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. Other companies use very cheap plastic and they end up breaking over a short period of time.
As I always say there are 3 things that all new cases need to absolutely need to have, support for 2.5-inch hard drives, USB 3.0 and a CPU cutout. The Overseer RX-I has all of these, 2 USB 3.0 ports on the top of the case, which use an internal USB 3.0 connector, all of the hard drive trays support 2.5-inch hard drives and the case of course has a CPU cut out, a rather large one.
Even though Thermaltake calls this a full tower case it is more like the size of a mid tower. The advantage of this case is that you can fit large motherboards like E-ATX boards inside the case and it does have four 5.25-inch drive bays. So you are getting all that in a case that is much smaller than other full tower cases and most likely weighs a lot less. So if you plan on taking your system to LAN parties that is a plus. The larger size also gives you a lot of room to work with inside the case itself.
As far as cooling goes you do get 3 included fans (two 200mm and a single 120mm). These fans will do a pretty good job on a normal system, but if you want to really cool your system down you can install another 3 fans in the case. There is no fan controller on the case though, so your fans will stay at the same speed unless you install a fan controller. The two larger 200mm fans are LED fans and light up pretty bright as you saw in the video on the previous page. There is a logo that lights up too and pulsates, but there is no way of changing what it does or turning it off unless you completely unplug it.
Overall Thermaltake has another great case in their lineup and at a pretty good price too. You can pickup this case online for $129. ThinkComputers gives the Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Full Tower Case a 9 out of 10 score.
- Cool futuristic design
- 3 fans included
- Supports 2.5-inch hard drives
- USB 3.0
- Lots of room inside
- Pulsating light effect cannot be turned off
- No fan controller