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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Internal Photos

Thermaltake's ITC Technology effectively states the case design is based upon four individual chambers, each with its own thermal solution. We will delve into ITC on the next page, however; pay close attention to the internal photos, as seen here.

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Thermaltake has provided some great photos of the Mozart Tx including the side represented in our photo. You can access that photo by clicking here. This brings up a head on internal photo of the 5.25" device and secondary system. Viewing Mozart internally from a head-on approach, it is almost impossible to see what is revealed in our photo, the absence of any real isolation between the top and bottom "chambers." Thumbnails below provide close-ups of the Mini-ITX or secondary system area with and without PSU installed.

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On the opposite side of Mozart Tx we have what Thermaltake describes as the 3.50" device (top - removable HDD rack) and primary system (bottom - mainboard panel). The primary mainboard panel supports just about anything on the market including our Asus L1N64_SLI WS (review to come soon) at 12" x 10.5' ( 30.5cm x 26.7 cm ) CEB form factor. Once again there is little to prevent airflow from the bottom and top sections supporting an isolated thermal philosophy.

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Thumbnails below provide some close-ups on the primary mainboard and HDD storage areas of the chassis. First from the left is a full top to bottom view indicating air is free to flow from bottom to top of the case. Next up, a close-up of the primary mainboard section. Next a single 120mm fan mounted in the primary section as an intake. Although two forward intake fans can be mounted here I left all five fans in their original locations as shipped by Thermaltake. Finally the HDD cage removed after mounting a few HDDs.

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As I've indicated to the point of redundancy, it seems implausible the four purported chambers within the Mozart Tx share no airflow flow (regardless of temperature) between them. After viewing the photos on the last two pages perhaps it’s time to delve into Thermaltake's ITC Technology.

Isolated Chambers...
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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