The impressionist graphic of the case in the midst of a powerful tempest catches the eye and pulls attention to the EVO case imaged in the center, a strikingly contrasted portrayal. Blue inserts within the main graphic clearly highlight product features. The rear of the box gives the prospective customer a good look at both the exterior and interior of the case, a rundown of additional features and a selection of awards won by the original Tempest, including the one we bestowed in April 2008.
Within the box the Tempest Evo is packaged inside a clear plastic bag which is then bound within tough but flexible foam forms fitted on top and bottom, assuredly securing and protecting the case.
Included with the case in a small white cardboard box is the multi-language user guide, a couple of twist lock ties, device mounting screws, mainboard screws, standoffs, speaker, 5¼" drive rails and 16 3½" drive rails (two shown). The white foam bag in the top right corner, tied shut and secured within the case, is shown covering the ends of the USB, SATA and panel switch connectors to prevent damage during shipping. A plastic 3½" to 5¼" drive adaptor is included as well, mounted in the third drive bay.
There was a time a few years ago that Hi-Fi/AMP like HTPC cases were everywhere. That has changed a bit in recent times due to some excellent m-ATX boards allowing builds in compact chassis however there is still something about the home theatre component style of design which can be appealing...