NZXT Source 530 Review
Up Close: Exterior Front, Rear and Base
The front mesh grill is recessed slightly into a gloss black chamfered surround which forms a kind of lip around the perimeter of the fascia. This both affords a degree of protection whislt at the same time splitting up what would otherwise be pretty bland lines. A pair of USB3.0s and a set of Audio sockets are located under the hood of the fascia in the top left hand corner, whist over to the right there's a HDD activity strip and a power on LED. Almost un-noticed in the top left hand corner sits a small NZXT logo which illuminates gently when the unit is powered up.
The actual buttons for power, reset and rear I/O light control are located discretely down the right hand side of the case. Just be careful if you reach round to switch the rear I/O light on not to hit the reset switch.
The Source 530 shares the same back panel as its numerically identical Phantom brother. A large rear fan area provides for both 120mm (included) and optional 140mm fans with elongated screw holes meaning you can move the fans or AIO water cooler by a small degree. You also get no less than 8 vented PCI slots and the usual PSU cut out a the bottom, not forgetting of course the switched LEDs that illuminate the rear I/O area.
NZXT certainly haven't skimped on the filters either, with both the PSU and rear intake areas being given the plastic mesh treatment. The filters though are rigid enough and slide in and out with ease.