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Switch 810 vs HAF X for water cooling

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August 9, 2013 4:58:08 AM

As the title says, should I get the NZXT Switch 810 or the Cooler Master HAF X for a water cooled build? Thanks in advance
August 9, 2013 5:16:08 AM

The HAF X is already designed for cooling your components, the HAF X will gladly welcome a large 360mm watercooler on top along with 2 huge 200mm fans configured as push/pull. If you won't be watercooling your GPU, then the HAF X is much better since it was engineered to provide direct airflow directly to the cards, and the huge 200mm side fan will also help cool your GPU.
August 9, 2013 5:25:31 AM

David Lugarov said:
The HAF X is already designed for cooling your components, the HAF X will gladly welcome a large 360mm watercooler on top along with 2 huge 200mm fans configured as push/pull. If you won't be watercooling your GPU, then the HAF X is much better since it was engineered to provide direct airflow directly to the cards, and the huge 200mm side fan will also help cool your GPU.


But I am going to be watercooling my GPU, and I kinda need the 5,25" bays and if I put a radiator at the top og the HAF X I can't use some of the 5,25" bays, and the S810 can mount a thick radiator without removing the 5,25" bay.
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August 9, 2013 5:32:04 AM

If you'll be watercooling your GPU, it's a different story, the Switch 810 is great too. The Phantom 820 is also amazing. Looks sleek, is big, and strong. Definitely good for any watercooling rig, but ultimately, the best of the best for watercooling is the Corsair 900D, I build PCs on request from people as a hobby and get some cash out of it, I recently built a rig with that case, fit a 240mm radiator, and at the bottom it has 4 fan slots which i used to watercool 2 780s.
August 9, 2013 5:36:07 AM

David Lugarov said:
If you'll be watercooling your GPU, it's a different story, the Switch 810 is great too. The Phantom 820 is also amazing. Looks sleek, is big, and strong. Definitely good for any watercooling rig, but ultimately, the best of the best for watercooling is the Corsair 900D, I build PCs on request from people as a hobby and get some cash out of it, I recently built a rig with that case, fit a 240mm radiator, and at the bottom it has 4 fan slots which i used to watercool 2 780s.


The problem is that i can't afford any of those cases because of my tight budget.. So it's either the HAF X or the Switch 810..
August 9, 2013 5:41:43 AM

Oh well, then it's up to you, since the 810 suits you more, you can go for it.
August 9, 2013 6:38:58 PM

Have a look at my build log (linked in my sig), I'm water-cooling in a HAF-X so it might be good too see how other have approached that problem.
Hint: External mounting.

I would actually go with the Switch 810 if water-cooling is your concern.
August 10, 2013 1:58:07 AM

manofchalk said:
Have a look at my build log (linked in my sig), I'm water-cooling in a HAF-X so it might be good too see how other have approached that problem.
Hint: External mounting.

I would actually go with the Switch 810 if water-cooling is your concern.


I'm planning on watercooling all ofo my components, and don't want any external mountings, I want a clean look, and great temps :)  I think I will buy the Switch 810.
August 10, 2013 2:38:54 AM

IMO an externally mounted rad fits with the HAF's aesthetic, but anyway its your choice.
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