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Thermaltake Level 10 GT Battle Edition Chassis Review

The Thermaltake Level 10 GT is a remarkable case that has been re-released in various reincarnations throughout the last year – the latest Battle Edition really does look fantastic.

The basic design of this case is stunning, and we certainly approve of the Battle Edition camouflage, especially with the extra detailing the company have added. That said, the Battle Edition is the same as the Level 10 GT and doesn’t add any new or revolutionary features, even though they have had a year to improve on the original design.

In terms of thermal performance, the Battle Edition doesn’t disappoint thanks to the use of multiple intake and exhaust fans. The high airflow system ensures that even hot running components have plenty of cool air to maintain system stability. The use of 3 x 200mm fans ensures that noise levels are kept to a minimum when they are spinning slowly.

The acoustical performance is excellent, at the ‘low’ setting the fans are barely audible and will most certainly be quieter than a CPU cooler. For people who are overclocking to the limit, the option to spin the fans higher may be welcomed, although the noise levels increase considerably.

The Battle Edition is compatible with water cooling radiators with plenty of space inside to ensure the installation is painfree. I am just a little disappointed that Thermaltake didn’t attempt to update the case by adding some new features into the mix.

It can be purchased for £220 which is similar to the current prices of the Level 10 GT Chassis and the Snow Edition. While the Battle Edition is very dramatically styled and looks fantastic, it is undoubtedly expensive. At the end of the day only you can decide if it is worth the high asking price.

Pros:

  • Battle Edition colour scheme is top notch.
  • Very well designed and built.
  • Many brilliant features inc. two security locks and hot swappable drive bays.
  • Can support many watercooling configurations.
  • Easy to work with.

Cons:

  • Price is high.
  • Effectively the same as standard edition.

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Rating: 8.0.

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