Final Thoughts, Pricing, Availability, and Conclusion
Reviewing the Panzerbox was a very pleasant experience because the entire design deviated drastically from typical mid-tower reference designs. I would have liked to see more cable management features included as well as some dust filters for each of the included fans, but the overall design and aesthetics
were very attractive and something I would definitely show off at my next LAN party. The overall width of the Panzerbox is more than two inches wider than typical mid-tower cases so those looking to put this case into a desk cubby hole should think again and measure the amount of space they have available. We also really liked the removable motherboard tray and hard drive cage as well as all the sound dampening features they added throughout the case.
Pricing and Availability
The Panzerbox is currently available at Newegg.com for $99.99 (after $20 MIB). This case is also available at other resellers like Amazon ($109.99 with free shipping), FrozenCPU ($119.99), and TigerDirect ($119.99 with free shipping).
We’d like to thank our friends at NZXT for providing the Panzerbox Mid-Tower ATX case for our review today. There are tons of neat features that are geared toward gamers looking for a stylish, yet highly functional case for their high-end computer components. The addition of three high CFM fans combined with the ability to mount custom watercooling systems really creates an ideal environment for today’s hardware that operates at higher temperatures and needs more than adequate cooling to run at its best performance level. While we did run into a few snags during the installation phase of testing, our overall opinion of the Panzerbox is very positive and its current price point makes it an even more attractive solution when we compare it against the likes of Lian Li and Silverstone cases, to name a few.
- Two 190mm fans on top and front panels
- Removable motherboard tray
- Removable hard drive cage with sound dampening features
- Light weight aluminum and mesh design
- Cable management
- The use of screws for installing hard drives, optical drives
- PCI card height limitations when installing hardware on motherboard tray outside of case and then trying to slide tray in with everything installed. Users will need to add PCI cards and larger heatsinks AFTER the tray is installed in the case, not before.