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Although the interior isn’t roomy, you can easily place all your components in there. Six or eight posts are used for installing a mainboard into the Vulcan.

There are two 5.25-inch bays in the top right of the chassis. Two 3.5-inch bays are below them. Devices are fastened in these bays with thumbscrews, so you don't have to use any tools.

The rack for two HDDs is at the bottom of the chassis, so there is enough of free room in the center for long graphics cards (up to 360 millimeters), for example two AMD Radeon 5970s. The HDD rack can even be removed altogether. Its bottom panel is fastened to the chassis with four self-tipping screws.

On the other side we can see a large window in the mainboard’s mounting plate for installing a CPU cooler with back-plate without taking the mainboard itself out of the system case. There is a cutout nearby for power cables. You can also see a number of loops for fixing every cable in place.


The PSU bay is at the bottom of the chassis. You can install your PSU in two standard positions. There is a vent grid in the bottom panel, covered with a removable dust filter. If you take the filter off, you can see that the vent grid is smaller than a standard 120mm PSU fan. The Vulcan can accommodate PSUs up to 250 millimeters long. There’s a cutout in the mainboard’s mounting plate near the PSU for the power cables. You can also see four small rubber feet for the PSU to stand on.


The Vulcan has only one HDD rack which can accommodate two 3.5-inch HDDs. Each HDD is installed using two plastic guides. Each guide has two metallic prongs with rubber vibration-absorbing rings. You just insert the HDD into a bay until a click. The HDDs are very close to each other in the rack, but we will see how the front 120mm fan copes with them later on.


The cutout in the mainboard’s mounting plate for the CPU back-plate is large but does not match our mainboard. The Vulcan allows installing CPU coolers up to 160 millimeters tall.



It is rather easy to assemble a computer in this system case. You don’t have to use any tools. The only thing you should know is that the PSU should be installed after the mainboard. Otherwise, you’ll find it difficult to install the latter.

The Vulcan’s internals can be easily seen through the large side vent grid.

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