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NZXT Switch 810 Case Review

NZXT Switch 810 Case Review

NZXT Switch 810 Case Review Featuring Havik 120 and 140 Coolers and Hale82 Power Supply

Performance

In this review we are testing the performance of the case, coolers and PSU. Full information on our PSU test equipment can be seen here: HardwareHeaven Testing

AMD Phenom 2 X6 1100T
Radeon 6870
Gigabyte AM3 Motherboard
2x 4GB DDR3-1600
Hitachi 3TB SATA
Hale82 750w PSU
Havik 120/140 Coolers


Case temperatures were measured using AIDA64, Realtemp GT and GPUz after 10 minutes of the case sitting with no activity and 10 minutes of each load test. Load was applied to the system using Prime95 and Furmark. Ambient room temperature during testing was 25°C.

(NOTE: The object of this test is not to compare the results with alternative products as there are too many factors which can impact thermal performance.)



Results


Looking first at our case and cooler performance we have a great set of results from NZXT. The Switch 810 and Havik combination offers a huge amount of airflow which keeps the system very cool at idle. When we apply full load to the CPU and GPU there is minimal change in the internal temperature and our components run at some impressive levels, the CPU for example never rises above 46°C on the Havik 140. Noise levels are also very good, this is a very quiet system at full load as shown benoise.


NZXT Hale82 750W Power Supply Testing Results
40°C 190W 375W 560W 750W
3.3V 3.32V 3.33V 3.31V 3.30V
5V 5.04V 5.04V 5.02V 4.98V
12V 12.05V 12.06V 12.05V 12.00V
 
Efficiency 81.6% 85.3% 83.2% 81.1%
 
Noise Level
(PSU Only)
22dBA 23dBA 29dBA 31dBA
 
Ambient Temp 22°C 22°C 22°C 22°C
Exhaust Temp 23°C 24°C 28°C 30°C

Oscilloscope AC Ripple (mV p-p) +3.3 +5 +12
750W 14 9 21

In our first set of results, shown above, we look at the performance of the PSU when using our various testing tools to run it in a controlled environment at 40°C. Looking first to the 12v, 3.3v and 5v performance we see a unit which supplies good 12v/3.3v performance with the 5v line showing little variance and staying well within specification. AC ripple is excellent and well within requirements at 14/9 (out of 50) on 3.3/5v and 21(out of 120) on 12v. For efficiency the Hale82 showed no problems meeting the bronze certification standard. Then finally for noise levels the PSU remained very quiet up to around 75% load but was a touch loud at 100%.

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Stuart Davidson

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