Removing the side panel and getting a closer look at the interior reveals the standard black finish across all hardware inside the case. Like most modern cases the Tempest 410 Elite has a CPU cooler cutout as well as three holes with protectors for cable management to the backside of the motherboard tray.
Like I mentioned before there is support for a bottom mounted 120mm fan. The PSU slot is pretty standard and has four soft pads to reduce vibration from the power supply. Moving up the back are your seven expansion slots which are also secured by thumbscrews and covered by meshed covers, giving the case more airflow.
At the top rear of the case is your standard 120mm exhaust fan, motherboard I/O slot and CPU cooler cutout. Not having any top fans installed also makes it nice to give you that extra room needed for installation.
We showed the internal drive trays earlier, which can be removed by removing the two fans on the front panel. However there are also a bunch of thumbscrews attached to the case which can be used to help secure the drives even more to the case. Moving up you’ll find several more thumbscrews that can be used, but you probably won’t need that if you’re using a typical drive, since the Tempest 410 Elite also has a 5.25” tool-free installation on all three slots.
Inside the case you have your standard cables for the front access ports and fans. We’re also starting to see more cases incorporate the internal USB 3.0 connectors, like the one found in this case. This is more than likely because the previous method, using a USB 3.0 cable and connecting it to the backside of external ports on the motherboard, is not only a hassle, but is also needed less with more motherboards having onboard USB 3.0 connectors.
Jan 29, 2015 0