Cons: The quality of the case, the provided screws/standoffs, and the fans are all abysmal. I thought I could at least expect some parity in build quality coming from an antec 300. This case rattles, and doesn't quite fit together.
Fractal Design Arc Midi - Great Case Overall, No Major Cons
30 December 2012
Excerpt: Working with this case has been a dream! When I first took the case out of the box, I was amazed by the sturdiness of this case compared to how light it was. Almost everything that was meant to be taken apart (side panels, PSU Bracket, Top) used nice Black thumbscrews.
Cons: Well, I read the reviews...but I think I missed the part that this case is HUGE! It can't fit in my deskspace. Can't RMA because shipping is ~45 bux. So if anyone is in central new jersey, best offer can have it. Brand new. Never used. Thanks for nothing newegg.
Summary: Chose to return this one, and besides losing time and money with the client, Newegg kept the shipping charge on a defective product.
Pros: Excellent, and well thought out design. Cable management is also really good. Overall, the case is very attractive and has one of the best layouts I've seen in a computer case. Theres plenty of room for quite the array of fans/rads, and hard drives. Comes with all the necessary hardware, and then...
Cons: After dealing with Mobo I/O Shield alignment problems with my first Fractal case, I bought another for a client thinking it was an isolated incident, and not only did I have the same problem, but the POWER BUTTON was not functional. That's two defective and identical cases in a row. Again, Fracta...
Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower Review by Dark Mantis
Dark Mantis, Overclock
30 March 2012
Excerpt: Fractal Design is a Swedish computer hardware manufacturing company that has a very modern outlook and an active approach to making sure that their products fill the right niche and are well advertised so that the market in general is well aware of the components they are offering.
Excerpt: Overall, this case is amazing and I recommend it to everyone who is looking for a large case with great airflow. I'll leave the description of the case to other reviewers who've done a great job of it so far. Insteand, I'm going to focus on some negative aspects that haven't been pointed out so far.
Excerpt: Aesthetics: The Fractal Arc is obviously different from the Define. The Define takes a more literal approach to sleekness and places a gloss door onto the front. This makes a very eye-catching on any table, and is really nice to look at. The Arc is sleek yes, but differently.