I had a chance to see the Thermaltake Level 10 case at CES, and it looks as good in person as it does in the pictures. Of course, the design is intended to provide excellent air cooling, but it looks like iBUYPOWER is taking it one step farther and providing a liquid cooling for it as well.
I prefer liquid cooling to be honest, given how loud fans need to be to cool some of the hardware on the market today. It’s more efficient, quieter, and definitely increases the life of your system. This update is part of iBUYPOWER “liquid Cooling Initiative that features no-additional-cost watercooling on any iBUYPOWER rig. The Level 10 case cooling system is limited to a liquid CPU cooler, and is based off of the Asetek 120mm cooling unit.
If you want a Level 10 case with liquid cooling, you’ll have to buy it from iBUYPOWER. The company only sell it as a system build, so your price will vary depending on the specs. The liquid cooling is free though, when you buy the system, but it’s not available anywhere else.
From the press release:
El Monte, CA – February 11, 2010 – iBUYPOWER, a leading innovator in gaming PCs, is excited to announce the first and only liquid cooling solution for the Thermaltake Level 10 enclosure. Working together, iBUYPOWER and Asetek engineers have developed a system that allows the mounting of an Asetek Liquid cooling system in the Level 10 Chassis from Thermaltake. The Levels 10 unique asymmetrical design features individual compartments for various system components, putting space at a premium and conflicts with standard mounting of liquid cooling systems. The adapted liquid cooling system in iBUYPOWER systems fits a 120mm Asetek LCLC system to the chassis.
“At iBUYPOWER we are always up to a challenge,” said Darren Su, Vice President of iBUYPOWER. “The Level 10 case dimensions do not accommodate standard liquid cooling systems, and required us to design a cooling system that fits its exact dimensions. It’s just another example of iBUYPOWER’s dedication to innovation.”
“When iBUYPOWER decided to liquid cool the Level 10 Chassis, Asetek’s Total Solutions Team was quick to respond with the guidance on how to optimize liquid cooling performance in this unique chassis,” said Steve Branton, Asetek’s Director of Marketing. “This our commitment to ‘Thermal Management Done Right!”
The new Level 10 Liquid Cooling solution is available now exclusively at http://www.iBUYPOWER.com on Level 10 systems at no additional cost, as part of iBUYPOWER’s 2010 Liquid Cooling Initiative, dedicated to bringing liquid cooling to the mainstream gamer at no extra cost. Other iBUYPOWER Labs innovations include iBUYPOWER’s Power Drive Overclocking Service, Harmony Sound Reduction System, the Internal USB Expansion System (improves front panel and internal USB connectivity), and the Specialized Advanced Packaging System (expanding foam packaging to prevent damage from shipping).