Modding and ConclusionModding:
While there are not many opportunities to mod this case (why would you?) there are a few things you could potentially do. First, you could remove the metal air cover from the front left of the case to expose the pre-installed grill underneath. Perhaps Thermaltake anticipated some setups needing more airflow? While I did not remove this cover myself, only 4 screws hold it on, so removal would be easy.
Secondly, you could enhance the look by adding additional lighting around the 2 air ducts on the front. Internally there is plenty of room for additional lighting. With both supplied case fans lit with red LEDs, there’s no immediate need to add lighting. Externally the case is lit with red LEDs across the top, and the front edge. The front panel buttons and connections (USB, eSATA, power and reset) all have red back lighting also.
The Level 10 is a great case. It’s huge, it’s heavy, it’s roomy and it’s quiet.
Aside form two cable length issues; the Level 10 case is outstanding. It is like no other case I have ever seen. Everything about this case says quality and design. From the edges that wires cross being beveled and shrouded with a plastic gasket, to the hinge and latch points covered by a plastic guard to prevent scraping and squeaking, this case rocks!
Needless to say, I am very happy with my Level 10 case.
Editor’s Note: I haven’t had the chance to spend any long periods of time with the Level 10 case so I thank Craig for sharing his experiences with us. It seems obvious to me that Thermaltake should have foreseen issues in cable length and included longer SATA cables and any extenders a user might need to install standard components. For the price, this should be demanded! Otherwise, the Level 10 appears to be an incredibly unique and well built piece of enthusiast hardware!
Also, I have included the video I took of the Level 10 from Computex 2009!
If you are interested in the case, be sure to check it out on Newegg.com where it sells for a cool $849!