NZXT Crafted Series Vulcan Micro-ATX Case ReviewSun, May 09, 2010 - 11:00 PM
External Impressions of the NZXT Vulcan
With the Vulcan out of the box we can start to get a good look at it. The first thing I noticed was almost the entire left side of the case is mesh. The mesh is quite sturdy; it would have to take a good hit to dent.
Around on the right side panel it bulges out like the left panel does. That will help when it comes to routing and hiding wires.
At the top front are the fan speed control knobs for the fan controller. The fan controller has two channels and can handle up to 8w per channel and up to two fans per channel.
At the very top front are the front panel I/O ports. Left to right: Reset, Power, Audio, 2x USB 2.0, and E-SATA
On the top there is room for two 120mm fans for exhaust. The Vulcan comes with one 120mm LED fan. This fan can connect to the fan controller and has a power switch for the LED part of the fan. More on this in a minute. The two holes front and back of the fan bulge on the top panel are for an optional carry handle.
Moving around to the rear of the Vulcan it has space for an 80 or 92m exhaust fan. At the top there are two watercooling pass through grommets for those who would like to shoe horn a water cooling loop in this case alone with all the other components. The four expansion slot covers are vented and there is an additional vent to the right to help air escape the case.
The bottom of the Vulcan has a vent for the PSU and there is a dust screen. To clean the screen the case does have to be tipped over. The case feet are hard plastic and snap into the case bottom.
The Vulcan comes with an optional carry handle. It attaches to the top of the case with 4 screws.
It does increase the overall height of the case a fair amount, but it does make the case easy to transport.