6 removable hard drive cases for 3.5" HDD or 2.5" Solid Disk Drives (SSD).
  • An ergonomically positioned handle enables convenient transportation of the whole system.
  • Smart-lock Security System - the system allows gamers to lock the tower enabling them to secure their valuable components.
  • Allowing users who wish to use their equipment in many different places, including public gaming events.
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Thermaltake
  • Model: VL30001N1Z
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Color Name: Black
  • Weight: 22 Kilograms
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 25 x 26.5 inches ; 50 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 64.4 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002NV81DW
  • Item model number: VL30001N1Z
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 18, 2010

Product Description

Thermaltake Level 10 Super-Gaming Modular Tower Chassis is the culmination of performance, design and innovation in computer chassis. The design allows gamers to experience the power of their high-end computers through the design itself. Iconic design combined with optimum functionality and innovative details. By rendering the inside components visible, the design focuses on the architectural aesthetics which are inherent in the computers and result from each individually configurable components. The inspiration for this approach which designers took right from the most basic form of computer itself - expressiveness, virtual townscapes and futuristic game components served as orientation for the arrangement and the look of individual components. For maximum thermal performance, the Level 10 adopted the similar aerodynamic criteria that can be rivaled by Formula 1 race cars. The exposed vertical heatsink with multiple layers symbolizes both the inherent power and excellent cooling qualities. Targeted ventilation is reached by an advanced airflow system with two separate thermal zones and individual fans preventing overheating and increases airflow to specific components as needed. The super-gaming tower is divided into 4 unique chambers, 5.25" devices, HDD devices, power supply and core components such as motherboard, CPU and graphic cards. HDD hot-swapped modules are integrated with a huge aluminum extrusion heatsink, the heat produced by the HDDs are effectively conducted to surrounding aluminum heatsink and therefore do not need additional fans to stay cool. The result is a highly efficient configuration that channels airflow to the maximum. All these appear within the overall design in the form of an open modular structure that is visually appealing to users, but offers them additional functional benefits at the same time.

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Customer Reviews

Cable management is excellent.
Robert E Jones
Function was definitely not a consideration in my purchase - even though the case is rather functional.
I'm looking forward to the case designs of the future.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By R. Hedges on February 27, 2010
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First, you buy this case if you want to prove to Apple customers that a personal computer can be stylish. Thermaltake hired BMW to design this and you know it's a piece of art when some people love it, some hate it and others just wonder what the thing is from casually viewing it. It's REALLY big, REALLY heavy (40+ pounds), and it's very interesting. As the other reviewer noted, the top is disappointing because there are just two LED's on each end, and it's not uniformly illuminated like the external packaging box shows. I wonder if Thermaltake took a shortcut here. I have some enthusiast parts in my setup, such as Corsair Dominator memory and a Corsair H50 cooling system. When I installed the Corsair cooling system, due to the shape of this "uber case" I had to position it in a slightly awkward position, which is just a minor quirk, but it helps me give this case 4 out of 5 in the Amazon rating system. The moderate difficulty in adding in extra official components to enable drives 3-6 on the chassis contributes to the 4 star rating. I have a 3.2 Ghz Core i7 overclocked to 3.5 Ghz and this is running Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit. The motherboard is an ASUS P6X58D. The price has dropped to $750 from the $850 I paid for it, although I don't know if even $750 justifies something like this. I think $500 would be a good price point though because it's solid metal.

I suppose some company could do something very similar to this but make it in plastic and get the cost under $300, if not $200. The cooling fans are illuminated with in red color, but I replaced one with my Corsair H50 water cooled system instead, although you don't really see the illumination unless you are looking at the back of the case.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By MasonStorm on January 29, 2010
There's no denying that this case is chiefly for looks, but like any decorative item, that's the main purpose it serves. It's not meant to win overclocking competitions, nor be the best at air-cooling; it's probably just average in those respects (and so far, I've only seen one site that actually checked out this case's thermal properties; it won some and lost some). I really like this different look; computer cases have been such boring boxes for so long, that on an almost altruistic level, I don't mind "voting" some dollars in this direction, to encourage companies to do more to deliver interesting and unusual, decorative and evolving designs.

On the good side:
(1) It's made of something called "extruded" aluminum, and is highly scratch-resistant.
(2) It's fairly quiet.
(3) The right side provides AMPLE room for stowing cable excess without much fuss (so opposite of most other cases, where one build's cable management can be an all-day ordeal).
(4) The motherboard tray (or just the CPU cooler together with its backplate) are easily removed.
(5) There are 8 PCI slots, allowing you to use that 7th PCI slot on your motherboard for a double-width GPU.
(6) It accommodates larger motherboards than are officially listed; it has no problem with an EVGA Classified 759/760, or the CEB form factor of my Asus P6T7.

On the bad side:
(1) There are no pre-cut holes for liquid-cooling tubing; you'll either have to drill them yourself (under the rear exhaust fan seems the ideal place) or use that 8th PCI slot to allow them out. Mounting a pump inside will require some ingenuity - such as placing it in the forward ceiling of the motherboard area's cover.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By jr_31 on April 22, 2010
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I've not yet finished my build but I've been wrangling with this case for a couple of weeks now.

It looks fabulous. And, honestly, when I saw it on Tom's Hardware nearly a year ago, that was all I cared about. Function was definitely not a consideration in my purchase - even though the case is rather functional. It's a little too large to be considered easy to work with but it's too functional and accessible to be called cumbersome.

The upshot of a computer case is that, aside from upgrading later, most folks only build a machine once or twice and never have to really build it more than that. Once the core components are in place, you should be set for a matter of years. This case supports that approach because the normal builder won't be forced to deal with the frustrating quirks more than once.

Among the drawbacks, the case only comes with two hard drive fans. These fans are an odd, rare size 60mm x 15mm. You'll find few of these in the normal venues (Newegg, etc.). Conveniently enough, Thermaltake sells them though as of this writing they are out of stock; Thermaltake, perhaps sensing the target market for this case has priced these Chinese-made fans which are of no particular note, save their size, at $19.99 each. In my view, that's ridiculously expensive. Nonetheless, I purchased and installed them. So, if you plan on having fans in every hard drive bay and you want them to be OEM, you're looking at an additional $100. Installing these fans (a knowledgebase entry is available on Thermaltake's site) is extremely time-consuming but not all that difficult. One must be careful not to strip any of the screws as the metal is thin and soft. It's certainly doable for even a novice, just take your time and follow the instructions.
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