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Bruce G.

Bruce G.

Joined on 01/27/12

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Most Favorable Review

Great case

NZXT Tempest 210 CA-TP210-01 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
NZXT Tempest 210 CA-TP210-01 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Similar to the other positive reviewers. The case seems plenty sturdy to me, with plenty of screws provided. There is a front air filter. The fans are very quiet.

Cons: The manual consists of pictures and parts identification in many languages--it is not very helpful.

Overall Review: Some hints from a 1st time builder: 1) The correct locations for the motherboard stand offs are labeled for different styles of motherboards (ATX, MATX, etc.). The labels are difficult to see since everything is painted black--look closely. 2) To remove the front air filter, bend the filter NOT the holding clips. The clips don't bend and you will break them. 3) The connector to the power LED are marked + and -, but the HDD LED connector is not marked as clearly. The small triangle is the POSITIVE side. 4) All of the no-tool mounts for the 3.5" drives are shipped on the right side. Take one from the right side and use it on the left if you don't want to use screws on the left side.

Most Critical Review

Noisy!

Rosewill RFX-120BL - 120mm Computer Case Cooling Fan - Transparent Frame with Blue LED Lights, 2-Ball Bearing, Silent, 2 Rotation Speeds with PWM Control
Rosewill RFX-120BL - 120mm Computer Case Cooling Fan - Transparent Frame with Blue LED Lights, 2-Ball Bearing, Silent, 2 Rotation Speeds with PWM Control

Pros: Comes with a metal grill if you are not using the fan in a computer case.

Cons: Noisy unless you use the included speed controller to slow the fan way down--but then it doesn't move much air.

Overall Review: The screws are very hard to install. Use the correct size Phillips. Insert each screw BEFORE you install it in the case. Remove each screw, blow out plastic shavings from screw. Repeat process. Now it should be fairly easy to install (you might want to use a little lube). If you don't want to use the included speed control, wire a 33 to 75 ohm, 5 watt resistor in series with the fan. A 50 ohm resistor keeps the fan fairly quiet while still moving some air. Mount the resistor on the case (it will get a little warm).