Reviews and Problems with Thermaltake Overseer RX-I (VN700M1W2N)
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Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Case Video Review
18 February 2012
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
Summary: Thermaltake is doing a good job in creating an interesting line-up of new cases. While I do like the elaborate design of them all, the differenting factors may not be so clear between the individual cases, including the price. The Overseer has an interesting feature set, with three fans - two of them 200 mm, an HDD dock, cool pulsating power LED and a nifty looking window.
Pros: Great detailed looks, Functional HDD Dock, Two 200 mm fans with blue LEDs, Silent operation, Capable and interesting looking hard drive bays, EPS extension cable included, Detailed window design, Easy tool-less ODD installation, Internal USB 3.0, Built-in 3.5 inch adapter in the front of the chassis, Dust filters on all intake areas - even the side, Possibility to install two more 200 mm units within the chassis, Cool blue, pulsating power LED
Cons: Elaborate design not for everyone, Quality of plastic not as good as with the Chaser., No XL-ATX compatibility, Cannot hold a radiator, Limited space behind the motherboard tray, Too small of a price difference to the Chaser in the US - just 15 US Dollars
Conclusion: In this section I am going to write a brief five point summary on the following categories; Performance, Appearance, Construction, Functionality and Value. These views are my own and help me to give the Thermaltake Overseer RX-I PC case a rating out of 10. A high or low score does not necessarily mean that it is better or worse than a similar PC case that has been reviewed by another writer here at Benchmark Reviews, which may have been given a higher or lower score.
Pros: Good construction, USB 3.0 support, External 2.5/3.5" HDD/SSD dock, 1 x 120mm fan, 2 x 200mm fans provide excellent airflow, 240mm watercooling radiator support in roof, Lots of room for big hardware, more, Quiet operation, Bottom mounted PSU, Vented and filtered air intakes all round, Eight PCI slots, Room for extra 2 x 200mm fans, Excellent cable routing potential, Enormous feet give near 35mm floor clearance
Cons: Tool free 5.25" clips are a little weak, Side panel fitting is very poor, Paintwork is easily damaged, Looks are not to everyone's taste