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NZXT Tempest 410 Elite Mid-Tower Case Review

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Introduction and Features

Introduction

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NZXT added two mid-tower case offerings to its Tempest series today that feature custom solutions for dual-radiator watercooling systems and dual "touch-powered" 120mm front fans with removable filters. The Tempest 410 and Tempest 410 Elite are available for $79.99 and $89.99. Today, we are kicking the tires on the Tempest 410 Elite to ensure enthusiasts and overclockers get the most bang for their buck for their next mid-tower case upgrade.

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Both Tempest 410 and Tempest 410 Elite cases incorporate a honeycomb mesh design to the front, top, and back panels and advanced cable management systems for concealing loose wires and power cords. The Tempest 410 Elite ups the ante with an acrylic side panel to see all the hardware inside the chassis.

Continue reading our review of the NZXT Tempest 410 Elite Mid-Tower Case!!

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NZXT also included support for USB 3.0 and HD audio. PC builders will also appreciate the extra fan mounts at the bottom and top of the case to add additional cooling for their hard drives and graphics cards. The eight-bay hard drive cage includes removable HD trays that support 2.5" and 2.5" hard drives and solid state drives. Each hard drive tray sports rubber grommets to help reduce noise and vibration. Let's take a closer look at the Tempest 410 Elite's other internal and external features.

 

NZXT Tempest 410 Elite Features (from NZXT's website)

  • Large honeycomb steel mesh design for optimal airflow
  • Dual radiator support for all-in-one liquid cooling solutions
  • Latest Audio, USB 2.0, and USB 3.0 internal support
  • Dual touch powered 120mm front fans equipped with easily removable filters for easy maintenance
  • Large clear side windows allows for viewing of CPU and components

 

 

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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