The Impulse uses a familiar case that we’ve encountered before at Vortez – the Kolink Rocket. As far as small form factor computer cases go, this one is exquisite in its visual appearance and adds a sense of class to any given environment. The gun metal aluminium panels are smudge proof and are engineered to a high standard. Both sides of the chassis are identical, with perforated panels to provide ventilation for the internal components.
Aftershock has marked the case out as their own by attaching their logo.
Further down the front panel there are just three items to consider – a large power button and two USB 3.0 ports. Ideally, we’d have liked to see more than just two ports for functionality, but given the small form factor we understand why this isn’t an option.
Around the back of the case we have a small selection of ports. At the top, there is a three pin socket for the power cable. On the left side there are a variety of options from the rear IOP panel on the ASRock H310M-ITX. These include:
- 2 x Antenna Ports
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
- 1 x DVI-I Port
- 1 x HDMI Port
- 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
- 2 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
- 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
- 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
- HD Audio Jacks: Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
We also have a ZOTAC RTX 2070 MINI for the graphics card, which supplies 3x DP 1.4, 1x HDMI 2.0b and 1x DVI-I. This will allow for multi-screen use and given the technologies, most monitors will be catered for.