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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

Overseer RX-I System Build

In this section we will build a system inside the Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Chassis and see if all of the features discussed are worth it in the end.

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You will get a couple of extras in the accessory package with the Overseer. Along with the bag of various screws and re-use cable ties you get an 8-pin/4-pin CPU power cable adapter, 2 x molex to 3-pin fan power cable adapters and a motherboard diagnostic speaker.

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You can mount up to five SSD's using the HDD trays provided. While five is plenty any keen enthusiast will already know that you can install an SSD practically anywhere it will fit since they don't suffer from the heat/noise issues of mechanical drives.

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Behind the motherboard tray there is a mere 14mm of space to route cables. Add to this the 5mm embossed part of the side panel and you have nearly 20mm clearance, more than enough if you ask me.

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I was a bit pushed for time when I installed my gear into this case so the back area is a little messier than I would have liked. Anyone with eyes (all of you reading) will see that there are lots of tie down points available to give you a pro level install. The re-use cable ties provided with the case are great but a PITA to work with, sometimes it's just better to use standard single use cable ties.

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Like I said in my intro, once you have all of your gear installed there is room for more still. The install looks very neat and I am very pleased with the case overall. I guess my only gripe is that the side panels are so difficult the remove and re-install.



 

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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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