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NZXT Source 210 Elite ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (White Steel) EXPIRED

kokemon23 138 October 8, 2012 at 07:11 AM in Mail In Rebate (5) More Newegg Deals
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Newegg has NZXT Source 210 Elite ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (White Steel) for $44.99 - $10 rebate = $34.99 + free shipping. Thanks kokemon23

Price Research: Our research indicates that this NZXT Source 210 Elite ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (White Steel) is $15 lower (30% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices from $50. - iconian

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Newegg.com has the NZXT 210 Source Elite ATX Mid Tower Computer Case in white [newegg.com] for $35 after $10 mail in rebate. Shipping is free.

•Steel with painted interior ATX Mid Tower
•1 x Standard Audio/Mic, 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0 Front Ports
•3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
•8 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

Gets great reviews, 5 eggs on Newegg and 4.5 stars on Amazon [amazon.com].

Rebate valid for purchases from 10/8 - 10/14.
Rebate site [aftcorp.com]

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I have the black NZXT 210 from a previous SD. This is mostly cut & past from my review on it from the NZXT 220 thread. Your paying $10-15 premium for the white exterior - though I must admit, it does look very nice. Bunch of useful discussion on air cooling, other cases, and noise levels in that earlier thread. http://slickdeals.net/f/5112810-NZXT-Source-220-CA-SO220-01-Black-Steel-Aluminum-like-finish-ATX-Mid-Tower-Computer-Case-30-AC-AR-FS-Newegg?v=1

Pros:
1. The best cable management in this price range I've used, with enough room to put the cables behind the motherboard tray. With the PSU being bottom mounted, this is sweet as on mine all but the four pin MB cable could run completely underneath until you put them through the cutouts on the motherboard tray for the final 2-4". Very nice.

2. Large, roomer CPU cutout on the motherboard tray (other two cases had them too, I cannot remember the relative sizes though). Easy access from the back if mounting a large cooler and you have to add a back plate.

3. Uses 140mm fans. Finally something to mount those Cooler Master AR fans. It can take a third on the case side above your video cards. They have a double set of holes, so you can use either 120mm or 140mm fans in all three of those locations. When using a 140mm fan you can mod them for 5v (switch the red for the yellow pin on a molex adapter and mark it clearly so you never use it for anything else) and they run very quietly at 5v. You can find how to do this on line, it simple consists of moving two pins. You will also find people doing this for a 7v mod - DON'T do that, it consists of using the 5v pin essentially as a ground, and that is rough on any PSU and will kill old ones.

Cons: No front mounted 3.5" bays. This is because there are two 120mm front fan mounts, and the 5.25" bays start at the top of the fan grills. Vaguely irritating when you have 3.5" card readers (and no 5.25" face plate adapter with them which means you have to cut out one to fit a 3.5" face plate), and which is more valuable depends on your build. Also no 2.5" bays built in, but adapters can often be found on sale and for an SSD (versus a laptop drive) good quality velcro works very nicely.

Nice touch: The case front is slightly asymmetric, tapering to the side with the front USB and sound plugs. This means you don't have to try to reach under the overhang. If this is on the floor by your computer desk, trust me it's a nice touch. It doesn't jump out at you, it's only a couple of millimeters but it's very convenient.

Possible problem: Side panel is nice, heavier metal. Does have a dual 120mm/140mm mount over video cards as mentioned above, but if you want to add one of the monster slow fans there you will have quite a lot of modding as compared to cutting out the plastic window side panels.
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Got the crazy deal on the P280 case last week, wish I'd waited. I know the P280 is about as good as you can get, but for my pretty simple gaming needs, this would be more than enough. Nice find OP
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Quote from Mr. Harley View Post :
I have the black NZXT 210 from a previous SD. This is mostly cut & past from my review on it from the NZXT 220 thread. Your paying $10-15 premium for the white exterior - though I must admit, it does look very nice. Bunch of useful discussion on air cooling, other cases, and noise levels in that earlier thread. http://slickdeals.net/f/5112810-NZXT-Source-220-CA-SO220-01-Black-Steel-Aluminum-like-finish-ATX-Mid-Tower-Computer-Case-30-AC-AR-FS-Newegg?v=1

Pros:
1. The best cable management in this price range I've used, with enough room to put the cables behind the motherboard tray. With the PSU being bottom mounted, this is sweet as on mine all but the four pin MB cable could run completely underneath until you put them through the cutouts on the motherboard tray for the final 2-4". Very nice.

2. Large, roomer CPU cutout on the motherboard tray (other two cases had them too, I cannot remember the relative sizes though). Easy access from the back if mounting a large cooler and you have to add a back plate.

3. Uses 140mm fans. Finally something to mount those Cooler Master AR fans. It can take a third on the case side above your video cards. They have a double set of holes, so you can use either 120mm or 140mm fans in all three of those locations. When using a 140mm fan you can mod them for 5v (switch the red for the yellow pin on a molex adapter and mark it clearly so you never use it for anything else) and they run very quietly at 5v. You can find how to do this on line, it simple consists of moving two pins. You will also find people doing this for a 7v mod - DON'T do that, it consists of using the 5v pin essentially as a ground, and that is rough on any PSU and will kill old ones.

