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NZXT Tempest 410 Elite Review

Compxpert    -   September 22, 2011
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Closer Look:

Moving onward we have our first look at the left side of the case that sports a rather nice window for a look at what's inside. Just from this small peek at the inside we can already tell NZXT did a great job keeping the whole case black both inside and out. Sadly, the Tempest 410 Elite does not offer any side ventilation unlike the standard model which does. This forces you to have to get creative, but should you choose to do so, a single 120mm definitely would not be out of place here on the side.  The Tempest 410 and 410 Elite both include application for two 120mm intake fans on the front, however only the Elite model actually includes both of these fans out of the box. Up next we have of course our right side of the case, which doesn't really say much other than it being the right side of the case.  Last up we have the rear of the case which sports a single 120mm exhaust fan and features a bottom mounted PSU. Here also we have grommets for water cooling support and a total of seven rear expansion slots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another great feature of this case is the top panel which allows you to mount two 120mm or 140mm fans and even offers support for a dual fan radiator should you need it. The bottom of the case has support for single 120mm fan and offers the ability to mount your PSU fan side down, should you choose to do so. The bottom also features rubberized feet that help resist any sudden movement that may be acted upon the case. The front panel of the case houses some of the typical I/O that you would normally see on any case like USB 2.0, MIC, and headset connections. Here also we have a single USB 3.0 port which seems rather out of place from what you'd expect. For some reason, instead of offering two of each, they offer three 2.0 ports and one 3.0. Of course the front panel I/O wouldn't be complete without our trusty Power and Reset switches. Last, but certainly not least, we have the storage tray, which is adjustable to suit your needs.  The divider in the center is removable, allowing you to stow larger items in it.

 

 

 

 

Well this case certainly packs a lot of features into one small package, but what else does it have inside it?




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Case)
  3. Closer Look (The Internal Components)
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing: Setup and Results
  6. Conclusion
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