Date: September 18th, 2006
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake USA
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
Thermaltake lists the Mozart Tx as a “cube tower” chassis owing to it's almost square cross-section. For the metrically challenged among us the dimensions are 13x14x28 inches (WxDxH). This is a big unit! There are basically four iterations available. The Mozart Tx can be had in a black steel or silver aluminum version and with or without windows. The side and front panels are aluminum on all models. We're going to be looking at model VE1000SWA, an all aluminum model with windows, weighing in at a relatively modest 9Kg (20 pounds).
The Tx will accept just about any motherboard you throw at it, including (with an optional kit) BTX and it's smaller brethren. A mini ITX upgrade and 7-inch LCD monitor is also available, as an option, allowing two fully functional systems to live in the same case. The Tx is also designed to accept Thermaltake's Media LAB kit, providing full functionality for Windows MCE.
Drive bays are plentiful. The 7-incher is for the optional monitor, and there are five bays available for optical drives or bay devices. Up to seven hard drives can be mounted if a floppy drive is not needed.
Without modification, the Mozart Tx will mount a whopping TEN 120mm fans plus one 80mm. Five 120mm fans are installed from the factory.
The Mozart Tx uses a unique thermal strategy to prevent “thermal chaos”. I'm not sure what thermal chaos is, but it sounds bad, and I'm against it!