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NZXT Tempest


Sep 26, 2005
5 (0.00/day)
The enclosure market is a one tough cookie. From what Tempest offers, NZXT is certainly bringing an advanced feature set to the entry-level crowd or people seeking simple design. If you're on a tight budget, want to save up some money for better performing hardware and don't care about premium features like a removable motherboard tray you should check out this case.

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Jan 2, 2008
3,248 (0.89/day)
System Name Thakk
Processor i7 6700k @ 4.5Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte G1 Z170N ITX
Cooling Deepcool Maelstrom 120k / H55
Memory 16GB Corsair LPX DDR4 2400
Video Card(s) GTX1080ti Founders Ed. AIO Cooled
Storage Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD / Intel 250GB SSD / Samsung Pro 512 SSD / 3TB Seagate SV32
Display(s) Acer Predator X34 100hz IPS Gsync / HTC Vive
Case Cougar QBX mini itx
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC1150 > Creative Gigaworks T40 > AKG Q701
Power Supply Thermaltake 600w 140mm
Mouse Logitech G900
Keyboard Ducky Shine TKL MX Blue + Vortex PBT Doubleshots
Software Windows 10 64bit
Benchmark Scores http://www.3dmark.com/fs/12108888
hmm.. 3 drive bays.. No way to hide teh cables once again.. NZXT ftw :nutkick:


Bird of Prey
Jul 9, 2006
10,809 (2.57/day)
Gurley, AL
System Name Boddha Getta Boddha Getta Bah!
Processor AMD FX 6100 @ 4.432Ghz @1.382
Motherboard ASUS M5A99X EVO AMD 990X AMD SB950
Cooling Custom Water. EK 240MM Kit, Supreme HSF - Runs 35C
Memory 2 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance White LP @ 1.35V
Video Card(s) XFX Radeon HD 6870 980/1100
Storage WD Caviar Black 1.0TB, WD Caviar Green 1.0TB, WD 160GB
Display(s) Asus VH222/S 22: (21.5" Viewable) 1920x1080p HDMI LCD Monitor
Case NZXT White Switch 810
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek 5.1
Power Supply NZXT Hale 90 Gold Cert 750W Modular PSU
Software Windows 8.1 Profession 64 Bit
There are ways to hide the cables. Did you read the review? See the pictures. Even with the cages, there are ways to hide the cables. Excellent review Volt. This may be my next case.
Mar 9, 2008
886 (0.25/day)
System Name Carbon Corsair Carbide 540
Processor i7 7700K
Motherboard Asus Maximus Formula IX
Cooling H100i Cpu cooler 6 x 120mm Corsair sp's
Memory Corsair Dominator 3000mhz 16GB
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX980
Storage 120GB Mushkin Deluxe, Corsair 128GB pro, 256GB 840 pro & 1TB samsung EVO. M2.SSD 960 evo 250GB
Display(s) Dell U2913WN
Case Corsair Carbide 540
Audio Device(s) ON Board
Power Supply AX1200i with RED cables. Corsair
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Corsair K70
Software windows 10
Kind of looks like the Antec 900 but with more fans


Sep 26, 2005
5 (0.00/day)
Score was lowered mainly because of this:

Although the company advertises the chassis as an enthusiast case, based on the looks alone it’s far from what I consider to be enthusiastic. The cheap looking plastic is something I'm not fond of.

Other con's are listed on the last page which justify the 7.8 score.
Jun 5, 2005
4,640 (1.01/day)
Toronto, Canada
System Name old school / new school
Processor 3.0e C0 @ 3.6 / e5200
Motherboard p4p800e-dlx / p5q-DLX
Cooling custom water see sig / air
Memory 2x1g oczPC4000EbPl / 2x2g ocz2rpr1066
Video Card(s) 3850AGP / 4890vaporX
Storage 36g raptor+120g wd / wd 1001fals 1tb
Display(s) BenQ / sharpAQUOS LC-37D64U
Case modded antec plusview / generic
Audio Device(s) audigy 2zs / ASUS Xonar HDAV1.3
Power Supply fan/cable modded powerstream 520 / OCZ 700mxsp
Software Xp pro SP2 / VISTA ultimate OEM
Jul 26, 2007
536 (0.14/day)
Melbourne, Australia
System Name beast
Processor 3930K
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3
Cooling Noctua NH-U12P SE2011
Memory 16GB Kingston Value DDR3 1333Mhz CL9
Video Card(s) Sapphire 5870 1GB
Storage 1x 120GB Intel 520
Display(s) 3x X243BW@5760x1080
Case Antec P182
Power Supply Antec TruePower Trio 650
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64
For budget casing, these have got to be better then some [they come with air filters for starters], id defidently buy one of these over a cm 690 without a doubt, then again id prolly try to fix the sound issues with it :laugh:
Their may be cases like the 300 and 1200 by antec which are around the same price point and prolly more solid, but im sure that their are some things that come with this case that antecs and others dont come with, been getting some of these tempests in at work but havent gotten the chance to tinker with one yet, tbh i went straight to the value and conclusions in ur review :p but hey, i read exactly what i wanted to know about these, and have a good idea about their suitability. thanks volt :toast:
Aug 16, 2007
7,180 (1.89/day)
the case is amazing

its got a good layout inside and for the sleeved cables and modular psu its fine for routing

couldnt have asked for a better case sure some of the front is plastic and the top is too but it is made of quality steel and has lots of airflow never mid the fans it has dust filters and holes in the front panel for airflow

psu is mounted on the bottom and it can accept even the largest of psu mines looks tiny in it

i noticed that the case in on the NZXT webpage and it has lots of links to reviews and one of them is to this site lol
Jun 16, 2008
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North Chili, NY
System Name Woot!:D
Processor Intel Core i5 4690k
Motherboard AsRock z97 Extreme3
Cooling Stock
Memory 16GB 1333 DDR3
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 780
Storage 240GB Intel SSD 2TB Seagate Barracuda
Display(s) Cintiq 21UX 1600x1200, LG 23" 1920x1080
Case Thermaltake v6
Power Supply EVGA 850 B2
Software Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Sure... Maybe it does look like an Antec 900...

But this isn't as fugly.

Considering one of these cases. Or the apollo. An orange apollo with orange fans and blue cold cathodes and water cooling. Sounds like an acid trip.