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Summary: Performance of the Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower was excellent in all aspects. Cooling was excellent for all components. Installation and cable routing were easy due to excellent engineering and build.
If you took the name off the Arc Midi Tower, you would still immediately know that the case in front of you was a Fractal Design product. All of the earmarks are there.
Pros: Exceptional Build Quality and Materials, Impeccable Fit and Finish, Engineering and Layout Make Installation Easy, Flexible Cooling Options With Provisions For Up to 8 Fans, Two HDD Bays, One Removable Rotatable, Excellent Cooling Characteristics For All Components, Excellent Cooling Flexibility With Additional Fan Mounts, Large Motherboard Tray Cutout, Excellent Cable Routing, Smooth Look With Clean Lines, USB 3.0 On Front I/O
Cons: Only One USB 3.0 On Front I/O Despite Cable and Room For Two
Summary: The Fractal Design Arc Midi provides virtually all features the savvy user is looking for on a case. It could cost a little
less, but we believe that the user who buys this case will be making a good choice.
Conclusion: We have a huge potential for component choice in the Arc Midi from 29-47cm graphics cards, 18cm CPU coolers, 12CM radiators, ATX boards, 8 SSDs/HD's and so on. In addition to this the removable drive caddy, pre-installed dust filters and rubber PSU mounts all take this case to the next level when compared to cheaper models.
The Arc Midi is a case which offers a little of something for everyone. From water-cooling for enthusiasts to 8 fans for those who need them.
I was a bit skeptical at first since I never heard of the brand Fractal Design before, but I have to say I’m really impressed with this case. I was truly not expecting anything fantastic from a company that’s not well known. I’m very impressed with the Fractal Arc Midi Tower case. It’s large enough to give you room to work with inside of the case.
Summary: Fractal Design is actively moving away from the Define series of cases with the Arc and Core lines aiming at diversifying their product line-up. With the Arc, Fractal Design has shown that they are capable of creating a fairly potent Mid Tower chassis. It comes with cool looks, nifty front and top use of mesh, three 140 mm fans and an internal USB 3.0 plug. On top of that, you still receive the signature fan controller, which has been improved for easier access.
Pros: Unique set of features, Plenty of space for cable management, Space for eight HDDs, 240 mm radiator fits into ceiling, Both 5.25 bays can still be used when installing a 240 mm radiator - just keep things slim and short, Rubber mounted hard drives, Three 140 mm fans included, Freedom to install 180 mm fans in side and ceiling, Updated fan controller with longer dial for easier access included, USB 3.0 cable with mainboard header - future proof, 7+1 expansion slots, Du...
Cons: No USB 3.0 adapter for use on USB 2.0 mainboard, Side opening has no dust filter, Fans not the quietest, Plastic front, pictures may be misleading
Excerpt: Today we are looking at the Arc MIDI chassis, which is one of newer offerings from Fractal Design. We have looked at other cases from Fractal Design in the past and they have proven to provide high build quality at an affordable price.
Excerpt: Fractal Design is a relatively new entrant into the PC enclosure market and for the most part, their designs have been well received. The Define series set the pace with a successful focus upon putting simplicity before niche appeal and gaudy looks. Several other cases were released in quick succession, all following the same mantra of putting function over form and Fractal’s newest case may look like more of the same but they’ve thrown in a bit of a curve ball.
Conclusion: Fractal Design macht mit dem ARC Midi alles richtig und präsentiert mit diesem Gehäuse einen richtig guten Tower. Der Kunde erhält für unter 85€ ein gut verarbeitetes Gehäuse mit viel Platz, tollem, dezenten Design und super Lieferumfang.