NZXT Vulcan Micro ATX Case - Installation and Testing

Article Index
NZXT Vulcan Micro ATX Case
Features and Specs
Installation and Testing
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Installation and Testing:

Sometimes with smaller cases installation can be kind of a pain, however the opposite is true with this case, installation is easy and painless. As you can see in the pictures below we've used full sized components and haven't had to sacrifice any performance (or parts) in order to get our test rig to fit into this case.

For cooling I've used the Thermaltake V1 CPU cooler, which is a full sized cooler and I had no issues with installation or making it fit (our full review of the Thermaltake V1 cooler can be found here). You might run into space issues if you want to go with some super huge CPU fan but a good majority of coolers are going to fit into this case and you won't be forced to go with a low profile cooler.

For the power supply we used a full size Zalman ZM600-HP 600 Watt power supply (our full review of the 750 Watt version of this power supply can be found here). In some smaller cases you might be forced to go with a smaller power supply which usually limits the amount of video cards you can install, however with this case you could quite easily fit a 1000 Watt power supply into this case with no issues.

For the Video card we used an ATI Radeon HD 3870 Dual-Slot video card to show how easily this case can handle a big video card (or two!). The 3870 might not be the latest card out there, but it's just as big and shows how the Vulcan case is able to handle a SLI or Crossfire setup (which is something most Micro ATX cases can't).

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NZXT Vulcan - Inside View
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NZXT Vulcan - Full Size Cooler Installed

As you can see in the picture below, the Video card fit very nicely thanks to the extra room left for longer video cards. I've seen a few smaller cases in the past that haven't had the room for long video cards (which most higher-end cards are now) and you've had to go with something lower-end to get it to fit inside your case.

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NZXT Vulcan - Inside View

So there we go, installation was a breeze, let's move onto the final section where we go over our final thoughts about this case.