Thermaltake Level 20 Case Unveiled

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  1. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Given that it has been almost 10 years since we first saw the Thermaltake Level 10 case in Taipei in 2009, it seems fitting that the Level 20 is finally upon us a decade later and is being celebrated at Computex. Thermaltake has kept the original feel of the Level 10, but of course shoehorned a bunch of new features into the case, and I have to say I like the looks of it. The Level 10 was originally designed by BMW. The Level 20 keeps its compartmentalized approach, which has gotten a lot more popular in the last few years, and can we get a big "Thank TT!" for getting us four USB 3 up front along with a Type C port as well?

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    Back in 2010, a $700 PC case was unheard of, and it sure got a lot of folks excited, including us. You can check out the old unboxing video below, with a bunch of pictures here. The Level 10 lived on a good while, and you can see the reviews of the Level 10 GT here, and the Level 10 Battle Eidtion here. We actually used the original Level 10 for about 5 years and it did us well.

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    Featuring a gaming oriented design with architectural aesthetics, the aluminum-made Level 20, utilizes an aerodynamic trio chamber structure to achieve ventilation and space management optimization. The Three hinged swing-doors are made with premium-quality 4mm thick tempered glass windows that provide durability and superb viewing capability. The Level 20 is installed with latest USB 3.1 Type-C port to provide 10Gb/s of transmission speed. Furthermore the Level 20 has three built in Riing Plus 14 RGB Fans, two Lumi Plus LED Strips and one Riing Plus Digital Controller, which controlled by TT RGB PLUS Software, allowing users to custom control fan speeds and lighting effects. Compatible with the latest PC hardware, AIO and DIY liquid cooling solutions, the commemorative Level 20 delivers not just an unprecedented design but also jaw dropping performance.
     
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  2. MMitch

    MMitch Gawd

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    Any idea on the price ? This looks nice (I think)
     
  3. magoo

    magoo [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Looks pretty nice.

    From what I can tell it's a really big case as well.

    Hope you get one to review.
    Might be a nice upgrade from my Corsair 800D
     
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    PenGunn Limp Gawd

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    ROTFLMFAO!

    EDIT: Why is this man laughing? My 24" Tower from about 1996 is still just fine. Its got lots of room and I have put, I think, 5 builds in it. It goes under the desk like all decent towers and I can see the front, painted red in the early 21st century, and the silly glow from the GTX 1070, I just use EVGA and its got leds, lights up the side without a cover. Cooling is not problem.

    I guess there's a market for these toys, but it sure ain't me.
     
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  5. Nicepants42

    Nicepants42 Gawd

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    Uh, you might want to link to the pics of the other, smaller versions also. The Level 20 is imho the worst looking of the bunch - the GT appears to still have your battery of USB ports, and the XT and VT also look dope for SFF.

    I just wish they'd've gone with black anodize.

    /s
     
  6. DoubleTap

    DoubleTap 2[H]4U

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    I don't like how they only give you USB C on the medium size XT - no dice on the smaller VT which is the one I'd consider.

    Making feature tiers by case size really sucks.
     
  7. PeaKr

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    Man those are some nice cases. I prolly wouldn't spend more than 200 on a case though. I've been wanting to do something new for awhile and leaning toward some wall mounted unit.
     
  8. _l_

    _l_ I Am A Cock

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    I really like Thermaltake case designs like Level 10 and Core P3, etc. I just did a build a few weeks ago using the Core P3 with tempered glass (get the glass version, plastic is ok but over time will scratch and etc and you'll wind up dropping another $40 for the glass replacement) and it looks great and I can hang it on my wall using a VESA wall mount ... what's not too like?

    Photo is not too good, looks way better in real life. The glass is slightly tinted (smoked) and since the NZXT motherboard came with 2 LED strips and a built-in digital LED controller I'm thinking of lighting things up from behind the glass - should look really nice if done right
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  9. Yeah. No thanks. Not my cup of tea.

    Thanks for giving me the info to know that up front though!
     
  10. KazeoHin

    KazeoHin [H]ardness Supreme

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    Eh, thermaltake. Take it from me, I sell Tt products, and their quality is a 7/10 at best.
     
  11. pfc_m_drake

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    I'd be proud to own it today.
     
  12. Moogle Stiltzkin

    Moogle Stiltzkin Gawd

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    wow, i never really liked their products, but they changed a lot since last time. this looks like a great series of cases.

    question is price?
     
  13. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Their high-send stuff generally kicks ass.
     
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    Wow. This has a lot of room. A tower indeed.
     

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    I really like the look of the TT Level 20 though I wish I had the room for a larger tower these days in my office. I miss having all the room and being able to fit whatever the hell hardware I want in it. Unfortunately I have been forced to down size with each new build to save space for other things on/around my desk and even my current build is starting to get a little cramped. :(

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    Maybe for my next build I will finally get off my lazy ass and do the custom PC in Desk setup I have always wanted.
     
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  16. SomeoneElse

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    OMG they have USB - C !!! Amazing.....only been 4 years and still no one has starting really looking at doing front panel ports that I have found, until now!
     
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    There are a few that have it. The top end In Win 303, the top end Phanteks beast that costs $800 and a few others here and there.
     
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    Right but those are some high end cases. nothing mainstream has usb-c within reason. Im not going to drop $700 on a case just to have USB-C on my front panel. I'm a poor man lol.
     
  19. Sausagetime

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    Anyone that would drop $700 for USB-C is someone with too much money. lol
     
  20. another-user

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    really? my P3 back panel doesnt line up for shit. i have to push down and slam it pretty hard to get it to slide into position. the holes line up pretty well once its all together though. nothing line the lian li i replaced, unfortunately.

    pretty shit paint on it though, and it does seem to be just paint. it scratches so easily.

    overall i cant complain though. i paid $70 or $80 shipped for it, and i keep it wall mounted and hidden behind my tv.
     
  21. _l_

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    "shit paint that scratches" ... did they sell you the proto model?
     
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    dunno. its the arctic white version. ive got a bunch of scratches on it where the psu and pci support bracket was installed.
     
  24. _l_

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    well, when I screwed down the PCI cage it does remove the paint underneath the screwhead but that's normal for any case. You would need an anodized case to not have the paint come off
     
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    Color me surprised. But how long have they been on the market? I saw the in-Win is less than a year old, Its taking the industry a really long time to adopt ubs-c. The only device I have at the moment is my pixel xl. I guess no one really cares as much for the truely universal plug lol.
    Thanks for the links.
     
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