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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: Interior

In this section we will have a good look at the interior features of the Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Chassis.

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The Thermaltake Overseer RX-I has a very large interior measuring 365mm from the back panel to the drive bays x 455mm top to bottom x 190mm deep. Before you get to this stage though you will need to remove the side panel and boy what a job this is. I had to endure actual pain in order to remove the side panels of the Overseer RX-I. This is an area where Thermaltake may want to invest some $$$ into R&D as this isn't acceptable on a case of this level. I have a nine year old Lian-Li case (PC-6087) that doesn't have this sort of problem so why has Thermaltake yet to catch on.

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Aside from the problems removing the side panels we have a very nice interior and lots of cable routing goodness. The Overseer has everything that you need for a nice clean unrestricted install.

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Removing the front facia gives access to the internal 5.25" drive bay covers and also to the massive 200mm blue LED fan.

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Removing the top panel gives you access to a second 200mm fan and another place to install another 200mm fan. The fan is 30mm thick but under the top panel cover there is 40mm of space.

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Normal thumbscrews are used to install your PCI devices, this is a good idea as most tool free options are sub par when it comes to heavy video cards etc. There is a 120mm TT-1225 Black fan (1000rpm,16dBA) installed in the rear of the Overseer for exhaust.



 

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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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