Opus Technologies' Titanium MT-200 Mid-tower Chassisby Purav Sanghani on April 23, 2004 3:06 PM EST
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DesignAs far as design goes, the MT-200 doesn't differ from the Thermaltake VM3000 much besides its external look. It has the same screw-less design and tool-less features and varies only visually. The front bezel door, which comes in either an off-white or a rust color like the one in this review, is simple, yet also creates a bold look for the façade.
At slightly higher than mid-height, the door features a vertically sliding, tinted plastic window that conceals the audio, USB, and Firewire (optional) ports while the main door is closed. This is extremely useful when working in tight spaces as this case is already a large one. This design keeps these auxiliary ports hidden when not in use and also lets the large door remain shut when devices are plugged in.
The bottom half of the door features vents to allow airflow with optional fans mounted to the inside. Directly to the right of the first vent are the Power and HDD LEDs.
Upon opening the door, we immediately noticed the replica front bezel found also on the VM3000. There are six 5-1/4" bay openings: 3 at the top, and 3 at the bottom. As we stated in the VM3000 review, although the six 5-1/4" drive bays may seem like too much, the design allows an optional 120mm fan to be mounted, increasing air flow. At about mid-height, there are two 3-1/2" drive bays, one already occupied by the auxiliary audio and USB ports. This module can be removed and replaced with an extra floppy drive, but the top opening should be more than enough for that type of application.
The power and reset buttons are to the right of the 3-1/2" drive bays. Though the reset button may seem small, it is easy to push using the tip of the index finger. Both buttons are flush to prevent accidental touches.