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Thermaltake Releases Overseer RX-I eSports PC Case

By - Source: Thermaltake Press Release | B 33 comments

Thermaltake has announced the expansion of its eSports line of professional-grade hardware by bringing out the Overseer RX-I PC Chassis.

Thermaltake's new Overseer RX-I full-tower case measures 21.1 (H) x 8.7 (W) x 22.8 (D) inches, weighs 22.7 pounds, has front & top mesh panels,  four exposed 5.25-inch bays, five tool-free 2.5/3.5-inch internal bays, and two pre-drilled holes (found at the rear) for watercooling tubing. The top-placed I/O panel comes with USB 3.0 (x 2), USB 2.0 (x 2), eSATA (x 1) and audio (x 2) ports.

The Overseer RX-I supports up to an E-ATX motherboards, utilizes a steel construction and is equipped with three fans - 200mm fans with blue LEDs (600 ~ 800 RPM) in front and on top, and a rear 120mm fan (1000 RPM).

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Features of the Overseer RX-I e-Sports case includes:

  • Distinguishable breath lighting effect
  • Exquisite front bezel and black coating inside
  • Internal USB 3.0 SuperSpeed
  • Top-mounted HDD Docking Station enables blazing fast file transfer and effortless hot-swap capability
  • Bottom-placed PSU design for better and easier installation
  • Supports AMD & Nvidia graphics cards up to 12.5" long (e.g. AMD Radeon HD 6990 & Nvidia Geforce GTX 590)

Coolest Breath lighting effect
Top hot-swap docking station,  convenient design for data transfer

Internal USB 3.0 Connection

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Readers interested in the case should be able to find the case around $160 or less at release. See more on the Overseer RX-I on Thermaltake's product page.

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    DSpider , September 21, 2011 10:39 AM
    Do people actually buy these things? I bet it's pain in the ass to clean dust off of, with all the nooks and crannies. I would take something plain, square-ish any day. Especially for something I look at once a day when I turn it on, sometimes maybe more if I connect something to the front panel.

    $160? I think I'd rather spend the extra $100 on a better monitor since it's what you look at 99% of the time you use the computer... Or at least a better CPU/GPU combination.
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    halcyon , September 21, 2011 11:35 AM
    What is with all the cases for little kids? Its like they want to win the award for ugliest PC case. I mean, look at this thing. Why do they think people want overstyled gaudy crap? I know different strokes for different folks but do they actually test the market when they design these things or just say, "Ah, make it look like something out of Transformers."

    They need to take notes from Corsair and Lian Li. Sheesh.

    A seemingly proper design Nothing wrong with an enclosure that's not gaudy, is there? If you feel you need to attract attention with your PC case go for simple lighting or something. Not an enclosure that makes your rig look like a toy. I guess to each there own.
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    eddieroolz , September 21, 2011 12:06 PM
    Hmm, too many plastics "fins" if you will. I'd like a simple, minimalistic case really.
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    xtremeways , September 21, 2011 12:07 PM
    I'll pass
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    beardguy , September 21, 2011 12:50 PM
    Nice case, but too much going on design-wise. I want to see something different, this looks like LOTS of other cases already on the market.

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    spookie , September 21, 2011 12:54 PM
    wow thats ugly! Do people actualy buy these things? It might be good for cooling, but it stays ugly!
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    kriswone , September 21, 2011 12:57 PM
    All PC Towers should have a handle, be smooth, sturdy, excellent airflow, front end I/O's.

    this case does most of those well except for handle and smooth possibly sturdy?.
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    cep , September 21, 2011 1:02 PM
    Looks rather like the HAF-X which I have. And of course people buy cases like this and why not? The build quality of my HAF is incredible and dust is no issue when you have dust filters... Imo this case looks perfectly fine, I like the industrial look and feel.
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    -Alessandro- , September 21, 2011 1:17 PM
    Is that on top an HDD or an SDD?
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    cep , September 21, 2011 1:19 PM
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    gormacil , September 21, 2011 1:21 PM
    *Distinguishable breath lighting effect

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    Cormag , September 21, 2011 2:06 PM
    Why can they not add all of these options to a basic square mid-tower? It is a small minority that wants garish looks, but a large majority that wants all of the features.
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    cep , September 21, 2011 2:11 PM
    ^ Because if you were to do that you would still need all the little vents, filters and mesh included to get the same airflow. All you really then lose is the led lighting on the fans, the perspex sheet and the little nobly bits on top...
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    leo2kp , September 21, 2011 2:17 PM
    I'm with some of you that believe that all the crazy visuals are kind of pointless. I'm all for handsom and extremely functional. I don't really want a PC that looks like something out of an FPS. That being said, it's still a nice case and I'd consider buying one ;) 
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    tomate2 , September 21, 2011 2:22 PM
    For a second the last picture made me think that the case was A LOT bigger than it really is.
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    CaedenV , September 21, 2011 2:49 PM
    All I want is a nice tool-less case that is easy to work on, and no sharp edges inside to cut my knobby hands on. The case will hide behind my 27" monitor, so I really don't care what it looks like.

    Very happy with my wife's case (In Win "Alpha", white with pretty vector art plants on it, and lets not forget the sequins :-P). Bought it on sale 4 years ago and the 3 times I have had to open it up (routine cleanings, and a recent HDD failure) I have always been surprised at how easy it was to work on. Sadly I was not able to find the non-girley one a few years later when my case finally died in an unfortunate lan party incident; but the cheap $40 case I found (a thermaltake) is simple, black, and has plenty of space for HDDs and fans which is all I need :) 
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    fomoz , September 21, 2011 3:54 PM
    8 expansion slots, nice!
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    ikyung , September 21, 2011 6:24 PM
    They should have stopped this style of design with the coolermaster HAF series. I mean look at Apple. They are able to sell their crap BECAUSE of their slick simple designs.

    I'm currently using the Corsair 600T white version which is simple, has good airflow, and sturdy. THAT IS ALL a case needs. It doesn't have to look like I'm concealing a nuclear warhead inside the case.
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    belardo , September 21, 2011 6:33 PM

    Interesting looking... yes.
    I can't imagine it being fun to clean once dust settles into all those nooks and crannies.
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    lordstormdragon , September 21, 2011 6:39 PM
    While I agree with most of the naysaying about this case, the other side of the coin is that at least it does NOT look like a Mac Am or every other smooth, slick, minimalist case out there.

    Options are a good thing, people. Don't like it, don't buy it.
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