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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

Closer Look: Exterior

As with all Thermaltake cases I've seen you get an nice full color box, this is good marketing as this will stand out on the shelf next to the brown boxes.

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The front of the box gives you a nice advanced preview and all of the important features and details are printed on the reverse.

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The front of the Overseer has a nice look to it, the embossed mesh part is an extra nice touch. While overly plastic, the front is well made and there isn't too much variation in color shades. I'm sure a lot of you might think this is too much but I like it.

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Moving round to the side we see an abstract shape window and a massive 200mm fan mount, the fan area is filtered by a very fine mesh on the inside to stop too much dust from entering (something a lot of other manufacturers leave out). Four absolutely enormous over-sized feet give the Overseer nearly 35mm of clearance, good news for those of you that like to have your case on the floor.

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Round the back we see all the usual features we have started to take as standard on today's line up of cases; a bottom mounted PSU, vented PCI brackets, watercooling pass-thru holes with rubber grommets, and lastly at the top, a Thermaltake extra - a peripheral cable clamp that will prove invaluable at a LAN event. Eight PCI slots mean this case qualifies for Tri/Quad SLI/CrossFire depending on the slot layout of your motherboard.

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Moving round again to the usually hidden side of the case, the embossed side panel will prove to be useful for cable routing, giving that extra ~5mm right where it's needed.

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The top of the case carries on from the front design nicely, all this mesh will allow for lots of airflow all around the case.

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At the bottom we see the four large feet all have a nice rubber pad to aid in grip and also prevent scratching. The PSU and fan mount are protected by a nice big slide out dust filter.



 

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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