A Closer Look - Outside
NZXT has tried to walk the line between an affordable chassis, but also adding some unique design aspects to it. The most obvious aspect is most likely the non-symmetrical front, which reveals the front connectivity on the top right corner. Anyone buying a chassis of this price range will not be asking for a long list of functional features, but wants looks and the Source 210 may be the type of chassis to split the camps. One will love it, while others will hate it. Having seen a lot of different cases, I actually like the approach as it is a refreshing change from the norm.
Taking a general look at the front. NZXT has chosen to go with a black/white contrast with the white case, while the black one is all black. Besides that, things have been kept simple and clean. The front lining feels like aluminum, but is plastic. The entire chassis is white, including the inside, which becomes apparent when looking at the Source 210 Elite from the back. As with most cases nowadays, the PSU has been placed on the bottom.
There is a single 120 mm fan opening on the main side panel, while the one behind the mainboard tray is completely solid. The overall paint job of the chassis is very good a black divider has been placed between the white parts.
As mentioned before, the front is very simple and clean. The entire bottom part is void of any openings and only holds a small power button along with an even smaller reset one. Above that are three 5.25 inch drive bays, plenty for most applications. As you can see, there is a single USB 3.0, a single USB 2.0 and a pair of audio connectivity in the top right corner.
NZXT has also created two openings in the ceiling panel. Even though they are too far apart for water cooling, you are free to install 120 or 140 mm fans here. In fact, NZXT included one such fan with the Elite series, while it is missing in the "normal" version.
Taking a closer look at the rear, the bottom is intended for the PSU, while there are seven standard expansion slots for the mainboard above that. NZXT has taken black covers for these, further addiing the the black & white contrast. Above that is another 120 mm fan pushing air out the back of the case.