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Nzxt Tempest

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Overall 8

NZXT Tempest Case Video Review

14 August 2008
  • Summary: The NZXT Tempest Case will be a big hit amongst enthusiasts. Affordability is obviously very important to most folks and this case is very well priced considering what's included. Air flow is crucial and with 6 included fans (4x120mm & 2x140mm) this case is king in that department. HDD storage space is also vital and with space for 8 HDDs this is not a problem.
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Overall 7

Expert Review

28 July 2008
  • Excerpt: Aptly named, NZXT's Tempest gaming case aims to transform your desktop's interior into a wind tunnel, and it succeeds— at a remarkably low price.
  • Pros: Lots of fans, airflow-enhancement features, ESATA port on the front panel, Tool-less drive implementation
  • Cons: Won't support advanced video-card setups, Unusual power-supply layout not ideal for everyone, No front-panel FireWire port
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Overall 8

NZXT Tempest

28 April 2008
  • Summary: While the Tempest from NZXT isn't the nicest looking case around, it certainly feels better than "El cheapo" ones from other manufacturers in the same price segment. It's price/performance ratio is above average and the case can easily be placed in a livingroom for people to look at. Considering the price tag, Tempest comes with plenty of cool features that aren't available in a lot of enclosures.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, Lots of fans, Good front I/O panel placement, Drive cages, Watercooling ready, Easy installation of 5.25 / 3.5” devices, Alright design for what it's worth
  • Cons: Cheap plastic finish, Need to remove panel to remove drive cage, Delicate front panel pins, No indents on side panels -- hard to pull them out, A bit loud / poor acoustics, No removable motherboard tray
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Overall 8

NZXT Tempest

15 February 2011
  • Conclusion: The Tempest is inexpensive, offers easy, quiet use and tool-less entry. It seems that NZXT have done it again and retain their reputation as one of the best gaming enclosures manufacturer of current times. However those looking to buy should be aware of the flimsy side panel and that the slightly off the wall design and bright LEDs, might put some off.
  • Pros: Affordable, Tooless entry, Excellent airflow, Dust Filters
  • Cons: Too many LEDs, Size
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