NZXT Tempest Reviewajmatson - June 12, 2008
Price: $109 - $120
When it comes to computer cases, there are so many on the market that it takes a lot of research to find the perfect one for you. There are cases small enough to go under your TV, and large enough to hold any component your heart desires. Some cases have industry standard features, and some are geared towards enthusiasts and offer more than you can imagine. Today we are going to take a look at the NZXT Tempest.
The Tempest by NZXT is a mid-tower case that has many jewels hidden up its sleeve. NZXT calls the Tempest the "Airflow King". Will this case be better than the rest? A mentor once told me "for a case to be cooled efficiently, the amount of airflow (in CFM) in must equal the amount of airflow out. This will give the best cooling to keep the in-case temperatures low. Will the amount of fans included with the Tempest get the job done? Only one way to find out!
The Tempest comes securely packaged in a thick cardboard box. On the front of the package is a picture of the Tempest, and a claim that it's the "Airflow King". The back of the box highlights its features, and on the side are the specifications of the NZXT Tempest.
Once the package is removed, you can see how well NZXT has secured the Tempest for transport. They have it sandwiched in between Styrofoam, and placed plastic and shrink wrap completely around it to protect from drops and scratches.