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NZXT Tempest Crafted Series Mid-Tower Case Review

Author: Lee Garbutt
Manufacturer: NZXT

Specifications and Packaging


The Tempest is a mid-tower enclosure designed for PC enthusiasts.  The case is made primarily from cold rolled steel with a black plastic top, front bezel and miscellaneous trim pieces.  The left side panel features a large clear acrylic window with a 120mm fan pre-installed.  Three of the six case cooling fans incorporate blue LEDs for added lighting effects.

NZXT Tempest Crafted Series Specifications:

•    Case dimensions: 211.5 x 521.5 x 562mm (W x D x H)

•    Material:  Steel and plastic

•    Weight: 11.2 Kg

•    9 Drive Bays:

o    (3) External 5.25” (expandable up to six)

o    (1) External 3.5” (with 5.25” adapter tray)

o    (8) Internal 3.5” HDD bays (removable)

•    Form Factor: E-ATX, ATX, and M-ATX motherboard

•    7 Expansion slots

•    Cooling System Fans:

o    (2) Front 120mm with Blue LEDs

o    (1) Side 120mm with Blue LEDs

o    (2) Top 140mm

o    (1) Rear 120mm

Packaging and Includes

The Tempest arrived securely packed inside a retail box illustrating the enclosures main features and specifications.  The Tempest enclosure comes wrapped in plastic and protected by two large foam end-blocks.

Packed inside the chassis is an envelope of parts, which contains all the accessories that come with the case (drive rails, screws/hardware, speaker, and printed User’s Manual).

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