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NZXT Tempest Mid Tower Gaming Case

Postby Apoptosis » Fri May 02, 2008 1:25 pm

The NZXT Tempest features breakthrough features in every category satisfying the high performance demands of PC Enthusiasts and Gamers worldwide. Tempest stakes its claim as Airflow King with 6 fans including dual intake(120mm), dual exhaust(140mm) with additional side and rear fans(120mm) all of which are included.LR takes a look at the Tempest to see what the 'king of cooling' is all about. Retailing for under $99 this might be one of the most popular gaming cases for 2008.

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The Tempest from NZXT’s crafted series is a very nice looking computer case. With a current street price of $109 plus shipping it is in the same price bracket as the ever-so-popular $99.99 Antec Nine Hundred hardcore gaming case.To compare these two cases one will find that they are similar in style, but the Tempest has a little more going for it; it can hold up to 8 hard drives and the top of the case is designed so that it can mount some of the most common dual 120mm water cooling radiators to it with out modifications. Buying a case is obviously a personal decision, but it would be hard to go wrong with the Tempest.


Article Title: NZXT Tempest Mid Tower Gaming Case
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Re: NZXT Tempest Mid Tower Gaming Case

Postby martini161 » Fri May 02, 2008 1:36 pm

i dont see why they didnt put the front panel stuff up even farther. if they moved it to the front of the case you would be able to get a 3x120mm in there
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Re: NZXT Tempest Mid Tower Gaming Case

Postby Alathald » Sat May 03, 2008 10:01 pm

Actually looks like it'd be a rather easy (fun) mod to move the panel to the front of the case (just above the first bay maybe?) but I agree, shoulda been there to begin with...
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Re: NZXT Tempest Mid Tower Gaming Case

Postby sammy » Sun May 04, 2008 12:32 pm

Do I hear Antec 900 ripoff ? I like my 900, and IMO this case has nothing to offer over it. I would however, be nice to see a more compact version of it ( 900 ) that you can still use a full size board in.
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Re: NZXT Tempest Mid Tower Gaming Case

Postby gwolfman » Mon May 05, 2008 8:46 am

sammy wrote:Do I hear Antec 900 ripoff ? I like my 900, and IMO this case has nothing to offer over it. I would however, be nice to see a more compact version of it ( 900 ) that you can still use a full size board in.

Yeah, I agree. The only thing I don't like about my 900 is no dust filters. Any know how to retrofit some on there?
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Re: NZXT Tempest Mid Tower Gaming Case

Postby Wildfire788 » Mon May 05, 2008 1:45 pm

sammy wrote:Do I hear Antec 900 ripoff ? I like my 900, and IMO this case has nothing to offer over it.

That was my first impression of it as well. I think if I had to buy another case I would go with a Coolermaster 690.
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Re: NZXT Tempest Mid Tower Gaming Case

Postby FeRaL » Mon May 05, 2008 3:12 pm

Alathald wrote:Actually looks like it'd be a rather easy (fun) mod to move the panel to the front of the case (just above the first bay maybe?) but I agree, shoulda been there to begin with...


Word... The one thing I really like though is the grommet for the wire pass though at the bottom of the case. My wires have always gotten pretty chewed up in there.

Nice case though, looks like more manufacturers are going with the water cooling options for their cases.
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Re: NZXT Tempest Mid Tower Gaming Case

Postby aticotech » Tue May 06, 2008 11:10 am

Wasn't there a Antec 1000 that was due to come out which this looks like? I was display at last years computer show in Taiwan. What happened to that model?
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Re: NZXT Tempest Mid Tower Gaming Case

Postby werty316 » Tue May 06, 2008 12:08 pm

sammy wrote:Do I hear Antec 900 ripoff

I agree there but I like the Tempest more however I'm not really sure why though.
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Re: NZXT Tempest Mid Tower Gaming Case

Postby Gameros » Wed May 07, 2008 10:44 am

I really like the looks and all of this case, but what are the accoustics like? Six fans? That cant be two quiet.
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Re: NZXT Tempest Mid Tower Gaming Case

Postby bubba » Wed May 07, 2008 1:49 pm

Actually, it is rather quiet. Not silent by no means, but it is rather quiet.

I couldn't find any air flow specs or dBA ratings on the fans in the case, but they move a fair amount of air at low RPM's.

I'll try and set it back up again in the morning and fire the fans up to make a recording of it.
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Re: NZXT Tempest Mid Tower Gaming Case

Postby aticotech » Wed May 07, 2008 2:29 pm

Since you are going to fire it up again. Could you do a comparison of ambient heat inside the case at different fan speed settings? :)
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Re: NZXT Tempest Mid Tower Gaming Case

Postby bubba » Wed May 07, 2008 7:20 pm

The fans have one speed, on, and I don't have a fan controller that handles that many fans. As for the temps in the case, I can throw thermometer in it, but it wont have a system in it. The bench is tied up with something else at the moment.
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Re: NZXT Tempest Mid Tower Gaming Case

Postby bubba » Thu May 08, 2008 1:19 pm

Here is the vid. To give you an idea how quite the fans are I recorded the sound of an old PC that is loud as all get out and annoying.

Also the temp inside the case is 1*C lower than ambient room temp.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXVVSvY3CZ4
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Re: NZXT Tempest Mid Tower Gaming Case

Postby DX » Thu May 08, 2008 2:06 pm

It won't be long and that case will have lots of fans =)
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Re: NZXT Tempest Mid Tower Gaming Case

Postby bubba » Thu May 08, 2008 2:20 pm

? there are 6 in it now, how many more do you need :shock:
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Re: NZXT Tempest Mid Tower Gaming Case

Postby SergioRoadster » Sat May 10, 2008 2:59 pm

You guys are great. You're reviewing a lot of the stuff I'm thinking to buy for my new computer.
I've read that antec is releasing a 1200 case to replace the 900, but because I don't see shops selling a 200mm fan like those antec have on top I'm going for the tempest.
Does the side fan have a filter also?
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