Cons: No front mounted 3.5" bays. This is because there are two 120mm front fan mounts, and the 5.25" bays start at the top of the fan grills. Vaguely irritating when you have 3.5" card readers (and no 5.25" face plate adapter with them which means you have to cut out one to fit a 3.5" face plate), and which is more valuable depends on your build. Also no 2.5" bays built in, but adapters can often be found on sale and for an SSD (versus a laptop drive) good quality velcro works very nicely.

Nice touch: The case front is slightly asymmetric, tapering to the side with the front USB and sound plugs. This means you don't have to try to reach under the overhang. If this is on the floor by your computer desk, trust me it's a nice touch. It doesn't jump out at you, it's only a couple of millimeters but it's very convenient.

Possible problem: Side panel is nice, heavier metal. Does have a dual 120mm/140mm mount over video cards as mentioned above, but if you want to add one of the monster slow fans there you will have quite a lot of modding as compared to cutting out the plastic window side panels.
Thanks and repped for the info Mr. Harley!

I just wanted to point out a couple differences though, as I believe you're referring to the 210 while this is the 210 Elite. I don't see the Elite in black on Newegg, but it is available on Amazon for $50 (same price as the white on Amazon). The two differences that I can see from Newegg's descriptions are:
  • Elite has a USB 3.0 front input (which is a key feature I was looking for)
  • Elite has a 140mm top fan in addition to the 120mm front intake
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I love nxzt cases I have a different case but their build quality is always great, not sure if this case has to have the weird fan specs that other nxzt cases use. Meaning you have to buy there fans or modify the case. Which is easy enough.
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I bought the NZXT Switch 810 and, while it's great in the specs/features department, the quality is a little disappointing. Not horrible, but not top-notch either.
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This is one of the best budget cases out there.

Nice deal OP
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Quote from morphuez120 View Post :
I love nxzt cases I have a different case but their build quality is always great, not sure if this case has to have the weird fan specs that other nxzt cases use. Meaning you have to buy there fans or modify the case. Which is easy enough.
Well, at least with the regular 210 I used Cooler Master and Rosewill fans throughout and had no problems.

Quote from kokemon23 View Post :
Thanks and repped for the info Mr. Harley!

I just wanted to point out a couple differences though, as I believe you're referring to the 210 while this is the 210 Elite. I don't see the Elite in black on Newegg, but it is available on Amazon for $50 (same price as the white on Amazon). The two differences that I can see from Newegg's descriptions are:
  • Elite has a USB 3.0 front input (which is a key feature I was looking for)
  • Elite has a 140mm top fan in addition to the 120mm front intake
Sorry, my bad. The regular 210 has a single upper rear 120mm fan installed, but has room for 2 x 120/140mm on top (none installed). For $10 the Elite 210 (I REALLY wish they would make it like the NZXT 215 so you know there are significant differences instead of just color) with the USB 3.0 plus a second fan is worth it, though I don't have any USB 3.0 motherboards yet which is why I didn't think to check it. Would rep you again, except SD won't let me yet. Wink
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Quote from Mr. Harley View Post :
Sorry, my bad. The regular 210 has a single upper rear 120mm fan installed, but has room for 2 x 120/140mm on top (none installed). For $10 the Elite 210 (I REALLY wish they would make it like the NZXT 215 so you know there are significant differences instead of just color) with the USB 3.0 plus a second fan is worth it, though I don't have any USB 3.0 motherboards yet which is why I didn't think to check it. Would rep you again, except SD won't let me yet. Wink
Yeah, a different naming convention would make a ton of sense. I'm building a computer for the first time in years and USB 3.0 is on my short list of things I "need", only because I have an external HD that is USB 3.0 and it would annoy the hell out of me if I wasn't using it to it's full capability. Also, I'm too lazy to reach around to the back of the case to plug it in. Big Grin
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great case... fits my gtx 570 easily.

I bought the Corsaid CAFA50 120mm when it was 10 ar and it BARELY fits the case (should research if you have a bigger cpu fan).

The usb 3.0 port in the front is upside down. (not a huge downside for me)

it does NOT come with a 2.5in SSD drive mount. you have to buy your own which is ~7-9 dollars.

other than what i had said, it's an AMAZING case for the price.
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Quote from mlee27 View Post :
great case... fits my gtx 570 easily.

I bought the Corsaid CAFA50 120mm when it was 10 ar and it BARELY fits the case (should research if you have a bigger cpu fan).

The usb 3.0 port in the front is upside down. (not a huge downside for me)

it does NOT come with a 2.5in SSD drive mount. you have to buy your own which is ~7-9 dollars.

other than what i had said, it's an AMAZING case for the price.
Why do people say usb ports are upside down? What is the correct orientation and what makes it correct? I've honestly never seen this posted anywhere.
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Woohoo!! First FP deal! Cool
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Wait till BF. I got a free case at Frys.
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where's the floppy disk drive?!
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