Conclusion: The NZXT Vulcan is ideal for a small LAN party PC, thanks to its carry handle, respectable cooling and small size. However, it won't be as appropriate for a day-to-day main desktop PC, as it can be noisy and it’s only got two internal 3.5in drive bays.
Conclusion: If you don't need or want a case that's the same size and weight as the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey , the squat and subdued NZXT Vulcan may be for you. It won't house a full-size motherboard, but if a smaller MicroATX system is all you need, and you want it to be easy to carry, this case is...
Pros: Compact size. Lightweight when empty. Removable handle. Can house long video cards. Good cable routing features.
Cons: Can be hard to open. Little wiggle room inside the case can make wiring difficult. Designed for MicroATX motherboards.
Summary: Throughout this review I was trying to come up with things that I didn't like about the NZXT Vulcan case, however here we are at the end of the review and I still haven't been able to come up with anything I didn't like which speaks to how solid of a case the Vulcan is.
Pros: High Quality Construction, Great Design, Plenty of Airflow, Good Value
Excerpt: Creating a portable gaming rig for LAN parties and other events can sometimes be a difficult task. Most hardcore gamers build their own systems and usually base them off the ATX motherboard form factor. Unfortunately, lugging a heavy ATX system to LAN parties is not very convenient or functional.
Summary: NZXT has once again delivered a quality case with unique features and a well thought out design that will please any PC enthusiast or regular user alike. The inclusion of features such as wire management, space for dual large graphics cards, fan controller & 5 fan mounts (200mm side option!
Summary: The NZXT Vulcan performed exceptionally well for a mATX chassis. The excellent cable management and mesh material proved to be a winning combination in ensuring optimal airflow during operation.
Pros: Removable Power Supply Intake Filter, Rubber Anti-vibration Power Supply Support, Dual 8w Fan Control, Tool-free Installation via Thumbscrews and Hard Drive Rails, Excellent Cable Management, Very Large CPU Heatsink cut-out, Support for 170mm Tall Heatsinks, Removable Bottom Hard Drive Cage, Dura...
Cons: 5.25" Optical Drive Mounting is a Very Tight Fit, Not Very Attractive Especially with the Top Handle Installed, Tight Space Between Top Exhaust Fan and Some Motherboards, Means not All Aftermarket Heatsinks Will Fit., No Support for Mounting SSD/2.5" Drives, Large Mesh and No Filters on the Left ...
Summary: The NZXT Vulcan Case is a micro ATX case and therefore it's limited in some respects. Although, this case is one of the best gaming micro ATX cases out there because of it's excellent features and reasonable price.