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NZXT released the first version of its Tempest PC case in 2008, touting it as the model of choice for builders interested in maximizing ventilation. Since then technology and case theory have marched forward, leaving the original looking a little antiquated. So it makes sense that NZXT would want to revisit it and integrate some of the new ideas and capabilities that have become commonplace over the last few years. The result is the Tempest 410, which the company has released in two variations that each cost less than $100 (the regular model runs $79.99 list; the Elite, which we reviewed, $89.99 list). It doesn't have every feature you may crave and it suffers from a few design hiccups, but the Tempest 410 is by and large breezily executed for those who need to keep air moving. The Tempest 410 is an all-black mid-tower case that's given an austere and authoritative look by the clean lines and sharp angles that decorate its front. Thin vertical bands along the side of the front panel give the case an oddly professional, pinstriped appearance that's lightened up by the metal hexagons laid out across the three 5.25-inch bay covers and the two 120mm fans that cover the eight 3.5-inch internal bays.
When it comes to cases I'm an excitable person. Unless the case is known to be a nightmare before it arrives I usually rip into the box with a demented smile on my face along with a bit of drool, all so I can revel in that new kit smell. The case up for review today certainly has me smiling as it's the latest addition to NZXT's Tempest series, and as I have fond memories of the original Tempest and Tempest EVO, a lot is expected from this one. It's time to take a look at the new Tempest 410 Elite! Like the previous Tempest cases the 410 Elite features a steel frame and panels with plastic accents on the front and top. It sports a black paint job inside and out and can support mini-ATX, mini-ITX, micro-ATX, Flex-ATX and ATX motherboards with baby-ATX and extended-ATX support dropped this time around. The front panel of the 410 Elite is styled a bit differently than other Tempest cases. Under some accents at the top are 3 5.25" mesh drive bay covers with quick-release latches on the right side. Below the covers are 2 quick-release 120mm non-LED intake fans. Extending up and over the top along the right edge of the front panel are the power button and I/O area.
The enclosure or case as it is also know can make or break any build. For instance, picking an enclosure that does not plan for expansion for larger graphics cards or more hard disk drives could put you in a position where you need to shop for another. It is important to consider the direction you wish to take with your build and plan it out before selecting the case that is right for you. So what does the right case have to have? Does it need to support water cooling or maybe it needs to have enough space for a large heatsink that sports 120mm fans. No matter what you need in a case NZXT has you covered and for review today we have the Tempest 410 Elite. The Tempest 410 Elite is part of NZXT's Crafted Series which consists of many other cases, but more specifically the Tempest, Tempest 410, and Tempest EVO. What sets the Elite Edition apart from the original Tempest 410 is the included side panel window and a second front 120mm intake fan. However, that is not all NZXT packed into this relatively wallet friendly case. Both the Tempest 410 and 410 Elite have a storage compartment for added convenience. While I could reveal more it would spoil the surprise so lets first take a closer look at the Tempest 410 Elite.
|Nzxt Technologies 3 x 120 mm USB 3.0 Tempest 410 Elite Steel Mid Tower Airflow Case with Clean Side Panel - T410E-001 (Black)||$69.99||See it|
|NZXT Tempest 410 Elite ATX Mid Tower - 3 x 5.25 Drive Bays, 8 x 3.5 Drive Bays, 7 x Exp Slots, 2 x 120mm Fan, 4 x USB Ports, 2 x Audio Ports, Black (T410E-001)||$69.99||See it|
|NZXT Tempest 410 Elite ATX Mid Tower Case||$77.22||See it|