NZXT Source 210 ReviewCompxpert - July 24, 2011
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Poor performance in a test certainly doesn't break a case. However, the Source 210 was not without its flaws, which included an impaired ability to install hard drives when working with 10.5" or greater graphics cards. Not everything is perfect, but in most scenarios the setup of the Source 210 works out nicely. What is included with the Source 210 gives a lot of room for upgrades, and this is where it excels. Barring the concerns about large graphics cards, the case is able to take up to eight hard disk drives, which is a greater number of hard disks than most people use or need. The case, despite the lack of included fans, allows for support for up to seven total fans, so it leaves room for you to add on six more, and considering the current level of performance, it would be recommended to add more. Wire management was easy with the included holes in the motherboard tray, and the 20mm space behind the tray definitely did not inhibit installation. Seeing as the Source 210 markets itself as a starter case, then the price should be quite affordable, right? Well this case certainly is affordable since it ships at an unbelievably frugal $39.99. So if your idea is to save some clams on your next build with that new high-end graphics card, then the Source 210 might just be the starting place you're looking for.
- Cost-effective entry level case
- Wire management features
- Lack of included fans hampers performance
- May not support larger video cards