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Phanteks Enthoo Luxe vs. NZXT Switch 810

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I am getting a water cooling loop with a the 420mm radiator that is 36mm deep and want to get a case to house the radiator internally. Basically the two options I am considering are the Enthoo Luxe or the Switch 810, or just maybe the Enthoo Primo, but here I am focusing mainly between the Switch 810 and the Luxe. Here are the principle differences as I see it.

Phanteks Enthoo Luxe:

Pros:
-Superior build quality.
-Superior aesthetic overall, and the adjustable LED system. (I would purchase the interior LED accessory as well.)
-PWM fan controller.
-2x SSD stealth mounts, Pump bracket and resovoir bracket included. (not a big deal for me as I have a bay res/pump, and my 2 SSD's are weird OCZ drives that are 3.5", so I won't use any of this right now anyway)
-Top exhaust has a filter (not a big deal to me as I don't really see the need for filters on exhausts)

Cons:
-Tinted side window (this is subjective but to me its a con as I prefer a clear acrylic window)
-Less fans included.

NZXT Switch 810

Pros:
-Larger Clear Window.
-Angled interior fans (big bonus for me as I plan to use universal waterblock on VGA with passive heatsinks for VRM and VRAM, and this should help to cool those components considerably.)
-More fans included out of box.
-I want to say the Switch 810 has superior airflow overhaul.

Cons:
-No pwm fan controller
-Poorer build quality.
-While inherently subjective I think the Enthoo Luxe looks a little better.

So what do you guys think? Which would be the better case an why? Thanks!
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I don't recall the 810 being able to support a 420..

I have a 360 and I had to mod mine at the top. I guess you can if you remove all the HDD cages.
Just something to consider. Its been awhile since I've played with it.

Also it will be tight up top in P/P.. really depends on your motherboard too.
From the picture it looks like plenty of room.. guess I was thinking of another case haha.



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Those are the only two pictures I have to give you a good idea of what I am talking about.. But the HDD cage hit the extension so I dremelled it out.. But that was only a 360 rad.. you will need to TOTALLY remove it for the 420..
Edited by JMattes - 10/22/14 at 9:21am
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Wow dude. Blue isn't usually my thing but that's a beauty. Very nice. Thanks for responding. Yeah I think a 420 will fit even without removing the top drive bay. Here is a build log a guy did where he put a thick alphacool rad, 60mm I think, in the top of the switch 810.

Looks like at first he did remove the top optical bay completely.


But here later on it looks likes he reinstalled it to use a fan controller in that slot, and the rad still fit. I don't know if he had to make any mods, but this definitely leads me to believe I have better chances of fitting a

420 rad, a dual bay res, and an optical drive in the Switch 810 than I do in the phanteks Enthoo Luxe.


How do you like your Switch? Would you recommend it? Any opinion on the Phanteks Enthoo luxe? I could also get the Enthoo Primo and everything would fit but that thing is huge, and I want to show off my Dual Bay res with front aluminum plating, and in the primo it would be hidden behind a door, a brushed aluminum door but still.
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