NZXT Panzerbox

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Internals

The swish black painted exterior definitely continues the aesthetics from the outside through into the internals. A total of three fans are situated inside the Panzerbox: two 190mm and a 120mm. The whole system has been well thought-out with the front 190mm intake fan drawing in the air and the top mounted 190mm and rear 120mm fans drawing the hot air out of the main chamber.

Dust filters seem to have been overlooked unfortunately and although the meshing will keep out bigger bits of debris, the smaller stuff will simply filter in.


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The top fan can also be swapped for a radiator for water-cooling purposes and thus a full loop can be mounted within the chassis without the need for any modding or use of the grommet-filled holes for an externally mounted radiator.

Looking a little closer at the motherboard tray, it’s very similar to any other. Each of the PCI slots has a perforated, re-attachable cover secured by a single screw. Perhaps one improvement could be a cut-out for a CPU backplate to be installed without the need to unscrew the motherboard from the tray.


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Moving on to the drive bays, three 5.25” bays are available at the top which can easily get filled up especially if using a dual bay fan controller; typically most ATX cases have five but in most instances, three should suffice. A maximum of four 3.5” hard drives are catered for: two directly under the 5.25” bays with two more housed in a removable HD cage.


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Hidden away at the top of the case is a small PCB for the front I/O with the usual array of connectors: USB, eSATA and audio.

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Last modified: February 15, 2011

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