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[Case Gallery] Elegant NZXT Tempest

Discussion in 'Case Mod Gallery' started by jmgator, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. jmgator Guest

    To view this case mod, go here.

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    Specs:
    Asus P5n72-T Premium 780i SLI mobo
    Intel ore 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.6ghz
    Thermalright TRUE BLACK 120
    OCZ Reaper 2x2gb DDR2 @ 1066mhz
    XFX 8800gts 512mb Alpha Dog edition
    Ultra X3 100% modular PSU
    Seagate 500gb w/32mb cache @7200rpm
    Samsung 22x DVD/CD Burner
    Vista 64-bit Premium




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    Two UV cathodes, with 4x120mm Apevia UV Blue fans. Cable management
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  2. steelkane

    steelkane New Member

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    Clean build, with good hardware & a kick-ass Thermalright Sink, just wondering why you have it mounted that way.
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    Remember the case has 2x 140mm fans on the top of it; heat rises.
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    i love that case. whats it called? i want to get it. where u buy it?
  5. jmgator Guest

    Hey

    The Heatsink is mounted that way because the Nzxt Tempest has 2x140mm top fans for exhaust and heat rises...go figure. with 1x120mm rear exhaust. I've tried over 10 mounting setups and this way nets the bets results with 64c on 100% load on prime95 after 1hour testing with q6600 OC at 3.6ghz. By the way the Zalman 9700 produced 74c after 1 hour. So the TRUE black netted a 10c decrease.
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    clean build, decent cable mamagment 6/10.
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    steelkane New Member

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    I really like that True Black Heatsink, I wanted to get it for my system, but it would stick out the side of the case, Maybe after the price come down, I will still try it. at first because of your pictures I didn't see any fan mounted on top of the heatsink, but looking closer I can see a fan on top pulling up, Thanks for the reply.
  8. jmgator Guest

    Hey

    Precisely why it's clean =). I hate when people act stupid and rate a 1 on your machine. Please vote/post legit. Thanks in advance!
  9. obelisk Guest

    nice case ....... pictures need to be more indepth 6/10
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    Clean setup; looks good. Sorry for the crappy voting you got; some people are jerks. I have my moments myself....

    7/10
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    steelkane New Member

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    Customer is bringing me the same case today with all the hardware, I hope he want's it modded. I showed him your build, that's why he got it.
  12. KFBradley Guest

    Very clean. I like what you've done with the cable management. More pics would be nice though.

    My Tempest just arrived today. I'm thinking of spraying the inside of mine black before putting the hardware in.

    BTW, the two bootom tabs on my front panel broke off the first time I removed the panel. It still works just fine, jsut a piss-off on a new case.

    One of the small tabs on the ODD locking mechanisms broke too (in shipping I think). Again, still works.

    I also found that removing the top ODD mesh cover seemed a little tough. I was certain the tabs holding it in would break, but they didn't.
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    nice, clean, and blue. 7/10. (dont forget to rate mine. :) )
  14. KFBradley Guest

    jmgator, are you using an Apevia UV Blue fan on your Thermalright too? It's hard to tell in your photos. I was kinda wondering if a fan is really necessary on the heatsink with as much airflow as this case has. Have you tried it?

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