Tempt Me: NZXT Tempest Review


  • Airflow King: Dual 120mm intake, Dual 140mm Exhaust with an additional side 120mm fan and rear 120mm fan all included.
  • Maximize Expandability: E-ATX support allows more compatibility with high end components including large graphics cards.
  • Easier accessibility & cable management: Cable routing is pre-drilled on the motherboard so users can hide cables behind the motherboard tray, allowing more a cleaning look and better airflow. Power, E-SATA, USB and Reset buttons are mounted at the top to give better accessibility.
  • Bottom mounted PSU: PSU mounting at the bottom allows for more security and separation of heat from the CPU
  • Server-like HDD space: Dual 120mm fans cool cages that hold up to 8 HDDs allowing for large capacity systems while maintaining cool temperatures
  • Specifications:

  • Model: Tempest Series
  • Case Type: Mid Tower
  • Front Panel Material: Plastic
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 211.5 X 521.5 X 562 mm
  • Cooling System
  • Front: 2 X 120 mm Blue LED (included)
  • Rear: 1 X 120 mm (included)
  • Side Panel: 1 X 120mm Blue LED (included)
  • Top: 2 X 140mm Fan (included)
  • Drive Bays
  • 3x External 5.25″ Drive Bays (up to six 5.25″)
  • 1x 3.5″ External bracket
  • 8x Internal 3.5″ Drive Bays Screwless Rail Design
  • Material: Steel Construction
  • Expansion Slots: 7
  • Power Supply: 500 Watt PS2 ATX 12V 2.0 (Optional)
  • Weight: 11.2 KGS (W/O Power)
  • Motherboard Support: E-ATX, ATX, MICRO-ATX, BABY AT
  • NZXT has always sought to make cases that provide maximum affordability for maximum functionality. With the dawn of their latest Tempest line, NZXT takes the first step in doing so despite a few deterrents that keep it from being anything more than great in its line of work.

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    1. Motherboard Support: E-ATX, ATX, MICRO-ATX, BABY AT.

      HELLS YES! I’ve been waiting one that supports BABY AT. Very few do this day and age.

    2. I love that there are grommets. Should make it easier than to carve out stuff.

    3. “Buying a case might not seem like a big deal at first. But, as all of our readers know, it’s personal.”

      Word to that.

    4. NZXT’s 100$ case looks amazing from this review. I actually have an Antec Gaming case about the same one and I kind of feel a tad ripped off at reading this. Why couldn’t they have came out with it sooner?

    5. Just Purchased one from newegg cause of this!

    6. Seems fair enough. I might actually buy it after reading this. Ceebz, hit me up sometimes when you get it. I know you’re good at the architecture stuff. I need to know if I can mallet it for my in-line grommel

    7. In-line..ouch. Seems like that would take some hole threads 1/2″

    8. Nah. I have a good drill cap.

    9. He was talking to me! But hey, if you can send a drill cap to me…that would work *smile*

    10. Splendid review. A pleasure to read, and I just bought mine because I really felt the vibe on this one.

    11. just read this. Might take the plunge on this one. Sounds AMAZING to me.

    12. Buying it as we speak!

    13. Cool guys. Glad you enjoyed it and went out and bought like…4. 5? Whatever. :)

    14. I didn’t buy one! :-p. I might thoug….

    15. I already have one of these actually. Everything is as it is in the review. I love it and am glad I have it. Come on guys, you know I’m the smartest here. Buy this thing!

    16. SILVER CHOICE AWARD. THAT’S A VERY good thing. Not many get silver

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