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Pros: Fairly good price. Easy installation. Not too bulky. The black color matches my computer chassis.
Cons: None yet.
Other Thoughts: Can't really say much. It installed like RAM, works like RAM, and performs like RAM should. For the price it was a really good buy.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: NZXT Source 530 CA-SO530-M1 Matte Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Pros: I can't say enough good things about this case. It's got plenty of room inside, which is only natural considering it's a fairly large case.
The customization options are absolutely crazy, with each fan "zone" giving you multiple configuration options. Hell, you can even install a 200mm fan behind the front panel if you want! It's got tons of air circulation options. Have a fan on the bottom of your PSU? No problem! This chassis is designed to allow that too! It comes with 2 fans already pre-installed and you can easily order more from the company if you want all your fans to match.
I thought, at first, the LED's on the back panel were just a gimmick until I actually had to climb behind my computer and plug something in. No flashlight needed anymore! In addition, the "button" placement on the front of the system is very well thought out.
The large window in the one side of the chassis doesn't make the side panel flimsy when removed.
I love the hidden fan hub, which makes plugging in all the case fans really easy, not to mention the mounting brackets! Even with the side off the chassis you'd never know I had a Solid State Drive mounted behind the motherboard.
All the hard drives are easily removed, with no screws required for anything in the 5 1/4 and 3 1/2 bays. The rear of the 3 1/2 bays all face the side of the chassis as well, making hiding your cables an absolute breeze. Plenty of tie-up locations as well, to keep those cables under control and where you need them to be.
There's no doubt about it, a true computer professional built this chassis. It's even got removable (for cleaning) air filter screens on the air intake zones (front and bottom of chassis) to keep dust out of your computer!
Cons: Someone with very little technical knowledge might have a hard time installing their equipment into this case. The hardware (nuts/bolts) came in nice packaging but the labeling on the packaging vs the labeling in the instruction manual was very confusing.
Other Thoughts: The only thing missing from this chassis are some extension cables for the fans. I find that most chassis fans come with very short cables and it's a real challenge to get them to reach the fan hub on the back side of the motherboard mount. I'm not calling that a Con though, as it's more the fault of the fan manufacturer than the chassis manufacturer.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: The processor runs like a champ. My computer is so much faster than when I was running a Dual Core. Installation was easy and, even though I knew what I was doing, they had excellent instructions provided. Processor cooler and fan are included, never see my CPU over 29'C even when gaming. Heat transfer pad was also provided.
Cons: The provided CPU fan is very noisy, even at low RPM. When it revs up to high RPM, like when playing a game, it sounds like your computer is getting ready to take off and fly around the room. You'll need an aftermarket CPU fan (or fan/cooler combo) if you want to tame the noisy beast.
Other Thoughts: The packaging of the entire product was very nicely done. CPU was kept confined and protected from any movement. Would have been nice to get heat conductive paste instead of a pad, but that's nitpicking.READ FULL REVIEW
Display Name: Mr R.
Date Joined: 04/19/14
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