The NZXT Panzerbox Aluminum Mid Tower Case
Unwrapping the Panzerbox shows that they have sent a very well ventilated, monochromatic, sleek chassis for me to take a look at. The all black look is appealing, and the stepped edging works well to hide the full side panel's edge.
Getting a better look at the front gives you a peak at the 190mm fan behind the mesh that covers the bottom 2/3 of the face panel. The mesh is broken up by the aluminium panel that supports the three optical drives. Left of the bays is where NZXT has decided to place the small but functional power and reset switches.
Moving up, above the drive bays, NZXT continues this mesh, and uses it as the top panel as well. This time the mesh is molded for structure and is cut out in the front to accept the front I/O panel.
Zooming in on the front I/O panel shows what NZXT includes. There are two USB 2.0 ports, microphone and headphone 3.5mm jacks, and one E-SATA port to finish off the panels functionality.
Spinning the Panzerbox to the left, shows the textured all black panel, than NZXT has ventilates at the bottom and covers with the same mesh from the front and top parts of the case.
At this point with all the black going on, it's a little tough to distinguish everything. Starting at the top, NZXT has included holes and grommets to allow the passing of up to ½" tubing. Below these holes is the 120mm exhaust fan that sits to the right of the rear I/O panel. At the bottom you can see the seven ventilated expansion slots. What is a bit strange, is next to those slots, is where the PSU gets installed, in a side down position.
Spinning the Panzerbox around to the back side shows that it mimics the opposing side. One thing to add is that these panels are full coverage, and leave no real signs of where they start or end, the edges run cleanly along the built in stepped edging of the face and top.
Laying the Pazerbox on its back gives us a good look at the bottom of the case. The rubber feet that are included are large in surface area, but low in profile, leaving the Panzerbox with a lowered look. One other thing to point out was how easy this case absorbs hand oil. I left the bottom as-is to show what it could all eventually look like completed, if you don't have a rag handy to wipe away all the prints left behind.
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