A Closer Look – Outside

Two of the Mozart Tx’s more unique features are its size and shape.  Thermaltake classifies the Mozart Tx as a cube tower enclosure and this is an accurate description.  Here is picture of the Mozart Tx beside a classic mid-tower chassis (Lian Li PC60) for perspective.

 

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The Tx is taller than most full-tower enclosures and much wider.  However, it is not as deep, which results in the cube shape.  The case is just deep enough to accommodate a full size ATX motherboard with all the drives being located in separate comportments above the motherboard area.  Looking at the case from the top, you can see that it is almost square; and the same thing from the bottom. 

 

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The Mozart Tx doesn’t use fancy audiophile type feet but instead incorporates the standard plastic feet that are found on most tower style enclosures.  The feet can be swiveled into different positions and provide added stability for the tall case.

 

The brushed aluminum front bezel is very nice looking and is silver (natural aluminum) with black trim whether or not the rest of the enclosure is black or silver.

 

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The Thermaltake Tx has provisions for mounting up to five 5.25′ and one 7′ external drives inside the black mesh trim area.  The top 7′ bay is specifically designed to accommodate an optional LCD display — how cool is that! 

 

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A neatly arranged collection of I/O ports is located in the upper left corner and includes connectors for an external serial ATA drive.  Below the I/O panel is a window designed for use with Thermaltake’s optional Media Lab VFD display and remote control.  Under that is the single exposed 3.5′ bay for adding a card reader or legacy FDD of your choice.  The one-piece front bezel can be removed by releasing six spring clips, which are accessible thru the side doors.  This is relatively easy until you get the I/O panel wires connected; after that it’s more challenging.  A nice hinged door would be much nicer IMHO.

 

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Behind the front bezel are locations for four 120mm fans and various vents for excellent airflow.  Each intake fan has a thin, removable filter but you have to remove the front bezel to get to them.  Air enters in thru slots across the bottom of the front bezel.

 

Both side panels on our review case have two windows each and give a nice view of all the internal goodies.  Each side panel has dual latches and can be locked.  The left side panel includes a 120mm vent opening for power supplies that have a bottom mounted intake fan.

 

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Right Side-panel

Left Side-panel

 

                          

Moving around to the back of the case we see a very atypical mid-tower layout. 

 

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The Mozart Tx case is divided into four sections and the main ATX/BTX motherboard installs in the bottom-right compartment.  All the drives are located in the upper two sections and there is plenty of room along with openings for four 120mm fans if you want to add water-cooling or just great airflow.  The lower-left section is where the main ATX power supply is located along with room for the optional Mini ITX mainboard.

 

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Note the eight knock-outs across the bottom of the rear panel for routing hoses in and out of the case when using an external liquid cooling system.  Four plastic bushings are even provided in the hardware package to trim these holes with to protect the hoses.

 

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