Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Case ReviewThu, May 24, 2012 - 12:00 AM
OverSeer Internal Thoughts
Now it is time for me to give the interior of the Overseer RX-1 chassis a good look through. At a quick glance we can see that Thermaltake uses a standard layout that we have seen on countless other chassis. The length of the interior of the chassis from the back of the chassis to the back of the drive bays is a little over 14 inches across, which is more than big enough to handle some rather large computer components.
I should mention that Thermaltake has all of the motherboard standoffs already mounted to the motherboard tray. Also that the Overseer RX-1 chassis can handle both microATX, and full ATX style motherboards.
The 5.25” drive bays do not need the use of screws to secure our drives into the bays. Instead, all we need to do is to slide the 5.25” drives right into the bay and these clips will automatically lock the drives into place.
The Overseer RX-1 chassis can handle up to 5 2.5/3.5” drives, and each drive gets its own drive carrier. Notice the drive carriers have enough space in between each one to allow air flow from the front 200mm fan to help keep these drives cool during their usage.
To remove a HDD cage, just gently squeeze the 2 little tabs (where my fingers are located) and slide it out.
In order for us to get the accessory bag, we need to remove the lower HDD cage and remove the small bag. In this bag we will get all of the screws needed to assemble our computer components into the Overseer RX-1 chassis, we also get a EPS 4/8 pin CPU power cable extender and a couple of 4 pin molex to 3 pin fan adapters. Thermaltake also includes wire ties that will be helpful to hold back our PSU wires when we route them behind the motherboard tray.
All bundled up in the chassis are the front IO headers. Inside of this small bundle of wires is the on/off header, power/HDD LED’s, 2 SATA connectors (one for the E-SATA, and the other for the bare HDD docking), and 2, 4-pin molex connectors.
This is another one of those things I personally like about the Overseer RX-1 chassis: the large CPU cutout on the motherboard tray. It makes this chassis capable of using many different types of motherboards and then we are able to remove/install CPU coolers easier without having to remove the motherboard.
Here is a quick look at the rear 120mm fan that Thermaltake has in play on the Overseer RX-1 chassis.
Since I gave a quick glance at the internal chassis, I need to show what the backside of the motherboard tray looks like. Now, the one thing that had me concerned was the amount of room behind the motherboard tray, which made me worry about how I was going to hide all of my PSU wires once everything got installed into this chassis.
Thermaltake uses rubber grommets in all of the openings on the motherboard tray. This will give our install a much cleaner look and protect the PSU wires from getting chafed once we route them through these holes.
I decided to measure the amount of room there is behind the motherboard, and as we can see there is not that much room, only an half of an inch. Hmm, now I am starting to wonder if there will be enough room behind the motherboard tray to hide my PSU wires.
Since I am a bit worried about how much room there is behind the motherboard tray, I decided to measure how much room I have once the bowed right side panel once it is installed. From the looks of it, I have roughly seven eighths of an inch of room behind the motherboard tray. I am still concerned about the amount of room I have, but since the side panel isn’t flat, some room was gained. I guess the only way to find out is to start installing the computer components.