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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

Detailed Exterior Features

In this section we will be looking at the detailed exterior features of the Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Chassis.

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The peripheral cable clamp is a nice addition for those who like to go to LAN parties. Let's face it all this e-Sports gear is not exactly cheap and there are people out there who won't feel two ways about taking your unsecured goodies. It might not be the most secure looking clamp but it will certainly put off any opportunist thieves who may take a fancy to your ~$100 headset/mouse/keyboard etc.

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Here is a closer look so that you may better appreciate the level of detail on this case. I will leave it to you to come up with your own thoughts on this.

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Here we have a fully fledged front panel worthy of your attention, we have 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, e-Sata, a 2.5"/3.5" built in HDD dock. The HDD activity and power LED's are integrated into the edges of the top facia as are the power and reset buttons towards the front of the case. The big badge in the middle lights up when the power is on, and fades in and out in a "breath lighting effect" according to Thermaltake.

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The front intake is filtered by a fine mesh and the 5.25" bay covers are filtered by a sponge insert.

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Removing the front and top covers is easy as pie and the top panel can be freed completely by decoupling the wire connectors shown above. This is another feature that makes working with a case that bit simpler.

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The PSU and fan filter is rather large so it won't be a case of simply pulling it out the back. It will have to become a part of your routine maintenance where you give your system a thorough clean out.



 

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# 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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