NZXT Source 530 Full Tower Chassis Review




/ 6 years ago

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Complete System


With the build complete we see that the Source 530 looks stunning on the interior, the cable management is excellent and this is thanks in a big way to the large number of cable tie loops behind the motherboard. The only issue I see here is that the internal fan mount near the GPU is a little close and long graphics cards may conflict with it in this configuration, you could of course move the HDD bay down, or take it out completely though so all is good.

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There is a lot of clearance here for our cooling and airflow is unobstructed throughout. More than enough room for a multi-GPU configuration here and certainly enough room for an extra radiator on the rear fan mount.

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Our NZXT X60 CPU cooler fits nicely, but it does so at the cost of the top 5.25″ drive bay, but that is a small price to pay for a large AIO water cooler.

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The only thing that I would have liked is an extra cable routing hole in the centre top section, as this would make it easier to route any cables from top mounted cooling. Also, a slim radiator here is fine with either a push or pull fan configuration, but you will struggle to get both push and pull fans here as components will begin to conflict with the motherboard.

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With the side panel back in place we can see just how clear that side window is, lucky the cable management is easy to maintain because with such a clear view, presentation is everything.

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The front panel features a nice little NZXT logo that lights up, not sure the case needed this but I know some will like the little touch of light here.

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