I will start by saying I was underwhelmed when I first saw the NZXT Switch 810 Hybrid Tower case. It just didn’t seem like it was all that new or different from other cases. As I have taken a second, third, and now fourth look at this case I just find more and more I like about it.

The NZXT Switch 810 is their answer to those who need the most space for their system. This Hybrid Full Tower is large enough handle a full triple rad with push/pull fans, second liquid cooling loop on the bottom, up to 15 inch GPUs, a maximum of 7 HDDs (via two HDD cages), 9 expansion slots, and up to a EATX motherboard. While those are great there are some unique features that set this case apart.

As you can see the rear I/O panel and expansion slots have two LED lights built into the case. These lights are controlled by a push button on the front I/O panel to give you a quick light source to swap to your 5.1 headphones, connect a new USB device, or remove your peripherals to work on your system.

The second thing is an innovative approach to the fans within the case. There have been cases with fans behind the HDD racks/cages to improve airflow, but these fans can be tilted upwards to direct that airflow as needed. This was first seen on the NZXT Phanom 410 and makes its way to the Switch 810 as well.

There are a ton of other features including a multi-card reader, up to ten 140 mm/120mm fans, and a top vent you can close.

The NZXT Switch 810 is like a vortex of awesome that just keeps drawing me in. I am still a little vague about my attraction since it doesn’t really target me (I don’t liquid cool), but I can’t deny the attraction. At the MSRP of $169.99 I think this would be a great Full Tower case for those with liquid cooling, but still great for those that don’t. Check the Press Release below with a link to the product site for more details and pictures.

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NZXT Sets New Standard for Case Design with Switch 810 Hybrid Full Tower Chassis

PC Enthusiast’s dream chassis features unique adaptable high performance cooling capabilities, industry-first adjustable hybrid fins, maximum expandability, and stress-free installation

NZXT, a company built on realizing the dreams of gamers worldwide, is proud to announce the Switch 810 hybrid chassis. Built for the hardcore PC enthusiast, Switch 810 is the most versatile and highly adaptable full tower chassis to date. It enables you to easily modify cooling performance from extreme liquid cooling, to superb airflow, or whisper-quiet silence. Switch 810 aggressively eliminates heat, boasting support for 280mm radiators, up to ten 140/120 mm fans. One of the most noteworthy features is an industry-first, unique hybrid fins that you can close to minimize noise and dust accumulation or open to expose passageways for maximum airflow.

NZXT ensures maximum expandability with two removable HDD cages with a potential of up to 7 HDDs equipped with two pivoting 120/140mm fans that direct airflow at 15? to the VGA and CPU. There are 9 expansion slots for installing EATX motherboards with Quad SLI, or Triple crossfire. Multimedia access is optimized with high speed dual USB 3.0, a hard drive dock, and an SD card reader.

Switch 810 offers stress-free installation with immaculate wire management and tool-less 5.25” and 3.5”/2.5” SSD hard drive installation for easy accessibility. Additional features that solidify Switch 810 as the PC enthusiast’s dream chassis include a rear white LED light added visibility in dark environments and an acrylic window lets you peer in at your masterful build.

“Switch 810 is truly the pinnacle of high performance computing” said Johnny Hou, Founder of NZXT. “It offers enthusiasts an array of advanced features intuitively implemented into one of the most unique designs we’ve ever created.”

The Switch 810 is available for $169.99 and can be seen here.


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