NZXT Vulcan Micro ATX Gaming Case Review Print E-mail
NZXT Vulcan Micro ATX Gaming Case Review NZXT has introduced to the PC gaming world the new VULCAN Micro ATX gaming case.  This case is for building the type of PC you would bring to a gaming LAN party for example. The Vulcan maximizes what you can install in it considering its compact 16” x 7” x 16.6” body, which is approximately 40% smaller than the typical super full tower. The ample space that includes advanced cooling capabilities with 2 x 120mm (one included), 1 x 200mm, 1 x 80mm, a front 120mm intake fan (included), and more space to fit up to two 350mm cards in SLI and Crossfire configurations. The durable non-slip top handle and anti-vibration rubber support idealizes portability, enabling you to easily transport your ultimate gaming machine anywhere.

PCWizKid takes a close detailed look at the NZXT Vulcan's capabilities in a video review for you.

Features

Durable Non-slip finished top handle for portability
Black Interior
Dual 5.25" slots and four 3.5" slots (internal and external)
Wire routing holes + extruded side panel provides extra space for cable management
Dual 8W channel fan control
Fits at least 350mm video cards like the ATI 5970
ATX PSU with removable filter + anti-vibration rubber support
Dual external watercooling cutouts
Dual top 120mm exhaust for optimal cooling
Top mounted (2x)USB, E SATA, External HD Audio + Mic
Fan LED on/off function: Turn off lights during night time use
CPU heatsink cut-out + 170mm heatsink support
Supports 200mm fan intake on side mesh (NZXT only guarantees fitment with NZXT's FN-200)
Extra large mesh holes for optimal airflow
Removable Hard drive cage
Included thumbscrews for all drives

Specifications

CASE TYPE Gaming mATX Chassis
LED Color Orange
Front panel connectors 1 x HD Audio/Mic, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x eSATA
FRONT PANEL MATERIAL Plastic / Steel Mesh
DIMENSIONS (W x H x D) 406mm (D) x 180mm (W) x 422.5mm (H) / 16” x 7” x 16.6”
Dimensions w/o Handle 406mm (D) x 180mm (W) x 380mm (H) / 16” x 7” x 14.9”
VGA Clearance >350mm
CPU heatsink height support 165mm ( without side 200mm fan 0
COOLING SYSTEM

FRONT, 1 X 120mm (included)
REAR, 1 X 92/80mm
TOP, 2 x 120mm ( 1 x Orange LED fan included )
SIDE, 1 x 200mm

DRIVE BAYS 6 DRIVE BAYS
2 EXTERNAL 5.25" DRIVE BAYS
2 EXTERNAL 3.5" DRIVE BAYS
2 INTERNAL 3.5" DRIVE BAYS
Screwless Rail Design
MATERIAL(S) Steel with powder black coating inside
EXPANSION SLOTS 4
POWER SUPPLY ATX
WEIGHT 5.80 KGS (W/O Power)
MOTHERBOARD SUPPORT MICRO-ATX, ITX

Video Review

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Conclusion

The NZXT Vulcan is all about practicality.  Pack it and carry it!  Its a straight forward design that is meant to achieve maximum performance within a small space and it just works!  NZXT has gone all out with features and attention to detail.  One thing I would of rather liked to see was the on/off switch for the LED's be at the from of the case instead with the fan controller.  The screw less rail design and dust filters are a nice touch, however the lack of a rear 92mm fan means you have to get one.  PCWizKid always wants proper airflow, and even though the NZXT has lots of options for optional fans the rear fan is a must.  The side panel 200mm optional fan is not really needed however its there if you want to cool down the system further, however careful that you don't add a CPU cooler that is 165mm or larger with it.  Other than than its a well rounded micro ATX gaming case that can allow you to build the latest an greats gaming rig and take it on the go!

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