Thermaltake Mozart Tx Dual-ATX Tower Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by KeithSuppe @ 2007-12-05

Thermaltake has been around as long as most of us can remember. This is a compliment to product innovation, expansion and longevity. Today we test a PC chassis poised to change the shape of things to come

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Mozart Tx Entertainment Center

Madshrimps (c)

When Thermaltake introduced their Mozart line of tower chassis they were literally reshaping the PC-enclosure of tomorrow. The Tx currently offers more square cm for your components then any other enclosure on the market. After living with Mozart for a time I have found this case to be the most versatile yet, perhaps exceeding what Thermaltake had foreseen. After reading this article you may or may not feel the same way, but at the very least I hope to impart to you what makes this one-off such a pleasure to live with.

Madshrimps (c)

With the emphasis on Entertainment in the title, Thermaltake's Mozart Tx are the first free-standing chassis designed independently of a desktop environment. At present consumers in the market for a home PC have just two fundamental chassis genres to chose from; Tower or Desktop. Although gaming, video playback and data exchange from mobile devices have been dominating the role of the Home-PC, their placement revolves around a desk? Literal "desktop" enclosures are severely limited in space which has squeezed most into the typical tower chassis. Although tower design has completely transformed itself from its inception the basic shape has not, predisposing most cases to placement beside or beneath a desk. And this is where Mozart Tx differs from every other enclosure on the market.

Mozart Tx Entertainment Features

Cube tower with aluminum front panel
Dual PC in one chassis:

Primary ATX / BTX + Secondary Mini ITX
7” Drive Bay:
Compatible with 7” LCD monitors
Media Lab (Optional):
Media Center / VFD compliant
Independent Thermal Chamber Technology for optimal thermal management
Liquid Cooling System (Optional):
Spacious design for two 12 x 24 cm radiators
Superb Airflow:
Total 11 vents for ten 12cm and one 8 cm fans
Silver (all aluminum case)
Black (SECC body with aluminum front panel)
Case dimension:
720 x 330 x 360mm (H*W*D)


Model VE1000SNA
Case Type Cube Tower
Dimension (H*W*D) 330 x 360 x 720 mm ( W x D x H )
Window Side Panel N/A
Case Front Panel Aluminum
Case Body Material Aluminum
Color Silver
Cooling System Front:12 cm fan x 2 ( up to five 12 cm fan )
Rear: 12 cm fan x 3 ( up to five 12 cm, one 8 cm fan )
Motherboard Primary: ATX, Micro ATX, BTX, Micro BTX, Nano BTX, Pico BTX
Secondary: Mini ITX
Drive Bay 7" drive bay x 1
5.25" drive bay x 5
3.5" drive bay x 7 (Exposed x 1 ; Hidden x 6 )
Front I/O E-SATA connector ; USB 2.0 x 4 ; IEEE 1394 Fire wire ; HD-Audio
Expansion Slots 7 slots
( Net/Gross ) 9.0 kg / 9.5 kg

From the specifications, especially the number of air vents for 12cm fans, Mozart Tx has tremendous cooling potential. Despite this potential the specified design is a bit of a conundrum. First let’s take a look at the basics.

Mozart Tx, the shape of things to come...
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Comment from shaolin95 @ 2007/12/06
Would it be possible for you to try that Q6600 with the Mercury Pro WC reviewed recently?
Comment from jmke @ 2007/12/06
impossible Keith (who did this review) lives in US, Geoffrey (who did Mercury review) lives in EU