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.
- Compact and unique design
- Great airflow
- Fans are crazy loud at 12v
- Vertical HDD location impedes GPU airflow
- Cable routing options non existent