The interior of the chassis has a sleek black finish, and the exterior has the unique white with black and blue trim motif of Thermaltake’s Snow Edition peripherals. However, one confusing thing was the blue trim. It is a type of translucent blue plastic that looks designed to be lit up by LEDs, but it turned out to be just simple decoration.
The exterior of the case is visually appealing, retaining the appearance of a compartmentalized chassis like the original Level 10, but with the practicality of a monolithic chassis for improved airflow and access. The chassis is not small by any means, comparable to a CoolerMaster HAF 932 in height, but significantly wider. The layout of the exterior is well thought out, with a slightly recessed power button at the top of the front of the chassis, and a flat reset button located just below it. Below that are the four front panel USB 2.0 ports, and the front audio and microphone ports. Near the front of the chassis on the top are the two USB 3.0 ports, an eSATA port, and the fan and LED controls.
The front of the chassis also sports easily removable 5.25” drive bay covers and one 3.5” drive bay cover. The front panel is also easily removable, it simply pops off the front, and allows the user to take out the dust filter for the front fan and clean it with ease.
On the bottom of the chassis are four adjustable feet, able to be turned out for stability, or inwards for compactness. It also has a slide out dust filter that runs along the entire bottom, which prevents a lot of dust from getting into the bottom-mounted power supply and makes cleaning very easy.
The chassis itself also runs very quietly, significantly quieter than the CoolerMaster HAF 932 the components had been housed in before. The cooling system is also quite well designed, as the various fans direct airflow in through the front and side, and out through the top and back of the chassis. This directed method allows for more efficient and effective cooling than the method sometimes used by other manufacturers, which is just a ridiculous number of fans with no coordination. A method which yields poor cooling, and a lot of dust.
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