NZXT Tempest 410 Elite Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅19-09-11

Often with sequels there is an air of disappointment. Building on previous success and continuing with a re-design is a bold move. Often those who try fail but NZXT have succeeded with this revamp.

The Tempest 410 Elite slots directly in between the discreet and gamer styling whilst offering a roomy mid-tower interior. It may not be to everyone’s taste due to the amount of plastic on the front and top but its feature-set should outweigh this. The top features a removable panel to gain easy access to the top cooling fan slots and the top also has a hidden compartment for storing those essentials such as memory sticks, memory cards, money, keys etc.

Not only is the device installation tool-less but so are the front mounted fans. The front lends a similar feature found on the NZXT H2 with hot-swappable fans – this makes getting the fan filters and the HDDs out from the HDD cage very easy. The only thing you need to use your screwdriver on is the motherboard installation.

Priced at £69.99 inc. VAT (GBP) the Tempest 410 Elite is a good value for money option with 3 pre-installed fans, a sleek design and countless tool-less design options within. The only aspect that is lacking is the cable management grommets which I found to fall off a little too easy when routing cables through – but this is something quite easily fixed.

The bottom line is Tempest 410 Elite is a good contender for the mid-tower category. It has some nice touches – hot swappable fans, good clearance on components and delivers impressive air cooling performance.

+ 3 pre-installed fans
+ Hot swappable fans at front
+ Tool-less design throughout
+ Very roomy behind motherboard tray
+ Well thought out design

- Style involves quite a lot of plastic
- Rubber mounts/grommets on cable management holes can slip off easy

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