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Thermaltake Mozart Tx Case (VE1000)

Manufacturer: Thermaltake Technology
Supplied by: Thermaltake Technology
MSRP: Black - $266  / Silver $292

by Dean Barker (8/10/2006)

Introduction

Thermaltake has generated a lot of interest with the hype about their new Mozart Tx case.  The biggest thrust has been their '7 things Mozart Tx can do' marketing campaign' that has generated what seems more like 7,000 things a Mozart Tx case can do.  The Mozart Tx is capable of a great deal simply because its design concept is from an entirely new perspective.  Not only is the case designed to hold two complete and independent systems but one of the optional components is a 7" retractable monitor that hides away much like a CD-ROM.  The biggest thing about the Mozart Tx case is of course... itself.  The Mozart Case is so large it can almost be mistaken for a small industrial sized generator.  Big, as in it can hold TEN 120mm case fans without looking out of place.  Thanks to the good people at Thermaltake we have a chance to look at their new pride in an exclusive review here at the OC Cafe'.  Without delay, let's jump right in.

Specifications:

  • Observed Dimensions: 362 x 330 x 726mm

  • Weight: 16.5 kg

  • Construction: SECC Steel

  • Drive Bays: one exposed 7" bays;
                    five exposed 5.25" bays
                    one exposed 3.5" bays
                    six hidden 3.5" bays

  • Cooling: Included Front 120mm x2 (mounting for three more 120mm fans)
                Included Rear 120mm x3 (mounting for two more 120mm and one 80mm fan)           

  • Front I/O Ports: USB 2.0 x 4, High Definition Audio out, Firewire, eSATA port, eSATA power port

  • Available Colors: Silver, Black

  • Expansion slots: 7

  • Motherboard Type: Primary mainboard area - Micro ATX, BTX, Micro BTX, Nano BTX, Pico BTX / Secondary mainboard area - Mini ITX

  • Optional: 7" retractable LCD monitor, Tt Media Lab, Mini ITX upgrade kit, BTX Compatibility Upgrade Kit

The Face of Function

The first few shots we took of the Thermaltake Mozart Tx case didn't capture or convey how big this thing really is.  Just saying its over 28 inches tall and about 14 inches square doesn't say it either.  As I was moving things around the shop I put the Mozart next to a stool at the kitchen bar.  This made it crystal clear that the Mozart Tx is one big box.  The subtle point that is easily lost here is that the outside lines of the Mozart Tx are so clean and smooth that the case has a tight, balanced look that is exceptionally appealing.

     


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