Conclusion: The Source 210 does the job that it sets out to do reasonably well, as it will house and effectively cool an ATX system in a chassis that's sturdy enough for its price and easy to work with. With its eight drive mounts, we could easily see it being used as the basis for a cheap storage PC.
Summary: The NZXT Source 210 Case is targeted at the budget market, but it has great looks and features. This case is also available in two colors, black and white. If you're looking for an affordable case with style, this just might be it.
Conclusion: Performance in a case is about being able to silently keep components cool. Although no formal testing was done with the Source 210 Elite I can say that the temperatures attained when stress testing were well within normal spec for the E8200 that is contained within this machine.
Pros: Great expandability for cooling, Looks great, Great features for the price, Has USB 3.0 headers, Can hold video cards up to 13" long
Cons: None of the intakes have filters on them, Initial cooling ability could be better, One sided tool-less mechanisms
Conclusion: The whole installation process was relatively easy, and I only had the minor hassle of running the ATX 4-pin/EPS 8-pin power cable near the top rear corner fans. The power supply fits into the case with ease, and was easy to secure into place.
Summary: Seems like NZXT has gotten their act together. First the Phantom, then the H2 and now the entry level Source. As is the scenario for all cases of this price class, looks is what matters and NZXT has managed to offer a good feature set for a 39.90 or 49.90 Euro chassis.
Pros: Pretty cool looks (subjective), Two fairly quiet fans included, Internal USB 3.0 connector, Choice of two colors: black or black & white, Excellent black & white design throughout the entire chassis, Screwless HDD locks hold suprisingly well, ODD locks hold well, Many openings for cable managemen...
Cons: No dust filters for intake fans, No extra screws included - just the bare minimum, Not many boards have the internal USB 3.0 connector yet, Design may not be for everyone, Simple packaging
Excerpt: 1 Flares 1 Flares × NZXT really hit the headlines when they released their stunning Phantom case last year which won numerous awards including our most prestigious ‘Must Have’ award. In terms of design, it broke new ground and remains one of the best looking cases out there today.
Summary: Wer auf viele bunte Lichter steht, sollte ohne Frage die Finger vom NZXT. SOURCE 210 ELITE Midi-Tower lassen. Das Design erinnert eher an einen Multimedia-PC, der sich perfekt neben dem TV-Gerät machen würde.
Pros: gute Kühlung, viel Platz gegen Kabelsalat, großer Lieferumfang
Cons: langweiliges Design, mitgelieferte Lüfter etwas zu laut
Conclusion: Directamente desde el Computex nos ha llegado lo más nuevo de NZXT , esta Source 210 Elite nos ha dejado una magnífica impresión, una semi-torre de bajo coste que presenta una funcionalidad digna de cajas de mayor calibre, además incorpora el estándar USB 3.0, viene pintada de negro por dentro y por...
Pros: Diseño en negro NZXT impecable, Amplitud interior, Sistema de refrigeración (opción de mucha mejora), Compatibilidad con hardware de gran calibre, Gestión de cables, Bloque de puertos frontal (USB 3.0), Preparada para RL, Precio, Acceso al backplate, Silenciosa, Instalación sin herramientas y cli...
Cons: Bloque I/O algo escaso, Sin sistema anti-vibraciones (HDDS-PSU), Un ventilador frontal de serie vendría muy bien