Fractal Arc Midi R2 Computer Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2013-09-13

Swedish company Fractal Design was also present at the Computex 2013 trade show in Taipei Taiwan. We saw some nice watercooled enclosures and this triggered our desire to review another one of their cases. The Fractal Arc Midi R2 is designed from the ground up to maximize airflow, thus main objective is keeping the most demanding hardware at cool operating temperatures. Three 140mm fans should take care of that goal Hassle free watercooling installation is also warranted, supporting up to two 240mm RADs in a mid tower case is quite impressive.  On paper the ARC Midi R2 has got a lot to offer. Time to explore another mid tower creation from Fractal Design.

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No frills boxes at Fractal, just a sturdy brown cardboard box that neatly protects the innards. One side gives an idea about the case design. The exploded view on the other side gives away most of it’s features. The case itself is protected by Styrofoam inserts and a simple plastic bag.




A typical Fractal design case, stylish and not too much bells nor whistles. Clean and sleek, no Transformer look–alikes from this company.  The left side panel has window build in to show off your precious hardware, one of the differences from the original ARC midi case. Looking at the picture of the front we spot room for two optical drives, plenty for a mid-tower sized case. The front front grill with build in dust filter is easily removable.




The rear side is accentuated by the white fan blades and backplates. This being one of the trademarks of a typical Fractal Design enclosure.




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Comment from Teemto @ 2013/09/13
Mooie starkke kast.

Jamaar jamaar, gamen op de lanparty. Niks van, benchen ja!
Besides wat gaan wij daar als oude zakken nog doen tussen al dat jong geweld