Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Chassis ReviewBluePanda - February 12, 2012
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Testing the Tt Oversseer RX-I required pushing my hardware to heat things up! Testing involved recording temperatures for the CPU, GPU, chipset, hard drives, and overall system during idle and load phases. Load was simulated by running Prime95’s small FFTs, HD Tune, and 3Dmark Vantage for one hour. The maximum temperatures were recorded using HW Monitor. It is important to note that each case is tested from its factory setup, including location of fans, unless otherwise noted.
Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, this is the new year and I have new hardware! However, this means that I don't have a lot of chassis to compare to at the moment. I have the stock 600T we run around here at OCC along with the current case. So I do apologize for the lack results here, but as the year progresses there should be more comparators.
- Processor: Core i7 2600K @ 4.4 GHz 100 x 44
- CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P SE 1366
- Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z68AP-D3
- Memory: Mushkin 991996 Redline PC3-17000 9-11-10-28 8 GB
- Video Card: XFX HD 6970
- PSU: Antec TruePower New TP-750
- Hard Drives: SSD 2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 RAID 1
- Optical Drive: N/A
- OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit SP1
Cooling-wise, this case does well even when pitted against only one comparison case. Looking back to when I had the old AMD rig, the Corsair 600T always ran quite hot. As long as the Overseer is performing better than the 600T it is a step in the right direction. The CPU temps were unbelievable at first, and I actually retested them just to see that they were that low…they were!! HDD temps were unusually hot and even after a couple of retests they still scored high. I'm guessing it's all that additional plastic used for mounting keeping things toasty. I didn't like the mounting system anyway, so perhaps this will improve in the next generation. Overall, it's still a good case. It's one I'm actually going to be keeping around for a while, which speaks for itself.