Assembling Our Budget-Oriented Box
Pulling the side panel off of the Tempest 210, I was pleased to see that wiring for front I/O and exhaust fans was already routed through cable management holes. Further, NZXT’s inclusion of a thumb/Phillips-head standoff socket is such a small expense to them, but could prevent big headaches for the user who doesn’t have a 5 mm nut driver handy. Such features are rarities at this price level.
While I don’t like AMD’s tiny aluminum cooler very much, it’s about as easy to install as possible. Simply lower it down within the socket retention mechanism and fasten the clip. Voilà.
NZXT's 5.25” drive bays are a super tight fit, so a single clasp on one side adequately secures the DVD burner. It’s a roomy case, with tons of tie-downs and adequate space between the motherboard tray and side panels. There’s very little else to say about this build. Everything worked, plain and simple, just the way we like it.