NZXT Tempest

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NZXT Tempest

Upon removing the case however I was astounded at just how good it looks; with its many fan vents, clear side window and front facing top mounted power switches.


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It comes with all the usual gear: standoffs, washers, instruction manual, screws and cables. All of the fans for the Tempest are pre-installed but unfortunately they are the ones with the huge molex connectors so be prepared for a lot of cable management.


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One thing that struck me almost immediately though is the fact that although the steel used is much better quality than that which NZXT have chosen for previous cases, the side panel with the window is quite flimsy due to the fact that the plastic used is very thin and feels a little tacky. They have also chosen to mount a blue LED fan on the side panel.


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The PSU space in the Tempest is situated at the bottom of the case.


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On the front of the top panel there are the power switches, USB, E-SATA and audio ports. The switches have a polished metal finish that has a kind of tight spiraling affect on it. This panel is set back from the front about 4 inches and is slightly upwards facing. This would prove useful for those that keep their PC on the floor.


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Last modified: February 15, 2011

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