Published: January 27, 2010
Author: Amber Lupala
Editor: Amber Lupala
Installation & Conclusion
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Installing the computer inside the case proves how easy NZXT has made it with the Tempest EVO. There was plenty of space for all of the components, especially the video card. The case’s wire routing features allowed cables to be routed cleanly and away from the main components on the motherboard.
The case’s exhaust fans, both top and rear, allow plenty of clearance for the CPU cooler
Final Thoughts and Conclusion:
Blue glow from the front and side of the case really contrast with the smoked side window for a beautiful looking case. The hard drive activity light is green and is at a downward sloping angle on the left hand side of the case forward of the window.
As for noise, the Tempest EVO isn’t vacuum cleaner loud, but it certainly isn’t quiet. The 6 case fans generate quite a buzz, but if just three of those fans are used, the decibel level is significantly reduced.
The NZXT Tempest EVO case is designed with the enthusiast in mind. The ease of installation and the simplicity of switching out parts for upgrades makes this case a joy to work with. The aesthetics are beautiful, but not too edgy. Airflow is very good, but with that comes the annoying sound of the fans. This is certainly not a case you can leave on while you’re sleeping in the same room.
+Mesh fan filters
+Outfitted with watercooling passthroughs
+Lots of room
+CPU heatsink cutout
-Not exactly quiet