Just when I was really thinking it was going to be tough to write the fourth part of this NZXT saga, I found the way I ran through the numbers has in fact left me with plenty to write about. Here I really thought that I was going to be having a look at yet the same exact chassis design with another pretty face applied to the front. That simply isn't the design this time around, but I am pretty sure I have seen this design before as well. Going back through my archives, I was right - this is very similar to the H2 we looked at in June.
Of course, changes have been made, both inside and out, but the basic internal structure and layout remains the same. The H2 was a sleek little mid tower with simple lines that didn't create much of a presence for itself. That combined with the NZXT's attack on noise levels, the H2 wasn't really meant to make its presence known from the beginning. This is a whole different spin on the outside of the chassis, offering things that I have yet to see taken to this extreme with NZXT.
Just to confuse you a little more at this point, NZXT offers a Tempest 410 (non Elite) as well. But separating both 410's apart is simply rubber grommets in the wire management holes and that the Elite offers a windowed side panel where the 410 does not. There is so much going on outside of these two chassis' around the outside that I actually had to break that section into two pages just to fit it all.
As the title and the last paragraph allude to, today we are looking at the Crafted Series Tempest 410 Elite mid tower chassis from NZXT. With all the new tricks going on around the chassis, there is a bit of a price hike from the last three contenders we have just seen. It isn't going to be as much as you would expect, though. With everything you are about to see from NZXT in the Tempest 410 Elite, keep in mind that this is still selling in the sub-$100 price segment. It seems many companies are bringing their beat to the table at this point in the game with this price point; it seems finally the manufacturers are listing to the average Joe shopper. If you are one of those that will never spend more than $150 on a case, this is a must see in mid tower cases. Even if you are more experienced and need a good case with options, hang in there, we are about to get to the images so I can show you what is going on inside of the Tempest 410 Elite, and it's quite a lot!