You can now start placing orders for the Level 10's cheaper, more practical cousin. Both Newegg and Amazon have put up listings for the case. Newegg charges $269.99 with $28.99 shipping, while Amazon is asking for $256.40 with free shipping. Neither e-tailer seems to have the case in stock just now, though.
We got our first glimpse at this enclosure last month during CES. This is a large design, much like the original Level 10, but it's clearly intended more as a bona-fide enthusiast chassis than as an $800 showpiece. Price-wise, the new case is pretty much right in line with Corsair's Obsidian Series 800D, another top-of-the-line enthusiast offering.
The Level 10 GT has many bells and whistles, including five hot-swappable storage bays designed to accommodate 3.5" or 2.5" drives (with pre-wired power connectors), three 200-mm fans with user-controllable colored LEDs, a hinged side-panel door, USB 3.0 and external Serial ATA connectivity, a "pull out headphone holder," and room for a liquid-cooling radiator at the top, although the user will first need to remove the 200-mm fan located there. A decent number of those features were absent from the original Level 10.
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