NZXT Source 210 Computer Case Black
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- CASE TYPE Mid Tower Steel / FRONT PANEL MATERIAL Plastic / Aluminum-like finish /DIMENSIONS (W x H x D) 195mm x 440mm x 495.5mm
- Dual 120mm Front Intake ? Takes advantage of front facing HDD bays for excellent airflow
- Wire Management Support ? 20mm space for a neat and easy build
- Bottom Mounted PSU Positioned for the most effective PSU ventilation
- COOLING SYSTEM FRONT, 2 X 120mmREAR, 1 X 120mm @ 1200rpm (included)TOP, 1 X 140mmBOTTOM, 1 x 120mm
- DRIVE BAYS 3 EXTERNAL 5.25" DRIVE BAYS 8 INTERNAL 3.5" HDD Drives / WEIGHT 6.5kg /MOTHERBOARD SUPPORT ATX, MICRO-ATX
- VGA Clearance Maximum 230mm w/ hard drive, 330mm w/o hard drive /CPU Heatsink Support 160mm / Wiring Space 20mm
- Aluminum Textured Panel ? Accents the chassis for a clean, modern look and feel
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The Source Series is NZXT's chassis line designed to be a starting block for first time builders or a stepping stone for those who want to upgrade their rig later on. Each chassis faithfully serves their purpose as an affordable, memorable part of your system building experience; it may just be a keeper.
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If I were doing a budget build, it would come down to this case and the Gamma Classic. The Source 210 is simply a classier looking case, one you wouldn't feel embarrassed building for a 45 year old nurse. It has the same basic cable management of the Gamma Classic (Read: excellent) but has the added benefit of not having a crazy zig zag for a front panel.
It's a good case with plenty of room for all but the largest graphics cards and again, good cable management features. The inside is clean and black, with no real rough edges to speak of. The tool-less design works well where it's implemented, and the front panel audio is free from the sort of interference you typically find on cases in this price range (even the Gamma Classic).
The airflow's about what you'd expect from a case with a 120mm intake fan hidden behind a plastic front panel. For a budget build you probably won't hurt for cooling, but with a decently-powered GPU and CPU you'll definitely need to install a second (or third) fan.
Unfortunately, the Gamma Classic has simply a more high quality feel to it. The Source 210's front panel feels cheap, with cheap plastic that flexes just enough to feel it and a texture that is poorly defined enough to look it. The metal is also noticeably thinner than the Gamma Classic, heightening that cheap feeling.
In the end though, it's still a case worth getting on a budget. It does its main job well, and if you're looking for a cheap case that won't scream NERD every time someone lays eyes on it and that has some useful features that you don't typically find in this price range, it's a good choice.
After I took the cover off and found the screw pouch. Enough to fill it up with hard drives, optical drives, etc. Unheard of. The screws kick butt. An earlier commenter on this case suggested the screw holes were cheap. Sorry. The screws are all machine threaded. This means that your case is going to look uniform throughout. Every screw provided is BLACK. There are at least 40 screws in this. The screw that I used to mount the motherboard with and the screw I used to tighted optical drive with and the screw that I used to hold the GTX-660 is the same screw. It's about time!
Imprinted on the backwall of the motherboard floor, the have how many screws and in exactly which holes the screws for your exact motherboard, go. Not a problem in you are in the mid-thousands. It just kind of dawned me one day, that I had reached some plateau and the screw holes kind of glow when I get near. The wiring behind the motherboard is more than ample, with plenty of large, close, wiring access holes made for hands as well as wires. Again great. Every screw has threaded very well aside from one screw on a new black edition HDD. It began to bind-up. At the time I was thinking that might be binding on the case as it went past it to the hard drive. As a forethought, it might have been one bad screw. There is plenty of space to rout my wires. The power supply is located on the bottom and is set off the case floor just a little bit, not to mention that they have made it possible to put two fans down there. You can put two more up on the ceiling of the case as well as two more up front. They there a huge opening to allow air escape.
My hat is off to NZXT Technologies for an intelligently thought out, technically aware and savvy design as well as a quality product whose prices are a serious value. There was plenty of room to tuck the cables out of sight. I have an Antec Twelve Hunred v2, the Nine Hundred v2, and two Thermaltake Armours. NZXT Technologies did a beautiful job and I hope all of their cases have this much thought poured into them. I have a real need for a case that has so much versatility built in for a really good price.
The case is a great deal but I would love to see in future models features that used one of the 5.25 or perhaps a couple of rows at the top of the 3.5" HDD bays or perhaps where the video card might butt up against. They could add put an area just for SSD Drives. Another request would be (4-8) four to eight black screws for DVD drives. Perhaps they could offer additional features for $20 more that offered a a 3.5" cutout in the lower 5.25" bay that made it possible to add a 3.5" Card Reader. I obtained a 25 Multicard Reader that includes one USB 3.0 plug in front. I had to add an adaptor for the rear fan that connects to the old style 4-pin molex connector that allows me to connect it to the motherboard, so the system can adjust the speed of the back fan according to the temperature inside the case.
It has been said before.... Buy this case!!! It is an incredible deal. Use the money you just saved and get something like a card reader that has a couple of USB 3.0 ports.Amazon has a blue aluminum adaptor made by ORICO (AC52535) that allows two SSD drives together or a 3.5" HDD that fits inside of a 5.25" Bay.
NZXT Technologies thank-you for making a case that is affordable & really well thought out. Honestly, I will think twice before I run out an buy an upscale case.
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Per quanto riguarda il case, lo considero un acquisto eccellente. Comprato a soli 30 euro tramite un'offerta che lo descriveva come usato e con alcuni graffi, sembra assolutamente nuovo di zecca. Venivano segnalati alcuni graffi di cui, tuttavia, non ho visto traccia. Due difetti (non da poco) da considerare: era inclusa solamente una delle due ventole (cose che non veniva specificata nella descrizione dell'oggetto) e la base dove viene montato l'alimentatore ha una brutta ammaccatura verso l'interno (alla quale ho dovuto rimediare da solo). Tuttavia, le ottime condizioni generali, il perfetto funzionamento dell'unica ventola fornita e l'eccellente qualità del case in generale possono solo rendermi entusiasta per l'acquisto: 30 euro per un case di questa qualità, estremamente gradevole dal punto di vista estetico, con un'ottima ventilazione ed estremamente spazioso, in aggiunta ad un'ottima possibilità di gestione dei vari cavi, secondo me, sono un vero e proprio affare. Ogni singola vite al proprio posto. Se non fosse stato per il lieve danno alla base già menzionato e l'assenza della ventola, sarebbe stato l'acquisto perfetto!
Seul bémol, compter une somme allant jusqu'à 30€ pour ajouter des ventilateurs et filtres car un seul ventilateur est fourni avec sans aucun filtre
Concernant le prix, acheté à 51€, mais sur Youtube toute les vidéos d'unboxing donnent comme prix d'achat 27 à 30 dollars (soit 20€), pourquoi une telle différence ?
La version 210 Elite propose un ventilateur en plus et un port usb 3.0, cette version non
Ca reste un bon boîtier pour budget serré