A Detailed Look – At the Inside
 
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Removing the left side panel provides a good view inside the Tempest mid-tower enclosure.   

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Looking up into the motherboard area you can see the two 140mm exhaust fans on top and the single 120mm exhaust fan on the rear panel.  There are a total of 7 expansion slots and each slot cover is held in place with a dedicated machine screw (no tool-less quick releases here).  The motherboard tray uses brass standoffs and includes mounting holes for E-ATX, ATX, and M-ATX form factors.

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The layout of the top two exhaust fans was designed with water-cooling in mind and supports the installation of a dual size radiator.

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The power supply is designed to mount in the bottom of the chassis and is supported by a small shelf bracket.  This location helps keep the case’s center of gravity low. 


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There are nine 5.25” drive bays located down the front of the Tempest enclosure.  One of the upper bays comes fitted with a 3.5” drive adapter and the six lower bays come filled with two removable HDD cages.  Each HDD cage can mount up to four HDDs and is cooled by a 120mm front intake fan with blue LEDs.


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