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Hello guys, this is my first post here
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I am thinking of buying new case for my computer, i have Stacker 832 right now, it is good but i am thinking to retire this case - today, it is almost 7 year.

My Computer specs is not that high end :
i5 3570k
MSI GTX 660 TFIII
8GB G-Skill Ripjaws
Asus Z77 V Pro
2 X 2TB WD Green
Seagate 500GB
OZX Vertex 4 256GB
Asus Xonar Phoebus
Noctua NH-D14
Some noctua and xigmatek fans
Silverstone Strider 500w

My main reason to change this case is :
- It rattle and squeak - maybe some joint at the case are already loose. I want good build quality case for long term.
- It doesn't have nice dust filter and pain to clean, my NH-D14 is very dusty after 1 - 2 month from cleaning.
- It doesn't have cable routing management, so the cable is messy (my PSU is not modular)
- Fan placement options is limited.
- It is full tower CMIIW but everything is cramped (because lack of cable management, so the airflow is not very good).

So i want a case that can solve those problems, it is not necessary to be a full tower case (i don't know if i even need full tower) - i won't do water cooling right now but there is possibility at the future.

I already did a research and like these cases :

NZXT 810 SE Matte black
CM Storm Stryker (stryker is around 30USD more expensive than trooper in my country)
CM Strom Trooper
Corsair 650D
Corsair 600T
Bitfenix Shinobi XL

Budget is around 200US$, please recommend which case to go, any help is appreciated, thank you very much.

Sorry for my english
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The Switch 810 is by far my favorite case that's come out in the past few years. I dislike the 1 thing and it's their use of plastic but I understand why they did it to keep prices down, it's not even that big of deal since I never move my case due to it's size.

Features? It's hard to explain but once you get it, you'll realize NZXT sat around comptuers for weeks just taking in input for a new case. All the little touches are just amazing, even down to most of everything inside the case uses small screws so you can mod and tweak the case to your liking, almost no rivets used.

Just watch this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tTwXq0MaNY

Here's my build log using it.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1350525/build-log-29cu-cyprus-coming-soon/10#post_19397862

What I loved most about it, the fact they use a nice gap on the back of the case so you can actually fit cables back there, and with the cable tie offs from teh case to use to use zip ties, total win.
 

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The Switch 810 is by far my favorite case that's come out in the past few years. I dislike the 1 thing and it's their use of plastic but I understand why they did it to keep prices down, it's not even that big of deal since I never move my case due to it's size.

Features? It's hard to explain but once you get it, you'll realize NZXT sat around comptuers for weeks just taking in input for a new case. All the little touches are just amazing, even down to most of everything inside the case uses small screws so you can mod and tweak the case to your liking, almost no rivets used.

Just watch this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tTwXq0MaNY

Here's my build log using it.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1350525/build-log-29cu-cyprus-coming-soon/10#post_19397862

What I loved most about it, the fact they use a nice gap on the back of the case so you can actually fit cables back there, and with the cable tie offs from teh case to use to use zip ties, total win.
Thank you for your reply.

I already watched that video at the past, and that video made me want to buy the case - linus is great at unboxing / reviewing products
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As NZXT 810 owner, how you describe it's build quality, is the plastic flimsy or feel cheap?
 

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Build quality is better than my 800D I had. I actually sold that monster of a case to get the NZXT. While I miss brushed alunimum front panel the 800D had vs the plastic one this NZXT has, I don't actually use it enough to care and it sits under my desk so I don't even notice it.

Of the cases I've owned, this one uses a better plastic than that of lets say, the Lancool cases. It looks cheap and flimsy, it does flex a little when you put pressure on it, but it won't break. I carried this thing up a flight of stairs after my water cooling kit was in there holding and squeezing it by the plastic parts and it was just fine. With any case though, just don't drop it lol.

One thing I saw they did, that I noticed instantly, that I've only ever seen Lian Li do, is almost NOTHING is sharp on the inside. Edges and corners are rounded off so nothing ****s you. When you pull the side panels off, they just glide in your hand without cutting you. My corsair wasn't like that at all.

My problems with it:

1) The cd drive door thing jams on the bottom lip of my disc tray when closing. NZXT knows about it so I can only assume they're going to fix it.

2) When I mounted my XSPC Radiator on top, I had to move my CD drive down one because it was bumping the cd drive. My radiator didnt' fit in the compartment, and if it would have fit, I was probably doing something wrong. I know people who have their radiators in it so...I probably did something wrong or was just tired and realized something differently.

3) The paint on the inside is easier to scratch than most cases i've built with. Really the only way I would scratch it is if I drop my screw driver in there which I did lol.

4) The top panel that comes off doesn't fit flush with the back of the case, there's a little bit that comes off. This was a design decision by them, and it only bothers me when I see it, which is maybe...once a month? lol.

Thats....really it honestly. The amount of thought they put into the case, a lot of little things that Linus showed in his video, make my 4 points irrelevant. From the drive bay fans that you can point in different directions, to the 2 bottom fan filters being easier to move, to the overall design of the case, I just love everything about it. The cable routing alone was it's selling point to me, and let me tell you, actually using it, and experiencing the room and tie off points they gave you, to even including that little fan controller, if I dropped this case down a flight of stairs and it was busted up to the point of being ugly.....I would buy it again over just about any case at this price point.

I'm a Lian Li fanboy at heart, I usually only buy their cases. I bought the 800D on the principle of the room it had inside but the airflow sucked in that case. My GPU would literally heat up an extra 10C under load just from having the side panel on, which isn't the case with the Switch 810.
 

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Wow it is unexpected to hear it is better than 800D in build quality
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, everyone is raving about corsair obsidian series quality.

Thank you so much for sharing your experience using switch 810, i become more confident now buying this case.
 

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As someone who owns a NZXT Phantom (I know its not the 810, but yeah), I can attest to their build quality. Some parts of their cases might be made out of plastic, but they go out of their way to HIGHLY reinforce those areas to make sure that the flex is at a minimum in the plastic. Out of every case, and no bias (since I used to own CM cases), I would say the Switch 810. Its one hell of a good case, and I would've gotten it if I hadn't gotten my NZXT Phantom super cheap through a mistake in Amazon's pricing. Go with the 810.
 
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