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Introduction, Features, Technical Specifications

Introduction

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PC enclosures continue to evolve as new hardware comes to market like Intel's new Sandy Bridge-E and Ivy Bridge processors, affordable solid state drives, and custom liquid cooling solutions. It is more critical than ever that users pay strict attention to not only what a PC case looks like, but what hardware it supports. Since it was founded in  2004, NZXT has been developing unique PC cases to satisfy the appetites of PC gamers and hardware enthusiasts alike. Their latest creation dubbed the Switch 810 is a full-tower "hybird" case that is optimized to support liquid cooling or air-cooled solutions.

 

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The Switch 810 brings together many crowd favorites like right-mounted hard drives with removable HD cages and support for 140 to 240mm radiators to give users a plethora of options for cooling their PC components. If you don't want to go the liquid cooling route, the Switch 810 has room for 10 fans on the front, back, top, and bottom panels. PC builders can use 120mm or 140mm fans, and NZXT starts them off by including four 140mm fans with the Switch 810 to provide excellent airflow for any PC setup.

Continue reading our review of the NZXT Switch 810 Full Tower PC Case!

NZXT reveals a full Hale hand of PSUs

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 7, 2012 - 05:09 PM |
Tagged: PSU, nzxt, modular psu, HALE90-750-M, HALE90-1000-M, HALE82-850-M, HALE82-750-M, HALE82-650-M, 80 Plus Gold, 80 Plus Bronze

X-bit Labs collected five PSUs from NZXT's HALE82 line including the HALE82-650-M, HALE82-750-M, HALE82-850-M, NZXT HALE90-750-M and HALE90-1000-M.  All of the PSUs are rated at least 80+ Bronze with the HALE90 models reaching 80+ Gold ratings.  This is a definite boon for those who plan on running the 1000W model.  All are 12V PSUs, with an internal converter to provide 3.3V and 5V, which means that these PSUs can provide in the neighbourhood of 99% of its maximum amperage to the 12V line to keep those GPUs fully fed.  Head on over and read through the whole review or else choose the PSU with the wattage appropriate for you to examine.

You can also catch Lee's thoughts on the 850W version in his latest review.

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"Today we are going to talk about five power supply units from NZXT ranging in capacity from 650 W to 1000 W and certified according to 80 PLUS Bronze and Gold standards."

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Source: X-Bit Labs

NZXT Switches the Phantom for an 810

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 18, 2012 - 06:36 PM |
Tagged: nzxt, switch 810

NZXT was thinking big when they created the Switch 810, the case is 235mm x 595mm x 585 (9.25" x 23.4"x 23") so you should have no problems fitting in large CPU coolers or oversized graphics cards.  The size also accommodates 10 fans, either 120mm or 140mm or for water cooling fans a 360mm will fit perfectly.  Neoseeker are not fans of the piano black finish as it tends to feature fingerprints and dust more strongly that it does a shiny finish; in all but perfect circumstances.  Apart from their aesthetic differences though, they highly recommend the case.

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"The NZXT Switch 810 builds on the success of the Phantom series, while attempting to sweeten the formula with features like a hot-swap bay, improved cable management, room for a 360mm radiator, 10 internal fans, and support for XL-ATX and E-ATX motherboards. It even comes in white if you want, like the original Phantom. Find out if the Switch 810 can live up to its predecessor in our latest case review."

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Source: Neoseeker

NZXT Launching New Switch 810 Full Tower Computer Case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 17, 2012 - 04:34 PM |
Tagged: nzxt, full tower, computer, chassis, case, atx

NZXT, a computer case manufacturer that has been around since 2004, is today launching a new full tower computer case with the Switch 810 chassis. The new full tower case includes several features aimed at enthusiasts along with a 2 year warranty and choice of two colors (white or black). NZXT founder Johnny Hou seems confident in the case by stating that the new chassis "offers enthusiasts an array of advanced features intuitively implemented into one of the most unique designs we've ever created."

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The full tower case supports EATX motherboards with up to nine expansion slots and 375 millimeters of space for large, modern graphics cards when the front fan is removed. The motherboard tray further supports plenty of cable routing holes and a CPU back plate cut out. Further, the interior of the can can hold four 5.25" drives, six 3.5" drives, and up to 10 120mm or 140mm fans. The front, bottom, and drive bay area of the case houses two fans each. Meanwhile, the top of the case houses three cases and the rear holds one fan. Constructed of steel and plastic, the case weighs in at 9.1 Kg or about 20 lbs.

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As you can see from the outside of the case, the Switch 810 chassis supports four 5.25" drives, audio and microphone connectors, two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, and a card reader. Also, a filter for the bottom intake can be removed from the front of the case. Some of the touted features of the new case include the ability to easily install water cooling and the new "hybrid fins" that allow users to close the fins to reduce dust and quiet the computer or open the fins along the top to maximize airflow. Tool-less drive bays, an acrylic side window, and a white LED that can be switched on or off are also features of the Switch 810 case.

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The NZXT switch is available now for $169.99 USD. More information and photos of the case can be found here. What do you think of the new case, are you impressed with the "hybrid design?"

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The proposed airflow diagram for the new NZXT case.

