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Sam_Reynolds July 11, 2011 07:41 AM

Fractal Design ARC Midi Now Available
The new Fractal Design Arc Series of cases create a niche of their own; a combination of stellar performance and cooling options with stylish, minimalistic looks and an overall understated elegance. This new Arc Series Midi Tower format offers plenty of cooling options, up to 8 fans of various sizes can be installed. Unique for its small size, ... [ Read full article ]

BootlegUsher July 11, 2011 07:58 AM

Looking closeley at that picture, you would never be able to fit a DVD drive next to the radiator. I wish companies would put a full build in a PC, all wired up so I can see what it looks like.

_dangtx_ July 11, 2011 08:39 AM

how about shorter drives? newer ones are,well not half,but close to that of older drives.

Kipper July 11, 2011 09:56 AM

Looks like you might have to install extension cables for the power and data cables to the drive outside the case and then push them through the front of the case; that would probably work for SATA opticals anyways.

odis172 July 11, 2011 10:01 AM

The GFX card PCIE power connections aren't hooked up, nor are the watercooling to the waterblock. Good luck booting this thing up!

EmptyMellon July 11, 2011 12:24 PM

This is one of those cases, where "this is what Antec 300 should've been" - though everyone is a general after the battle is over.

My only question is whether this USB 3.0 has the proper mobo header or is this another USB feed-through-the-back design?

Soultribunal July 11, 2011 06:43 PM

I like the aircooling options for this.
Fractal seems to be fairly solid in the case dept. Though their PSU's need to go through a ringer before I'd buy them.


Evilyeti July 11, 2011 09:45 PM

I've been wanting to order a Arc, or Arc Mini for a while now but NCIX doesn't carry them, this looks like a nice addition to the Arc series hopefully NCIX will carry this one!

YukonTrooper July 12, 2011 01:18 AM


Originally Posted by EmptyMellon (Post 531892)
This is one of those cases, where "this is what Antec 300 should've been" - though everyone is a general after the battle is over.

Fractal's appealing designs stem from the fact that the cases are designed and engineered in Sweden, by Swedes. Antec cases have a totally different soul to them. Antec trying to design a Fractal-like case would be like Chevy trying to design a Saab.

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