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Poll Results: Which Case

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 62% of voters (18)
    Switch 810
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Phantom
  • 20% of voters (6)
    CM Storm Trooper
  • 13% of voters (4)
    Corsair 650D
  • 3% of voters (1)
    HAF-X
29 Total Votes  
post #31 of 42
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Originally Posted by splinterize View Post

on the top, with the fans exhausting the hot air.

This.

You won't have to remove any bays at all to put in a 240.

You can mount 2 120mm fans in the upper housing (technically it is outside of the metal part of the frame, but it is covered with a set of removable louvers. Then on the inside of the case, bolt on your RS240 radiator. Then optionally, you can mount 2 more 120mm fans on the radiator. This will totally reserve the look of your case, require no modifications to the case at all, and give you a "push/pull" system that will make the RS240 even more effective.




Here is a picture of the Switch with both a 360 up top and a 240 down below and even a 140 on the back. They also have 3 fans in the upper housing that are totally covered, and you can see where they bolted on 3 more fans below the 360 (as well as the 240 down low) to to the "push/pull". And as you can see, you will not see anything from the outside. I'm guessing that one red tube that goes to the top but doesn't connects to the radiator is where he slightly modified the case and drilled a hole in the top and put a "fill port" for his reservoir. That's a slick idea, I think I will steal it. thumb.gif




Here is another shot of the upper 360 radiator in push/pull ... just to show how uncrowded motherboard is in this case, even with a monster radiator and a push/pull setup.




Here is a rig with just a simple 240 radiator in a "pull" config (the 2 fans in the top compartment and nothing on the radiator itself). As you can see, you don't even have to remove any drive bays at all.


Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 9/16/12 at 10:20am
post #32 of 42
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Thanks for clearing that up. biggrin.gif If I do find Rads in India, I'll get another 360 Rad, but no site has them listed frown.gifrolleyes.gif
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post #33 of 42
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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post


This.
You won't have to remove any bays at all to put in a 240.
You can mount 2 120mm fans in the upper housing (technically it is outside of the metal part of the frame, but it is covered with a set of removable louvers. Then on the inside of the case, bolt on your RS240 radiator. Then optionally, you can mount 2 more 120mm fans on the radiator. This will totally reserve the look of your case, require no modifications to the case at all, and give you a "push/pull" system that will make the RS240 even more effective.
Here is a picture of the Switch with both a 360 up top and a 240 down below and even a 140 on the back. They also have 3 fans in the upper housing that are totally covered, and you can see where they bolted on 3 more fans below the 360 (as well as the 240 down low) to to the "push/pull". And as you can see, you will not see anything from the outside. I'm guessing that one red tube that goes to the top but doesn't connects to the radiator is where he slightly modified the case and drilled a hole in the top and put a "fill port" for his reservoir. That's a slick idea, I think I will steal it. thumb.gif

Here is another shot of the upper 360 radiator in push/pull ... just to show how uncrowded motherboard is in this case, even with a monster radiator and a push/pull setup.

Here is a rig with just a simple 240 radiator in a "pull" config (the 2 fans in the top compartment and nothing on the radiator itself). As you can see, you don't even have to remove any drive bays at all.

 

 

I dig that build.

post #34 of 42
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Originally Posted by Ice009 View Post

I'm also looking at getting the Switch 810 (it's at the top of my list), but since you keep saying how crappy it is, how about you recommend some other cases for us to look at?
If you can't recommend anything, then you may as well stop posting in the thread as you're wasting everyone's time here.

This! Thank you for pointing out the troll in the room.

To the op, any rad you install into this case I would recommend making it an intake. Defeats the purpose if you are blowing hot, internal case air across the rad. Either place the 240 in the bottom as an intake, because of the dust filter or put it up top with a couple of options. You could put it up top as an intake and expect some dust and clean the case accordingly. Second option is to place aftermarket dust filters over the fans up top to collect the dust instead of pushing it into your case. I;m personally going for option 2. Good luck with the build. Check out the official Switch 810 thread for some killer info!
post #35 of 42
I am very satisfied with the Switch 810. I used to have a Antec 902 and the ability to do work on it is so much higher lol, everything is a lot more accessible with this case.

If you grab this one you wont have buyers remorse
    
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post #36 of 42
And what about Aercool Xpredator or 600t?

I'm looling for a case myself and was lookong at 810,stormtrooper and those two. So what do you think about those?
post #37 of 42
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And what about Aercool Xpredator or 600t?
I'm looling for a case myself and was lookong at 810,stormtrooper and those two. So what do you think about those?

I looked at all those cases too, but I still like the Switch over all of them.

I'm not going to go ahead and buy the Switch yet though as I am waiting for the new version of the Phantom before making a decision. It is supposed to be unveiled October 1st according to the NZXT rep. The NZXT rep can't tell us much more about it though because of NDA, but he thinks that it might end up being a better overall case than the Switch.

For me, it just depends on whether or not I would like the looks of it. I looked over the original Phantom after I read about the new version, and I have to say that I don't like it at all compared to the Switch 810 (both in looks and functionality), but I will wait and see what it's like before going out and buying the Switch. I'm sure the new Phantom will have better functionality than the original, just not sure how it will look.
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post #38 of 42
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This! Thank you for pointing out the troll in the room.
To the op, any rad you install into this case I would recommend making it an intake. Defeats the purpose if you are blowing hot, internal case air across the rad. Either place the 240 in the bottom as an intake, because of the dust filter or put it up top with a couple of options. You could put it up top as an intake and expect some dust and clean the case accordingly. Second option is to place aftermarket dust filters over the fans up top to collect the dust instead of pushing it into your case. I;m personally going for option 2. Good luck with the build. Check out the official Switch 810 thread for some killer info!
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I'll have to collect some dust filters then. Which are you planning to get?
post #39 of 42
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I'll have to collect some dust filters then. Which are you planning to get?

I am planning on checking out these.
post #40 of 42
The Switch 810 is high in my list for my new build. Originally I was planning to keep my Haf X case but I find it a hassle to clean out the dust filters. I still love the the air flow of this case though, even with the stock fans it came with.

I'm still in the toss up between the Switch 810 and the Level 10 GT. Both have easy access to dust filters, taking off the side panel is easier than ever (Switch just having a window and Level 10 has a fan connector on the door), big enough to fit E-ATX boards, and can fit a 240 rad in push/pull. I was going to get the Trooper or the Haf XM but there is no room for a push/pull config.

If the Switch had a side fan panel option then I would of bought it already. Hope this help in your decision if you haven't gotten a case yet.
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