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NZXT Tempest 410 Elite Mid Tower Case Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 20, 2011 3:09 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: NZXT

The NZXT Tempest 410 Elite Mid Tower Case

 

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The front of the Tempest 410 and 410 Elite are topped with a few horizontal bars with the name NZXT just below them. You ten see the mesh running down the front covering the three drive covers and the two fan sections at the bottom.

 

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Off to the right near the top of the chassis is where the front I/O connectivity is. Supplied is a pair of 3.5mm HD Audio jacks under a USB 3.0 port and three USB 2.0 ports. A pair of activity LEDs separates the I/O from the rubber coated power button at the top.

 

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The left side of this Tempest offers nothing along the lines of ventilation, but rather it gets replaced with this very large window that maybe should have had a V8. Even with this left handed lean, you will soon see it offers a great view of the hardware later on.

 

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Around back there is a thick plastic top above the rear I/O and exhaust fan. Below these are the seven vented expansions slots, a pair of holes for tubing with grommets already installed, and the rest is left to breathe via honeycomb shaped mesh. This leaves the hole at the bottom for the PSU.

 

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As with all the others, the right side panel of this case is plain as well. Just a coating of the textured black paint and a place to grab the panel with your fingers in the back is all she wrote.

 

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Just to orient what you are looking at there, the front of the case is at the top, and you are looking into the top of the Tempest 410 Elite.

 

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That large cover at the front that was locked in the last image just takes a gentle push and it will open to allow for storage of anything that fits. It also offers a wire trail on both sides to allow you to lock in a cable to keep it out of the way of the drive bays.

 

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It didn't turn out so well, but barely visible is a latch in the middle, under the cut out. Once this tab is pressed, this mesh will slide back a bit, and then it needs lifted to be removed.

 

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While the case only fits a double radiator, I didn't have one handy, but the intent was to show that you can slide a dual radiator in here, and you can see there is room to slide the mesh panel back over it.

 

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The underside of the Tempest 410 elite uses the same rubber feet we have been looking at, but this time around the PSU gets a dust filter. Finally!

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