NZXT PANZERBOX Reviewdamian - June 7, 2009
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The NZXT Panzerbox offers a wide arrange of features and holds its own in cooling. For a small ATX form factor case, the Panzerbox excels in ease of use, dominant features and pleasing looks. From top to bottom, the case is coated all black, and made from pure aluminum. It accommodates up to three fans, two being massive 190mm fans, sports a removable motherboard tray and is the perfect size for anyone looking to buy a mid to high end case, HTPC, and especially the LAN gamer. One of the best parts, is its weight. NZXT states it's 50% lighter than most ATX form factor cases and surely lives up to its word. I did run across some small problems, but nothing too diminishing. One problem was the material used for the power button and reset button. The case is almost too perfect with grade A quality aluminum, but it seems NZXT slacked off a bit on the two most used buttons. I was also not too fond of the positioning of the power supply during installation. With such a small case, I can understand there needs to be some cable management, so I'm sure any average Joe can spend a good 15 minutes routing their cables to improve this slight flaw. The last issue I have with the case is the noise. With such high rated CFM fans, noise is expected, yet tolerable.
Overall the NZXT Panzerbox gets my approval. Pardon my silly analogy but, like a tank, it's built strong, and offers the right amount of performance to attract any type of person.
- Removable motherboard tray
- Aluminum build
- Three high rated fans
- Loud (all three fans)
- Cheap power/reset buttons
- Power supply mounting position