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NZXT Source 210 Elite Black Steel with painted interior ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Black Front Trim

  • Steel with painted interior ATX Mid Tower
  • 1 x Standard Audio/Mic, 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0 Front Ports
  • 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 8 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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NZXT Source 210 Elite ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

NZXT's Source 210 Elite is here to provide the basic chassis to house your rig and a just a little more to meet your needs. Now with USB 3.0 port, tool-less features, and an additional 140mm top fan for cooling, this modest case contains the essentials for great performance. It's the chassis you can afford, and more.

The Source Series is NZXT's chassis line designed to be a starting block for first time builders or a stepping stone for those who want to upgrade their rig later on. Each chassis faithfully serves its purpose as an affordable, memorable part of your system building experience. It may just be a keeper.



Features

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  • 5.25" and 3.5" Screwless Design – Allows easy setup or removal of optical and hard drives.
  • USB 3.0 – Provides the most up to date high speed data transfer.
  • 2 x 120/140mm fan (1x140mm included)– Maximizes cooling potential.
  • Bottom Mounted PSU – Positioned for the most effective PSU ventilation.
  • Wire Management Support – 20mm space for a neat and easy build.
  • Aluminum Textured Panel – Accents the chassis for a clean, modern look and feel.
  • Dual 120mm Front Intake – Takes advantage of front facing HDD bays for excellent airflow.
  • Maximum Cooling Potential – Eliminate heat by installing up to seven 120mm fans.

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Learn more about the NZXT Source 210 Elite

Model

Brand
NZXT
Model
Source 210 Elite

Spec

Type
ATX Mid Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
Steel with painted interior
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Bottom
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX / ATX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
3
External 3.5" Drive Bays
No
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
8
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

Front Ports
1 x Standard Audio/Mic, 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0

Cooling System

80mm Fans
No
120mm Fans
1 x 120mm rear fan @ 1200rpm (included)
2 x 120mm front fan (optional)
1 x 120mm buttom fan (optional)
140mm Fans
1 x 140mm top fan (included)
Side Air duct
No

Physical Spec

Dimensions
19.51" x 7.68" x 17.32" (W x H x D)
Weight
14.33 lbs

Features

Features
5.25" and 3.5" Screwless Design - Allows easy setup or removal of optical and hard drives.

USB 3.0 - Provides the most up to date high speed data transfer.

2 x 120/140mm fan (1x140mm included)- Maximizes cooling potential.

Bottom Mounted PSU - Positioned for the most effective PSU ventilation

Wire Management Support - 20mm space for a neat and easy build

Aluminum Textured Panel - Accents the chassis for a clean, modern look and feel

Dual 120mm Front Intake - Takes advantage of front facing HDD bays for excellent airflow

Maximum Cooling Potential - Eliminate heat by installing up to seven 120mm fans

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 9/14/2014 4:16:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Case

Pros: I don't care too much for flashy computer cases so the simple black scheme of this case is great. There is plenty of room inside the case for mounting your components and the lack of sharp edges inside the case is a very nice touch.

Cons: The USB ports in the front of the case were installed upside down. It's not a big deal but it is a minor annoyance.

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  • Roger J.
  • 8/13/2014 10:02:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Clean Case

Pros: Looks great. Very easy to get set up. Lots of cooling options. One USB 2 and one USB 3 on the front panel. Mic and audio jacks on front panel as is the norm now. So far I'm very pleased with this case.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I dropped a few screws but was able to get them out with absolutely no problem, ever with my big hands. I'm loving the fact there is no window on this case. It's all business and that is what is most important to me.

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  • Travis C.
  • 8/11/2014 1:13:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty Good Case

Pros: I like the ease of installing and removing drives in the bays. No screws to deal with, just line up the plastic insert properly with the drive mounting holes and twist the knob. I haven't had any of plastic inserts break on me yet, but I was worried about that early on

Lots of fan mounting points

Cons: The side exhaust port only seems to help with airflow in the area that my GPU(video card) is in. With the motherboard/CPU combo(MSI 990XA-GD55 AM3+ / AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz) I am using I have experienced ongoing overheating issues during heavy load operations with the CPU and Northbridge getting to 70C+ before automatic shutdown. A major of my problem is that I have a slightly better than stock CPU fan.

But,

It may be something to consider depending on your needs, but there seem to be other cases available with a side exhaust directly over from where the CPU would be. With my set up, I just don't get enough airflow to the CPU/North bridge even though I've got all the fans I can have plugged in, and have tried different several configurations

I plan to invest in some liquid cooling to remedy current my problem.

Ill be sure my next case has a side fan port right next to the CPU to help with ventilation though

Other Thoughts: make sure your motherboard can support the front facing USB 3.0 port on the case if you want to utilize it

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  • Christopher B.
  • 8/3/2014 3:08:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBreezy enclosure

Pros: It had been a while since I needed to purchase a separate PC tower. I guess a lot has changed... for the better. Lots of flexibility, easy access to everything.

Cons: This really doesn't have anything to do with the tower, but a few of the connections from the power supply were a little too short to allow for decent routing. I lengthened those wire harnesses a few inches, and all was good.

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  • Michael C.
  • 5/29/2014 6:16:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsClean and nice

Pros: Great budget case. Easy cable routing, several drive bays, decent air flow. What more could you want from an inexpensive case like this?

