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NZXT Tempest Enthusiast Mid Tower Case

Date: December 8, 2008
Product: Tempest Enthusiast Steel Mid-Tower
Company: NZXT
Author: Patrick Rader

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NZXT Tempest Enthusiast Mid Tower Case


Keeping your computer running cool is always a priority of a computer enthusiast. NZXT has created a case designed with cooling in mind. Dubbed the “Airflow King” the NZXT Tempest has six fans as well as options for water cooling as well. Touting great features and a budget price tag let’s see how the NZXT Tempest performs.

For those that do not know here is little bit about NZXT:

NZXT, a company built upon gamer's dreams, hopes to create products that put consumers first. Our objective is to provide every gamer with a case that they can identify with. Combining unique design and case performance, consumers will finally be able to find a quality case that will represent their own style and personality.


Manufacturer Features and Specifications:

  • Model: CS-NT-TEM-B
  • Type: ATX Mid Tower
  • Color: Black
  • Case Material: Steel /Plastic
  • Motherboard Compatibility: Extended ATX / ATX / Micro ATX
  • Expansion Bays:
    • External 5.25": 6
      External 3.5": 1
      Internal 3.5": 8
      Expansion Slots: 7
      Front Ports: USB, Audio, e-SATA
  • Cooling System:
    • Top: 2 x 140mm blue LED fans (included)
    • Intake: 2 x 120mm blue LED fans (included)
    • Exhaust: 1 x 120mm fan (included)
    • Side: 1 x 120mm blue LED fan (included)
  • Physical Specs:
    • Dimensions: 22" x 20.5" x 8.3"
    • Weight: 24.7 lbs.


  • Dual radiator ready: The NZXT Tempest is pre-drilled for mounting a dual 120mm radiator at the top of the chassis, currently compatible and tested with Swiftech MCR220, Asetek Dual radiator solution, and Thermaltake TMG2.
  • Airflow King: Dual 120mm intake, Dual 140mm Exhaust with an additional side 120mm fan and rear 120mm fan all included.
  • Maximize Expandability: E-ATX support allows more compatibility with high end components including large graphics cards
  • Easier 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.
  • 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


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