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Old July 11, 2011, 07:41 AM
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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 ]
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Old July 11, 2011, 07:58 AM
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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.
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how about shorter drives? newer ones are,well not half,but close to that of older drives.
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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.
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The GFX card PCIE power connections aren't hooked up, nor are the watercooling to the waterblock. Good luck booting this thing up!
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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?
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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.

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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!
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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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