NZXT Switch 810 SE Update - Closer Look

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NZXT Switch 810 SE Update
Closer Look
Inside the Case

Closer Look:

One way that NZXT tries to manage noise on the case is with the top vents.  The top of the case has the ability to be opened or close to allow greater airflow and noise to escape - or to be closed and drop the overall volume of the system.  Even with the vents closed, there is a small area where the air can still escape - but it's deflected more toward the sides and works to tame the noise.

Top Vents Closed
(Mouse Over to Open Vents)

 

The mechanism for this opening and closing feels a little cheap as the top is plastic and the vents move rather stiffly.  Perhaps some more engineering could be used that would help keep this smoother.

If you need to remove the top to add extra fans or install a large liquid cooling system, the top comes off very simply.  There are a couple of "clicky" spring-loaded fasteners that release when pressed and these will enable you to pull the top-rear of the panel off and then easily remove the top of the case for easy access.  Below are pictures of the top removed and the mechanism that helps it all happen easily.

Top Off
Top Off
Top Fasteners
Top Fasteners

 

The power button is perhaps one of the most disappointing aspects of the case.  I realize that I may be a bit petty here, but the way it is mounted on the top plastic accent feels cheap.  When you press the button, the piece it is mounted to flexes and the first time I pressed it, I wondered if I was going to break anything.  The reset button is located under the front I/O cover and has a very solid feel to it.

Power Button
Power Button

 

   

Speaking of the front I/O, the NZXT Switch 810 SE case has a nice front I/O module that sits at the top of the case behind a panel.  This I/O contains 2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, an SD card reader, headphone and microphone jacks as well as an LED button and the aforementioned reset switch.  The LED button turns on a LED light at the rear of the case that makes it easier to plug in devices as it helps light up the usually dark area at the rear of your PC.

Front I/O
Front I/O

 

On the last page, we'll take a quick look inside the case before we wrap this up.