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NZXT Source 530 CA-SO530-M1 Matte Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
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Pros: Nice looking case. Has a fan filter in the front panel and 2 in the bottom, 1 in front for fans and 1 in rear for the PSU. The mesh on the front also catches dust, which can cause dust buildup on the outside, easily removed with a cloth. Can support either 120mm or 140mm fans in front and on top. Includes 2 120mm exhaust fans powered by a 10 port fan hud, powered by a single molex plug. Modular HDD cages hold up to 6 drives, and can be removed if not needed.

Cons: Front bezel is a pain to remove, you have to take off both side panels and push out 6 plastic clips, some of which are hard to get to if you have bigger hands like me. Mounting holes for the front fans are not threaded (unlike the Switch 810) so you need to thicker fan screws and also requires removing all HDD cages to mount fans on the front, not a problem once you have then installed.

Other Thoughts: Overall I like the case very much, having a Switch 810 I wanted a smaller case since I didn't need the room of a full-tower case. Even though this is marketed as full tower, it's quite a bit smaller than the Switch or Phatom 810. The fan hub is nice if you get fans that are low RPM at full power since no controller is included. Installing the front fans, I have 2 140mm for intake, was troublesome, but once installed I don't plan on changing for a while. Having the fan mounting holes threaded would have made it a snap to install or change without having to removed the HDD cages. The mounting holes for the optional 200mm are threaded, so installing one of those might be a bit easier. Since the front mesh also filters dust, you can get dust rings on the outside, but is easily wiped away with a microfiber cloth, so no real complaint there.

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Display Name: Matthew C.

Date Joined: 10/20/13

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