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Bought me a NZXT Tempest

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by KieranD, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. KieranD

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    So i bought a NZXT Tempest and i have to say its a fairly good case.

    Cost me £58 incl free next day shipping.
    Bargain this things huge but not overly.

    It has 8 Hard drive spaces in 2 racks.
    It has 2 fans on top, 2 on the front, one on the side and one on the back.

    Its cool and quite. My Graphics card is louder than it, so dont listen to reviews saying noise is a problem.

    Only problem tho is you need a PSU with loads of connectors for the fans and one that has nice and tidy cables because the bottom is just massive and you see all the cables stretch. Cables dont get in the way tho of fans but you can see them.

    Has dust filters on both front fans and each of the bays. The fan dust covers are easy to remove.

    Not a problem i had but some might not like having to take the front panel off for dvd drives and the 5 1/2 bays.

    Its a case i recommend to budget and enthusiast. Sure its not a Coolermaster stacker but its cheaper and almost as good. With the extras cash you could buy something else.

    Anyone else got the case as im loving it?
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    Photos or it didnt happen :laugh:
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    how heavy is it?
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    Its a good case. I put a karma fan controller in the top bay which keeps fan cables tidy. The front comes off fairly easily, but with it being flimsey plastic, it cracked slightly at the bottom. It was cheaper then the Antec 900 it imitates and is better value too I think with its dustfilters and dual top fans.
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    well ill try to find out the proper mass of the case in kg but it was fairly easy to lift haevy to move around on the floor but lifting it up the stairs was easy and so was moving it from the livingroom too

    you want pics i can do pics?

    i have one problem tho my psu is a bit old 500w but it hasnt got enuf molex connectors for all the fans so no top fans
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    I'm quite interested in buying one of these as I really HATE working with my case as it's too small. I've got a couple of questions about it though:

    1. Where did you get it for £58
    2. Is it a full tower case?
    3. Does it have a removable motherboard tray?
    4. oes it have good cable management?

    And could you upload some pics of it with your board installed?

    Thanks :)
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    1. CCL Computers and it has free shipping over £50 free next day over £99 but i had a problem so they upped me to next day for free
    2.Large mid tower bigger than the antec 900 by a little and plenty of room.
    3.No removable motherboard tray but not an issue for me as i dont need one.
    4.It has moderate cable managment with you being able to hide the cable that go to the top throw the holes next to the motherboard and up to the top. It has small stick on the case things but i didnt use them.
    It needs a psu with those sleeves around the cables. because the cables stretch and you see them before they go into the holes and behind.

    EDIT:sorry forgot i can do pics soon.
    oli_ramsay says thanks.
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    cool, sounds good I might get myself one.
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    i want one but the shippign weight a kill me

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