The NZXT Source 210 Elite is essentially the same as the Source 210, but with a few extra features. The differences I noted between the two were that the Elite has a USB 3.0 port on the front panel, tool-less installations for both 3.5” and 5.25” drives, and also an included top 140mm fan. Both are also available in either black or white and have a plain design to them. The only slightest bit of design on this case is on the front panel, where some of the bezel is angled and has a high gloss paint job.
The plain finish on the front panel only houses 3 external 5.25” drives as well as the power/reset buttons. Near the top you’ll find the front access ports which include one USB 3.0, one USB 2.0 and standard audio/mic jacks.
Near the rear of the top of the case are two 120/140mm fan grills which are built into the case. Only the backmost slot is filled with a 140mm fan. The bottom of the case also has similar fan grills, one for the PSU fan and the other for an optional 120mm fan.
The plain side panel has a 120/140mm fan grill, no fan included, slightly to the left and down from the center of the panel; typically used for cooling your graphics cards.
The rear of the case has a pretty standard setup. You have your 120mm rear fan grill, motherboard I/O slot, 7 reusable expansion slots, PSU slot and watercooling cutouts, which you must puncture yourself.
Like most new cases, the Source 210 Elite also has four thumbscrews, two on each side, securing the side panels to the case.