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NZXT Source 530 Case Review

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It is clear that the aesthetic design of the Source 530 has been created for those users who prefer their PC to have an understated visage.  It is much less striking than the design of the Phantom series, and is much more conventional in its form.

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The front panel of the case is comprised mainly of mesh, which should help facilitate airflow into the system.  There is space for dual 120 mm or 140 mm fans in the front of the chassis, meaning you could install a 240 mm radiator in this location if you wish.

NZXT have made provisions for three external 5.25″ drives, meaning there is plenty of room for a dual-bay reservoir for those who want to water cool.

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We find the front panel connections along the top.  NZXT haven't gone overboard on the connections, only including two USB 3.0 ports and headphone and microphone jacks.  These should fulfill the needs of most users, though.

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A quick glance at the top panel of the Source 530 reveals that NZXT have designed this case with water cooling in mind.  The fan vents in the roof fill the entire panel, and feature mounting points for three 120 mm fans or two 140 mm fans.  This means the case supports both 280 mm radiators and 360 mm radiators, and is therefore ideal for those looking to build a water-cooled system.

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The left side panel of the case features a large acrylic window which will give you an unrestricted review of the system within.  This is ideal for those looking to show off their high end components and water-cooling equipment.

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Moving round to the rear of the case, we find a standard layout which consists of eight expansion slots, power supply mounting points at the bottom and an exhaust fan vent which supports both 120 mm and 140 mm fans.

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