The Panzerbox is designed to be light and compact and by looking at it you can see that it is. I guess we would consider this a mid-tower, but it is definitely smaller than the typical mid-tower we are used to seeing. Made out of all aluminum it is very light, about 13.8lbs. Compared to other mid-towers that are normally 25lbs plus that is very light. Being so light makes it easy to take to LAN parties with you.
Starting at the front of the case towards the bottom there is a huge 190mm fan. I think that this is the biggest intake fan that I’ve seen on a case! Above the fan there are 3 external 5.25-inch drive bays. As we said this case is smaller so instead of the normal 4-5 bays you only get 3 and you do not get any 3.5-inch drive bays.
Right at the top of the case there are 2 USB ports, audio ports, and an eSATA connection. Great to see eSATA, especially on a LAN case. The top of the case is all mesh and there in another huge 190mm fan towards the back of the case.
Both sides of the case are pretty simple, with just a small rectangular ventilation spot on each side.
Moving around back you can sort of get an idea of how NZXT makes room for everything. The power supply sits right beside the PCI slot covers. Also on the back there is a 120mm exhaust fan and inserts for watercooling tubing if you choose to run watercooling with this system. You will also notice thumbscrews all over the place on the back of the case, what would a LAN case be without thumbscrews!
Jan 30, 2015 0