Thermaltake takes the warp zone from Level 10 to Level 20

Thermaltake's Level 10 compartmentalized case caused a bit of a stir when it was released all the way back in 2010, though we weren't particularly impressed with its usability or acoustics. Much has changed since then in the world of PC enclosures, and the Level 20 concept case the company showed off in Taipei this week reflects many new trends. The company also displayed its MOBA-and-MMO-focuded Nemesis Switch many-buttoned mouse.

We were able to get in close enough to take a few pictures of the Level 20, but details and specifications were few and far between. What we can tell is that the case is divided into sections like its forebear, but the number of compartments has been reduced to three. The main portion holds the motherboard, a cell above it contains the power supply, and the box in the front is mean to hold liquid cooling parts, lighting, and the front panel I/O. The positioning of storage devices remains unclear, but with high-end gaming systems moving to M.2 storage system drives with 2.5" SATA SSDs serving as bulk storage, it's possible that all the drives might reside in the motherboard compartment, or behind it.

The Level 20 appears to hold ATX motherboards and provides mounts to showcase a graphics card parallel the the motherboard. Tom's Hardware says the metal bits are made of aluminum and that the clear panels are made of 5-mm-thick tempered glass. The front panel bears audio jacks, four USB 3.0 ports, and a single USB Type-C port. The mobo section in the demo system appears to have a 240-mm radiator in addition to the larger three-fan radiator in the front section.

The Nemesis Switch mouse is a much more production-ready piece of hardware. The mouse is centered around a Pixart PMW3360 optical sensor surrounded by twelve buttons. The built-in RGB LED lighting can display any of 16.8 million colors, and at least some of the twelve buttons are programmable. Thermaltake touts that the Nemesis Switch uses Omron switches with 50-million-click durability, but we imagine this applies only to the main buttons. The side of the mouse sports an eight-clicker array similar in concept to Corsair's Scimitar MMO mouse.

RGB LEDs : engage!

Thermaltake provided no pricing or availability information for the Level 20 case. The "concept" designation suggests that a final retail product could vary from what was shown at Computex. The company expects the Nemesis Switch mouse to hit store shelves in the third quarter with a retail price of $50.

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    • Shobai
    • 3 years ago

    They’ve previously released TT branded GPU blocks: why didn’t they use one in this showcase?

    • nexxcat
    • 3 years ago

    I love how the first photograph clearly shows a sign that says, “No Photography” πŸ™‚

    Edit: should’ve read. πŸ™

      • BIF
      • 3 years ago


      TechReport: Bringing you the news at the risk of ejection, eviction, and prison sentences. We’ll ignore the rules, disregard placards / crew instructions, and break laws so that you won’t have to!

    • The Egg
    • 3 years ago

    The amount of RGB in that first picture disgusts me………there’s not nearly enough!! I want to bathe in the glorious RGB light, and get myself an RGB suntan.

    • caconym
    • 3 years ago

    Running that fluid through hot components can’t be good for its motility …

    (I’m sorry)

    • Chrispy_
    • 3 years ago

    Ugh, Thermaltake is still pushing their acrylic tubing πŸ™

    That stuff is a stupid PITA, and I wouldn’t trust TT with plastics at the best of times based on their track record of case plastics and fan plastics quality.

    On the plus side, their selection of cases excluding the Level 20 is now looking far more desirable than it used to. It’s actually tastefully designed at last!

      • Redocbew
      • 3 years ago

      It might be PETG instead of acrylic. I never had [s<]much[/s<] any luck working with acrylic, but I've heard that PETG is easier to work with.

    • tay
    • 3 years ago

    Gamer aesthetic to the maxxxxxxx

      • iBend
      • 3 years ago

      that’s looks like 21-inch screen vs 42-inch case..
      and look at that mouse placement :v

    • PrometheanFlame
    • 3 years ago

    “No photography”

      • Anonymous Hamster
      • 3 years ago

      They probably touched it as well. πŸ™‚

        • morphine
        • 3 years ago

        We can’t comment without our lawyer in the room.

          • Waco
          • 3 years ago


        • BIF
        • 3 years ago

        Of course they touched it! Waiting for the fingerprints to come back from the lab…

      • Blytz
      • 3 years ago

      It’s not a photo, they just have a creative artist who’s a genius with a handful of coloured pencils.

      • chΒ΅ck
      • 3 years ago

      suspicious quotation marks

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