NZXT Source 210 Elite Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅05-08-11

Weve reached the final stage of our comprehensive review of NZXTs Source 210 Elite, so what is the verdict?

The Source 210 Elite has desirable looks with sleek undertones and a minimalist approach to styling. It also has all the features to match. Compared to the standard Source 210 its well worth the extra money getting USB3.0 support (motherboard header) and an additional top mounted 140mm fan. It may have been a better decision to include an intake rather than a top mounted fan though as this would benefit cooling potential.

Inside we have plenty of space to accommodate high-end components and tool-less mechanisms for fixing optical and storage devices are present too. Cable management is good as is the build quality, but the one thing that stands out clearly is the price-tag at just 40inc VAT (GBP) the Source 210 Elite is a great value for money option if you arent overly fussed about case design and looks. Compared to the likes of BitFenix Shinobi and other cases in this price-range Source 210 Elite puts up a good fight.

Being a budget case and coming in at such a low price results in certain features being absent such as intake cooling fans at the front and less USB ports and other options on the front panel but perhaps these arent needed for some system builders?

The bottom line is: NZXT has done a great job in providing first-timers that opportunity to buy a budget case. Source 210 Elite is an affordable enclosure with the options most would need and looks that are so subtle that most would be pleased with.

+ Sleek and professional styling
+ Great value for money
+ Good build quality
+ A good option for novice system builders

- Tight clearance for CPU coolers
- Cooling intake would have been better than top exhaust fan

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