The NZXT Crafted Series Tempest 210 Mid Tower Case
As you can see, the front of the Tempest 210 is mostly comprised of the steel mesh running from the front I/O all the way down to the bottom of the chassis. From this angle there are only the stepped sides of the plastic frame and slim cross bars that aren't mesh, but all in all it makes for an attractive look that offers plenty of ventilation.
The front I/O houses one USB 2.0 port, one USB 3.0 port, the pair of 3.5mm jacks and the power and tiny reset buttons. On a side note, just below this you can see the clip on the bay cover below it. Just slide this clip to the left and the cover comes right off without having to remove the bezel to insert the device.
The top of the Tempest 210 starts with a tray at the bottom which is the front of the case. This tray can hole anything you want, USB drives, keys, or whatever fits. Behind it is a pair of fan holes that will allow either 120mm fans or 140mm fans. NZXT ships one 140mm fan in this location.
The left side panel offers a good bit of ventilation surrounded by some odd oblong holes above and below it. While NZXT doesn't say this is for additional fans, that doesn't mean you can't get a bit creative with mounting and add them inside here.
The rear of the chassis offers a 120mm exhaust fan next to the rear I/O opening. Below the fan you see a pair of pop out bits to allow for water cooling next to the seven ventilates expansion slot covers. Of course that leaves the large hole at the bottom for the PSU.
I guess my delivery guys really don't like me; this is the second case in a row that has taken an odd hit in transit exactly where the case is at its weakest in the packaging. It's a pretty small impact, and I think I can correct the issue and continue with the review.
The last side of the case is pretty plain and really only offers a finger hold to remove the panel once the thumbscrews are removed.
Under the Tempest, it gains support on any surface with its large round rubber feet. In between the rear pair of feet is where the power supply can draw air from if you install it fan down. To the right is room for an optional 120mm fan if your PSU isn't too long to block off part of the hole. Notice, there are no dust covers here, only the tabs that should hold them.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- World of Warcraft expansion 'Battle for Azeroth' releases
- FromSoftware release Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice screenshots
- Capcom/Valve to fix Monster Hunter: World connection errors
- Marvel's Spider-Man gameplay launch trailer unveiled early
- Nintendo smashes Sony in total hardware sales: 700 million+
- Fnatic miniSTREAK Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
- Buy (20 Pieces) Apple iPhone 8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus New $2000
- RAID 0 on a really old Motherboard
- Z97-UD5H-BK: Modded BIOS for NVME support
- Buy (10 Pieces) Apple iPhone 8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus New $1,300
- Samsung's 16Gb GDDR6 Memory Powers Latest NVIDIA Quadro Professional Graphics Solution
- NVIDIA to Collaborate with DARPA to Develop Systems for Post-Moore's Law Era
- New Turing-Based Design Revolutionizes Workflow of Millions of Designers and Artists on the Desktop and in the Datacenter
- Hybrid Rendering Fundamentally Changes Computer Graphics by Fusing Real-Time Ray Tracing, AI, Simulation and Rasterization
- AMD Launches World's Most Powerful Desktop Processor: Bigger, Better 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors Break Boundaries of High-End Desktop Market