This does seem to be the year of great cases at Computex. Thermaltake partnered with BMW Designworks USA to bring to life a truly unique chassis design that looks like a million bucks – let’s just hope it doesn’t cost that as well!This does seem to be the year of great cases at Computex. Thermaltake partnered with BMW Designworks USA to bring to life a truly unique chassis design that looks like a million bucks – let’s just hope it doesn’t cost that as well!
We don’t have a whole lot of details on the case yet, such as pricing or availability, but we should have them tomorrow during the show in Taiwan and I will update this article with that info. We should also have a good video run through of the case design then too.
For now, I though it was worth sharing the pictures I had of what will probably be the most coveted product from Computex this year. Without further ado, the Thermaltake Level 10:
This thin part on the right hand side is really just for cable management and for mounting the motherboard. All the components are on the left of it in their own separate compartments.
Up top are the 5.25-in bays while the 3.5-in bays for hard drives are below in the more rounded-looking compartments.
You can see the power supply and typical “case” portion of the Level 10 in this angle.
You might almost be fooled into thinking this is a normal design when looking at the Level 10 from the back.
On the here there are a pair of locks where you can lock the expansion bays and power supply compartments individually.
A sexy, lighted red strip goes across the top of the case.
There are still good front-panel connections like eSATA, USB and audio – the case is beautiful yet functional.
Here we can see the eight available 3.5-in bays that support hot swappable SATA hard drives.
There is room for three 5.25-in bays for optical drives, fan monitors, etc.
Removing the back panel shows us where all the cables go connecting the power supply and data throughout the system.
The expansion bay and power supply locks in action.
Here is a peak inside the actual system compartment where the motherboard, graphics and CPU are stored. The door is on a hinge that allows for quick and easy access to the components while also keeping things organized.
The hard drive bays are unique in how they mount both to the system and to the hard drive itself. They actually pull OUT to the side of the case rather than the front towards the power button, etc.
Just like everything else on the Thermaltake Level10, the power supply is completely compartmentalized yet it can still fit a 2000 watt Thermaltake PSU.
As I mentioned before, this is just a preview and we’ll have more images and video of the Level 10 later in the day.