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NZXT Tempest 410 Elite Mid-Tower Case Review

Author: Steve Grever
Manufacturer: NZXT

Specifications, Packaging, Included Accessories

Technical Specifications (from NZXT's website)

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Retail Packaging

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NZXT packaged the Tempest 410 Elite in a standard carboard enclosure that sports a decent photo of the case itself on the front panel. There's no more information about the case other than NZXT's logo.

 

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The back panel gives us all the features the Tempest 410 Elite has to offer in multiple langauges. They also included five line drawings showcasing the cases's honeycomb design, dual-radiator support, USB 3.0 support, side window, and dual touch-powered fans.

 

Included Accessories

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NZXT skimped a bit on the accessories to keep the Tempest 410 Elite's price tag under $100. The included accessories box contained screws and standoffs for the motherboard and other components. They also added a few zip ties to help with cable management. 

 

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Lastly, NZXT included an installation guide with an exploded view of the entire case included the chassis, side panels, fans, and other components. Each part is numbered to help novice PC builders install their hardware faster and easier.

August 21, 2011 | 06:21 PM - Posted by Buyers (not verified)

What would it take to see a dual radiator placed in the case? I see many cases with areas stated to be capable of supporting dual or triple radiators, and the grommets out the back for tubing, but rarely to i see a review that actually makes use of those features. They're often brought up or mentioned, but not taken advantage of. I realize this would add some time to the review process for leak testing, tubing routing, etc, but with many new cases making some effort to accommodate watercooling setups, i'd like to see those aspects evaluated in reviews along with other parts of the case.

Ryan, make it happen!

August 22, 2011 | 06:38 AM - Posted by KWIE (not verified)

I think one of the reasons you don't see sites using water cooling setups in case reviews is the simple reason that constant connection/reconnection plus twisting/pulling on all of the hose connectors is not very good for them and they won't last long.

Would be possible of course just to show a radiator in place without all the tubing, but they probably place more priority on showing a fully installed system.

August 23, 2011 | 09:14 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The NZXT preview video contains a shot of an installed 2x120mm radiator. Perhaps the NZXT website would have more information on the installation/finished appearance.

August 22, 2011 | 02:00 PM - Posted by madhatter256 (not verified)

I like the style of it.... it reminds me of a PS2 from the shape of the plastic and orientation of the USB ports, etc.

October 24, 2011 | 07:18 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Is that h50 set up as intake or exhaust? I cant help but to wonder what it would look like with the H50 installed where you put the 120mill fan and attached a pull fan to the other side of the H50 in where the mesh is and had it exhausting, then you could use the rear fan as a cool air intake :)

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