NZXT Tempest 210

Cases

Conclusion

While this will all hinge on what the UK pricing ends up being, if it’s anything like the US recommended price of $55, this will be a great budget case. If NZXT can price this around £35, I would recommend this over many high end options.

Cooling is pretty standard as stock, but it’s quiet and has plenty of potential for expansion. Due to the open nature of the drive bay construction, air flow should also be pretty strong. There’s also good cable management, its reasonably strong and its nice and light which makes this a great LAN case.

The only downsides are that the interior is a little cramped, making WC options limited and there’s a distinct lack of dust filters on the floor and side air intakes.

Overall though this is an excellent budget chassis, especially if you can find it for the sort of price NZXT are running in the US.

Pros

Good cable management
Cooling is quiet and has expansive potential
Looks good for a budget case
USB 3.0 connector at the front
Toolless installs are strong

Cons

No dust filters in the floor or side panels
Plastic feet instead of rubber
Interior is a little cramped

MODELTempest 210
CASE TYPEMid Tower
FRONT PANEL MATERIALSteel/Plastic
DIMENSIONS (W x H x D)195mm x 450mm x 497mm
VGA Clearance Maximum230mm w/ hard drive, 330mm w/o hard drive
CPU Heatsink Support160mm
Wiring Space20mm
COOLING SYSTEMFRONT, 2 X 120mm
REAR, 1 X 120mm @ 1200rpm (included)
TOP, 2 X 120/140mm (1x 140mm included)
BOTTOM, 1 x 120mm
DRIVE BAYS3 Tool-less EXTERNAL 5.25″ DRIVE BAYS
8 Tool-less INTERNAL 3.5″ HDD Drives
MATERIAL(S)Steel with painted interior
EXPANSION SLOTS7
WEIGHT6.6kg
MOTHERBOARD SUPPORTATX, MICRO-ATX
External Connections1 x Standard Audio/Mic, 1 x USB 3.0,1 x USB 2.0

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Last modified: October 20, 2011

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