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NZXT Source 530 CA-SO530-M1 Matte Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

  • Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower
  • Audio/Mic, I/O LED, Power/Reset LED, 2 x USB 3.0, 10-Port Fan Hub Front Ports
  • 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 6 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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The Phantom 530 has all the beloved features of the original Phantom chassis, with fully-modular hard drive cages, a discrete SSD mount behind the motherboard tray, NZXT's signature rear I/O LEDs, a single channel 30W fan controller with integrated 10-port fan hub, and steel 5.25in. optical drive latches. Now, Phantom 530 has more for you. It offers more cable management space up to 34mm (70% more than the original Phantom chassis), and supports more airflow and water cooling.

 

 
Features
Source 530
Source 530
Liquid Cooling
Fits large water cooling radiators up to 360mm in size. Native support for the world's largest all-in-one liquid coolers, the 140mm / 280mm NZXT Kraken™.
Source 530
The Source 530 features fully modular, interchangeable hard drive cages, offering unmatched customization at its price point.
Source 530
Fan Filters
The Source 530 is filtered using three full coverage removable filters, keeping your components clean.
Source 530
Cable Management
Up to 34mm of cable management clearance, a 10-port fan hub, and a discrete SSD mount gives you room for a beautifully clean build.
 
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Learn more about the NZXT CA-SO530-M1

Model

Brand
NZXT
Series
Source 530
Model
CA-SO530-M1

Spec

Type
ATX Full Tower
Color
Matte Black
Case Material
Steel / Plastic
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Bottom
Motherboard Compatibility
ITX, MicroATX, ATX, EATX (322x272mm)
With Side Panel Window
Yes

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
3
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
6
Internal 2.5" Drive Bays
7 (1 behind motherboard tray)
Expansion Slots
8

Front Ports

Front Ports
Audio/Mic, I/O LED, Power/Reset LED, 2 x USB 3.0, 10-Port Fan Hub

Cooling System

120mm Fans
2

Physical Spec

Dimensions
235mm x 507mm x 510.5mm
Weight
9.2 kg

Features

Features
CPU Cooler: 183mm

VGA Card:
310mm (With HDD Cages)
444mm (Without HDD Cages)

Cable Management: 26mm (Lowest Point) 34mm (Highest Point)

Fully modular, interchangeable hard drive cages.

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Warranty

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


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  • matthew h.
  • 8/18/2014 5:25:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReally nice case

Pros: Its roomy and sturdy.major cable management behind MB tray and removable HDD cages. Lots of cooling options up to 9 fans.
I have 2 red 140mm on top 2 140 in front 2 120 on the bottom and one 120 in the rear. Nice window.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Its not like my fractal R4 windowed but its a nice case for 90 bucks

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  • Justin W.
  • 8/18/2014 10:03:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Case

Pros: This case looks wonderfully sharp. I was so pleased with the included 120mm fans that I bought a few more NZXT fans and also the Kraken X41. The I/O LED on the back is really useful when digging around in a cord forest. The cutaway window gives a great view of your build and a good way to see any dust buildup. Plenty of room for cord management and excellent airflow. Built out of sturdy steel. My build runs very cool in this tower. Excellent case for the price!

Cons: The I/O LED switch is right next to the power and reset buttons and feels the same in the dark, which can result in an accidental reboot. The included instructions aren't the best for connecting the case LEDs to the mobo (couldn't figure out why the front panel LED wasn't working for about a day - turns out it runs off of a SATA power connector).

Other Thoughts: If you're looking for a sleek yet sturdy case that will run cool and quiet, look no further.

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  • Austin K.
  • 8/17/2014 11:18:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsits ok

Pros: Case looks and feels really nice. There is enough space to do what i want inside of it and I cant really complain too much because of the price which isn't bad at all.

Cons: When i received the case the door top corner was bent so i couldn't get the thumb screw out which really up set me. then i was taking off the other side and the bottom corner bent, and this isn't my first computer build the metal on this case is very cheap.

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  • Nic E.
  • 8/12/2014 2:37:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Case, Slight Rattle

Pros: A very simple case with modular, removable 3.5 drive bays.

Cons: The window panel rattles a bit when computer is under a little stress, but nothing that some tape on the corner wouldn't fix.

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  • Michael K.
  • 8/7/2014 5:21:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Premium Feel
Nice Style
Plenty of room
Good airflow
Easy to build with

Cons: The labeling for micro ATX confused me so I was originally missing a mounting screw and had to take off motherboard and put it in. Maybe I can't read though

Other Thoughts: Built with this for a friend who picked it. Made me respect for NZXT cases.
Feels like a much higher quality case than phantom 410.

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  • Gordon S.
  • 7/30/2014 12:35:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWow ?

Pros: I've built a few systems in my day, but this case fills a very sweet spot in my collection. All the parts are cut and fit very well, no sharp edges. All the hardware is nicely laid out and labeled. Do be certain to read the documentation to find out which packet of screws are for what. Many, many cable routing options and capabilities, tie down points galore. I'm particularly fond of the removable/washable air filters on the bottom and front. All of mine fit securely and were easily removed and replaced. Excellent hardware kits, well thought out and well organized.

Cons: I would have loved to have another filter on the backside fan portal since that's where my Cooler Master pulls air into the case and across my CPU radiator. Some assemblers may wish to have a top side filter since that's also a popular place to install 240mm radiators.

Other Thoughts: It's called a Mid-Tower, but it's very, very roomy. Since this is likely my last computer tower case I wanted it to be flexible in it's capabilities. I was not disappointed.

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  • Matthew H.
  • 7/21/2014 9:01:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust want I wanted

Pros: Tons of room and designed for significant air-flow. I received the case lightning fast and couldn't be happier with it. The construction seems solid and it's got some weight to it so it doesn't feel like a cheap piece of plastic. The side door comes off easily with thumb screws and the way the door is designed keeps viewers looking at whats important and hiding what's not (i.e. HDD bay, optical drives, and SATA connectors) making for a clean and easy install.

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: I will add to my review when the rest of my rig gets here.

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  • Sean M.
  • 7/5/2014 11:01:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent case at a low price point

Pros: - Quality build
- Lots of space for everything
- Modular drive bays
- Space for many fans
- USB3.0 hub on the front panel
- Both sides are removable as well as the front panel
- Fan hub
- Lots of space for cable management

Cons: Nothing so far

Other Thoughts: Much better than the mid tower case that I bought before this.

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  • Mark D.
  • 7/2/2014 5:09:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Case

Pros: - Plenty of room to work with
- removable HDD cages to open up space for better air flow
- plenty of places to attach case fans
- excellent wire management options
- Hidden SSD (was fun to work with)

This case was a ton of fun to work with, I found the directions easy to understand and everything was labeled well. I really enjoyed building my machine and a lot of that is because this case was fun to work with.

Cons: - only 2 case fans, but at the price and the other features on the case makes it worth buying a couple of fans for intake. The fans are silent and great.

Other Thoughts: I didn't use the fan controller on the back. I opted to just plug them directly to my motherboard. But, will be great for those who have more fans then motherboard has options.

I bought a 200mm case fan for the intake fan. After looking at the cfm output it was a better idea then 2 140mm. I am not unpleased by this case at all.

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  • Wilberto R.
  • 7/1/2014 2:56:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBeautiful case

Pros: Love all the room this case provides for a budget full tower it brings it home. had a phantom and it was to flashy for me then i saw the 530.

Cons: wish i could fir a 420 rad up top or something im sure with some moding i could but dont want to cut this thing up.

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