One of my most common questions I get when one of my friends is building a new computer is, “What case should I get?”. Your case is a very important part of your system. It is what you are going to see each time you sit down at your desk, the first thing someone is going to see at a LAN party and the case you are going to have to deal with when you decide to upgrade your system. This past year we have reviewed a lot of great cases, but a few really stick out from the rest. Our list of the best cases of 2012 are drawn from only the cases we have reviewed this year. So if you think an awesome case is off the list that may be why. Read on to check out what we consider the best cases of 2012!
You may have noticed that we already did a review on the NZXT Switch 810. Well…here we are again, and this time, we have the new Switch 810 Special Edition! NZXT sent us the gunmetal chassis, and it is most definitely a looker. Taking cues from the more classy looking chassis on the market, The Switch 810 SE has an understated aesthetic, whilst still being very easy on the eye. So did NZXT manage to pull off a feat of design greatness in their Switch 810 SE? We’re going to find out for you, strap in.
We have seen so many full tower cases. This is to accommodate the larger XL-ATX motherboards that we have been seeing lately and just to have the extra room for large liquid cooling setups. One of the most impressive cases we saw this year at CES was the Switch 810 from NZXT. NZXT really took their time designing this case to give you so many different cooling options as well as adding features that are just not on other cases. The case comes equipped with four 140mm cooling fans, room for up to 7 hard drives, support for XL-ATX motherboards, USB 3.0 support and much more. So let’s just jump right in and take a look.
The NZXT Switch 810 Full Tower case was the talk of CES. Everyone we knew was talking about it and NZXT gave us an awesome overview of the case in their suite. Fast forward a few months and we have our own Switch 810 in the office and today we are going to be unboxing it! This case comes equipped with four 140mm fans, room for 7 hard drives, support for XL-ATX motherboards and a whole slew of other features. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
El Monte, CA – February 16, 2012 – NZXT, a company built on realizing the dreams of gamers worldwide, is proud to announce the immediate availability of the Switch 810 hybrid chassis. Meticulously crafted for the hardcore PC enthusiast, Switch 810 introduces unparalleled versatility, cooling capabilities, and an industry-first adjustable hybrid fins.
“Since its debut in January, Switch 810 has received a windfall of overwhelmingly positive feedback and awards from the enthusiast community” said Johnny Hou, Founder of NZXT. “We are confident that Switch 810 will become a mainstay in the DIY realm as the most feature-rich, innovative, and value-packed option on the market.”
As we said in our NZXT CES 2012 coverage we were shown a brand new case that NZXT was about to launch. This case is one of the most impressive cases I’ve seen from NZXT and one of the most impressive cases that I saw at CES this year. The case launches today worldwide and you can pick it up for $169.99! Some of the features include hybrid fins on the top of the case that can be opened and closed, support for 280mm radiators and up to 10 fans, 2 removable hard drive cages for up to 7 hard drives, 9 expansion slots, USB 3.0 and much more. Read on to check out our video overview of this amazing case!