Summary: Pros: 1) Large case, easily can fit any video card and other components without hassle. 2) Runs very cool (6 fans) 3) Relatively quiet for how many fans there are Cons: 1) Heavy (all steel and large) 2) Must be creative to achieve good cable management I just want to start off by saying that this case is amazing! I upgraded from a Raidmax case because my Nvidia GTX 260 just wouldn't fit in the case. I have a friend who had the NZXT Tempest so I thought I'd try it out.
Summary: This case is really great. It's very big, which is nice for a desktop that you just store under your desk. It also comes with several fans, maybe 4 or 6, which saves you a ton of money at $10 a pop. It is really heavy, but once it's set up, you don't move it anyway, so who cares. I love it, and I've recommended it to several of my system builder friends.
Summary: It's called the Airflow King for a reason. This case is a must for all over clocker's rigs. It keeps your rig extremely cool with it's 6 fans. It's ready for water cooling. Bottom mounting your PSU in this case is a plus.
Summary: The NZXT Tempest takes everything that is great about the Antec 900 and improves upon it by adding 8 vertical hard drive bays. Pros: Power supply placement at the bottom of the case so fans on top can vent hot air upwards, fan intakes to cool all 8 hard drive bays, and a very solid overall build quality make this one of the best mid-tower cases available.
Summary: I have been using Ultra towers for just about every build and even though they're a little cheaper this tower is incredible in every way! I upgraded my personal machine for the third time and in the Ultra tower it was getting too hot so I did some research and found the Tempest from NZXT and have been using it for over a month now and it's been on almost the entire time without fail.
Summary: At first I was skeptical about purchasing a case that wasn't made by a more popular vendor, but the design and functionality of this case made it ideal for the kind of work I do, and the look is just plain cool. After assembling the case and switching it on, the first thing I noticed was how quiet it was. With all of those fans on, the heat my machine let off filled the room, but my hardware monitors all show low-to-moderate component temps inside.
Summary: Great case. Plenty of room. Advertised as a midtower. I'd say it's someplace in between an mid and full tower. With 6 fans it definitely runs cool and they run relatively quiet. If you want to monitor all of the fan speeds be sure your motherboard has enough fan headers. The two front mounted USB ports are pretty close together making it difficult to use them both at the same time for all but the slimmest USB connectors. I'd wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.