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Reviewed by: Carl Nelson [10.30.06]
Manufactured by: Thermaltake


Interior Examination

Interior design can make or break a PC case, especially horizontal cases like the Mozart Sx. A poor layout here can creat hot spots for a system, and improper airflow will result in a noisy or unstable system. And if you're running a home theatre in this case, noise and stability will be of utmost importance to you.

At this point I'd also like to apologize for the quality of the images in this review. Normally we take pride in our photography in our reviews, but a huge product like this will not fit on our photo bench. So the pictures were taken on my desk. I did my best to obscure the surroundings to allow you to focus on the product we're review. Hope it helps!

The Mozart Sx supports a single optical drive and a single external 3.5" drive. Internally, it can hold up to two hard drives. There are two 80mm fans that are not silent, but may be replaced or even disabled if you are running a low-power system. The top bracket serves as structural support, and to hold the riser card in place once it's installed.

As you can see, there is plenty of room for an ATX board in the Mozart Sx. The Gigabyte board shown here is the GA-965P-S3 we reviewed a while back. It is acutally narrower than most full ATX boards, but it's the only one we had around that woul properly support the riser card.

Once the optical drive and hard drives are installed, you can see that there is VERY little room to spare. To power the VFD, Thermaltake opted for a huge 24 pin ATX adapter instead of simply powering it with a 4 pin molex or something similar. This makes the installation bulkier than it needs to be, and that's a bad thing when you're dealing with a low profile case.

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