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Help persuade me Corsair 650D or NZXT 810?

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I the itch for an upgrade again and this time I'm looking at my HAF 922. I will be selling the case among with several other spare parts to a kid at my College on the 21st and I don't know exactly what I want to replace it with yet. I'm mainly looking at the Corsair 650D and NZXT Switch 810 but I'm completely torn between the two. I'm leaning toward the 650D but somewhere in my mind I know it's crazy to spend that kind of money on the smaller case. NCIX.US has the 650D for $150 (yes I know it was 130 on Black Friday) and you can get the 810 for $170 or so on ebay.


  • As far as appearances goes I prefer the 650D and don't care too much for the glossy black or white NZXTs (hoping the Gunmetal isn't really glossy).
  • The 650D is more metal and just a sturdier build it actually weighs more than it's larger counterpart.
  • The 650D would fit better on my desk but I think I could squeeze either on. I attend some LAN parties but not frequently.
  • A custom water cooling loop does sound intriguing. It looks cool and would be fun to try just for the sake a doing it. However i'm completely content with my H100 temps and I'm a college student who can't really justify spending the money on custom loops anytime in the near future.
  • If I did mod cases for custom loops I would still want to be able to fit 3 Hard drives and a SSD.
  • I'm concerned that the plastic on the 810 looks too cheap even though I trust it would hold up well enough.
  • I don't have a USB 3 header on my mobo at the moment so the fact that the 650D uses pass through is actually good for me temporarily.
  • It's a bummer that the 650D does not have optional mounts for 2x 120mm of the front of the case. Modding it doesn't really look too hard but I don't really have experience or the tools.

I'm open to other ideas in the 150 dollar price range but I know these 2 are some of the most popular on OCN. Being able to mount a 240mm rad on top of the case is a must.

Help persuade me one way or the other guys biggrinsmiley.gif
Edited by Accuracy158 - 12/11/12 at 6:01pm
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post #2 of 10
Switch 810, and if you don't want a Glossy switch 810, go for the Matte Black edition.

If you really plan on Water Cooling, Highly consider the switch 810, it has a lot of options.

The Obsidian 650D may also be heavier and made with sturdier material, but the Switch 810 is Actually a solid case.

So, The Switch 810 gets my vote! thumb.gif
Edited by CSCoder4ever - 12/11/12 at 1:31pm
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post #3 of 10
NZXT 810 has far more cooling options and is mush more adaptational (is that even a word?) than the 650D. And it's bigger. And shynnier...thumb.gif
post #4 of 10
810, period. And this is coming from a watercooled 650D owner. The 810 is futureproof (at least in my case).

The Gunmetal is nice IMO.
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by PTCB View Post

810, period. And this is coming from a watercooled 650D owner. The 810 is futureproof (at least in my case).
The Gunmetal is nice IMO.

The gunmetal is the cheap one on ebay now if you buy the dented box I'm just afraid the color wouldn't match as easily with all mobos. (I don't know how well red would go with it depending on how "greenish" it is)

Edit: Just as an update I ordered an 810... Our European friend/competitor on youtube helped persuade me with his very in depth reviews. wink.gif
Edited by Accuracy158 - 12/12/12 at 12:40am
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post #6 of 10
absoluttly Corsair 650D, for the much better built precision and material finish, NZXT is only a plastic toy
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absoluttly Corsair 650D, for the much better built precision and material finish, NZXT is only a plastic toy

Haha A little too late now. Although that is what made the decision so hard I really like the look and finish of the 650D. ...But at least I ordered the gun metal revision of the 810, I can't stand the glossy plastic on the originals especially the black. The matte black would be nice but the plastic doesn't match the metal portions very well.
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Accuracy158 View Post

Haha A little too late now. Although that is what made the decision so hard I really like the look and finish of the 650D. ...But at least I ordered the gun metal revision of the 810, I can't stand the glossy plastic on the originals especially the black. The matte black would be nice but the plastic doesn't match the metal portions very well.

Functionality beats aesthetics! Besides, the built quality of NZXT cases isn't that bad. Sure, it's not up to Corsair's standard but that's what the premium you pay get you. FYI, my 550D's built quality is sub par to say the least. Congrat on you new case. I am thinking about making the switch myself. lol
post #9 of 10
Switch 810!!! I just ordered onee!!! (the shiny black one!)
post #10 of 10
only 1 choice mate (except for the colour you would like) and that's the Switch 810. thumb.gif
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