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NZXT Switch 810 Full-Tower Chassis Review - The Build and Finished Product


By: | Full-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Feb 23, 2012 1:43 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: NZXT

The Build and Finished Product

 

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Putting the DVD drive in was simple enough and the stealth cover went right on and functioned perfectly. To install my SSD I pulled this tray out and screwed down the drive. Then I just slid it in and allowed the connections to be made here for me.

 

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The means to get started all I needed to do was pull off two of these covers, work a tool-less latch and use a couple thumbscrews and the front is done and the drives are in place. It looks exactly like when we started this review and I love that my drive doesn't break up all of the shiny!

 

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Since the case was so large it swallows my build for breakfast and demands more. Look above the board at all of that room to house a radiator and fans. Since they provided the black adapter, I figured I would use my red 24-pin connection to match the RAM and CPU fan color.

 

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Nothing to complain about back here either! The cards went in smooth and lined up well and the rear I/O plate went right in as well. The PSU is a bit tricky to get on that back corner support post, but once there, it also aligned perfectly.

 

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I can't really believe the thickness of wiring I am going to try to close the door over in this build. I have the 24-pin lying on top of the I/O wiring and then I have the GPU leads over the top of both of those. This will be a real good test for this case, or any case for that matter.

 

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I added the panels with ease since they clip in a rail at the front and then you just gently press them into place and add the screws. Here is the Switch 810 in its last image before we add some power to it.

 

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With the chassis powered up, there is a white glow around the front of the top cover and the slightest flicker of white LED just behind the power button located at the top, the dull piece in the shiny rolled over edge. Other than that there is no LED lighting unless you add it.

 

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A case with a window, in my opinion should really highlight the hardware behind it. Although the plastic used is sort of distorted to the view, you can see your entire motherboard and everything added to it pretty nicely and makes hiding all of those wires well worth the effort.

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