The Front Panel

The front panel of the NZXT Tempest 210 has three external 5.25” bays, all using meshed covers with air filters.

Front panelFigure 4: Front panel

The case supports two 120 mm fans on its front panel, as you can see in Figure 5. In order to keep the cost down, the case doesn’t come with these fans.

Support for two 120 mm fansFigure 5: Support for two 120 mm fans

The product comes with an air filter for these fans. In Figure 6, you can see this filter removed from the front panel.

Air filterFigure 6: Air filter

The case comes with one USB 2.0 port, one USB 3.0 port and the traditional audio jacks. The number of USB ports is low, and they are too close to each other, preventing you from installing two thumb drives at the same time. The USB 3.0 port uses a cable with an internal connector, so you don’t need to connect this cable to a USB 3.0 located on the rear panel of your motherboard.

NZXT Tempest 210 Case ReviewFigure 7: Buttons and connectors

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