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Mnpctech May 19, 2011 07:07 AM

Fractal Design's new "Arc" Midi Tower case review
 
YouTube - ‪Fractal Design "Arc" Midi Case Review.‬‏

I had the opportunity to review Fractal Design's new "Arc" Midi Tower case. It's going to be a huge hit with everyone! It will retail for $109 in US at Newegg I emailed Hannes this morning about inquiries including ETA for retailers, 140mm fan specs? and asked how much it will retail in GBP? I will let you know as soon as I do!

Desiato May 19, 2011 09:23 AM

It looks like an interesting case. Here's a traditional review:

Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower Review - Page 1/6 | techPowerUp

Mnpctech May 20, 2011 05:24 AM

As soon as I can get OS, I'll post temps w/ my Arc system with factory fans.

Core i7 920 with Scythe Mugen v2 CPU Cooler with NZXT 120mm Fan 1300 RPM, 47.27 CFM / 25.35 dBA, EVGA X58 (extended ATX), 295 GTX, Mushkin 4GB DDR3, Mushkin Callisto SSD, and NZXT 850 PSU with 140mm cooling

X58 is E-ATX , which explains why cable management holes are partially covered on other side.

http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/p...gn_system1.jpg


http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/p...gn_system5.jpg

Mnpctech May 21, 2011 05:44 AM

Just an Fyi: Fractal replaced the stinky "bitumen" dampening material when the Define XL was released, with a foam that is similar in weight, but orderless :thumb:

Evilyeti May 22, 2011 01:35 AM

I seriously hope NCIX gets these soon because I'd like to order one for my other computer system. Such a nice case.

Mnpctech May 22, 2011 04:15 AM

Fractal told me end of this month or early July for all retailers.

Mnpctech May 22, 2011 03:01 PM

@ 2:39, in the video review, I tried installing the Hardware Lab's 240 stealth GT "gen 2" (15mm spacing) into the Arc's 240 factory mounting holes. The top Optical bay prevents it from aligning with the mounting holes, regardless of which direction the radiator is placed. The reason this radiator doesn't fit? It has the inlet and outlet holes on opposite ends, which makes it slightly longer. As far as I'm aware, Hardware Lab is the only manufacturer offering this particular design. Hoping somebody will correct me if I'm wrong.

Ok, so Fractal contacted me immediately after the video was posted and asked that I check it again, to confirm 100% that it wouldn't fit. I happily obliged and reach the same conclusion again. They told they would fix the issue, but as to when we will see this fix made? No idea at this time, but I can ask them to update me.

cmge September 30, 2011 06:17 AM

too bad it doesnt have an extra 5.25" bay.. :(


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