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This review is from: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition (VN10006W2N) White and Black SECC / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Four Fans-1x 200mm Colorshift side fan, 1x 200mm Colorshift top fan, 1x 200mm Colorshift front fan and 1x 140mm rear fan
Pros: Amazingly Spacey
Great cable management options
Cons: Heavy. I know the handle can support it but I just can't get it out of my mind that the thing could snap (not shoddy construction just the thing is a monster with all hardware in it).
The back panel seems to not have a lot of room. There are lots of ways to snake cables but the most efficient seem to cause some trouble when attempting to place the back panel back on. Compared to the Level 10 GTS which had larger spacing in the back panel it seems strange they lowered it for this one. Panel still fits but just takes a bit of pressure to put back on.
The headset stand feels a bit flimsy. It only sort of locks into place. I guess they wanted it to be removable but just comes across as feeling a bit cheap. Not enough to knock an egg for but just a point of contention.
Call it nitpicking but not integrating the two USB areas into a single header is slightly frustrating. Liquid cooling system needed one USB header so until I get the necessary part some of my USB ports are nonfunctional.
Other Thoughts: With those 2 main cons I still didn't feel the need to knock an egg from it because what is does it does AMAZINGLY well. The airflow capabilities are just astounding with this thing and it's monstrous fans and several ventilation ports.
Most of the complaints are just, considering, trivial and more convenience vs function.
Pros: Great air flow
LED's are not too gaudy but visually pleasing.
Have not noticed them being loud in the slightest
Other Thoughts: Used them to replace the stock fans on my Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme (sacrificing some CFM for aesthetics because I am OCD). The sacrifice has been negligible allowing me to overclock my CPU up to 4.55 ghz and remain stable and have a rather good thermal margin. Bought 4 of them and after upgrading my case to the Thermaltake Level 10 GT placed 2 on the radiator and a third as a bottom intake fan. All I can say is that these things just work.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme (CLW0224) Water/Liquid CPU Cooler 240MM
Pros: Very great cooling.
Price isn't outrageous.
Larger surface area of the radiator allows for better heat dissipation.
Other Thoughts: Running with with the AMD FX-8320 overclocked to 4.55 ghz. Thermal margin for idle is 50-45 C and under extreme load (IBT testing) doesn't go under 15 C even with a vent blowing hot air near intake fans. After load is gone the thing blows away the heat like a champ. As I have put my hand right above the exhaust and felt it amazingly quickly go from feeling warm to cold (span of about 30 seconds).
I did replace the stock fans with Rosewill RFA 120-BL fans (same RPM range with lower CFM but with blue LED's because hey I am OCD about this). So that being said I am sure the heat dissipation and temp would be better had I left the stock fans in (higher CFM meaning better air flow).
Case is the Thermaltake Level 10 GT which is great with space in allowing this to be placed as exhaust at the top with that huge 200 mm side panel intake fan keeping cool air flowing into the system.