Page 4: Conclusion, Our Recommendation, Other Reviews of Note
|Aesthetics / Appearance||20/20||
|Internal Layout & Installation||16/20||
|Warranty & Support||10/10|
|Price / Value||9/10||
The Panzerbox is a nice little step up from the Beta, but it is also stepped up in price. Not that the price is bad though, coming in at about $100 for a solid case is reasonable. The Panzerbox does come with some of the nice options that high end cases have, like toolless HDD and optical drive options. It also wouldn't hurt to have doubled the number front USB ports from two to four. After putting together a fairly well engineered and solid case, NZXT threw some cheap plastic power and reset button on the front.
The Panzerbox did a lot of things right as well. They were obviously out to compete in some ways with the higher end cases. It included a couple water cooling grommets and some very nice fan options that we don't see in all top teir offerings. Most notably, the Panzerbox includes a removable motherboard tray, which is an option this seldom seen in cases.
Everyone won't get everything they want from this case, but are we ever 100% satisfied? Overall, the price is extremely reasonable for what you get. The Panzerbox offers many ammenities that are not commonly found in cases that cost twice as much. If a removable motherboard tray is more valuable to you than toolless drive installation then you may have just found a bargain.
Its always nice to have more than one opinion on a component before you spend your hard earned money. For one, We may see something others missed, or vice versa. As with all reviews published at HardwareLogic, we'll not only give you our recommendation, but also point out some reviews from some other great sites around the web.