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Thermaltake Silver 0.8 mm SECC Chassis Mozart Sx VC7001SNS ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

  • 0.8 mm SECC Chassis
  • Front Display
  • 1 x 80mm side fan 1 x 80mm front fan

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Who says media center computers have to look like computers? Not Thermaltake! Their Mozart Sx media center case will fit right in with your audio equipment. The front panel VFD and hot keys plus the included remote control and media center software make this an ideal solution for those people who don't want a "computer" in their living room. The front panel has USB, FireWire, headphone and microphone jacks as well as a 5.25” drive bay for an optical drive.

The inside is just as impressive! With room for a standard ATX case and PS/2 power supply, your choice for components is vast. Dual 80mm fans keep air circulating and everything cool. Three 3.5" drive bays give you plenty of room for storage.

  • newegg Built-in Media LAB Kit Inlaid in the center of the front panel, the Media LAB VFD panel combined with the Media LAB remote control and associated software makes control of multimedia as easy as using a DVD or CD player.
  • newegg HTPC System with 4 Drive Bays Featuring one external 5.25" drive bays, and three 3.5" drive bays (one external and two internal), the Thermaltake Mozart Sx VC7001SNS provides sufficient expandability as a HTPC (Home Theatre PC) case.
  • newegg Effective Cooling The Thermaltake Mozart Sx VC7001SNS features dual 80mm fans, a bottom air intake vent and a top vent to effectively control the system temperature.
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The Thermaltake Mozart Sx VC7001SNS features a convenient front I/O panel for easy access to two USB 2.0 ports, one IEEE 1394 port and two audio ports.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Christopher W.
  • 10/7/2009 4:59:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Case

Pros: Case works out great for full size motherboard, at least it does with my gigabyte one. It has decent airflow throughout the system. It is small and is also great eye candy. Also it seems that they fix the issue mentioned before with the CD drive getting stuck.

Cons: The fans are a little noisy, its not bad if you just turn the volume up though, and fans are always easy to replace. The remote works when it wants to with the VDF. Right now I am trying to get an alternitave program to map the remote functions. It is nice though that the remote has a built in mouse.

Other Thoughts: All in all a good buy if you're looking for a cheap HTCP

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/19/2009 11:04:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice, not really fond of MCE Remotes

Pros: Its a nice case, front is great, looks like a big cable box.
There is way you can put the tv tuner on the bottom, but you have to fit it in like a puzzle. its a very tiny clearence, like playing tetris where you hve to look at the tiny space. (The card looks like it will break the expansion cables but it fits perfectly after.)

Cons: The internal remote does not quite work very good.
Using the softare, i had an MCE remote, and it lost connection with the entire IR. after, i tried with the Imon Remote, it worked.

iMon remote looks a little bit too big..

Other Thoughts: i ssould have known to get the case before getting the motherboard, but i didint. Now i have to get a new mobo to fit all of the things in right.

Inel Core 2 Quad Q8200
8GB DDR2 RAM
Nvidia GeFoce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR2
160GB WD HDD
OCZ 400W PS

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  • ROBERT H.
  • 6/19/2009 11:56:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsDecent case, Remote / Front Display = JUNK

Pros: Great Case, VERY WELL BUILT, decent room for its compact heights. Haven't experienced any heat problems. Blends in with my other components.

Cons: Don't expect the front display to work with the remote. After a week of trial and error, i have yet to find a fix. Used both Vista 64, and Vista 32, formatted over 10 times with many different configurations, I CANNOT get these to work. I have not tried XP, seems to be a driver incompatibility.

Other Thoughts: This is a great case, but I really wanted a working remote and display, so im just going to say this case was money wasted. I built many computers, I own 4, all with thermaltake cases, but this one was really a disappointment.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
Please contact ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com for more assistance.
Thank you,

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  • ISMAEL G.
  • 3/3/2009 7:15:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very solid metal construction, it should help with heat disipation and noise reduction.

Cons: To wide (18.5 inches) it is wider than most of my audio/video components, will not fit nicely with them most of them are 17" wide.

Specs in website were wrong, it says 17.4'' wide, it is actually 18.5" wide.

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  • Ethan W.
  • 2/6/2009 9:04:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks like it's supposed to

Pros: -Very slim design with riser card.
-Built in media software/receiver (works best with Media Center)
-Heavy gauge steel. Nothing on that case feels flimsy
-Surprisingly easy to work in compared to other smaller cases.

Cons: -A bit wide, 18.5" to be exact (regular entertainment centers can fit this fine, they are 19" standard. if yours isn't it's because you bought a bad one)
-Stock fans sound like a harrier is about to land on your house (easily fixed by spending a few bucks on silent fans)
-Drivers and software don't work out of the box, everything needs to be installed first for your display to work right. Thermaltake has outdated software on their website which will hopefully be updated.

