NZXT Switch 810 Special Edition - A Hybrid Giant

Launch SRP: S$299

The Hybrid Full Tower Casing

The Hybrid Full Tower Casing

Where computer casings are concerned, NZXT is an upstart when compared to veteran names like Antec and Coolermaster, but that hasn’t stopped them from making some really interesting and bang-for-buck products. Despite being established only in 2004, NZXT was the winner in our budget casing shootout some two years ago, wowing us with its high-end features, commendable build quality and attractive looks.

Today, we are looking at the NZXT Switch 810. The casing has been around for awhile now, but ours here is the limited edition Switch 810 with a special matte finish.

The Switch 810 has been dubbed by NZXT as an hybrid full tower casing. It gets its special “hybrid” status thanks to its ability to fully support liquid or air-cooling (though we wonder which reputable casing model can't do that anyway). That aside, our special edition Switch 810 has all the features that makes the standard Switch 810 such a formidable casing, including a unique internal fan cooling system, nine expansion slots, support for USB 3.0 and a large motherboard tray area that can accommodate extra-large E-ATX and XL-ATX motherboards. Tempted? Read on for the details.

NZXT Switch 810 Special Edition Specs
Casing Dimensions & Specifications
  • Height: 595mm
  • Width: 235mm
  • Depth: 585mm
  • Material: SECC steel / Plastic
  • Case color: Black
  • Motherboard support: E-ATX, XL-ATX, ATX, micro-ATX, mini-ITX
Drive Bays & Expansion Slots / Ports
  • 4 x 5.25-inch external drive bays
  • 1 x X-Dock (converted from 5.25-inch bay)
  • 6 x internal 3.5-inch drive bays
  • 9 expansion slots
Case Cooling
  • 2 x front 120/140 mm fans (1 included)
  • 1 x rear 120/140 mm fan (included)
  • 3 x top 120/140 mm fans (1 included)
  • 2 x bottom 120/140 mm fans (optional)
  • 2 x internal 120//140mm fans (1 included)
Power Supply
  •  Standard ATX PS2

 

8.5
Aesthetics
7.5
Functionality
8.5
Usability
8.5
Value
8
The Good
Enormous casing with tons of space
Competitive price
Sturdy construction
USB 3.0 via headers
The Bad
Extremely heavy
Thumbscrews are tough to undo
Somewhat illogical power button placement
"Plastic" look