NZXT Source 530 Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

NZXT Source 530 Review

Introduction

The first thing that strikes you about the Source 530 is the absence of the sculpted plastic panels that have become something of a trademark with NZXT cases and the Phantom range in particular.  That's not to say there's no plastic on the 530, there's a bit around the front fascia, but it's not a dominating feature of the design.  Opening up the 530's windowed side panel reveals an interior that's more than slightly reminiscent of the Phantom 530, and as you might have guessed there's a good reason for that as for the greater part the two cases share the same chassis.  It looks then that with the Source 530 NZXT appear to be trying to keep it simple, providing what appears to be the features of the Phantom 530 for £25 less.  Question is though, apart form the fascia have NZXT trimmed anything else? 

 

Technical Specification

Size

Full Tower

Model Number

CA-SO530-M1

Drive Bays

External 5.25" x 3 
Internal 3.5" /2.5": 6  Internal 2.5": 1 + 6

Cooling System

Front 2x140mm/ 120mm or 1x200mm
Rear 1x140mm / 120mm (1x120mm included) 
Bottom 2x120mm
Top 2x140mm or 3x120mm (1x120mm included) 
Interior 1x120mm/140mm

Clearance

CPU Cooler 282mm (With Pivot Fan)
VGA Card 310mm (With Cage)/ 444mm (Without Cage)
Cable Management 26mm (Lowest Point)/ 34mm (Highest Point)

Dimensions

235mm x 507mm x 510.5mm

Material

Steel, Plastic, Mesh

Motherboard Support

ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX, EATX   (322x272mm)

Expansion Slots

8

External Electronics

1 x Audio / Mic
2 x USB 3.0

Product Weight

9.2 kg

Warranty

2 Years

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Most Recent Comments

25-10-2013, 07:23:07

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...091054609l.jpg

A full tower case from NZXT for just 80. The price is low, but what about the features?

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25-10-2013, 07:46:15

Tripp
pretty decent case for a super tight full tower budget build, shame about the lack of grommets though

26-10-2013, 09:46:49

Dussan
Probably going to be one of the more popular "beginners" case for watercooling.

very nice.
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