Conclusion: NZXT has sent DragonSteelMods numerous cases for review and I have never been disappointed with the build quality or function and the Tempest EVO does not disappoint. Functionally it is a dream as there is plenty of room for expansion. In terms of cooling the numerous fans and vented covers provide ample air flow. Of course all these fans can raise the noise level making the Tempest EVO not a totally silent case.
Summary: So quieter, more airflow, and a sleeker look. More slots, more expandability for optical drives, HDDs, and water cooling. It’s no wonder this is known as the Enthusiast’s Case.
There’s enough room in there to shove a bunch of clowns, it’s built like a tank, and it has evolved to the point of never having to remove your motherboard for a simple heatsink change again. What more could you want in a case?
Conclusion: In my personal opinion, this case is the new business. It cools very well, it looks fantastic, and it has plenty of room for upgrades. Either it be water cooling or a monster heatsink like the NH-D14 from Noctua, the Tempest EVO is capable of handling it.
Excerpt: NZXT has struck again with another of their solid looking cases, this one goes by the name of the Tempest Evo and it has to be one of the best ventilated cases we have ever come across. So what does it have to offer as far as cooling goes? How about a matching pair of 140mm top facing fans. A 120mm fan at the rear of the case and the same size fan mounted in to the side panel to help cool the video cards in your system.
Summary: Although I began this review by pointing out how often a remake is not necessarily as good as the original, in the case of the Tempest EVO it's safe to say that NZXT has definitely improved upon their design. The EVO now features a fully painted interior, motherboard tray rear socket access and an intake opening for the power supply.
Summary: NZXT Tempest EVO is a terrific option for the user looking for an affordable mid-tower case full of nice features. It is definitely an improvement over the original Tempest and the best of all: it is better and comes with the same price tag.
Summary: NZXT has taken the original Tempest and fine tuned it, adding a nice list of new features to the case, while managing to keep the price the same upon launch. This new case, called Tempest EVO scores further points with us for the black interior along with small updates to the overall functionality as well as the new aspects in design. Considering the price tag, Tempest comes with plenty of cool features that aren't available in a lot of enclosures.
Pros: Cool design with black interior, Very good construction quality, Lots of fans, Good front I/O panel placement, Up to eight hard drives will fit, Rails for up to three additional optical drives, Hard drive caged may be removed for easy installation, Simple cable management & hiding possibilites, Screw-less system for HDD & ODD, Holes for water cooling
Cons: Plastic front element may not be for everyone, Need to remove panel to remove drive cage, Limited cable management & hiding possibilites, Screw-less ODD system does not hold drives tight, A bit loud / poor acoustics
Conclusion: There’s definite improvement on show over the original NZXT Tempest case with small alterations throughout the design improving both aesthetics and performance. The six 120mm fans provide all the cooling you’ll be likely to need but noise levels are compromised in the process so bear this in mind if you’re after silent (or close to) cooling.
Pros: Appearance, Six fans, Up to eight HDDs installable, Cable management