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Inside the NZXT Tempest 210

Both panels are attached to the chassis using black thumbscrews. The motherboard tray has a huge hole for you to access the backplate of the CPU cooler without having to remove the motherboard from the case, several holes for you to route cables behind it, and several metallic clips for you to fasten cables using cable ties.

Overall lookFigure 11: Overall look

A view behind the motherboard trayFigure 12: A view behind the motherboard tray

In Figure 13, you have another overall look inside the case. Expansion cards are fastened using regular screws, but at least they are black. The NZXT Tempest 210 supports video cards up to 13” (330 mm) long, but if a hard drive is installed right in front of the video card, this clearance is reduced to 9.1” (230 mm).

Overall lookFigure 13: Overall look

The power supply is installed at the bottom of the case. Note that it can be installed with either its bottom fan facing up or facing down, so you can decide if you want the fan of your power supply pulling air from inside the case or from outside of it.

If you install a power supply up to 7.1” (180 mm) deep, you can install a 120 mm fan on the bottom panel.

NZXT Tempest 210 Case ReviewFigure 14: Power supply compartment

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