It's been a while since last reviewing a computer chassis from NZXT (November 2006 with the NZXT Zero), but today we have our hands on NZXT's newest chassis, the Tempest. NZXT describes this mid-tower steel chassis as being the "airflow king" with four 120mm fans and two 140mm fans, in addition to being ready for a dual radiator setup for water-cooling. NZXT has also taken this case a step further by accommodating eight hard drive mounts and room for an extended ATX motherboard, all inside this case that measures in at 211 x 512 x 562 mm. We first viewed the Tempest back at CES 2008, and in this review we'll tell you what we think of this newest NZXT creation.
- 2 x 120mm fan intake
- 1 x 120mm fan exhaust
- 1 x 120mm fan side-intake
- 2 x 140mm fan top-mount exhaust
- 3 x External 5.25" drive bays
- 8 x Internal 3.5" drive bays
- Steel Construction
- Extended ATX Support
The NZXT Tempest review sample came double-boxed, but it will be up to the retailer whether they provide this additional layer of protection. Protecting the case inside the NZXT box was a plastic bag and Styrofoam blocks on each end. Inside the case itself was the user's manual and other mounting hardware. NZXT does have a SKU of the Tempest that ships with a 500W ATX power supply, but the model we are reviewing ships without any power supply.