Summary: If that isn’t enough to cool your build, the Switch 810 has room for two more 14cm fans on top, two at the bottom, one more in front, and one more interior fan for the second hard drive cage. NZXT’s Switch 810 is an innovative, flexible chassis design with plenty of cooling options; a refined, sleek look; and a very reasonable $170 price tag. Well done, NZXT. Well done.
Pros: Innovative design; huge side window; easy-to-use toolless enclosures; lots of cooling options.
Cons: Pressure-sensing plastic panels pop off too easily when you move the case.
Summary: NZXT is pushing into new regions with the Switch 810 chassis, as the case comes with a higher price tag than most of their other offerings. The large XL-ATX case does offer a long list of extremely useful features, most of which are due to the completely redesigned interior space. Thanks to the unique changes and modular HDD cages, you may install radiators in the top, floor or front of the case.
Pros: Light in the back to help you find the right plug in a dark environment, Extremely well engineered interior layout, Plenty of fans right out of the box, Cool little PCB to connect fans to, Removable HDD cages, Multiple locations for radiators, Extremely good, white paint job, More than enough space for the longest graphics cards, largest CPU coolers or biggest PSUs, Hot-swap bay in front, with real PCB to connect to, SDHC Card Reader included, Dust filter on all intak...
Cons: A lot of plastic - no real metal mesh parts to reinforce the outer shell, Top air vent flimsy, No HPTX support, Front hot-swap bay requires you to screw in a HDD into the metal bay, Screwless locks for ODDs do not hold that well.
Conclusion: When selecting a case to build your ultimate rig, there are several considerations: size, price, color, finish. In the size category, this box is a beast. It’s big enough for your PC, and your Fiat to park in. As for price, it’s definitely up there with the high end of cases; and certainly deserves to be. This is a high end case, and it oozes quality out of every pore. The color and finish are definitely more subjective.
Summary: The NZXT Switch 810 Case is a full-tower case that is jam packed with excellent features and it looks amazing. If you need loads of drive bays, plenty of room to work, tons of fans, cable management holes and more this is the case for you.
Excerpt: While I was at CES, I was scheduled to already have had this review ready to go live, but things changed in the schedule and I had to wait until after I got home to play with one of my own. I had seen them used in displays at the NZXT suite when I went there for my meeting with them.
Conclusion: If you are on the prowl for a competitively priced XL-ATX chassis or just want a full tower case with an abundance of features, NZXT’s Switch 810 is definitely worth considering. The expansion options on this 595mm tall, 585mm deep behemoth are first class. 9 PCI slots, XL-ATX and E-ATX motherboard support, quad VGA capabilities and decent storage options will certainly cater for almost every user’s needs.
Excerpt: NZXT has been churning out a steady stream of cases and while some are a bit gimmicky others are focused on functional. Their latest case comes in a full tower format and is claimed to be great at switching around from air to water cooling and silence to extreme performance.
Summary: The NZXT Switch 810 was a pleasure to work on, with and in. It is constructed from plastic and steel so it's not the lightest case I've ever used. The main part of the chassis is constructed well as all edges are nice and rounded. There is no worrying about cutting or pinching yourself. The entire inside is painted to the same standard as the outside.