Other Thoughts: For the quality and craftsmanship of this case it's a very good deal for what it's supposed to be: A SLIM case that can fit every standard. I'm running a micro ATX board with a PCI-e slot at #6. Unfortunately it's a SLI micro ATX board and won't be able to use any PCI addons (3 x pci-e x16 slots) but I don't need any. My cable box does the DVR, and my on-board audio decodes just fine via optical to my receiver.

You can supposedly use your harmony remote with this. I'm going to try that out.

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  • Rodrigo A.
  • 12/22/2008 12:39:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Case - Needs update

Pros: Great looking, fits perfectly with other stereo equipment below TV. Able to fit all hardware flawlessly (taken that you know what to buy- read other thoughts). Perfect for Media Center application

Cons: Does not support PCIE-1x, all openings where either for PCIE-16x or PCI. Had to replace the case fans because they were too noisy. CD Door is weak.

Other Thoughts: You need to do research before buying your mobo or other hardware (make sure PCIE-16x slot is correct). Cable clutter can be an issue if you are not using a Micro ATX mobo.

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  • John L.
  • 11/30/2008 8:56:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat case but beware

Pros: Great looking and functional. Everything fits!

Cons: iMon/iMedianHD does not support Blu-Ray. Beware.. Fans a bit noisy but OK. Double slot graphics cards dont fit unless you loose the fan and go water cooling as I did. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A MB WITH THE PCIEx16 IN THE #6 POSITION!!

Other Thoughts: Add the ability to move the fans to different positions or to be able to add a fan to cool the south bridge, no air flow on the south bridge side of the PCIE riser! No way to install fan filters.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/27/2008 8:50:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice case, iffy extras

Pros: Very slim format, 2 internal hard drive bays, decent internal layout, showy front display, looks real cool.

Cons: Media Lab sucks compared to vista media center, iMON (the supplied remote and reciever software) randomly locks up allowing only a few remote keys and constantly signaling "prev track", couldn't ever get the hardwired hotkeys to work, front bay door latch very flimsy.

Other Thoughts: I use this case with vista media center, its a really nice case even for the cons because of the height. I use the microsoft remote reciever instead of iMON because of the problems and I just disable iMON. I'm running a quad core processor in it and havent had any cooling problems. The video card will be installed fan-down so if you have a double height fan, you wont have any pci slots.

The front display is multifunction so it can display AP news, computer information, weather, etc. I just leave it on the time/date mode (which stays on even when the pc is off) because being in a entertainment center, it does no real good to have the news in tiny font.

VERY IMPORTANT: MicroATX motherboards MUST have the pciexpress16 slot in the right position otherwise the riser card WILL NOT FIT, meaning no video card or pci cards. There are instructions here that show what I mean.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/13/2008 11:47:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMore like a 'Salieri'

Pros: It looks nice.

Cons: Thermaltake claims that this case supports Micro-ATX motherboards. While technically true, it's impossible to put a PCI TV capture card in this case with a Micro-ATX motherboard, which kind of defeats the purpose of a Home Theater PC case. The provided riser card has no circuit traces going to the top PCI slot, making it useless, and the lower PCI slot is too close to the motherboard to permit clearance for the card itself, as the riser card takes up 1 PCI-E and two PCI slots, which is all that's available in many Micro-ATX motherboards.

As noted by others, the drive bay cover is flimsy, and the catch frequently fails to work.

The cables for the front-panel switches and LEDs are two to three times longer than they need to be, and the power LED terminates in a three-hole block (which caused a problem on my motherboard, since even after moving one of the leads to the center hole, there wasn't enough space to put it on the pins).

Other Thoughts: The "A2423 PCI-E&PCI upgrade kit for Micro ATX MB", referred to in the manual but not available at Newegg (or even on Thermaltake's Web site), was a waste of money. It consists of two slot extenders (one PCI, one PCI-E). The PCI extender provided no additional clearance for the bottom slot (and would make the PCI card stick too far out to the side to permit putting the cover on the case, even if there was enough clearance).

The case fans have Molex power connectors, so their speed cannot be controlled by the motherboard.

If you're using a Micro-ATX motherboard with a USB TV capture device, this case would probably be fine (as long as you don't mind the other issues).

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  • benoit r.
  • 4/23/2008 3:11:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs"Hot" item

Pros: - Great looking case, solid build, fit nicely in the entertainment center above the TV
- VFD works fine although remote is not that useful

Cons: - Airflow is terrible. I basically have to leave the case open to keep the temperature in check.
- Very tight fit if the PSU is not modular
- PCIe extender is great, but all video cards will not fit. Mine is a ASUS HD3850, fits only after I removed the regular PCI ribbon cables from the extender.

Other Thoughts: My HTPC system:
- Thermaltake Mozart with Nexus 80mm silent case fans
- AMD 5000+ Black edition, with Zalman CNPS8700 cooler
- GigaByte GA-MA78GM-S2H motherboard
- ASUS HD3850 PCIe video card
- LG Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner
- Samsung 320Gb SATA HD
- Logitech Cordless MediaBoard Pro for PS3 (bluetooth kb)

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