ThermalTake Mozart With Media Lab
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/26/2006 02:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
The Mozart Media Lab Casing
Elegance is the word I think about when I look at the Mozart Media LAB HTPC ATX case. It will fit in perfectly with the rest of the surrounding components namely the TV, Receiver and such. The casing is made of an aluminum front panel with a selection of I/O ports for painless connectivity.
A great feature of the the Mozart is the fact that it is compatible with both ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards. So you can insert any modern mainboard in it as it'll fit and you'll have plenty of room to work with.
Inside, you will find an 80mm intake fan and twin 60mm exhaust fans. This will provide sufficient cooling for any HTPC. The case also includes ventilation holes on the top for superior heat dissipation. For added strength, Thermaltake used a "double-bridge" design which connects the structure at the top of the case which makes it an extremely sturdy and non resonating thus silent design.
Would you like me to introduce you Mozart's features ?
Below you can find the list of specifications and as you'll be able to notice, this is an impressive case with a lot of functionality as you can install all peripherals you want to install. I mean it, you could easily mount a SLI setup in there as there is lots of space to work with.
We decided to use a full ATX motherboard and silent power supply. The casing spots five 3.5" bays, three 5.25." bays so you can insert way more than needed drives and opticals in there. The bigger part of the case is constructed from steel, the front bezel is aluminum. I have worked with many other cases, and this is an exemplary product when it comes to material thickness and strength, it's all just so sturdy. The brushed aluminum surface on the front of the case is also nice as it prevents fingerprints and smudges from showing.
Let's have a look at the specification after which I'll take you on a large pictorial showing inside and outs of the Mozart casing.
Thermaltake's take on a gaming keybpad results in the Flare Board, a 44-Key, USB plug & play, keypad with a comfortable layout tailored for games. It's easy to use, but it feels a little mushy and we wish the LED's lit more of the keypad and less of the desk.
ThermalTake Mozart With Media Lab
Today we are entering the mysterious world of the HTPC .. the Home Theater PC. A PC that has been built for the sole purpose of playing back music, movies and or media files, basically a multimedia center. And that is not an easy mission, as everybody has different goals, budgets and tasks for such a PC. Essentially this is a review about the Thermaltake Mozart. Look at the choices and building part of the HTPC as an additional bonus in this review.
ThermalTake PurePower PST520W ATX PSU
Thermaltake has taken moddable PSU's to the next level ... and in a very clever way, I must add. The PSU we will be testing today is a truly hefty SLI/Crossfire ready piece of gear. It carries the label "Pure Power P.S.T. Series" and this model comes with a 520 Watt rating.
Thermaltake Tai-Chi Super Tower Case
Thermaltake recently released a new PC case. Targeted at the high-end and enthusiast consumer with a diminutive amount of money to spare, Thermaltake offers a new series of PC ATX/BTX ready casings. It's widely compatible with all mainboards and has a certain balanced feel to it. It's huge, it's heavy, it's impressive, it's beautiful and it's called the Tai Chi.