NZXT Source 220 Mid-Tower Case Review

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I am an economical person with high end tastes. For instance, I drive a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8. Why, you might ask? I like cars and I like performance cars. However, I've never had the money to buy any high end car. A good high end sports car can easily run $30K+, even when used. I purchased my car 6 years ago for the same price as a baseline new car, around $22K. At the time, the Evolution 8 was the best bang for your buck sports car that you could buy. The stock performance rivals even $40k+, high end, imports.



NZXT is one of those companies that makes products that are tailored for the gamer. Not only that, but their entire lineup of products are priced for the gamer. A simple search of just their cases and you will find that the majority of their lineup can be found for under $100. They don't only make cases, however, their PSUs have been shown to be rock solid. When you purchase an NZXT product, you know you are getting quality crafted material.


The NZXT Source 220 is positioned for the budget gamer that expects good features. The Source 220 delivers in spades. For cooling, NZXT has included one 120mm rear exhaust fan and one 140mm top exhaust fan. Both the 5.25" ODD drive bays and the 3.5" HDD drive bays are completely tool free. The Source 220 features a steel mesh for optimal air flow. The front inputs include a single USB 3.0, USB 2.0 port, and 3.5mm audio in/out jacks. The Source 220 leaves room to expand the cooling with 2 front 120mm, 1 top 120mm, and 1 bottom 120mm fan ports. On the interior there are 7 expansion slots and room for a GPU up to 330mm.