Saturday, September 17th 2011

NZXT Rolls Out New High-End Tempest 210 Mid-Tower Case

NZXT has introduced another Crafted Series gaming PC chassis, the mid-tower Tempest 210 which promises great airflow and easy cable management. Coated, unusually, in black cloth inside and out, it has a full mesh front panel, three exposed 5.25-inch bays and a full eight 3.5-inch internal bays, all of which use convenient tool-free mountings. The I/O panel has USB connectors (one each of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0) and standard audio connectors. Cooling is looked after by two per-installed fans, a 120mm at the rear and a 140mm on top. The new Tempest 210 gaming case costs $54.99

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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28 Comments on NZXT Rolls Out New High-End Tempest 210 Mid-Tower Case

#2
Fourstaff
by: Kantastic
That thang is uglay.
Looks pretty normal for a $55 case imo.
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Kantastic
by: Fourstaff
Looks pretty normal for a $55 case imo.
Why have we come to expect so little from budget cases?
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#4
Fourstaff
by: Kantastic
Why have we come to expect so little from budget cases?
What else do you expect? You have all the necessary features, USB3.0, holes for cable management, fan holes on top, and a nice clean look if you want to do modding. Everything I (or indeed any part time techie) need is there.
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#5
random
wow an odd $50 AUD and you get black interior, cable management holes, top and bottom fans with a mesh front that is freaking awesome and it looks like you can add 2x front fans as well. Hands down this shits on the 40 dollar generic case I own.
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#6
Rowsol
I wish case designers would get a little creative....
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#7
sy5tem
well this case look like it can take 2 Radiator "2x120" one in front on on top? thats nice for a 50$ case
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#8
WhiteLotus
by: Rowsol
I wish case designers would get a little creative....
How else would you design a case?
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#9
Fourstaff
by: Rowsol
I wish case designers would get a little creative....
You do get creative cases, but not at this target price.
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#10
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Rowsol
I wish case designers would get a little creative....
Creative how? Like their early work when the cases looked like spaceship-christman tress? This case looks like a case should. If people want bling and fins and whatnot on their cases they should mod them themselves.
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#11
NdMk2o1o
No one giving qubit any love for his 1st official news post? :toast:
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#12
Yellow&Nerdy?
by: sy5tem
well this case look like it can take 2 Radiator "2x120" one in front on on top? thats nice for a 50$ case
Probably not. You will most definitely need to mount the fans outside the case, even then you can maybe just get a 30mm thick radiator in there. Not to mension hosing the thing.

To me, this case is inferior to the Bitfenix Shinobi. The Shinobi looks like it's better quality, this case looks really cheap. It also has the non-slip coating. The only advantage this case has is USB 3.0.
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#13
Jack Doph
by: NdMk2o1o
No one giving qubit any love for his 1st official news post? :toast:
You're quite right!
Cooling is looked after by two pre-installed fans
Fixed
:p
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random
by: Fourstaff
You do get creative cases, but not at this target price.
Indeed, this snail/spiral case for example from lian li :laugh: $350 AUD :)

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#16
micropage7
the inside of the case is OK but the front panel is bad.
maybe if they add side window it will much better
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#17
Undead46
by: Rowsol
I wish case designers would get a little creative....
My thought exactly... :rolleyes:
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#18
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: micropage7
the inside of the case is OK but the front panel is bad.
maybe if they add side window it will much better
I like the front panel. It looks pretty good imo and it's simple. And a windows would only ruin it. :p
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#19
MRCL
What exactly is high-end about this case?
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random
by: MRCL
What exactly is high-end about this case?
The features, despite its' size or appearance it has features that can only be found in more expensive cases. This case competes directly with the CoolerMaster Elite 430, although this case seems more preferable so far because of its cable management holes.
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#21
MRCL
by: random
The features, despite its' size or appearance it has features that can only be found in more expensive cases. This case competes directly with the CoolerMaster Elite 430, although this case seems more preferable so far because of its cable management holes.
I still fail to see the high-end part. Thats just stuff you'd find in an avaerage case bolted to a budget case.
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#22
random
by: MRCL
I still fail to see the high-end part. Thats just stuff you'd find in an avaerage case bolted to a budget case.
True but what do you consider as high end? AFAIK high-end cases to me depend on build quality and the features a case has and so far this case has covered all the features a high-end case would have.
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#23
MRCL
by: random
True but what do you consider as high end? AFAIK high-end cases to me depend on build quality and the features a case has and so far this case has covered all the features a high-end case would have.
To be honest I wouldn't know what to classify as high-end in a case. A unique chamber layout maybe, built-in self regulating fan controllers, or just that touch sensitive start button of the Cosmos S.

But this case looks like every other, just with a cheap price tag.
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#24
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: random
True but what do you consider as high end? AFAIK high-end cases to me depend on build quality and the features a case has and so far this case has covered all the features a high-end case would have.
I'm pretty sure build quality will lack a bit when you have the case in front of you. That's why we need a review. :)
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#25
random
by: Frick
I'm pretty sure build quality will lack a bit when you have the case in front of you. That's why we need a review. :)
Well from the looks of things, it looks like it uses the same crappy metal most generic cases use, with the exception of the front panel being made out of mesh. Hope TPU reviews this :).
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