Source: NZXT

The Havik 140, a kilo of cooling from NZXT

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 20, 2011 - 11:58 AM |
Tagged: nzxt, havik 140, heatsink

The new NZXT Havik weighs in at 1035g, so it is proper that NZXT spent time designing brackets to spread the weight on both AMD and Intel systems, though you are still going to want to be careful with it.  NZXT opted to skip heatpipes directly in contact with the CPUs heatspreader and instead went with a copper base plate to distribute the heat to the pipes more evenly.  That decision seems validated by FrostyTech's testing which placed this cooler above the middle of the pack but not at the top of the cooling charts.  One design choice they are not so impressed with is the rubber fan mounts, while it does keep the noise down they are worried that as the rubber ages it may let the fans start to slip.

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"In this review Frostytech is testing out the NZXT Havik 140 heatsink, a tower style CPU cooler designed for Intel socket 1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD socket AM2/AM3/AM3+/FM1 processors. The Havik 140 cooler performs pretty well as you'll shortly see. Before we get to the massive Frostytech thermal performance charts, let's take a look at some of the notable tweaks this heatsink employs to the standard tower cooler format."

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Source: Frosty Tech

Want to swap out a case fan? NZXT can help with that

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 26, 2011 - 03:01 PM |
Tagged: nzxt, FX140, FX120, FS200-R, fans

If you have a case fan you want to replace due to poor performance, loud operation or any other reason, NZXT has some nice new options for you.  If you need 120mm, 140mm or even 200mm; their new offerings will meet your needs.  Legit Reviews tested all three, the two smaller FX series might be a little noisy but they do deliver results.  The large FS-200, if you can fit it into your case is much quieter and still pushes a serious amount of air.  Check the full review here.

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"For the first two products today, we have two of NZXT's newest entries to the cooling fan market; the FX Series of fans are Enthusiast grade products with Fluid Dynamic Bearings and high performance specs. With high RPM fans with huge static pressure and airflow ratings, NZXT's looking to capitalize on those who need well built, high performing fans for their multi-GPU or CPU cooling solutions. The FX Series of fans specialize in Airflow & Static Pressure allowing them to maximize the cooling potential of any radiator or heatsink. The FX Enthusiast Series fans from NZXT come with 3 speed, dip-switch controls to adjust fan speed between low (5v), medium (7v), & high (12v) settings. We'll be looking at both the FX-120 and FX-140 models in today's review, which is very exciting for me, as it's one of the few 140mm fans to come out in recent years that actually uses a standard 140mm frame instead of a custom design..."

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Introduction and Features

Introduction

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Courtesy of NZXT

NZXT added two mid-tower case offerings to its Tempest series today that feature custom solutions for dual-radiator watercooling systems and dual "touch-powered" 120mm front fans with removable filters. The Tempest 410 and Tempest 410 Elite are available for $79.99 and $89.99. Today, we are kicking the tires on the Tempest 410 Elite to ensure enthusiasts and overclockers get the most bang for their buck for their next mid-tower case upgrade.

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Both Tempest 410 and Tempest 410 Elite cases incorporate a honeycomb mesh design to the front, top, and back panels and advanced cable management systems for concealing loose wires and power cords. The Tempest 410 Elite ups the ante with an acrylic side panel to see all the hardware inside the chassis.

Continue reading our review of the NZXT Tempest 410 Elite Mid-Tower Case!!

The next NZXT product you buy might be a mouse; the Avatar S (in natural 3D)

Subject: General Tech | July 4, 2011 - 12:18 PM |
Tagged: input, nzxt, avatar s, gaming mouse

Available in both black and white, with a switchable DPI of 400, 800 &1600 a USB polling rate of up to 1000Hz, tracking speed of 30 in/sec and acceleration up to 20G, the NZXT Avatar S has all the bells and whistles you want from a 5 button gaming mouse.  The software suite is fairly minimalist compared to some but with 5 distinct save-able profiles, it covers all of the basics you need to get the most from your gaming sessions.  eTeknix also liked it's size as the mouse is comfortable even for those with large hands.

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"If we asked you to name a target category for NZXT products, peripherals would probably be the last section on your list. Recent diversion into new markets by NZXT has changed things though. They are very quickly becoming a diverse brand looking to match their newer attempts in other product categories with the amazing name they have built themselves mainly through their cases. Today we have one of their latest releases, a mouse, the NZXT Avatar S to be precise."

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Source: eTechnix

NZXT monolithic H2 mid tower case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 9, 2011 - 01:01 PM |
Tagged: nzxt, nzxt h2, mid-tower

The NZXT bears a resemblance to the new Antec 280 that Ryan saw at Computex, with a very clean exterior and an almost unmarked front panel.  At 20.5" x 8.5" x 18.5" it is a similar size as well, though the hot swappable fans are rather unique.  Power and peripheral plugs have been moved to the top of the case to keep the hot swappable SATA dock and 140mm fan company.  The Tech Report felt that NZXT hit the nail on the head with this case, for ~$100 you get every penny worth; if you are looking for more exceptional features you need to be shopping for a more expensive case.

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"The NZXT H2 mid-tower case combines good looks, spacious internals, and attention to acoustic detail. Does it represent a solid value for computer enthusiasts? We go hands-on to find out."

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