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 a solid, logical choice.
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.
Excerpt: We’ve always been attracted to microATX cases and have long fantasized about building a high-performance PC in a small package. But cases designed for Micro ATX motherboards have always disappointed. Cube-shaped cases are typically cramped, despite consuming twice the floor space of a tower. And while micro-towers take up less space, they often look like something from Home Depot’s appliance department. When NZXT’s Vulcan arrived, we thought this might be the one.
Pros: Very cool looks; reasonably priced; lots of storage options.
Cons: 92mm rear exhaust, cramped motherboard area; not as high-end as it looks.
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. This cases accepts many large fans, comes with a black interior, has a hole of the motherboard tray for the coolers retention plate, tooless design, carry handle and much more. If you're in the market for a micro ATX gaming case, this is probably it!
Summary: The NZXT Vulcan may have a few rather glaring drawbacks, like the fact that you will most likely end up with a noisy and compact CPU cooler as nothing else will fit or the fact that you will most likely end up scratching the thin paint job at the first LAN party you will go to. But you get what you pay for and for a mere 70 US Dollars the case offers plenty of features not found in any other chassis.
Pros: Justified price / quality ratio, Small and compact with carrying handle, Can still hold full size GPUs - perfect for a small LAN party rig, Two fans included, Water cooling ready, Fan controller included, Switch to toggle lighting elements on/off, Interior black paint job, Great cable management possibilites, Rail system for hard drives
Cons: Very restrictive on terms of CPU cooler, Thin metal makes for a somewhat fragile & easily bendable case, Thin paint job cannot take even the slightest amount of abuse, Mesh side scratches paint & is easily bendable out of shape, Somewhat inadequate packaging
Excerpt: 5 Flares 5 Flares × Today in the KitGuru labs we are looking at the latest offering from NZXT. This is the third chassis from NZXT that we have recently dissected and after the mixed results we experienced with the Beta EVO, we are hoping for a better showing this time.