NZXT Tempest Mid-Tower Case - Tempest Specs and Closer Look

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NZXT Tempest Mid-Tower Case
Tempest Specs and Closer Look
Tempest - Closer Look Inside
System Installation in the Tempest

Tempest Features & Specs:

The Tempest looks a bit like the Antec 900 case and a look at the specs shows us that this thing is a formidable cooling beast for sure.  Below are the features and specifications taken from the NZXT site and reposted here for your convenience.

  • Dual radiator ready:  The NZXT Tempest is pre-drilled for mounting a dual 120mm radiator at the top of the chassis, currently compatible and tested with Swiftech MCR220, Asetek Dual radiator solution, and Thermaltake TMG2.
  • 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

MODEL Tempest SERIES
CASE TYPE MID TOWER Steel
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 9 DRIVE BAYS
3 EXTERNAL 5.25" DRIVE BAYS ( up to six 5.25" )
1 3.5" External bracket
8 INTERNAL 3.5" DRIVE BAYS
Screwless Rail Design
MATERIAL(S) Steel Construction
EXPANSION SLOTS 7
POWER SUPPLY 500 WATT PS2 ATX 12V 2.0 ( OPTIONAL )
WEIGHT 11.2 KGS (W/O Power)
MOTHERBOARD SUPPORT MOTHERBOARDS: E-ATX ATX, MICRO-ATX, BABY AT


That's right - it has a total of 8 HDD bays available while at the same time providing you with three 5.25" bays.  If you need more than three 5.25" bays, you'll have to give up four HDD's and will gain another three larger 5.25" bays for more gadgets, drives and fan controllers.

 

Tempest - Closer Look:

Before we jump into the inside of this case there are a couple of things worth mentioning.  The top of the case has a very nice angle input/output area that includes connectors for USB2.0, headphones and microphone as well as an eSATA port.  Also on this area is the power and reset buttons.  NZXT has included a nice bundle of hardware that should help you install up to six 5.25" devices as well as four HDDs or three 5.25" devices and up to eight HDDs.  Also included is the standard assortment of screws and motherboard standoffs.

 Tempest Top
Tempest Top
Tempest Bundle
Tempest Bundle

 

On the next page we'll take a closer look inside the Tempest and then install a system in this case to see how it all works.