NZXT Source 210 ReviewCompxpert - July 24, 2011
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When choosing a case for your new build it is important to consider the direction you wish to take with your build. Depending on where you wish to take it, you may need a case with the right features to accommodate your build over its lifetime. NZXT has been making excellent cases for sometime now, and today it has a new case up for review, the Source 210. NZXT considered the wallet of every gamer with this one, claiming that the average gamer spends $60 per game they buy each year. Needless to say, the expenses add up and the Source 210 is there for you, providing basic features while allowing you to upgrade your rig later on. Just what sort of upgrading is available to the Source 210, you ask? Well it is able to take on up to seven fans in total and is able to house up to eight hard disk drives, both of which offer great expansion for later on. The Source 210 promises to be an affordable and expandable case, but just how well does it live up to its claims. Let's take a closer look and find out.
Beginning with the front of the box, we have the Source 210 shown here from the left-front side of the case. Further on are the left and right sides of the box, which include tables of specifications detailing the specifics of the case. The back of the box, unlike the rest, contains a rather meaty bunch of facts about big features of the case, which include its ability to take on seven fans. There is also a nice paragraph at the top-right of the box, which goes over just who NZXT is marketing this case to, which appears to be any gamer looking to reap the savings of a cost-effective case.
Once the box is opened, we are greeted by the front panel of the case in between the two usual pieces of Styrofoam. The case is also contained in a plastic bag to ensure that the outer black finish doesn't get scratched during transit.
So far it looks like we have a great contender for a budget case, but what's going on inside of this beast?