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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

Inside the NZXT Tempest 410 Elite Mid Tower Case




Digging right into the Tempest, the front offers everything to be removed from the outside for access. By pressing on a pair of clips on each fan they come out wirelessly and allow access to all eight trays for hard drives.




The fans version of this panel is flat to accept the pins on the right side of both fan openings. This is what allows the fans to come off so easily to be cleaned, or to replace or add another hard drive.




Inside the chassis with the panels off, we get a look at the hardware box shipped next to the hard drive rack with the cables tied neatly and run through holes in the tray to keep them from scratching anything or breaking their own ends.




The three optical bay drives offer a flexible mechanism on this side to hold the drives in place. If you want to secure it for transit, use the thumbscrews in the rail to the left for that exact purpose. This way you know where they are, and will never lose them.




The eight hard drive bays we already know use the trays that slide in and out. If you need to lock the tray into place, the thumbscrews on the left go in the hole in the middle of the trays side through the raised metal bump with the threaded hole.




The 410 Elite also has a different motherboard tray than the other three. Here is twenty-one tie points, eleven holes to run wiring through, and the largest three of them get rubber grommets installed.




The back of the case has the seven vented covers held in by thumbscrews this time! I cannot tell you how happy I am not to have to fumble with those tiny screws anymore.




All of the wiring in the case from the I/O starts behind the tray and makes it easier to plan out the wiring. There is 20mm of room behind the tray, and almost triple that room next to the drive bays at the left side.




Instead of just saying 20mm of room, or sowing a tape measure, I figured I would show this easily relatable SATA power connection sitting in here sideways with room to spare!




The wiring in the chassis is all black and includes 3-pin or 4-pin Molex fan connections, one for the front pair, and one from the rear fan. The motherboard connections follow and then the thicker wired HD Audio, two USB 2.0 plugs, and the internal USB 3.0 connection.

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