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Component Installation

The Mozart TX includes a registration card, manual, info sheet on Thermaltake’s cool and quiet initiative (under the name Key 3), a 36" 80-conductor Ultra ATA cable, a 41" Serial ATA cable, a horde of motherboard mounting hardware, drive and fan screw packs, three sheets of non-conductive film, and several grommets to dress punch-out holes.

Gulp ! The Mozart TX easily swallows up an Asus Striker Extreme motherboard, Foxconn 8800GTX graphics card, Cooler Master Hyper TX CPU cooler, and a Corsair PC2-8888 memory kit with optional cooling fan assembly.

With the optical drive clipped in, the hard drive screwed down and its cage back in place, and the power supply mounted, all that remained was routing a few cables.

A quick look at the back side before testing also shows the optional holes for "flipping over" the power supply to draw air from inside. In the tested orientation, the power supply drew its air through the right side-panel vent.

It’s time to kick the tires and light the fires !

Thomas Soderstrom
Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.