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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 Interior Features

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

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The 5.25" are simple to use but complicated in design. All you must do is slide your 5.25" device into an empty slot and the tool free clip will automatically engage and hold it. To release you need to push the blue tab to unlock the clip. If you need a 100% secure install of, say, a bay reservoir etc. then you would be better off just using screws. I managed to break one of these clips without much effort.

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Mounting your HDD's/SSD's is taken care of with a well tried and tested design (one of my favorite actually) although you trade capacity with convenience here. Where it would be quite possible to cram in seven or eight hard drives into a rack this size, because of the design used, you only have a place for five. To remove a tray simply pinch the sides of the tray and slide out...

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Install your 3.5 / 2.5 inch HDD or SSD in any combination you like, all the trays have mounting holes for both so you are free to choose.

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A closer look at the front fan here. Thermaltake doesn't provide much info on these other than 200mm TT-2030 Thermaltake blue LED fan (800rpm, 15dBA).

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Removing this fan gives you more options, now you have the choice between 200mm Thermaltake fan, 140mm standard fan, and 120mm standard fan.

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Same as the front fan, installed in the roof as exhaust is a second 200mm Thermaltake blue LED fan rated 15dBA at 800rpm 0.42AMP.

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Removing this top fan reveals the same mounts we saw on the front (200mm Tt fan, 140mm fan, 120mm fan). Indicated by the red box are mounts for a standard 120.2 (240mm) watercooling radiator, because it is offset from the back of the case it means that you will have clearance over the rear I/O area and also clearance of motherboard heatsinks and low profile RAM.



 

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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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