NZXT Tempest EVO PC Case goes all sorts of angular

by Rafael Hernandez on February 1, 2010 · 0 comments

The PC case has become something more of a fashion statement for your computer with designs ranging from the timid to testosterone oozing shapes spitting out all of the colors of the rainbow. Conveniently NZXT has managed to make a functional and mean looking case.

The NZXT Tempest EVO combines a whole slew of enthusiast friendly features which basically means you’ll have plenty of cooling potential for your next rig. Benchmark Reviews has a look:

One 120mm exhaust fan is located on the back, right where the CPU is located. There are a total of 7 expansion slots and 4 outlets for water-cooling. The PSU is mounted on the bottom, and 8 holes are available for screwing in your PSU. A bottom-mounted PSU may concern some, as there’s a common belief that heat rises and thus your GPU ends up being right above a heat vent, and your PSU ends up sucking in more dust. However, a top-mounted PSU simply means the PSU takes the hit instead by sucking in all the heat from your entire system. Moving the PSU to the bottom of your case also frees up real estate at the top, and the NZXT Tempest Evo takes full advantage of that by installing two 120mm fans in its place. There are benefits and drawbacks to both builds. Given the airflow of the Tempest Evo, it is safe to say a bottom-mounted PSU will have very little impact on your GPU/CPU, at most 1-2C.

Four watercooling outlets might be excessive but, then again, there are those that enjoy the overkill.

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