NZXT Switch 810 Case Review

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Test System: Our test system consisted of a Gigabyte G1.Sniper2 motherboard with a Core i7-2600K (3.4GHz) processor, 2x4GB Kingston HyperX DDR3-1600 (@1333), ZOTAC GeForce GTX 260, WD 150GB Raptor HDD, and Windows Home Premium x64.

We used Gigabyte’s built-in system monitoring software, EasyTune6, to record CPU and system temperatures (in Celsius) at idle and then again at full load after running Prime 95 for a set amount of time. We averaged the temperatures of the motherboard sensors (there were four detected by the software) to achieve a single number in each category.

The cases included in the below chart were tested using the exact components and software we used for the Switch 810.

Thermal Test
CPU and Motherboard Temps at Idle and Under Load







The NZXT Switch 810 bested or matched the field across the board--though not by much, in several instances--with the sole exception being that the Antec Eleven Hundred kept the CPU one degree cooler under load. These results aren’t incredibly surprising, however, as the Switch 810 comes with four fans (which is how we tested it), whereas the rest of these cases had no more than three.

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This case is beautiful ,must of the case are good in performance but are wayy too uglyyyyy if anyone (like me) likes quality, good performance , beautiful design i think you found it..heavy??? Don't worry i won't be moving it lol. If you missed this case shown in CES, this is how hardcore you can mod it :).------http://hothardware.com/cs/forums/p/59719/421869.aspx#421869

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It's a heck of a case. The Black version looks good, but I'm spoiled by the White version, which looks even better. NZXT is definitively stepping up its game.

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The NZXT cases have been good before but this is impressive; I am amazed at the number of configurations that can be had with this case and the number of adjustable things this case have. I'm not crazy wild about it's looks but then again no enthusiast is really... The review as good as ever Seth, in depth and detailed. I'll know about the backplate thingy whenever I'm thinking about the case but that won't stop me from buying this case, in fact I might have my eyes on it.

Oh and about the weight, I'm a strong guy; I can handle 20 pounds or even 100 pounds. A bit of weight won't stop me from bringing this case to LAN parties.

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20lbs is quite light compared to most full towers. and if you talk rad support, those full towers are usually upwards of 40lbs.

the fractal arc midi is 20lbs. and this may have changed my future case.

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The only thing about clear cases is that they leak noise. I'm thinking about going with an Antec P280 to replace my Antec P180B. I really can't hear it at all unless my video card kicks into high gear. Other than the probable noise issue (though the review says it's okay) it seems like a decent case.

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Like the rear adjustable exhaust fan feature and closeable top vent. Very well thought out case. I think NZXT has improved in case design and functionality by leaps and bounds these past few years.

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One more case to add to my list of possibilities it would seem.

Currently torn between this, a Corsair 500r, Chaser MK-1, and a CM HAF 922

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It's a fine looking case.

let's see this as one of your up and coming giveaways!

Great review Seth.

It's a good read and the pictures are perfect.

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that sounds good thumbs up :)

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