First let’s see the results of each system case, particularly in terms of HDD cooling and noisiness. The HDDs are numbered from top to bottom.
NZXT Phantom, max
NZXT Phantom, min
The Phantom cools the component
The system case was also tested with a GlacialTech SilentBlade II GT12025-EDLA1 installed at its front panel.
NZXT Phantom, max + front fan
NZXT Phantom, min + front fan
The additional 120mm fan at the front panel doesn’t do much good at the minimum speed of 300 RPM but it definitely helps cool the HDDs better at the maximum 1000 RPM without rising above the overall noise.
NZXT Vulcan, max
NZXT Vulcan, min
The small Vulcan has good results, too, as it has the same 120mm fans as the Phantom. The only difference is that the minimum speed of the fans is somewhat higher here at 750 RPM.
The CPU cooler was working at a constant speed of 1450 RPM. The graphics card’s fan was controlled automatically.
Now let’s compare the two products with each other and with the open testbed.
The system cases are both very good in every test mode. The Vulcan cools some components better, particularly the HDDs, but the difference is negligible really. We can note that even very advanced configurations are going to be cooled well in these system cases while the speed of the system fans can be set to the minimum or a little higher.