OC3D Best of 2012 Awards
Published: 9th January 2013 | Source: OC3D | Price: |
We test a lot of cases here at OC3D and most of them have quirks of design or appeal that suit certain applications. The NZXT Switch 810 is not one of those. No matter what you plan to do with it, it's the case for you. It speaks volumes when we all agreed instantly on the best case we tested in 2012.
Caselabs are probably best known for their gigantic cases that would double as a wardrobe in a pinch. With the Merlin they toned down the size to a level most of us would find enough without compromising the build-quality or array of places to route your cables and loop. Even with its smaller size it still gobbled a 480 and a 360 rad both in push pull and still with all that room available.... 2nd year on the trot Caselabs have won a "Best of" case award.
Mini-ITX cases have often been really cheap, or not the kind of thing you'd want nestled in your living room. With the Prodigy case BitFenix threw out all our preconceptions and delivered a case which has all you can desire and also looks the business. Available in a multitude of colours for our modern lives, it's the best compact case around.
At the area of the market we consider the soft centre that most peoples budgets arrive in, there is an absolute saturation of options available. It takes a lot to stand out amongst the crowd and the Zalman Z11 Plus does, with a cool design, some neat features and the all-important sensible pricing.