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Nzxt SWITCH 810 White CA-SW810-W1 Steel / Plastic ATX HYBIRD Full Tower Gaming Computer Case

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #54 in Computer Cases

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Pros: Spacious, Watercooling support, Good looks.

Cons: Lots of plastic and flimsy.

NZXT have made quite the reputation for themselves, with the Phantom and Phantom 410, but how does this new Switch 810 stack up?
The packaging is sleek, covered in lots of information including a 2 year warranty and big clear pictures of the product inside. It uses very thick hard foam, and arrived to me completely undamaged.


The case is big. With support for four 5.25" bays and two removable hard drive bays, containing three 3.5/2.5" rails using a screwless design each.
For cooling we have support for two front 120/140mm fans, a single rear 120/140mm fan, three top 120/140mm fans, two bottom 120/140mm fans and two 120/140mm fan mounts on each hard drive bay.
For watercooling radiator support, we can mount upto a 360/420mm radiator on the top of the case, upto a 240/280mm radiator on either the bottom or front of the case, and a 120/140mm radiator on the rear. You may be able to fit more radiator space with various other setups or from modding. There is a front fan filter, and filters for both the bottom mounted PSU and bottom fan slots.

On the top front panel under a tidy plastic cover we see a power and reset switch, two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, a headphone and microphone jack and SD card reader.
We have upto 375mm space to install a graphics cards with no hard drive bay fan installed, 350mm with installed fan and 285mm with fan set to full pivot.
This case supports upto XL-ATX and EATX and smaller motherboards, with 9 expansion slots allowing 4-way Crossfire and SLi.
The case weighs 13.7kg empty and dimensions are 235mm wide x 605mm tall x 577mm long. It can support upto a 195mm processor heatsink, and has 23mm of space behind the motherboard tray for cable management, with cable loops.

There are four standard colours, glossy white, glossy black, gunmetal grey and matte black.

Setting up your computer in this case is very straight forward. Installing the motherboard and power supply is a breeze, along with hard drives and graphics card(s). There is a large CPU cut out allowing you to replace or reseat the processor cooling without having to remove the motherboard.

Cable management space in this case is very good, using a 750w non modular power supply with a medusas hair amount of hard attached cables myself, I was able to route all of the cables behind the motherboard tray fairly easily. Each of the routing holes are rubber lines, giving a very sleek look to your build. The case ships from factory with a black sleeved 8PIN processor power cable for when those shorter power supply cables wont reach. Very nice.

The top of the case has a removable vented plastic panel, that you can choose to either have closed or open, for noise/airflow respectively. The removable front panel panel/airfilter are attached to one another, making thorough cleaning of the air filter a slightly hard task. There is a 3pin 10 fan header on the rear of the motherboard tray, although it is not controllable. The case comes with four 140mm NZXT fans from factory, attached to said fan header.

Setting up my watercooling loop in this case was easy. Installing my 360mm on the top and 240mm on the bottom of the case, both supporting push/pull fan configurations. There was plenty of space to the right of the motherboard for my tube reservoir and pump.


I feel like this case is aimed at custom high end watercooling setups, with aircooling not being the best I've seen and being very loud. If you do go and install watercooling with a fan controller however, it's an amazing case.

Posted

Pros: Quality built, great pant job, very easily made custom

Cons: Case is HUGE, but if you know what your getting that shouldn't be a problem

To tell the truth the first time I saw this case in person on my font door step, I thought to myself, I made a huge mistake... This case is absolutely huge! This was my first time buying a case separate for building a custom PC. After unboxing the case REALLY grew on me, after exploring the build quality which was very good, I realized how easy it would be to customize this case. The motherboard tray has 10 gromits for running your wires.

All in all I give it a 9.5/10. There were some fitment issues that I had to repair with the power button and front panel ( nothing a file couldn't handle). thumb.gif
Nzxt SWITCH 810 White CA-SW810-W1 Steel / Plastic ATX HYBIRD Full Tower Gaming Computer Case
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With Power Supply: No Power Supply Mounted: Bottom With Side Panel Window: Yes External 5.25" Drive Bays: 4 External 3.5" Drive Bays: No Internal 3.5" Drive Bays: 6 Front Ports: USB 2.0 x 2, USB 3.0 x 2, Audio, SD Card Reader Side Air duct: No

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