A Closer Look – Inside

The Thermaltake Mozart Tx enclosure is divided into four compartments or what Thermaltake refers to as Independent Thermal Chambers (ITC).  This isolates the heat generated in each compartment from the others and allows each section to have its own thermal solution for cooling.

 

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  • Chamber 1: 3.5′ drive bay zone — One 120mm fan in front and two 120mm fans at the rear.

  • Chamber 2: 5.25′ drive bay zone — Two 120mm fans at the rear.

  • Chamber 3: Main power supply and secondary system (Mini ITX) zone — One 120mm fan in front and one 80mm fan opening at the rear, plus a 120mm vent opening on side panel for fresh air intake by the power supply.

  • Chamber 4: Primary system (ATX/BTX mobo) zone — Three 120mm fans in the front and one 120mm fan at the rear.

The front bezel is constructed entirely of aluminum.  It has an extruded aluminum frame, which makes it relatively heavy and quite rigid.  All of the cables from the front I/O panel come pre-attached and are quite long.

 

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Both the side doors are hinged and open towards the front of the case.  Unfortunately they can not be easily removed.  This may prove a little frustrating when you start assembling the system.  I am accustomed to laying a case down on its side when I install the motherboard and had to prop the door open with a stick.

 

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The lower compartment on the left side (when viewed from the front) is designed to mount a full size ATX motherboard.  An optional BTX conversion kit is available from Thermaltake if you need to go that route.

 

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The upper thermal compartment on the left side contains a removable 3.5′ drive cage that can mount up to six 3.5′ HDDs.  Rubber grommets are used to isolate vibration from the lower five and help minimize noise.  One 120mm fan is attached to the front of the drive cage for cooling.

 

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Moving around to the right side of the case we see two more thermal compartments.  The upper section contains the 5.25′ drive bays, which are not removable.

 

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The lower compartment on the right side houses the main ATX power supply and also has room for a Mini ITX mainboard.  This can be used to build two complete systems in the Mozart Tx chassis.  The right side door contains a 120mm vent opening to allow fresh air intake by the power supply.

 

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The Mozart Tx home entertainment chassis comes with five Thermaltake labeled 120mm fans.  These fans are made by Hong Sheng (A1225L 12S) and rated for up to 54.4 CFM, 1,300 rpm, 0.3A and 16 dB at 12V.

 

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