A Detailed Look – At the Inside
Removing the left side panel provides a good view inside the Tempest mid-tower enclosure.
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.
The layout of the top two exhaust fans was designed with water-cooling in mind and supports the installation of a dual size radiator.
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.
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.