NXZT Panzerbox Aluminum Mid Tower PC Case ReviewFri, May 15, 2009 - 12:00 AM
While NZXT included everything needed to install your parts, they only included 6 risers and screws compared to the normal 9. While it may seem minor, it is a real inconvenience for someone who doesn’t have a stash of similar risers/screws. Luckily I found some that fit in the remaining spots that were on the motherboard. Then there were the other screws and the radiator bracket set to go with them.
As you can see, I’m working with some old school hardware, mainly due to my personal motherboard (Rampage II Extreme) not being able to fit since it’s wider than the tray itself. I didn’t even have to think about it actually. At least I had something to show to give you an idea of what it can look like. What struck me as odd was that I was going to mount my old IBM DeskStar IDE Hard Drive to this for a visual but it wouldn’t fit! Granted I haven’t used it in nearly 4 years but one would think it would still be compatible. Well, I can’t expect much considering technology changes so much. But rest assured, all recent hardware should fit just fine. If my VelociRaptor can, then I have no worries about other drives. My apologies for the cabling as well. I ran out of zip ties at the time.
Uh oh….DENIED. Well this could put a damper on some things. My Blu-ray drive was overlapping the 20 pin power plug. It is also too close to try to bend the power cable to fit. The best thing I found around this was to go straight to the top bay. It really depends on the location of the 20-24 pin plug on the motherboard. I measured my Blu-Ray drive to be exactly 7.5 inches long front to back. So as long as you have more than that from the front of the case to the plug, you should be ok (the front of the drive does line up with the case technically). However, the top bay would be ideal in that predicament. It was not a big issue so it should not a deal breaker by any means.