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

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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

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That thang is uglay.
 

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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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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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I wish case designers would get a little creative....
 
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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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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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No one giving qubit any love for his 1st official news post? :toast:
 
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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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I am so getting one of these!
 
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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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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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What exactly is high-end about this case?
 
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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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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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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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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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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. :)