|NZXT Switch 810 Full-Tower Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Hank Tolman|
|Wednesday, 08 February 2012|
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Detailed Interior Features
One of the biggest features that cases have been touting for a while now is cable management methods. Most cases now use the area behind the motherboard tray to route cables and keep them out of sight. The NZXT Switch 810 is no different. In fact, the Switch 810 has no less than 10 grommeted holes to thread your cables through. That mass of cables already routed through to the back of the motherboard tray is just the cables included with the NZXT Switch 810. Additionally, the Switch 810 has nine cable tie-down points.
Under that mass of cables is another feature being adopted by many case manufacturers now. There are seven four-pin case fan headers all attached to a junction that takes input from a standard molex power connector.
The underbelly of the hollow top of the Switch 810 has room for another three 140mm fans. You can mount these fans underneath any water cooling radiators that you have installed. The NZXT Switch 810 comes with a single 140mm fan installed on top here, and another 140mm fan installed inside the rear of the case. Both of these fans are exhaust fans for warm air radiating from the CPU cooler.
The view below shows the backside of the internal drive bays. Each of these bays has four mounts for either a 3.5" or a 2.5" internal drive. Installing a 3.5" drive using this mounting system is completely tool-free. There are small plugs that line up with the screw holes on the drive. The mounts then just slide into place. They are kept there by tension on the plastic arms. 2.5" drives can also be installed, but you'll have to screw them into place.
As I mentioned before, a ninth internal 3.5" or 2.5" drive can be installed in the hot-swappable bay that takes up the fourth external drive bay. This image shows the backside of the hot-swappable drive bay on the NZXT Switch 810. All it takes to power the drive is a molex power connector and a SATA cable. If you want to use this drive bay as a 5.25" drive bay and get rid of the hot-swappable bay, its as easy as unscrewing this backplane and removing it.
In the image below you can see just how massive the case is and just how much can be installed into it. The system pictured below includes a large radiator at the top of the case with a smaller radiator and a pump down at the bottom of the case. Even with three graphics cards installed, the full ATX case leaves plenty of room in the Switch 810. You can see that there are mounting holes for larger motherboards to be installed, and there is plenty of space between the graphics cards and the hard drive bay, as well as under the graphics cards and above the PSU.
This system shows the NZXT Switch 810 with the bottom of the two internal drive bays removed. In all reality, you could conceivably remove the top hard drive bay as well and simply use the hot-swappable drive bay if you only use a single hard drive. Removing the top drive bay, even if you leave in the bottom one, would open up space for virtually any sized graphics card.