Look inside & Cooling
A pair of thumbscrew hold the left side panel in place, and it’s very easily removed, allowing us to take a look inside; the side panel has the 120mm fan as we mentioned before, this one, and the others inside the Tempest, are equipped with 3-pin and 4-pin power connector, allowing you to choose how to hook them up to your system.
The right panel is less exciting, and reveals nothing much, you can get access to the 5.25” drive bays from here, but that’s where it ends, there is not enough room for cable management through the back panel, which is a shame, if the case was only a few CM wider you could easily hide them behind the right panel, giving the window at the left a cleaner look inside.
Once the side panels are off we find a goodies envelope
which contains 5.25” drive rails, motherboard stand-offs and screws, a complete manual and small speaker.
The bags with screws are tagged so you can’t make a mistake:
Removing the plastic front panel requires a quick tug at the bottom of the panel and allows you to completely remove it from the case. The drive bay covers have each a dust filter to keep the inside clean(er)
But NZXT didn’t stop there, the two front in-take fans have another set of dust filters in front of them:
If needed you can swap out each fan inside the case, they are not hard to access if you have the case out in the open:
Let's put some hardware inside ->