NZXT founder and chief designer Johnny Hou will tell you that "The original Tempest was the chassis that really put NZXT on the map for specializing in aggressive airflow." When we reviewed the Tempest , we told you it was a "carbon copy of Antec's Nine Hundred chassis," only it was $50 less expensive at the time and every bit as good, earning it a 9 verdict. Three years later, NZXT is bringing the Tempest back in the form of the 410 and 410 Elite, a pair of midtowers that retain the original's focus on air cooling with modern amenities thrown in.
One comes with a case window (Tempest 410 Elite) and the other does not. Otherwise, these two enclosures are nearly identical. Both are mid-tower cases with three external 5.25-inch drive bays, eight internal 3.5-inch/2.5-inch slots, a screwless rail design, painted interiors, USB 3.0 support, and a large steel mesh honeycomb design.
The 410 and 410 Elite come with a pair of 120mm touch powered fans and can accommodate up to five more, including two up top, two on the side, and one on the bottom (the 410 Elite trades the two side panel fan slots for a case window). NZXT says you can also fit a dual-radiator into either case.
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