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NZXT Tempest EVO

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  1. athenaesword

    athenaesword New Member

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    hey there, i was refering to the tempest evo and not the k62. where i'm at, i can get the tempest at 20% cheaper than the k62 so i might go with that. in any case, the distributor here is quite reliable. i've seen a few locals have problems and he just sent them parts no questions asked.
     
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    the K62 is fine mine came with no problems, a few of them have come with cracked side windows due to the screws but its a small percentage

    the tempest evo is cheaper get that if you want to save a bit of cash

    the new tempest look much better than the old! its not a bad case at all i really starting to dig the new improvements

    i can tell you the build quality of lancool is superior the steel is thicker and feels great and the plastic isnt flimsy!
     
  3. athenaesword

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    which parts of the case are plastic exactly. the entire front panel? the middle looks like mesh right?


    oh i was asking if the 140mm were fans loud at full rpm, because i'm considering a change all the 120mm fans to 1450rpm gentle typhoons, but don't intend to change the 140mm ones.

    do all the fans come with led right from the start?

    i'm going to have to look at the casing and try to implement your directions regarding the change of leds, since it's hard for me to visualize like that. but i'll take your word that it shouldn't be too hard to change it.
     
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    Here is my case stripped down (should be the same as the EVO). as you can see there are only 2 major plastic pieces, the top and front. Yes, 3 of 4 120mm fans come with led's (2 front and 1 side fans). My fans were blue but in picture kinda looks a little purplish. Same as the pics in the review. My 140mm fans differ from the evo's so I cant speak for their acoustics. The top stock 140mm fans ran at about 1100 rpms and were very quiet. I never pushed them farther then that.

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    thanks for the pics snapshot. will look to you for more help when i'm actually modding the case :D
     
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    No problem, glad I could help.:)
     
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    I'm pretty sure the Evo is quieter, 9 blades means more airflow at lower RPM's. I'm looking to get myself the Tempest Evo or a tech station.
     
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    which fans are you refering to?
     
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    btw did you encounter any vibration problems with the fans? i just read someone on another forum talking about how his high rpm fans were causing annoying vibration sounds on the casing, esp the side panel.
     
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    The original Tempest fans had 7 blades per, the Evo's fans have 9.
     
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    :D We famous!
     
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    LMAO I had the Evo in my cart for a while but didn't notice that.

    WE FAMOUS IS RIGHT!
     
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    oh... i was refering more to the overall acoustic nature of the case though apart from the fans. cus i do intend to change ta least 3 of the 120mm fans to 1450rpm gentle typhoons
     
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    oh yeah btw what do you guys think of usb 3.0 when it becomes mainstream? the top of the casings currently have usb 2.0 ports so would it be easy to mod that to usb 3.0 if you mb supports it?
     
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    If you can find a usb 3.0 front panel PCB :laugh:
     
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    haha yeah thinking slightly long term, but then not that long term. methinks usb 3.0 would be pretty commonplace in a year's time. what do we do with all our usb 2.0 cases then?
     
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    You rock DS.
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    My nzxt case !!

    ....see what i did there LOLith !! :roll::roll::roll:
     
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    No, I havn't had any issues with vibration of the side panel or case and my fans hit about 2200 rpms. If you do encounter vibration just use rubber washer in between and your set.;)
     
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    how do u guys replace the side fan on the window?
     
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    They'd either be screwed in or have little plastic stoppers, screws are obvious the plastic things push the centre of them from the inside of the panel, then just pull them on the outside of the panel : ]
     
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    haha thanks. couldn't figure out how to put the plastic stoppers back ended up screwing the new fan in instead lol.
     
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    You just have to completely remove the plastic stopper , then pull the stopper into its two components.

    Then you push the first bit in, then the other bit to widen it and thus get a tight fit .:D
     
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    oh wow. you're right. i didn't knowit could be split into 2 pieces. anyhow, are there any disadvantages to using screws instead?

    also, the temps on this case's great. dropped nearly 10degrees on my gpu under load. it's abit noisy however, what with the 6 fans..
     
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    cons from using screws can be vibration and possible cracking of the plastic window. If you don't want to use either then you could try these rubber mounts> [​IMG]
     
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