Reviews and Problems with Fractal Design Arc Midi R2
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Fractal Design Arc Midi R2
25 April 2013
Conclusion: Fractal's developing a habit of refreshing its chassis without serving up significant upgrades or fresh new ideas. Like the award-winning Define series - which currently stands at revision four - the second-generation Arc Midi R2 revisits a tried-and-trusted design and adds a few small enhancements. Save for the addition of a tinted side window - which you may or may not like - the R2 still looks a lot like its predecessor.
Conclusion: One thing Fractal Design does well is presentation. There is a design language at work here that flows through everything they do - even the manual follows suit. I think Fractal Design single-handedly made me a fan (please excuse the pun) of white bladed fans and contrasting looks. While NZXT does this nicely as well, Fractal Design manages it with a subtly powerful design that blends in with any décor.
Pros: Extensive air and water cooling support, Mid-tower size,, Modular drive trays, Tasteful window, Every intake filtered!, Effective use of space, Modern and subtly striking style, Able to accommodate a variety of systems well
Cons: Notched side panels, Could use some more precise tapping of screw holes, Might get a little loud if using high-powered (hotter) components
Excerpt: Fractal Design ne fait pas que des boîtiers en forme d'enceintes Hi-Fi. Le suédois fait aussi des produits un peu plus classiques comme cet Arc Midi R2. Est-il aussi bon ? Offre-t-il tout le nécessaire aux joueurs de l'extrême ?
Pros: Qualité, Ventilation fournie
Cons: SSD à l'arrière..., Pas de caoutchouc pour les HDD 2,5"