Cons: Pretty bare bones, but you get great value for what you pay

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  • HOT L.
  • 4/28/2014 12:33:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSSD Mounting Holes Unusable

Pros: Great case. Looks good. Black interior. Lots of mounting areas for 3.5 and 5.25 devices. Good airflow design.

Cons: Bought 5 of these to fill an custom order for a client. Found the SSD mounting holes in the bottom of the case and they are unusable because the 3.5" mounting brackets are riveted over them. I think someone was drinking heavily when they placed the SSD mouting holes on this model. Other than that, the case is excellent.

Other Thoughts: ROTATE the SSD mounting holes by 90 degrees and this case would be stellar.

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  • Carolyn M.
  • 2/20/2014 10:58:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNZXT 210 Mid Tower

Pros: *Easy to use from the original build, to adding extra fans, memory, so on...
*After a year of everyday use, I have no issue at all with the build quality.
*Decent air flow set up for the price and style
*Price

Cons: *A little bland I guess, but once again for the price you can not complain, and the pictures clearly show the look of the case.
*Expansion bays are plastic, which I would expect but the pop out covers on the front honestly feel like they could easily be broken. Granted I have not broke any myself, but probably the only real negative I could think of on the build quality.

Other Thoughts: For the price, you get a well build case that has plenty of room for most builds. You could easily put 2 GPUs, an after market CPU heat sink, and it has more expansion bays than any normal person could ever need.

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  • Michael S.
  • 2/10/2014 3:37:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood budget case

Pros: Cheap, Good quality, Adequate room for a case in its class, Nice finish, Decent cable management, Solid.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Had absolutely no problems fitting all of the hardware required for a now build in this case. ATX mobo, 4 sticks of ram without coolers, 430w corsair power supply, no video card, CD drive, 1 Hard drive. In the past i purchased a phantom case from NZXT and found the overall quality to be lackluster at best so was pleasantly surprised when this case came to me with functional 3.5" and 5.25" mounting systems, a good paint job, and a seemingly solid build.

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  • Ryan H.
  • 2/9/2014 2:17:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsQuality Case for the Cost

Pros: 1. The Cost
2. Plenty of harddrive bays for future use
3. Overall size to work in
4. (Mostly) Toolless design is easy
5. Well labeled
6. Standoffs come with screw adapter which makes for easy install.

Cons: 1. No 2.5' bay or adapter. The one labeled 2.5 hdd at the bottom is useless
2. Forces a lot of the cables towards the center of the case. You'll need some clever management to get them around back.

Other Thoughts: Far Warning: In order to install the power supply to the motherboard I had to unscrew the 140mm top fan and hold it off to the side. It is a very snug fit and you are going to want as thin and long of a cable as possible (maybe buy an extender or adapter).

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/24/2014 11:01:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI don't know why other companies even bother in this price range.

Pros: + Simple utilitarian appearance.
+ Amazing cooling potential. Extra spaces for a side 120mm, two front 120mm, and an additional 140mm up top, or to use the area up top for a liquid cooling radiator.
+ included fans are quiet and push a lot of air, and are also sleeved and pre-routed behind the motherboard tray out of the box! (Plenty of cooling for an AMD FX-8350 and Radeon 7750 with stock heatsinks.)
+ rolled steel construction inside the case means there are no sharp edges at all to cut yourself on, which was common in budget cases of years past.
+ tool-less design that still allows for the removal of the tool-less mounts to use normal mounting screws in case you have unusual hardware.
+ painted interior looks super stylish when the door is removed.
+ space behind the motherboard tray is actually large enough to route most cables through.
+ front panel connectors are actually on the front, very easy to access and has USB 3.
+ optical drive bay covers are easy to remove, and can be replaced after they have been removed. Simple pinch and pull design.
+ front panel is easy to remove to help installing unusual components.
+ enough room inside for the biggest video cards on the market, though it may make mounting one or two hard drives impossible.

Cons: - No removable dust filters.
- Solid hard drive & optical drive construction - hard drives mount aligned length-way with the case, and is not modular or removable.
- front fans when mounted may get in the way of the hard drives behind them, and mounting them with hard drives in place is difficult.
- no mounting points or adapters for SSDs
- front panels solid build means less air can be pulled in from front mounted fans.

Other Thoughts: I used this case for a build for a friend who wanted a day-to-day use PC. It is styled in a way that makes it good not only for enthusiasts, but also for your average user who just wants something unobtrusive to sit under his desk.

the non-elite version of this case that comes with one less fan would be perfect as well if it could be had for a lower price, but at the time the prices were the same after factoring in the shipping cost, which was free on the Elite model.

If i was building a system for someone who intended to do serious gaming, i would still consider this case, but likely use the Source 220 or the Tempest series, as they have slightly better front ventilation and easily removable filters.

Considering the value that is included in this case, it is an absolute top pick in my book. Its perfect not only for every day users, but also someone who wants to build a nice entry level gaming pc that they can hold onto through several upgrade cycles. there is decent cooling performance without adding anything, and if you are interested in overclocking, adding more fans or water cooling radiators is certainly an option.

it wasn't too long ago that a budget case meant shiny metal interior with sharp edges, flimsy construction, and one fan that would burn up within a few days use. There are only a few cases that even come close to competing in this price range, again i would recommend this product to anyone for any purpose and at any budget other than "money is no option" builds.

I have purchased several other cases from NZXT recently, and on one occasion contacted them because one case fan had its cabling nicked by a side panel, not to the point of being cut, but almost, and they happily sent me two replacement fans the next day - customer service is always a nice thing to know you have to fall back on.

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