NZXT Source 530 Full Tower Chassis Review

by - 6 years ago

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Exterior


The main body of the chassis is finished in a powder black paint job that gives the case a dull matte look. The side panel is held in place with a pair of thumb screws and features a huge window that will give us a great view of the chassis interior.

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The right side panel is also held in place with thumb screws, but doesn’t have any stand-out design features.

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The front panel features HD audio ports and a pair of USB 3.0 ports, interestingly no USB 2.0 ports along side them. There are three 5.25″ bays that are covered with quick release covers for easy access. The lower half of the front panel is ventilated and features a washable dust-filter behind it to provide any front mounted cooling with clean air.

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There is a small LED back-lit logo on the left, while the power indication is recessed into the frame near the top right corner.

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The edge of the front panel is a really glossy and somewhat cheap looking and feeling plastic, I’m not sure why NZXT chose this finish here. The side features the reset, power and rear LED light switch.

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Around the back we see another common NZXT feature, the long screw mounts from the rear fan. There is a 120mm fan pre-installed but you can also install a 140mm one here if you wish. The long screw holes allow you to adjust the height of the fan, handy if you need to room for a small water cooling radiator. Further down we have 8 expansion slots, two water / cable routing holes, a bottom mounted PSU cut-out and plenty of extra ventilation holes.

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The top of the chassis features a multitude of long screw mounts for 3 x 120mm or 3 x 140mm cooling fans, certainly more than enough room for large water cooling blocks.

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The base of the chassis is well equipped with dust filters that cover both the PSU area and the additional 120mm fan mounts in the base of the chassis.

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Article Index

  1. Introduction
  2. Exterior
  3. Interior
  4. Complete System
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