Excerpt: “Tempest” – A violent windstorm. NZXT has christened this chassis with a moniker that makes you believe that this case can be the “king of airflow” in both name and self proclaimed title. The Tempest tears in to Modders-Inc attempting to blow us away with it’s features and design principles. Is it truly able to perform as it touts, or is it literally full of “hot air”… Let’s find out!
Pros: EXCELLENT Thermal management on Air cooling, Enclosed Radiator mounting for water cooling, Good cable management offerings, Good performing *Quiet fans*… out of the box!, Expansive hard drive mounting options, Good looking asthetics
Summary: Unlike Antec’s Nine Hundred case, the two 14cm top fans and one 12cm rear fan around the Tempest’s motherboard area run at a constant speed. They chug along at a low rpm to preserve your hearing, but we’ve grown quite fond of the Nine Hundred’s customizable fan speeds. It’s a simple solution that this clone sorely lacks. But honestly, it’s one of the very few ways this sweet case falters.
Pros: Plenty of room; eight screwless hard drive bays, lots of cooling; pretty lights.
Cons: Fan speeds not customizeable. Not exactly the most innovative case we've ever seen.