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The Top, Bottom, and Rear Panels

The top panel of the NZXT Tempest 210 allows the installation of two 120 mm or 140 mm fans, and the case comes with one 140 mm sleeve bearing fan installed (Xin Changfeng DF1402512SEMN). See Figure 8. Unfortunately, NZXT doesn’t publish the specifications for this fan. This fan uses a three-pin connector, so you can monitor its speed. The fan’s power cable also has a standard peripheral power connector, in case you prefer to connect the fan directly to your power supply instead of connecting it to your motherboard.

Top panelFigure 8: Top panel

The bottom panel allows the installation of one 120 mm fan, but the case doesn’t come with an air filter for it. The second mesh you see in Figure 9 is for the power supply fan.

Bottom panelFigure 9: Bottom panel

The rear panel and the interior of the NZXT Tempest 210 are painted black.

The power supply is installed on the bottom part of the case.

The NZXT Tempest 210 comes with a 120 mm fan installed on its rear panel, which is a riffle bearing model (Xin Changfeng D1202512RFLN). Unfortunately, the only information NZXT gives about this fan is that it spins at 1,200 rpm. You can replace this fan with an 80 mm model, if you want. This fan uses a three-pin connector, so you can monitor its speed. The fan’s power cable also has a standard peripheral power connector, in case you prefer to connect the fan directly to your power supply instead of connecting it to your motherboard.

There are seven expansion slots, using vented covers.

This case has two holes for hoses of liquid cooling solutions. Even though you need to break their covers in order to use them, the case comes with two rubber covers for you to close them, improving the aesthetics of the product.

Rear panelFigure 10: Rear panel

Let’s now take a look inside the NZXT Tempest 210.

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Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.