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Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst   
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Table of Contents: Page Index
Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Computer Case
Closer Look: Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Overseer RX-I System Build
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Computer Case Review

Manufacturer: Thermaltake Inc.
Product Name: Overseer RX-I
Model Number: VN700M1W2N
Price As Tested: $128 (Amazon.com)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Thermaltake.

In a recent article here at Benchmark Reviews we took a look at a value-for-money offering from Thermaltake; the Spacecraft VF-I. Today we have its bigger brother; the Thermaltake Overseer RX-I, it demands a higher premium but at the same time packs in more goodies and features. In my previous article I asked what you want from a case and how much are you willing to spend, well today we have a case for those willing to splash a bit more cash in return for some great features.

The Overseer has front panel USB 3.0, e-Sata, and a 2.5"/3.5" HDD/SSD dock all conveniently located whether your case is on the floor or on your desk. Inside the case you have room for tall CPU coolers (up to 177mm) and long video cards (up to 344mm), cable routing is catered for and HDD installation will look neat too. When you have all of your gear installed there will still be room to spare, Thermaltake has once again made provisions for a 120.2 (240mm) watercooling radiator and you won't be short of space to mount a pump and reservoir either.

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Thermaltake may not be on the top of the list when you come to buy a case, but it is worth your while to take the time out and find out what the Overseer may have to offer you. Ignore the haters, buy what suits you and be happy with it. If Thermaltake floats your boat then so be it, if not then pass by quietly.

Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Specifications

P/N VN700M1W2N
Case Type Full Tower
Dimension (H x W x D) 535 x 220 x 580 mm (21.1x 8.7x 22.8 inch)
Net Weight 10.3 Kg / 22.7 lb
Side Panel Window
Color Exterior & Interior : Black
Material SECC
Cooling System Front (intake) :
200 x 200 x 30 mm Blue LED fan (600~800rpm, 13~15dBA)
Rear (exhaust) :
120 x 120 x 25 mm Turbo Fan (1000rpm,16dBA)
Top (exhaust) :
200 x 200 x 30 mm Blue LED fan (600~800rpm, 13~15dBA)
200 x 200 x 30 mm fan (Optional)
Side (intake) : Optional
200 x 200 x 30 mm fan
Bottom (intake) : Optional
120 x 120 x 25 mm fan
Drive Bays - Accessible: 3 x 5.25’’, 1 x 3.5’’
- Hidden: 5 x 3.5’’ or 2.5’’
- HDD Docking: 1 x 3.5’’ or 2.5’’

Expansion Slots 8
Motherboards 9.6” x 9.6” (Micro ATX), 12” x 9.6” (ATX) , 12” x 13” (Extend ATX)
I/O Ports USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2, HD Audio x 1
PSU Standard PS2 PSU
LCS Upgradable Supports 1/2”?3/8”?1/4” water tube
Other CPU cooler height limitation: 177mm
VGA length limitation: 344mm



 

Comments 

 
# RE: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Computer CaseJulien 2011-10-27 09:06
Hello,
Do you know of a 360mm radiator could take place on the top of the overseer?
thanks a lot for your review, it's the first on internet !
Bye Bye
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# RE: RE: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Computer CaseSteven Iglesias-Hearst 2011-10-27 14:31
I would say yes, but it will be a squeeze and there will be some cutting and drilling to do. Also remember that there is only 40mm space under the shroud. An ODD in the top bay may conflict if you have the rad on the inside.

Thanks for the compliment, at Benchmark Reviews we aim to please. :D
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# RE: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Computer CaseLuke 2011-10-30 13:06
Great review!!!

I'm guessing corsair's h100 radiator would fit... which would make it perfect.
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# RE: RE: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Computer CaseSteven Iglesias-Hearst 2011-10-30 13:13
Correct, the H100 radiator should slot in nicely.
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# Made to be moddedMoto Psycho 2011-10-31 23:49
I think anyone buying this case is going to be open to the idea of a little tool-time to tweak her to requirements,
I look forward to seeing some nice casemods coming up soon :)
Moto
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# Just a little too teenager for my tastelwatcdr 2011-11-01 08:36
The looks are just a bit too over the the top for my taste. Love all the cooling options. Probably a good case for someone else. Unless it is ons sale.
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# I agree......dlb 2011-11-01 18:15
Yeah, I've never been a fan of the "futuristic" or "Transformer" type of case.... however, with this case, I do like the internals. For externals, I like something with some understated burlyness like the BitFenix Shinobi (the all black window-less variety), or the NZXT BetaEVO (which I use for my home PC). WHile this TT case has excellent features, the outer "bling" isn't by cup of tea. I'd like to see the same internal features on a much less externally "flashy" case.

(At least it isn't red, yellow, and black!)
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# Agreed, Nice butt ugly caseMergatroid 2011-11-01 19:42
For the price I would rather have one of the newer Corsair cases, but this case has all the right stuff if you like the looks.
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# nice gaming case,chronofusion 2013-04-04 17:41
Will swiftech h220 fit? Will the nzxt kraken x60 fit?
Also will the thermaltake extreme 2.0 fit?

If even TWO of these will fit, then this case is a 100% winner for me. Building for the wife her first real gaming rig. going overclock the snot out of a 8350 for her since that' is the cpu she already has. cheers
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