NZXT Crafted Series Vulcan Micro-ATX Case Review

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NZXT Crafted Series Vulcan Micro-ATX Case

NZXT Vulcan mATX Case

Today we are looking at NZXT’s newest addition to its Crafted Series of enthusiast cases, the Vulcan. Now the Vulcan is different than any of the other Crafted Series cases we have previously reviewed. The most recent of which being the Hades, Tempest EVO, and Lexa S. How the Vulcan is different is that it is a mATX case, and a small one at that. Standing at a short 14.9” (without carry handle), it’s fairly small for a case touted as an enthusiast case that can hold a 6.5” tall CPU cooler and a video card up to 13.75” long. That’s enough room to stuff an ATI Radeon HD 5970 video card in this case.

If you’re thinking that in a case this small cooling is going to be an issue, well, you’re right; heat has to go somewhere. The Vulcan has room for 5 fans: a single 120mm front intake, a 200mm side intake, two 120mm fans for exhaust in the top, and a single 80/92mm fan in the rear for exhaust. To top it off there is a two channel fan controller that can control up to 4 fans; all this in a tiny case that sports a $69.99 MSRP. Now, before we get into looking at how NZXT put so much in a little case let’s take a quick look at the specifications for the Vulcan.

NZXT Vulcan Specifications:

  • Model: Vulcan
  • Dimensions:
  • With Handle (DxWxH): 406x180x422.5mm [16”x7”x16.6”]
  • Without Handle (DxWxH): 406x180x380mm [16”x7”x14.9”]
  • Case Material: Steel
  • Case Color: Black
  • LED Color: Orange
  • Total Weight: 5.80KG (12.8 pounds)
  • External Connections: Audio, Mic, E-SATA, 2x USB2.0
  • Drive Bays:
    • External: 2x 5.25, 2x 3.5”
    • Internal: 2x 3.5”
  • Expansion Slots: 4
  • Cooling:
    • Front: 120mm Intake (included)
    • Top: 2x 120mm (1x 120mm LED included)
    • Rear: 80/92mm
    • Side: 200mm
  • Clearance:
    CPU: 165mm [6.5”] (without 200mm side fan)
  • VGA: 350mm [13.75”]
  • NZXT Vulcan Video:

    NZXT Vulcan Case Packing:

    NZXT Vulcan mATX Case

    The Vulcan comes in a somewhat sturdy cardboard box with an image of the case printed on the font. On the back there is a line drawing of the case with a list of its features in six languages. Down each side are the specifications of the Vulcan.

    NZXT Vulcan mATX Case

    Inside the box we can see the Vulcan is wrapped in plastic and protected with Styrofoam end caps.

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