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NZXT TEMPEST - Enthusiast Steel Mid-Tower


Author:  Matthew Homan
Date:  2008.12.03
Topic:  Cases
Provider:  NZXT
Manufacturer:  NZXT






NZXT TEMPEST - Enthusiast Steel Mid-Tower

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A Closer Look: Exterior

front
adapter
The Tempest looks pretty tame with no wild colors or designs
The face plate are metal and perforated for air flow. They are also backed with a plastic foam to assist the filtering out dust. In the bottom 5.25" drive bay behind the face plate there is an adapter which can be pulled forward into position for those of you who still need a 3.5" bay to be accessible from the front of the case.
front-off
top-front
Another look at the front of the case shows the mesh front of the case. There are two 120mm fans which when the PC is powered on, light up a cool blue.
The top of the case has a panel area for the power, reset eSATA, and two USB ports. This is my favorite feature as I don't have to open a door to get to the power button on the time or having to get to the back of the case in order to use the eSATA or USB ports.
top
window
The top of the case is also setup with two 120mm fans which are very quite. These fans do not light up.
The side panel window is a good size and also has a 120mm fan which glows blue.
back
glow
The back of the tempest is setup very nicely with another 120mm fan which does not light up. The power supply is arranged at the bottom of the case and will need to be mounted upside down since there is no exhaust port out the bottom. The Tempest is also setup with two ports to run a water lines for water cooling.
The Tempest is fully populated and powered on. The cool blue LED lit 120mm fans provide enough lighting to get ones attention, and not to extreme.

The exterior of the NZXT Tempest is very bussiness like, kinda like a black suite and tie appearance, then once the tempest is powered on, the ominous blue glow and very silent fans will leave your friends guessing.

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