Inside Tempest EVO

Both panels are fastened to the case using thumbscrews, which is excellent. In Figure 9 we have an overall look from inside Tempest EVO. The first thing that catches the eye is the new all-black interior, a drastic difference to the original Tempest. But the paint job is not the only difference between the two models. Tempest EVO comes with a big hole on the motherboard tray for you to have access to the backplate from the CPU cooler, allowing you to replace it without having to remove the motherboard, and the two holes available for routing cables behind the motherboard tray are now coming with a rubber protection.

NZXT Tempest EVO caseFigure 9: Overall look.

NZXT Tempest EVO caseFigure 10: A view from behind the motherboard tray.

The motherboard tray is big enough to hold Extended ATX (E-ATX) motherboards, also easily allowing the installation of video cards up to 11” (28 cm) long.

In Figure 11 you can have another overall look from inside Tempest EVO. The top panel comes with holes in order to allow you to install radiators from certain liquid cooling solutions. Daughter boards are fastened to the case using regular screws. It would be nice seeing at least thumbscrews here.

NZXT Tempest EVO caseFigure 11: Overall look.

As you know, the power supply is installed on the bottom of the case and the case has an air filter matching the power supply fan (if you use a power supply where the fan is located on its bottom part, of course). The power supply is installed on top of four rubber stands, as you can see in Figure 12.

NZXT Tempest EVO caseFigure 12: Power supply compartment.


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