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NZXT: Source 210 vs Gamma?

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Hey guys, I am looking to pick up a cheap refurbished case that has good airflow and large PCI clearance. Right now I am looking at the Source 210 or the Gamma from NZXT. Looks like Newegg has plenty of refurbished stock.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146117

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146115

Those are what I'm lookin at. Need it for a new build from some spare parts, but I have a hyper 212+ so I need something large. If neither of those will work / good enough, then I'm gonna get zalman z9 I think from Microcenter. Love that case. What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 9
I would go with the source 210 then.. The gamma is nearing the EOL cycle.. The Source gives you more room for everything, Video cards, Large Heatshinks, cable management is better.
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post #3 of 9
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Good to know, what turns me off is the hard drive cage / no caddy. But if what you say is true, then it doesn't matter.
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post #4 of 9
Alot of people asked about that too, that is one of the reasons why we went with a new direction in the Source 530
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post #5 of 9
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Can you confirm the Hyper 212 fits in the source 210? I've heard mixed outcomes. I also really like the higher end NZXT stuff, I wish I had a larger budget now or I'd get bigger badder cases tongue.gif
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post #6 of 9
I have seen it in there. So yes it fits.
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post #7 of 9
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Sweet thank you cheers.gif
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post #8 of 9
Iv'e owned both a Gamma and a Source 210 as well as a 220.
The source is better hand's down. More room, better cable management options. The only issue I had with the 210 is that due to the design of the front panel the airflow is a bit impeded. One of the main reasons I got a 220 and just swapped the front panels.
Other then that though it is a solid choice for an inexpensive case, and I have a Hyper 212+ in there now so it fits just fine.
post #9 of 9
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Awesome, I was also looking at NZXT & other refurbished / budget full towers. Any suggestions there? Was thinking I may upgrade my main rig's case, then pass down it's chassis to the new rig.
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