Things seem to get smaller every time I go to an electronics store. I remember when I was a kid and would be at the electronics section of a supermarket, wishing I had one of those big, bulky portable black and white televisions that only picked up analog signals. But the thought of actually getting to watch the Simpsons without being told to turn the channel was awesome. And I eventually got one. And at the time, it was awesome. Not because I had a tube of my own, but because if I had enough batteries I could take it anywhere and watch it anytime.
I’m still a boobtube nut, only I watch stuff at home on a high-def and load up my PSP for on-the-go viewing. Sometimes, and I emphasize that word, smaller is better. So when I got a chance to review the NZXT Vulcan, I was excited. I mean, it’s tiny. It has a handle, so I should be able to just lug that thing anywhere I want it. Here are a few details on this case before I get down and dirty:
Introducing NZXT’s new VULCAN Micro ATX gaming case, the ideal bring-your-own-computer option for professional gaming LAN parties. The Vulcan maximizes power in a compact 16” x 7” x 16.6” body, which is approximately 40% smaller than the typical super full tower. Indulge in 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.
||Gaming mATX Chassis|
|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)
||180mm (W) x 422.5mm (H) x 406mm (D) / 7” x 16.6” x 16”|
|Dimensions w/o Handle||180mm (W) x 380mm (H) x 406mm (D) / 7” x 14.9” x 16”|
|VGA Clearance Maximum||350mm|
|CPU heatsink height support||165mm (without 35mm thick side 200mm fan)|
FRONT, 1 X 120mm (included)
REAR, 1 X 92/80mm
TOP, 2 x 120mm (1 x Orange LED fan included)
SIDE, 1 x 200mm
6 DRIVE BAYS
2 EXTERNAL 5.25″ DRIVE BAYS
2 EXTERNAL 3.5″ DRIVE BAYS
2 INTERNAL 3.5″ DRIVE BAYS
Screwless Rail Design
||Steel with powder black coating inside|
||5.80 kg / 12.8 lbs|
You can download the product pdf here.
On the next page we take a detailed look at the case.