NZXT Tempest EVO

NZXT Tempest EVO

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Introduction


I would like to thank CaseKing.de for supplying the review sample.

CaseKing is one of the few companies out there, which will not just sell anything. They only offer hardware that performs well and is of high quality. The shop carries quite a few exclusive parts and devices from all around the world and it is also the official distributor for a long list of well known manufacturers. Their assortment has grown substantially in recent years, while great service and support is still a very important part of the shop philosophy.

What we have in our lab today is a fine looking PC case from NZXT. Its name is Tempest EVO and as the naming suggests, is an evolution of the original Tempest, which we have reviewed here.

Features

  • The King reborn: Dual 120mm intake, Dual 140mm Exhaust with an additional side 120mm fan and rear 120mm fan makes NZXT Tempest one of top cases in cooling, maximizing air circulation in all areas. The new Tempest EVO has upgraded nine blade design fans that deliver more air at low noise levels
  • Maximize Expandability: E-ATX support allows more compatibility with high end components including large graphics cards,high end power supplies. and server boards
  • Enhanced accessibility & cable management: Cable routing is pre-drilled on the motherboard so users can hide cables behind the motherboard tray, allowing more a cleaning look and better airflow. Power, E-SATA, USB and Reset buttons are mounted at the top to give better accessibility. The Tempest EVO has increased space behind the motherboard panel from a punched side panel design and a CPU punchout for heatsink removal
  • Bottom mounted PSU: PSU mounting at the bottom allows for more security and separation of heat from the CPU
  • Server-like HDD space: Dual 120mm fans cool cages that hold up to 8 HDDs allowing for large capacity systems while maintaining cool temperatures
  • Overclocking and water cooling friendly: The Tempest is predrilled for watercooling tube access and supports a dual 120mm radiator at the top panel.
  • Black on Black: All new black interior, smoked side panel gives the Tempest an all new sleek look.

Specifications

Model:
Tempest EVO
Case Type:
Mid Tower
Materials:
Steel and plastic
Dimensions:
211.5 X 521.5 X 562 mm
Color:
Black
Cooling System:
Front, 2 X 120 mm Blue LED (included)
Rear, 1 X 120 mm (included)
Side panel, 1 X 120mm Blue LED (included)
top, 2 X 140mm Fan (included)
Motherboards:
E-ATX, ATX, MICRO-ATX, BABY AT
Drive Bays:9 DRIVE BAYS 3 EXTERNAL 5.25" DRIVE BAYS ( up to six 5.25" )1 3.5" External bracket8 INTERNAL 3.5" DRIVE BAYS Screwless Rail Design
Front I/O:
USB 2.0 x 2, AUDIO x 2, eSATA x 1
Expansion Slots:
7
Weight:
11.2 kg (w/o PSU)
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