A Detailed Look at the Inside
The interior of the Vulcan case is actually pretty spacious and leaves a decent amount of room for hardware upgrades. The power supply mounts on the bottom of the case and there’s adequate room behind the motherboard tray to hide power and data cables. Our readers can also see the side vents on the front panel bezel, which helps the front 120mm fan bring cool air into the case.
Here’s a good shot of the back panel of the interior chassis. You’ll notice a wide-open panel behind the motherboard for hiding cables and other wires you don’t want to see when you are showcasing your hardware. There’s also a large opening for the hard drive cage at the bottom of the case. Another vent on the right side panel with an additional 80mm fan would have went a long way to keeping 10,000 RPM drives cool under different conditions like RAID configurations.
A small, but noticable feature NZXT added was the use of thumbscrews for the back PCI slots. This making installing and removing components much easier when you don’t have any tools handy. I also like the mesh PCI slot covers because they are consistent with the overall design of the case, but they are also functional because they will help exhaust heat from the Vulcan too.
The motherboard tray is configured to carry a micro ATX or mini ITX motherboard. If the case was configured differently, users might have been able to fit a full size ATX board in the Vulcan. But, as it stands today, the PSU is still housed at the bottom of the case preventing this form factor from being used in this case. On a high note, I like the large opening behind the motherboard tray and it should give users enough space for different size backplates they might need to use with different third-party heatsinks and watercooling products.
Behind the front panel NZXT left room for two 5.25″ devices, two 3.5″ devices, and two more 3.5″ devices at the bottom of the case. they also left enough room for the front 120mm fan to do a better job of bringing in cool air to help cool the graphics cards in the Vulcan. The additional room above the lower hard drive cage also makes room for up to two 350mm cards in SLI and Crossfire configurations.
The bottom of the case has a small vent and filter underneath the power supply, which is handy for those PSUs that use a 120mm fan to exhaust heat from the unit. There are also four rubber feet that seem pretty sturdy when I moved it from different locations in my house.
Looking behind the front panel bezel we can see how the front of the chassis is designed. NZXT left it pretty wide open and the entire bezel can be removed easily for cleaning or to reconfigure the optical drives and 3.5″ devices.
Lastly, NZXT included a strong handle that mounts onto the top of the Vulcan using four screws. Mounting the handle is very easy, but I suggest you do it before installing anything to make this step a lot easier to perform.