There are more computer cases to choose from than you can shake a Shake Weight at, many of which are purpose built with a particular goal in mind, like sound proofing or extreme cooling performance, a pair of tasks that are often in conflict with each other. The new Switch 810 hybrid full tower chassis from NZXT is built with flexibility in mind for a variety of scenarios.
"Built for the hardcore PC enthusiast, Switch 810 is the most versatile and highly adaptable full tower chassis to date. It enables you to easily modify cooling performance from extreme liquid cooling, to superb airflow, or whisper-quiet silence," NZXT claims .
NZXT founder Johnny Hou calls it "one of the most unique designs" his company has ever created. All that hype translates into a full tower case with nine expansion slots for installing up to EATX motherboards with Quad SLI or Tri-CrossFire, space for up to seven hard drives, a hard drive dock, SD card reader, two USB 3.0 ports, tool-less installation, and ten 120/140mm fan mounts, four of which are included (140mm).
The Switch 810 has four watercooling cutouts and supports liquid cooling solutions with up to three fans. That's part of the ballyhooing over the case's hybrid design, though the main attraction are the fins that you can close to minimize noise and dust accumulation, or open up for better airflow.
The Switch 810 is available now for $170.