|NZXT Switch 810 Full-Tower Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Hank Tolman|
|Wednesday, 08 February 2012|
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Closer Look: Interior
NZXT designed the Switch 810 to handle pretty much anything a gamer or enthusiast could throw at it. There is plenty of space inside for all but the HPTX sized motherboards. Since there is really only one to speak of, this shouldn't be much of an issue for most people. Since gamers and enthusiasts use big graphics cards, we need space in that area too. The NZXT Switch 810 will accomodate GPUs up to 14.7" in length, and you can fit up to four of them.
If you use the lowest external 5.25" drive bay with the hot swappable option, then you have room for nine 2.5" or 3.5" drives. That hot swappable bay can be removed from the NZXT Switch 810, however, and then you would have room for four external 5.25" drives. The internal hard drive bays are also both completely removable, making room for a water cooling system pump or radiator. If you choose to keep them in, they can both be outfitted with a swiveling fan. The top hard drive bay comes equipped with a fan from the factory. One can be added to the bottom bay as well.
The drive bays themselves are held into place with screws. The optical drives use a tool-free latching system to hold themselves in place. Simply slide the drive into the bay and pop the latch into the screw holes to lock it into place. We'll take a look at the how the 3.5" and 2.5" drives are secured in the next section.
Earlier I mentioned that I like to see plenty of clearance under a bottom-mounted PSU to support airflow. From the inside view here, you can see that the PSU is actually mounted on top of little stand-offs that lift it above the perforated metal floor. This gives the PSU the extra clearance it needs to pull in fresh air. Very good move. You can also see where another fan could be placed next to the PSU pointing upward toward the motherboard. Optionally, a water cooling radiator could be installed here.
Let's take a closer look at some of the interior features of this case in the next section.