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Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Review

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adidan 15th November 2011, 08:09 Quote
I think they'll have trouble at that price. Then again it's not really my type of case.

Case reviews must be a tad tricky, most come with a limited number of fans and I would expect most of us on here will add more and/or at least change the ones that come in a case.

Judging real life cooling ability then gets a tad troublesome. I wouldn't be surprised if some cases that perform more poorly out of the box may be better performers than other, 'better', out of the box cases when both have additional fans added.

Anyway, it looks like it performs pretty well but in reality, at that price, it doesn't really inspire me.
l3v1ck 15th November 2011, 08:20 Quote
Is there some sort of unspoken competition going on between case manufacturers at the moment?
Who can make the ugliest case.......
Spreadie 15th November 2011, 08:36 Quote
Agreed. It's as fugly as sin, and overpriced.
adidan 15th November 2011, 08:39 Quote
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Agreed. It's as fugly as sin, and overpriced.
Thanks, that's what I was trying to say but in the morning I tend to waffle.
Spreadie 15th November 2011, 09:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by adidan
Thanks, that's what I was trying to say but in the morning I tend to waffle.

Mmm waffles. Never had them for breakfast.
Ljs 15th November 2011, 10:27 Quote
Oh well, maybe it will be good for modding... ;)
adidan 15th November 2011, 10:28 Quote
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Oh well, maybe it will be good for modding... ;)
Even a cardboard box is good for modding. :D
xaser04 15th November 2011, 11:00 Quote
Another ugly case for a market already saturated with ugly cases.....
Adnoctum 15th November 2011, 11:54 Quote
Great, so another black knobbly plastic mess that attracts dust like McDonald's attracts obese kids, and just as impossible to keep clean.
And unique too, completely unlike the Antec Black Fleet series, the Coolermaster HAF series, Thermaltake's own Armor cases, various NZXT and Sharkoon models, innumerable no-brand generic "gaming" cases...
Blarte 15th November 2011, 11:58 Quote
its all the same old same old. Surely case designers can see innotive designs from Case Modders on this very site (as well as many others) that could capture the imagination, instead of just changing the way the mesh looks or painting the inside black
The TTLevel 10 bold statement, the TJ107 fantastic case not yet ( in my opinion ) bettered to-date Lian li made a bit of an effort with the snail I guess but in all the hundreds of cases only three stand out .. sadly not for me this its too bla bla, style with functionality .. its not too much to ask is it? Apparently so
Bede 15th November 2011, 12:12 Quote
Should have been drowned at birth.
Spreadie 15th November 2011, 12:22 Quote
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Should have been drowned at birth.

Yes, damn right!

Old people too, they should all be drowned at birth! ;)
Woodspoon 15th November 2011, 13:16 Quote
Looks cheap, nasty and ugly as hell.

Kill it with fire.
Tuned#Stu 15th November 2011, 13:35 Quote
I have been reading a few case reviews here on bit-tech and I was wondering if someone could explain to me why there is no test results for the maximum cooling potential of cases (i.e. all the possible fan positions are filled, regardless of whether they come with the case)? Surely this needs more than a side mention in reviews and actually testing.
Spreadie 15th November 2011, 13:49 Quote
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I have been reading a few case reviews here on bit-tech and I was wondering if someone could explain to me why there is no test results for the maximum cooling potential of cases (i.e. all the possible fan positions are filled, regardless of whether they come with the case)? Surely this needs more than a side mention in reviews and actually testing.

This has been done to death, in the mag forum IIRC.

The issues are additional testing time, which fans to use, what it does to the value scores etc..

If all cases are tested as provided by the manufacturer, then at least the review is honest and you can make an informed choice. If bit-tech start adding fans, for improved cooling, what about noise and vice versa?
PingCrosby 15th November 2011, 14:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by Woodspoon
Looks cheap, nasty and ugly as hell.

Kill it with fire.

I've thought the very same thing myself a few times after waking up next to a few of my erm..nocturnal encounters
Tuned#Stu 15th November 2011, 14:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by Spreadie


This has been done to death, in the mag forum IIRC.

The issues are additional testing time, which fans to use, what it does to the value scores etc..

If all cases are tested as provided by the manufacturer, then at least the review is honest and you can make an informed choice. If bit-tech start adding fans, for improved cooling, what about noise and vice versa?

Fair point. Ta for the response. I guess I will just have to stop being lazy and do a bit more research :-p
tonyd223 15th November 2011, 16:04 Quote
I'd love to get a look at this "gamer" bloke that all these case manufacturers are chasing. I just don't get the size of the thing - it's enormous and ugly. Mind you at my age perhaps I'm looking for a little atx number from IKEA in birch... now there's an idea.
Arghnews 15th November 2011, 17:27 Quote
Agree with the "souless" kinda comment, but tbh, cooling looks insane if you added 2 200mm fans.
kzinti1 15th November 2011, 18:04 Quote
Offhand, I haven't a clue as to what "Dimensions (mm) 220 x 580 x 535mm (W x D x H)" implies. I never have memorized the different specs of case sizes. So is this a mid-tower or full-tower case?
For the 1st time ever, Tt has actually come up with a feature that I like and should be immediately added to every case I know of, i.e., an extruded side panel to accomodate the wiring. I've tried everything I know, to no avail, to get the right side panels to fit properly on all of my cases, with all the wiring behind them. Every single one of them bulge out letting any stray dust to be intaken. The worst ones I have with this problem are two Corsair cases. A 700D and an 800DW. This is irritating beyond all reason, especially with such expensive cases. The inside of the cases appear immaculate as to the wiring that is almost entirely hidden. But the sides bulge outwards and sometimes pop open, scaring the crap out of me. Tt has evidently solved this problem. I can no longer hate on ThermalTake. Just dislike all of their products with a passion. There is a difference.
Other than that, this case appears to be Tt's copy of CoolerMaster's HAF-X. Whatever size this case is, it's as ugly as my HAF-X, but at least nobody would be fool enough to steal something as ugly as either of these cases.
Sloth 15th November 2011, 18:22 Quote
The HAF 922, and I assume all other HAFs, have an bulge on the side panels for wiring. Not saying that CoolerMaster is the first to use a bulge, just that they've done it before Tt.
Pookie 15th November 2011, 20:59 Quote
My next case is Antec P280........roll on xmas
Andy Mc 15th November 2011, 21:53 Quote
Wow. Thermaltake once again prove that they are truely the best








at building fu**ing ugly cases.
Farfalho 15th November 2011, 22:09 Quote
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The whole interior is power coated black

I want a power coat too! Can I chose the power??

As beautiful as Antec Dark Fleet! What are the test groups that manufacturers are using?! Blind or tasteless people?! Must be near-sighted because I don't want to offend blind people with pairing them with this ugly thing
debs3759 15th November 2011, 22:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by tonyd223
Mind you at my age perhaps I'm looking for a little atx number from IKEA in birch... now there's an idea.

My tastes seem to have broadened with age. I'm halfway through a mATX build (got the system up and running, although I'm upgrading frmo 2600K to 2700 when it arrives), but am still waiting for a couple ofparts for my cooling loop (my first WC build) and the money for the GPU. Next year I have an SR-3 build planned. Somewhere down the line I also want to build a custom case out of a dark hardwood. Not sure yet, might go for oak and darken it if I can't find dark oak in sheets. I have no idea what I'll be putting in it yet. Only thing I know is that if I'm going to be building a dual-Xeon system the custom case will be a budget build :)

It's a shame I wasn't paying attention in woodwork class all those years ago! :D
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