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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    Posted By: Usman Ihtsham
    ON Monday, May 26th, 2008
    1:35 AM


    16 Comments so far

    1. adurioubmidam May 26th, 2008 1:59 AM

      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. afirmitive May 26th, 2008 2:03 AM

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

    3. afirmitive May 26th, 2008 2:03 AM

      “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. IBKING91 May 26th, 2008 2:04 AM

      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. ceebz May 26th, 2008 2:14 AM

      Just Purchased one from newegg cause of this!

    6. Bdog May 26th, 2008 2:21 AM

      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. afirmitive May 26th, 2008 2:31 AM

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

    8. IBKING91 May 26th, 2008 2:33 AM

      Nah. I have a good drill cap.

    9. Bdog May 26th, 2008 2:35 AM

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

    10. JoshDargie May 26th, 2008 2:35 AM

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

    11. VenomXv May 26th, 2008 2:37 AM

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

    12. wiseguy272 May 26th, 2008 2:38 AM

      Buying it as we speak!

    13. Usman Ihtsham May 26th, 2008 5:34 AM

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

    14. Pancakes May 26th, 2008 3:01 PM

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

    15. PCEnthusiast May 26th, 2008 3:07 PM

      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. FreedomPhantom May 27th, 2008 12:47 AM

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