I have the case, my tools are ready, and it's time for action!
I have renamed the case the "Level 10 GT/SS". The SS is for "Super Sleek". All the bumps will be shaved down to make a much smoother, cleaner looking case. Usually we take a smooth case and change it to something crazy, but I will be doing the opposite. I will use the look of the handle with the ribs and duplicate it on the top and front. The side door area will be smooth.
Here is the original concept that was voted in -
The finished result should be very, very close to this but a lot nicer of course.
First things first, I need to get it out of the box.
Yay it's here!
And my puppy Truman wants to know if it's his new dog house.
This thing is big and bad. (In a good way) It just feels solid. Comes with it's own soft cover too.
It's still in 1 piece right here....
There is a LOT of room in these. It's a very well thought out design. Tons of wire management options and cooling options too. The door opens to reveal everything and give you lots of room for installs.
The door locks via these little spring loaded studs. They have a groove in them that drops down into a pocket cut into the door.
And the fan in the door is powered by using a nice contact that works when the door is closed.
I have to get a good idea of what I'll be working with so it's time to tear it all apart and see how the panels fit together. I immediately realized I was going to run into a couple obstacles on my design. Just obstacles, not road blocks. I'll figure it out.
I'll say it again....This case is extremely well built! Everything fits properly, has tons of space, holes everywhere for wiring or cooling, and even stripped down it still feels solid.
I have torn into quite a few cases and this one really has me impressed. I almost feel bad tearing it apart...almost.
I will be deciding where to make cuts and start mocking up new panels next.