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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.

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Bradley G.
  • 9/7/2014 12:09:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: its big and cheap
has good cooling (so far) and only have 4 fans in it (none on the face)

Cons: theirs nothing i can see as a con

Other Thoughts: dont hold by the bottom i the dust shield could slip out and then you might drop it

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  • Torin A.
  • 9/7/2014 11:43:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsIncredible value

Pros: This is the best value oriented case for high end systems and if youre a beginner, the pre installed front panel cables and motherboard stand offs make life a little easier. You wont find a better case for your money this thing will accomodate lots of high-end hardware.

Cons: None, its not perfect but at this price point it was never intended to be.

Other Thoughts: This case has a lot of ventilation holes, with that being said you may have airflow problems if you dont populate all of the fan mounts or strategically block the ones that youre not using. personally i populated all of them and hooked em up to the NZXT sentry mix 2 fan controller which sits in a 5.25" bay and matches the case brilliantly

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  • matthew h.
  • 9/4/2014 6:20:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssupport

Pros: looking better

Cons: front ports are not working

Other Thoughts: called nzxt today since no email yet. spoke to CS and received an email. Attached my invoice and sent it back. Waiting now so far so good.

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  • matthew h.
  • 8/30/2014 9:26:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsfailed usb/mic headphones

Pros: love the case as stated before

Cons: usb/mic headphonejacks dont work.
usb jacks worked for a bit then stopped the headphone mic never worked i guess since i didnt try it till now.

Building a system a few items at a time. got MB/Case first. made sure it all worked then set it aside till today. tried the front panel audio jacks NADA and usb stopped working also. Will update this after i give nzxt a chance to reply to my email i sent them today.

Took the ports outta another case and tried them they all work and all o/i ports on the MB work too. I really like this case just wish everything worked. i can get a controller panel but thats kinda stupid since the case is suppose to have them.

Other Thoughts: Still would tell people to get this case cause it rocks.

Have 6 120 and 2 140mm fans going plus lots of cable space behind the motherboard. removable/swappable Hd cages plus a ssd mount on back. just hope Nzxt responds quickly.

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  • Aubrey P.
  • 8/29/2014 1:03:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent Case!

Pros: This case is great for the price. It's sturdy and provides 2 fans already mounted.

Cons: Somewhat cheaply made but for the price I have absolutely no complaints.

Some of the hardware such as the HDD bays are removable and in order to get them seated in properly is a pain.

If you want to install front case fans you must remove the HDD bays Which can be long and frustrating compared to other cases.

The front-bottom dust collector screen doesn't clip in. When I was putting components in the computer sometimes after rotating the case the front screen would slide out. Not a major issue but it's an irritating one that could be solved easily from the designers.

Other Thoughts: It's an overall great case. I would recommend it to anyone who needs a nice case for a cheap price.

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  • Anthony T.
  • 8/27/2014 11:24:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat, Simple, Easy, Cheap

Pros: This case for it's price is everything i needed in a case for a great building experience, lots of room, lots of bays, easy to take apart and put together, it's a really nice design in my opinion and basically perfect for what i wanted a nice clean case with great performance and as that the cooling and performance of it around the components is great, even between removing the side panel or not doesn't effect the temps much at all if any due to the already great open flow, and the little extras here and there make it even greater, rely couldn't see a need for more unless wanted a fancy design what im not big on

Cons: It's rely hard see any negative to this case, I'm sure for some peoples use there maybe one but for me, can't think of one

Other Thoughts: buy it, use it, love it :3

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  • Wesley R.
  • 8/20/2014 7:09:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVary Satisfied

Pros: - Good cable management
- Lots of Space
- Good quality Build
- 2 Fan included
- 10 slot Fan Hub included

Cons: - Fan hub can't control speed (so its set a one speed constantly
- Price is abit too high maybe if it was 75$ or 80$

Other Thoughts: All in all im satisfied

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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.

Manufacturer Response:

Hey there, Adkt92!

We're sorry to hear about the bent top door corner on your Source 530. Have you tried to contact our Support team at support.nzxt.com? We may be able to help if the bent part is part of any removable piece on the Source 530. Please let us know how we can help!

Sincerely,
NZXT. Support

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