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  • Thermaltake Overseer RX-1 Case Review
  • Thermaltake Overseer RX-1 Case Review


    Interior and Drive Features

    The Overseer appears to support up to four external drives.  This is a bit misleading as the bottom slot is actually a cleverly designed 3.5" drive bay using the included adapter.  You don't have much call for these external 3.5" bays these days and the chassis is setup so a 4th 5.25" could be supported by cutting out the bay cover to match the three above.  Still, I am not sure why you would need to.
    This view provides a closer look at the front panel construction.  Like the top panel, the ABS plastic is solid and thick enough to hold up to regular abuse.  Make note of the unique fan filter which is a removable thin film instead of a mesh over a plastic panel.

    Moving to the back of the Overseer we find a more traditional setup.  Rear exhaust duties are performed by a black 120 x 120 x 25 mm TT-1225 TurboFan (1000rpm, 16dBA).  Two 1" grommet ports are available for water-cooling or other external cabling needs.  A simple cable lock system is present to protect your nice eSPORT accessories from walking away on you.  Eight vented expansion ports are present providing support for most common ATX motherboards.  
    The power supply mounts are located at the bottom of the case and support both orientations for flexibility on your power supply choice.  Thanks to the oversize feet, the bottom should breathe well even on carpet.

    The five internal 3.5" drive bays are nicely spaced for airflow and use a simple one piece tray to mount.  Each tray will support either a 3.5" or a 2.5" SSD.  The 3.5" mountings are set in rubber grommets to reduce vibration.
    Locking the drive in place is simple and removal takes only a firm pinch to the sides.  At first I was taken aback by the simplicity but the design is easy to use and feels pretty solid with a drive mounted in place.