Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5 out of 5 by marama32 Fantastic case, at a nice price
I would have to say I had no idea who NZXT were. But I was building a new gaming system and did a lot of research on cases for it. The Source 530 was up there with the best of them. I condisered cases at twice the price, but after weighing up all the cases, I decided to go with the Source 530.
I did not regret my decision. I am absolutely delighted with the case. It's a quality design in my opinion with bags of space to hide all your cables out of sight, especially with the half clear panel.
You can fit virtually anything in this case it is vast. My primary goal was to fit the Enermax 180mm cpu cooler which fitted with ease and still have about 15mm clearance. Some of the more expensive cases could not accommodate the cooler and struggled with the 360mm Graphics card, but not this case.
I have a couple of criticisms of the case which are minor points.
Firstly there is no 2.0 USB ports on the front panel, just USB3, which is no real problem, cause you can always put a usb extension round the side of the case or add a 5.25" panel to the front.
The only other criticism I have is the 3 HDD cases are screwed in and not a quick release system.
I have 6 x 120mm Aerocool Airforce fans fitted to the case on top of the 2 that come as standard. 5 of them are fitted to the NXZT Sentry 3 Fan controller, which controls 5 of the fans with touch control on the front panel. All games are set at max everything and the control keeps everything nice and cool. Even when running for hours the internal temp of the case only gets up to 29°C Maximum temp at 80% max fan speed.
There is a mount for a fan at the back of the HDD caddy. Fitting one here makes the 3 HDD's I have fitted, ice cool, which is a really good idea.
Another good idea is a built in light at the back of the case over the I/O opening for the motherboard. Makes it real easy to see connections. And it can be switched off or on via a switch below the power button.
I never usually add LED's, but decided to with this case and it looks fantastic with the blue LED light around the panel.
05 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Adam79 Really pleased
They always say you get what you pay for in a product well this time you get more i would say, as this case is really made well for the price range.
Loads of room inside not so much big in height but wide so if you have a tall cpu cooler this case is spot on well was for me, the only thing i wish is that it came with a front fan aswell and grommets for the wires as it makes it look tidier.
15 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Phizzical solid case
this case is excellent especially for the price, modular drive cages make it very flexible, space behind motherboard tray is generous, ssd mount is a good idea . Only minus is no dust filter on top
22 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrewBean Affordable and functional
As expected from watching the video for this case, lives up to exactly as demonstrated. The internals is easy to keep tidy, the fan hub is a helpful addition, very functional and affordable. Easily took my H100i water cooler rad. Plain looks, but function is more important to me and this case is quite exceptional for the price.
09 May 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by DadofTwo Plenty of space but not well made
Bought to house a Nepton 280L cooler which fitted easily due to the screw slots in the case.
Comes with 2 No. 120mm fans only.
Lots of space to hide cables behnd the rear panel with space for an SSD if needed.
Replaced a Cooler Master Enforcer case which was much better quality in every way.
03 January 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by DaveMac Good budget case
A few slightly annoying points when some of the screws provided didn't seem to fit some components properly.
Front audio connectors seem to be slightly dodgy. Could just be a loose connection.
These minor things aside, I would recommend this as a good budget full tower case.
15 July 2014