Summary: Build quality is high, stock air-cooling is workable (especially if you don’t use the lower HDD chassis), and the motherboard tray is a useful feature. This is a great case if you’re looking for a smallish chassis you can cram a burly rig into, but there are roomier options for a stay-at-home rig, and more portable options for the dedicated LAN gamer.
Pros: Water-cooling support; fits giant GPUs; good stock cooling; small and lightweight.
Cons: Inconvenient PSU placement; toolless HDD/ODD bays would be nice.
Excerpt: NZXT's Panzerbox has proven itself to be worthy of both its name and NZXT's motto. It is armored not only against the prying eyes, and hands of your lanparty adversaries, but against the heat produced by modern high-watt hardware. The Panzerbox also displays the fine workmanship and attention to detail worthy of NZXT's “Crafted Gaming Armor” motto.
Summary: NZXT Panzerbox Case is a perfect option for anyone looking for a small mid-tower ATX case. It's great for gaming LAN party use or or any application where an all aluminum, well craft strong small ATX case is required. It looks great, has a fair number of drive bays, excellent air circulation, removable motherboard tray and much more. This is one of the best small mid-tower cases on the market! Watch the video to find out more...
Summary: Once you get the NZXT Panzerbox out the box and into your hands, you immediately know what the case is all about. The complete aluminum architecture of the case is amazing and very strong. I had my doubts before opening the box but that was shortly lived. This is one of the sturdiest and strong cases I have ever touched.
Conclusion: The NZXT Panzerbox is a well built and designed case, it might be small but it offers up lots of room and it’s big on features. I really like this case actually, I’m going to be using it for another system actually, a gaming system that will be connected to my 47” HDTV via HDMI. It’s going to sit next to my entertainment center, which is black in color also so it should fit right in.
Conclusion: The main impression I had after reviewing the case was, that it sure is nice to see something out of ordinary every now and then. NZXT took a bold step by revamping the internal layout, and the layout of the Panzerbox sure has some merits. It also did well in our temperature tests. Unfortunately, though, the good temperature results came due to the extremely powerful and noisy fans. A built-in fan controller would add real value to the package.
Pros: Build quality, Easy radiator mounting, (Nice to see something out of ordinary for a change)
Cons: Few drive bays for a case this size, Noisy, No dust filters
Summary: The NZXT Panzerbox is a pretty decent case overall. Like most cases, it has a few excellent features but also some areas that could use a bit of work. I was able to quickly install a system in this case thanks to the removable motherboard tray that had a big enough opening for a large HSF as well. The system consisted of a pair of 500GB Seagate drives, a Samsung SATA DVDRW, ASRock P45X3 Deluxe motherboard, Core 2 Quad 9400 Processor and a Palit HD4850 GPU. The CPU...
Pros: Nice aggressive design, All aluminum = light + strong, Wide body give a lot of internal room, Good airflow with huge fans, Removable motherboard tray, Compatible with large heatsinks/water cooling kits
Cons: No dust filters, Not a quiet case, Only two anti-vibration bays