Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Case ReviewThu, May 24, 2012 - 12:00 AM
Final Thoughts of the Thermaltake Overseer RX-1
Well, it is time for me to wrap things up with the Thermaltake Overseer RX-1 chassis. This brings me back to my original question that I asked, “What makes the Overseer RX-1 chassis different from other chassis’”?
One of the major things that separates the Overseer RX-1 is the amount of internal room of this chassis. Granted, I am using an older but still fairly large AMD/ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 video card with an Arctic Cooling Accelero GPU cooler on it, but trying to find a chassis that can easily handle this large video card configuration is darn near impossible. The Thermaltake Overseer RX-1 chassis not only handles this large card with ease, it makes this large video card look tiny once installed into this chassis.
Another key point I personally liked about this chassis is the location of the top 200mm fan mounts. I realize that almost all chassis these days have some form of a fan located up here, but most of these chassis requires the mounting of the fans to be done underneath the top plate. This makes installation of a fan or fans much more difficult, because we have to hold the fan, grab a screw and hold it, and then grab a screw driver, all at the same time. And, if we have a motherboard installed already, this makes installing a fan that much more interesting (in a bad way). The Thermaltake Overseer RX-1 mounts the upper fans on top of the chassis, and all we have to do is remove the upper bezel, line up the fan to the fan mounting holes, put in the screws, and tighten them down.
Finally, the ability of being able to use my older HDD’s without having to purchase another external HDD enclosure just adds icing to the cake.
Poking and prodding around the internet for a pricing of this chassis, I found the Overseer RX-1 chassis for $129.99 shipped, which makes the Overseer RX-1 chassis a top contender for anyone needing a computer chassis.
Legit Bottom Line: The Thermaltake Overseer RX-1 chassis is a well built, solid chassis that can accommodate some of the largest computer setups with considerable ease of installation.