Reviews and Problems with Thermaltake Overseer RX-I (VN700M1W2N)
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Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Case Review
24 May 2012
Excerpt: There is more to chassis’ than just looking good. Do not get me wrong, making sure the chassis looks good is a major contributing factor when choosing a chassis for my computing needs. But, there are other factors we all need to look at when making our final choice on a chassis.
Conclusion: The robo-theme may be polarizing, but assuming you like the look, you'll get a solid case in which to house a new PC build. And the price won't be quite as polarizing; Thermaltake's MSRP is $139.99, and we've seen the case as low as $110 after mail-in rebates. Combine that with a spacious interior, a reasonable-size footprint, and a solid feature set, and the Overseer RX-1 is a chassis that has the potential to stick around for a few builds.
Pros: Built-in dock for 2.5- and 3.5-inch hard drives, Moderately priced, Reasonably compact footprint for a tower case
Cons: Polarizing design, Standoffs (like on another Thermaltake case) were tightened by the Terminator
Summary: The Thermaltake Overseer RX-I mid-tower had excellent performance. The tower is also loaded with features.
Component installation was extremely easy in the Overseer RX-I. The Overseer is a full tower, however, it doesn't really feel like a full tower. The overall feel is more like a mid tower, with some added space. There are only three 5.25" bays that are tool free. The fourth bay looks more like a free spot for add ins.
Pros: Bottom Mount PSU, Tool Free Design, Two 200mm Fans included, Quiet Operation, Front Dual USB 3.0 and Dual USB 2.0 Ports, BlacX HDD Dock Integrated, Excellent Cable Management, Supports Up To 12.5in GPU Size, Liquid Cooling Support
Conclusion: The entire installation process on the Thermaltake Overseer RX-I was fairly simple and straightforward. Since the standoffs were already pre-installed onto the motherboard tray, I installed my Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5-B3 motherboard in before my Cooler Master GX 450W power supply unit. Both of these steps were quite simple, and required no change from the standard method of installing these two parts.
Summary: The Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Case is a full tower case with lots of fans, plenty of drive bays, external hot swap drive, cable management, provision for water cooling and much more. It's definitely one of the better cases on the market.
Summary: Thermaltake's Overseer RX-I is a solid full tower case with a lot of features for the price point. The overall design is clean and looks great with the lights down. I am starting to become dependent on the external hard drive bays and the addition is rapidly becoming my favorite Thermaltake feature. The futuristic design is definitely going to be the deciding factor when it comes to the Overseer. I found it clean and attractive right out of the box.
Pros: Great Looking Design with Minimal flash, Eight Expansion Slots, External Drive Dock is Handy, Outstanding Cooling Potential, Great Build Quality
Cons: This case is heavy, Only comes in black with blue, Needs additional fan to meet its potential
Review of Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Full Tower PC Case
9 February 2012
Summary: I like cases with lots of room in them, I used to like small cases but I’ve since changed my mind on them as I like the room to move and route wires to keep them out of the way. Today for review I’ve got the Thermaltake Overseer RX-I PC case which is a full tower style that offers plenty of room for everything. Once you open up the Overseer case you’ll find more than enough room for everything in your system including large video cards and large coolers.
Pros: Lots of room inside, Plenty of room for wires on back of mobo tray, Plenty of wire routing options, Quiet and cool, Looks great, Built-in SATA dock
Cons: Depending on the angle, hard drives can be audible, Side fan filter collects a lot of dust, Side window collects dust
Summary: Final Thoughts
Thermaltake always seems to impress us and the Overseer RX-I is another example of that. The overall design looks futuristic and is something we expect from Thermaltake. The thing that sets Thermaltake apart from many brands when it comes to designs like this is one they do it right and the overall design of the case looks good, not only that the top and front bezel of the case, while plastic is a tough durable plastic.
Pros: Cool futuristic design, 3 fans included, Supports 2.5inch hard drives, USB 3.0, Lots of room inside
Cons: Pulsating light effect cannot be turned off, No fan controller