Switch 810 Overview
The Switch 810 that we received was the white version, but NZXT sells it in black as well. I am a huge fan of white cases and we have seen quite a few lately. White cases really stand out and they will make your components look great inside. This is a full tower case with dimensions of 235 x 595 X 585 mm (W x H x D) and with its steel design it comes in at just about 32 lbs.
The white design is carried to the front of the case with a white plastic front bezel. Starting at the top of the case there is a compartment where you will find all of your front panel connections. These include two USB 2.0, two USB 3.0, an SD card reader, microphone and headphone jacks, reset button and a LED button for the LED’s on the back of the case.
Moving down you have four 5.25-inch drive bays. The top drive bay has a CD-ROM bay cover that will help you keep the overall aesthetic of the case when you install your optical drive. The bottom most 5.25-inch drive bay actually doubles as a hot-swap for 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch hard drives.
At the bottom of the case is where your 140mm intake fan is located. You can easily remove this bottom section for easy installation and cleaning of your fans. With the front panel removed we can see there is room for another 140mm fan. The backside of the front panel has a filter on it and way at the bottom of the case is a pull out filter for the bottom of the case. I like that it is on the front of the case for easy access.
On the side panel of the case is a large window. This window takes up almost all of the side panel will show all most of your installed components.
Moving around to the back of the case one of the things that really stuck out to me was the section where you would install your fans. There is a 140mm fan already installed, but you can fit a 120mm fan here as well. What is so unique about the mounting system is that it allows your to line up your fan with your CPU cooler for optimum airflow.
Moving down you have 9 expansion slots and 4 large water-cooling holes with the installed rubber inserts. Finally at the bottom you have where your power supply will go and of course this case uses thumbscrews for the side panels.
The top of the case is again has the white accent. It has a set of vents that open up by pulling a small lever towards the back of the case. We have been seeing vents like this on cases, while they are cool, they really serve no purpose as when they are closed the top-mounted fans cannot properly cool your system.
The top of the case easily comes off for you to clean and install your fans. NZXT has installed a single 140mm fan. You can fit a total of three 140mm fans or three 120mm fans on the top of the case. Towards the front of the case you will find the power button and power and activity LED’s.