NZXT PANZERBOX Reviewdamian - June 7, 2009
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In order to properly test the NZXT Panzerbox, I will gather temperatures for the processor, chipset, hard drive, and the video card during their idle phase and load phase. To record idle temperatures I will leave the computer running for fifteen minutes with little to no stress whatsoever. Next, I will simulate a load using Prime 95 with small FFTs and HDTune simultaneously for thirty minutes. To load the video card I will use ATITool's built in stability test. I will be using the latest version of HWMonitor and RealTemp (3.00) to help monitor temperatures. Ambient temperatures during testing were 22 degrees Celsius.
- Processor: Intel Core i7 920
- Motherboard: MSI X58 Platinum
- Memory: Mushkin HP3 12800 9-9-9-24
- Video Card: nVidia GTX 260
- Power Supply: Corsair VX550W
- Hard Drive: Seagate 1TB SATA
- OS: Windows Vista Ultimate Edition SP1 64-bit
- Ambient Temperature: 22° Celsius
Not too bad! The Panzerbox compared to the two high end cases in several measurements. It shared positions between the Cooler Master Scout and HAF 922, but did the best in the chipset area of cooling. For its small stature, and semi-cramped spacing, the case proved to have decent temperatures with limited air flow due to wiring.