NZXT Panzerbox

Conclusion & Video

Conclusion

So you are looking for a case small enough to take to a LAN event, but big enough to house your twin graphic card system that's also got a CPU water loop... with a pot a Vaseline and some patience the Panzerbox could indeed be the case for you. The airflow is great if you don't use the vertical hard drives and don't mind the noise of the fans, and the layout does use the space wisely if you don't want to have the side off (or a window) showing off your kit inside. I however do like to have a tidy case, this for me personally at least is a big let down, I think the if NZXT had spent a little longer designing in some cable routing options it would make this case far more desirable. If the case had come with this and a built in fan controller for say an extra £10 - £15 it would have scored much higher in my eyes.

The size and the fact it is water cooling ready are a definite bonus, if you don't want to look at the internals but just have a system that's quick to build, is cool and just works then this should definitely be a case that is on your short list.

Video

 

The Good
- Compact and unique design
- Great airflow

The Mediocre
- Fans are crazy loud at 12v
- Vertical HDD location impedes GPU airflow

The Bad
- Cable routing options non existent

 

We would like to thank NZXT for the sample reviewed here today, you can discuss this in our forums.

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Most Recent Comments

08-03-2010, 09:10:17

tinytomlogan
Its time for the NZXT Panzerbox to pass through the OC3D Labs.

Continue Reading

08-03-2010, 11:20:45

mayhem
Erm. that one hell of a mess for cable management. wouldnt that cause problems for air flow big time.

allso wouldnt GPUs get hot.

I think how ever its would be a good contender for quite a bit of modding and re working.

08-03-2010, 11:34:27

VonBlade
What a strange design. I'm all for a little change of design and breaking barriers, but I'm not sure that's been thought out well.

08-03-2010, 11:46:30

mayhem
sorry have to post this you tube froze at this point here and i just loled my pants off.

Its as though toms pulling the right face for the review ....

New comp "whats going though tom's Mind"

http://i2.sqi.sh/s_1/144/wtf.jpg

my kids thought you looks like a cartoon person .. a bit like

http://i2.sqi.sh/s_1/145/wtf.jpg

08-03-2010, 12:22:49

thestepster
:rollingla thats awsome ha ha ha ha

whats up doc

08-03-2010, 15:21:42

VonBlade
I would post a photo of what is happening just off camera.

But this is a family friendly site.

08-03-2010, 16:35:54

Santa-san
Looks messy
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