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Written by Hank Tolman   
Tuesday, 07 February 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
NZXT Switch 810 Full-Tower Computer Case
Closer Look: Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

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.

NZXT_Switch_810_Cables.jpg

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.

NZXT_Switch_810_Fans.jpg

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.

NZXT_Switch_810_HDD_Mount.jpg

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.

NZXT_Switch_810_Hot_Swap.jpg

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.

NZXT_Switch_810_Water_Cooled.jpg

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.



 

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# RE: NZXT Switch 810 Full-Tower Computer CaseAnon 2012-02-09 16:41
"Another minor annoyance I had with the NZXT Switch 810 is that it only included four case fans. I was glad to see that the case fans all came hooked up and ready to go with just the connecting of a molex plug, but only four?"

"Four fans isn't bad, I suppose, but one thing abuot the fans that other cases of this size have included is fan speed controllers."

"It's funny, because there are only four fans in the case"

And if you didn't get it already, there's only FOUR fans.

Anyways, screw built in fan controllers, they're 9/10 garbage compared to a cheap 20 dollar controller from any retailer.To conclude, there are only four fans, did you count them? 1, 2, 3, 4 FANS.
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# Agree about fan controllerMergatroid 2012-02-16 18:17
Agreed. I have never seen a stock case fan controller I liked either. I would much prefer to install my own.
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# Fan controllerValisor 2012-02-18 22:23
Its not a fan controller in the back. Its just a hub to have one power source to control 7 fans.

People are just not so bright these days.
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# No kiddingMergatroid 2012-02-20 16:37
We never said there was a built in fan controller. The article mentioned the author was unhappy that the manufacturer didn't install one, and we're saying we don't like them anyway and we're happy they didn't bother.

But you're right, people really aren't very bright these days.
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# RE: NZXT Switch 810 Full-Tower Computer CasePaleRider 2012-02-14 03:46
You said, on the ist page, "Add that to the 10 case fans and you have a very solid design." There are only 4 fans.
In several places you mention 480mm radiator compatibility, yet it supports only a 360 radiator up top. You even mention 140mm fans with radiators that can only use 120mm fans.
Do you actually proofread what you write? If I were the editor I'd be redacting this article with a can of red spray paint. And then have someone else write it.
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# Really?Hank 2012-02-14 07:05
Did you even read the article? The case fits up to 10 fans, but I clearly mentioned many times that it only comes with 4. That was Anon's major complaint if didn't read the other comment. And the area where the radiators go can fit 140mm fans, even with radiators depending on how you mount them. I currently have a Corsair H60 mounted there with the 140mm fan. You only have to read the 1st page of the article to get all of that.

-Hank
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# 480mmHank 2012-02-14 07:08
I'm not seeing where I wrote that it fits a 480mm radiator, but if I did, that would have a been a typo. Of course, no one ever has typos in their articles, so how dare I. Either way, it says many other times that it fits radiators up to 360mm. Again, re-read the first page to clear up any of your misconceptions.
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# RE: 480mmPaleRider 2012-02-25 05:39
Here's a little quote from the 1st page: "Supports high-end water cooling solutions up to three fans for push and pull configuration: 90mm of internal top space with top 360/420mm and bottom 140/240mm radiator support for unmatched liquid cooling."
You say 420mm radiators are not mentioned in this article?
Do YOU actually read what YOU publish? By not disagreeing with a statement of the NZXT spec sheet, then you obviously agree with it.
Unless, of course, you never actually read it.
I stand by my OP.
Are you people always so vindictive of a persons opinion that you publish private citizens e-mail addresses?
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# RE: RE: 480mmPaleRider 2012-02-25 05:42
Looks like I did it again. I keep seeing 480 when 420 is listed.
My only excuse this time is being slightly pissed off.
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# RE: RE: NZXT Switch 810 Full-Tower Computer CaseOlin Coles 2012-02-14 07:59
Dear

Perhaps you should learn to give constructive feedback, because you neither comprehend the author's details correctly nor have the fortitude to write an article yourself. Now go troll some other website and complain about how you're presented with their hard work for free.
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# RE: RE: RE: NZXT Switch 810 Full-Tower Computer CaseOlin Coles 2012-02-14 08:01
PaleRider: I just searched Hank's article, and nowhere in it did I find the term "480" or "480mm". All I can say now is: learn to read and quit being a troll.
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# SSGT RETIREDRafael Rivera 2012-02-14 10:44
I just want more info about this case,I buy a Termaltake Case a week ago and I like to switch to this one fore more space.
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# Looks sweet to meMergatroid 2012-02-16 18:24
This looks like a great case for $170. Hell, I bought a 600T for the same price. If this would fit in my desk it might be my next case....if it was black. Never got into the white cases myself.

I can't really pick out anything I don't like about this (of course I have not tried the top or front panels as you have). I love the bays, the cable management, the looks, space for all the fans and rads. I have been thinking about going from closed loop water cooler to a more traditional loop, and a case like this could convince me to go ahead.

I think, due to its size, they might have considered some casters, and I would still like more than 4 5.25" bays (bay reses and fan controllers) but it still looks pretty sweet to me...
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