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NZXT Source 530 Case Review

Overall we are very impressed with the NZXT Source 530. It is very well suited to those enthusiasts who are looking for a practical, well designed chassis.

The design of the case is understated and the build quality is quite impressive, considering the price point. We recorded decent thermal and acoustic performance in our tests, making this ideal for those looking to build a cool and quiet overclocked system.

The basic design and layout of the Source 530 is almost identical to the Phantom 530 which we looked at recently. The Phantom has been designed to appeal to those enthusiasts who are looking for a visually striking design, which NZXT demand around £20 extra for.

For those readers wanting to build a flashy looking system, the Phantom is ideal. But for those who are looking to save some money and aren’t too concerned with attracting the eye, the Source remains a great option.

At a price of £80 from Overclockers UK, we feel that the NZXT Source 530 offers excellent value for money. For those who are looking to build something more attractive then the Phantom 530 would be a better option, though, as it has a much flashier design and is available in a number of different colour schemes.

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Pros

  • Understated design.
  • Solid build quality.
  • Good thermal and acoustic performance.
  • Decent value for money.

Cons

  • Phantom 530 offers a much more exciting design.

KitGuru says: Another impressive case from NZXT which certainly lives up to its tagline, ‘Simple, Affordable, Capable’.

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Rating: 8.0.

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