After looking over this case, installing a system in it and using for about 3 weeks now this has to be one of the most thought-out cases that I have seen in a while. If you go over each section of the case NZXT has done something to make it better or easier to use. This really shows that NZXT is committed to creating products for their users not just products that have the same features as everything else out there.
Let’s start with the cooling. NZXT includes four 140mm fans, that is more than enough to keep your system cool, but if you need more cooling you can install 4 more 140mm fans! NZXT makes it very easy to install these fans with the 3pin fan hub that is centrally located on the back of the motherboard tray. The pivot fans on the hard drive cages are very cool as they allow you to direct airflow in the direction that you like. The exhaust fan on the case is adjustable so you are able to align it with your CPU cooler for perfect airflow. Not a fan of air cooling? Well NZXT has made this case to fit all of your water-cooling accessories inside. You can add both bottom and top mounted radiators and well as much more. Check out our video below to see the awesome water-cooling setup NZXT showed us at CES.
Cable management is always a huge thing when it comes to cases and the Switch 810 has 10 cable management holes with the installed rubber inserts as well as 2 more that do not have the inserts. The rubber inserts are seated very well and will not come off when you are routing your cables through them. Also the top CPU power cable routing hole is very large to accommodate your CPU power cable without any issues. Since this is a full tower case NZXT provides you with a CPU power cable extension, but not just any extension one of their premium extension cables.
Do you have a lot of hard drives and optical drives to install? The Switch 810 has 2 hard drives cages that can fit up to 3 drives each and you have the hot-swap so that gives you a total of 7 hard drives you can install in this case. You also have three 5.25-inch optical drive bays. One thing that is nice about the hard drive cages is that you do not even have to take them out to install your drives. All of the hard drive trays are accessible from the opposite side of the case. So all of you have to do is remove to opposite side panel to add or remove a hard drive.
Again, one of the coolest features of this case is the two white LED’s on the back of the case. You can turn them on by pressing the LED button on the front of the case. They light up the back of the case so you can see when connecting and disconnecting your cables.
So how much would you expect to pay for a case with all of these features? When we first saw the case I guessed well over $200. NZXT has priced the Switch 810 very aggressively at $169.99, which is a great deal! If you are looking for a full tower case at an amazing price this is it! Overall ThinkComputers gives the NZXT Switch 810 Full Tower Case a 10 out of 10 score and our Editor’s Choice Award!
– Four included 140mm fans with fan hub
– Lots of room inside
– Lots of cable routing holes
– Water-cooling ready
– LED’s on the back of the case
– Just looks awesome
– Top fan vents have no purpose when closed