NZXT Switch 810 Special Edition - A Hybrid Giant

Launch SRP: S$299

External Design

External Design

On the outside, the Switch 810 cuts an imposing figure. The casing stands at close to 60cm tall and tips the scales at a hefty 14.42kg thanks to the use of heavier SECC steel and plastics in its construction. That said, the Switch 810 does feel pretty sturdy and solidly-built.

Our special edition Switch 810 comes with matte black finish which gives the casing a solemn, if somewhat dull look. For those who like showing off, the right panel features a humongous clear window that lets users display their components in all its glory. The matte finish doesn't reflect light, so for those who are looking for something that’s more eye-catching or, for lack of a better word, bling, NZXT has the Switch 810 available in regular glossy black and white too. For fans of Star Wars, the white Switch 810 is the one you want, because its combination of white and black accents gives it a Stormtrooper-look which we find highly appealing.

The front panel is clean and minimalistic - no fancy lights or any conspicuous fans. Some may have reservations of its "plastic" look, but appearances are only skin deep.

The front I/O ports are accessed by flipping open this panel near the top of the case. On that note, we must say that the opening mechanism is not the most elegant and is a bit awkward to use. Inside, there are two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, a memory card reader, headphones and microphone jacks, an LED on/off button and a reset button.

Where's the power button? It's found on the top in a rather illogical place. Most of us from the team who saw the casing for the first time thought it was a button that opens the front panel.

At the top panel of the case, the Switch 810 has a pretty cool trick - we can open and close the several top vents by means of a switch lever at the back. It kind of feels like operating sluice gates on a dam of sorts. Underneath, there’s a single 140mm fan with space for up another two more. We're not very sure when you might want to block the top vents, but if you ever have a need for it, Switch 810 has that factored in.

The Switch 810 can accommodate up two 120mm or 140mm fans on the front intake area. Easily serviceable dust filters are provided, which is a nice touch.

For those who like showing off, the right panel features a humongous clear window that lets users display their components in all its glory.


Looking at the rear, the two things that instantly caught our attention were the nine expansion slots and four rubber grommets to facilitate serious liquid-cooling setups (e.g., on the CPU and GPU components).

There are dust filters at the bottom too for the PSU bay's air intake area - how thoughtful.


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