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NZXT Source 530 - Internals

The lower fan filters sit beneath an anti-vibration PSU mount and two 120mm fan mounts located in the base. These support a dual 120mm-fan radiator up to 75mm depth, not including fans. The front section is oddly devoid of anything in the fan department, with the case relying entirely on negative air pressure out of the box. However, there's a removable fan filter here, just in case, that can be got at by popping off the front panel. Two 120mm fans sit in the rear and top fan mounts, which as we've seen on other cases is very often a fairly decent cooling arrangement.

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There's plenty of room for expansion here too - the Source 530 offers two 120/140mm fan mounts and full-height radiator support, thanks to the ability to house the fans between the front of the case shell and front panel. The top section offers room for a further radiator, this time either a triple 120mm-fan or double 140mm-fan model, albeit you'll be limited to a half height model here. Finally, there's a further 120/140mm fan mount located behind the drive enclosures, which can pivot to provide additional airflow to the hard disk area, graphics card or motherboard. All in all, the Source 530 is well-equipped to handle plenty of radiators as well as offering lots of extra fan mounts. However, part of the deal will likely be removing the front drive enclosures.

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We spotted a few complaints in the Graphite 230T review about the lack of cable routeing hole rubber grommets and if you're in the same boat, then the Source 530 won't please you either. There are plenty of routeing holes, though and an adequate amount of space behind the motherboard tray to hide things. You'll likely want to take advantage of the 10-port 3-pin fan power board too, which will at least enable you to hide fan cables away to keep the motherboard area tidy and largely negate the need for anything more elaborate should you want to power more fans.

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Next to it sits a removable 2.5in mount - not quite as elaborate as the slimline, tool-free contraptions in the Obsidian 750D and Graphite 230T, but combined maybe with a 5.25in to 3.5in drive adaptor, you could at least have the option of getting rid of all the 3.5in bays and still be able to use a hard disk and SSD and have the rest of the case for water-cooling gear.

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The drive enclosures themselves are modular, in that you get a single, double and triple enclosure that can be stacked together. If you only need one hard disk mount then you can do away with the other two allowing for better airflow. They're easily removable, though, and do give the flexibility to make more room for lengthy graphics cards without sacrificing a majority of your hard disk mounts as well.