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Hardware Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 15 Nov 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. adidan

    adidan Avatar now in stock for xmas 2019

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    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.
     
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  3. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    Is there some sort of unspoken competition going on between case manufacturers at the moment?
    Who can make the ugliest case.......
     
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  4. David

    David RIP Tel

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    Agreed. It's as fugly as sin, and overpriced.
     
  5. adidan

    adidan Avatar now in stock for xmas 2019

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    Thanks, that's what I was trying to say but in the morning I tend to waffle.
     
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  6. David

    David RIP Tel

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    Mmm waffles. Never had them for breakfast.
     
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    Oh well, maybe it will be good for modding... ;)
     
  8. adidan

    adidan Avatar now in stock for xmas 2019

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    Even a cardboard box is good for modding. :D
     
  9. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Another ugly case for a market already saturated with ugly cases.....
     
  10. Adnoctum

    Adnoctum Kill_All_Humans

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    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...
     
  11. Blarte

    Blarte Moderate Modder

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    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
     
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    Should have been drowned at birth.
     
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  13. David

    David RIP Tel

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    Yes, damn right!

    Old people too, they should all be drowned at birth! ;)
     
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    Looks cheap, nasty and ugly as hell.

    Kill it with fire.
     
  15. Tuned#Stu

    Tuned#Stu Rage Machine

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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.
     
  16. David

    David RIP Tel

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    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?
     
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    I've thought the very same thing myself a few times after waking up next to a few of my erm..nocturnal encounters :duh:
     
  18. Tuned#Stu

    Tuned#Stu Rage Machine

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    Fair point. Ta for the response. I guess I will just have to stop being lazy and do a bit more research :p
     
  19. tonyd223

    tonyd223 king of nothing

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    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.
     
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    Agree with the "souless" kinda comment, but tbh, cooling looks insane if you added 2 200mm fans.
     
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