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Nothing New In Computer Cases, But....... by Boondawg
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The Thermaltake Level 10 computercase is down in price fromm $800 bucks to $265!

When it hits $150, It will be mine.
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Report this Post05-09-2011 03:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 8BallClick Here to Email 8BallSend a Private Message to 8BallDirect Link to This Post
Damn....... That is almost a buying price for me!!!
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Report this Post05-09-2011 03:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BoondawgClick Here to Email BoondawgSend a Private Message to BoondawgDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by 8Ball:

Damn....... That is almost a buying price for me!!!


Yeah, but $150 is about all I can ever justify for an empty case.
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Report this Post05-09-2011 03:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 8BallClick Here to Email 8BallSend a Private Message to 8BallDirect Link to This Post
I have 200 in my case I bought 4 years ago. But it has been worth it. Still looks brand new and still my computer is near silent.
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Originally posted by 8Ball:

I have 200 in my case I bought 4 years ago. But it has been worth it. Still looks brand new and still my computer is near silent.


Oh, well counting lights & lighted fans in my case, I got over $200 in mine too!

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Report this Post05-09-2011 03:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Jake_DragonSend a Private Message to Jake_DragonDirect Link to This Post
Make it yourself

I bet you could make a pretty close representation to the one in the picture.
Why so much? Its not even water cooled.

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Jake,

What you do not see in the picture is the highly engineered cable system that hides ALL of the wires

Boonie, I spent 200 on the case.. And likely another 100-120 on whisper quiet fans and rubber to make vibration dampners for them all.
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It needs fans. Really big fans. And LOTS of them.
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Originally posted by 8Ball:

Jake,

What you do not see in the picture is the highly engineered cable system that hides ALL of the wires

Boonie, I spent 200 on the case.. And likely another 100-120 on whisper quiet fans and rubber to make vibration dampners for them all.


http://techreport.com/image...0_case/level10_3.jpg
Looks like 3 holes and you just hide everything.
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Have you had a thermaltake case before? My first self-built I used a thermaltake and it was horrible. Neat looking, neat gizmos, but really poor quality. Nothing worked as it was supposed to, the quick release expansion card retainers never closed properly. Also had trouble with the hard drive bays. I now have an Antec Solo. IMO Antecs are the absolute best for the money.
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Originally posted by Scottzilla79:

Have you had a thermaltake case before?.


I have.
Very well built.

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Originally posted by Rallaster:

It needs fans. Really big fans. And LOTS of them.


I'm going for the opposite next time.. no fans.. quiet.. I just consolidated all my stuff into one esx server that runs pretty silently and i had forgot what silence was in my computer room.

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Originally posted by Boondawg:




The Thermaltake Level 10 computercase is down in price fromm $800 bucks to $265!

When it hits $150, It will be mine.


Where is it at this price of $265?!?!
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Originally posted by Uaana:


Where is it at this price of $265?!?!



Newegg ~ $269.99
Amazon ~ $256.99
Provantage ~ $230.67
Ebay ~ $265.00

http://www.google.com/produ...ScLOPRiAK97OmZBQ&ved =0CGQQ8wIwAA#

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Report this Post05-09-2011 05:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for UaanaClick Here to visit Uaana's HomePageClick Here to Email UaanaSend a Private Message to UaanaDirect Link to This Post
Ahh my confusion.. the pics are different.. there is still the slightly upscale version still holding at $800

The $800 version
http://www.newegg.com/Produ...11-133-089-_-Product

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Originally posted by Nurb432:


I'm going for the opposite next time.. no fans.. quiet.. I just consolidated all my stuff into one esx server that runs pretty silently and i had forgot what silence was in my computer room.


I want big fans that sound like 747 engines, not the little weeny ones that sound incredibly anemic.
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It's two different cases. Boonie's first pic is the Level 10, which is $850. The $265 case is the Level 10GT.

Level 10
Level 10GT

The Level 10GT is just a normal case with Level 10 styling elements.
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Originally posted by Formula88:

It's two different cases. Boonie's first pic is the Level 10, which is $850. The $265 case is the Level 10GT.

Level 10
Level 10GT

The Level 10GT is just a normal case with Level 10 styling elements.


Nice catch.

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Cooling System
120mm Fans
Optional 120 x 120 x 25mm Bottom Fan x 1 (Not include)

140mm Fans
140 x 140 x 25 mm Turbo Rear Fan x 1 (1000PRM, 16 dBA)

200mm Fans
200 x 200 x 20 mm ColorShift Front Fan x 1 (600 - 800RPM, 13 - 15dBA)
200 x 200 x 30 mm ColorShift Top Fan x 1 (600 - 800RPM, 13 - 15dBA)
200 x 200 x 30 mm ColorShift Side Fan x 1 (600 - 800RPM, 13 - 15dBA)


Level 10:

 
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60mm Fans
2 x 60mm Silent Fan

120mm Fans
1 x 120mm Red LED Fan

140mm Fans
1 x 140mm Red LED Fan
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Originally posted by Rallaster:
Nice catch.


Indeed.
I did not catch that.
The real deal is MUCH nicer.

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Originally posted by Rallaster:
I want big fans that sound like 747 engines, not the little weeny ones that sound incredibly anemic.


Then you want one like mine.

Aerocool ExtremeEngine3T 250mm fan one the side, 140mm fan at the front, and either one 120mm or two 80mm in the rear.
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my home pc is a pos anymore... nothing special, but we did just order 6 of these for work

http://www.dell.com/us/busi...dge-r715&s=bsd&cs=04

mmmmmmmmmmm
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Originally posted by Silentassassin185:


Then you want one like mine.

Aerocool ExtremeEngine3T 250mm fan one the side, 140mm fan at the front, and either one 120mm or two 80mm in the rear.


Freakin Sweet! and those aren't the 4-5 blade fans either, those blades look like they're out of a turbo-fan.
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Genius!
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see below...

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CompUSA.com Ultra ChillTec Black Overclocking CPU Cooler $29 after rebate - normally $110

While they last! They are $20 more if you look for them on the website.
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Report this Post05-12-2011 02:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for crazydClick Here to visit crazyd's HomePageSend a Private Message to crazydDirect Link to This Post
Nice, but I'm not sure how I'd fit those in my new 4x4x4 Opteron server I just built...



Quad-proc, quad-core Opteron 8354's in a 4U Supermicro 748TQ-R1400B case with a Tyan Thunder n4250QE SSI-MEB, powered by dual-redundant 1400W hot-swap supplies.

Maybe a bit much for a file server, but the triple gigE ports do keep the media flowing on my home network.
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