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Fractal Design Arc Mini R2
9.6 out of 10

Fractal Design Arc Mini R2

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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

David Y., Newegg
20 May 2015
  • Summary: The overall quality is mediocre, although it's probably the best you'll be able to do for $100. It's a pretty good case if you want to custom water cool a micro-ATX rig. If you're going to air cool or use a AIO water cooler there are much better options.
  • Pros: It probably has the best radiator capacity for a micro-ATX case if you don't mind removing the HDD cages. It has SSD mounts hidden in the cable routing area. It has dust filters.
  • Cons: Too much plastic. The built-in fan controller is worthless. It's the size of a mid-tower.
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Overall 10
10

Best Case I've Owned. Ever.

DREW M., Newegg
19 May 2015
  • Summary: Would definitely buy again, if I didn't already own an R4. The build quality, air movement, and low noise more than eclipse the down side of the things I hope they'll tweak some improvements into the next gen model.
  • Pros: Roomy. Easy to install multiple drives. No trouble installing a *tall* CPU heat sink. If I overclocked the i7, plenty of room for a liquid cooler unit - but this is a business workstation, not a gaming platform. Build quality, sound proofing, fan placement - stellar. Easy to keep filters clean at...
  • Cons: In spite of the build quality and apparent attention to detail; they had a few misses - the power switch, ''front panel' audio jacks, CPU reset switch and USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 of each) are perilously close together, all on the forward edge of the chassis top. I've accidentally and casually contac...
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Paul S., Newegg
13 May 2015
  • Pros: Nice design
  • Cons: Power button broken now twice. Feet came off bottom of case (glued them back on)
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Overall 10
10

Great case

Stephanie L., Newegg
4 April 2015
  • Pros: Great build quality, airflow, filtering, and cooling options. The included fans and speed controller just make it that much better, and the ability to move the hd cages around comes in very handy. This case also has plenty of cable management options which is always good.
  • Cons: The included fans are not that great and at full speed they make quite a bit of noise. However everything stays cool even at the lowest fan setting so it is not a big deal. The side window is easy to scratch so be careful when cleaning or moving it. This case is on the large side for an matx case...
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Overall 10
10

Great case

Gabriel H., Newegg
29 March 2015
  • Summary: It looks better than in the picture
  • Pros: Much smaller than most cases without compromising much quality, nice window, looks pretty
  • Cons: I/O plate is a pain, smallness might be a problem
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Overall 10
10

Great Case

Nicholas S., Newegg
16 March 2015
  • Pros: Nice, Simple looking case with great dust fighting capability. Plenty of room for cable management even without a modular PSU.
  • Cons: Only one con, but its not even worth deducting an egg. The built in Fan Controller works, but it causes any of your peripherals to not work when switched between voltages. Also if using the controller, be wary of plugging in anything to the top USB ports. I assume its a problem with ground in tha...
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Overall 10
10

I still LOVE this case

Nicholas P., Newegg
17 February 2015
  • Pros: Honestly this case is just beautiful. Features are fantastic, the smoked window looks GREAT, lots of HDD bays and you can just pack the stuff in there.
  • Cons: Be careful, video card length matters... I have to slide the HDD cage in with my XFX 280X DD in order to get things to lock in. It works though... Also, cable management in the back can be a total pain, so route well or you won't be able to close the side.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent case

Anonymous, Newegg
6 February 2015
  • Pros: Got this case to replace a Lian Li since they don't want to keep up with modern features. The case looks excellent and functions well. -Plenty of room inside -Removable hdd bracket, with metal sleds -Sufficient cable management -Filters seem to do a good job keeping dust out -Tinted window looks ...
  • Cons: There are only a few things I would change that would make this case better: -Steel is fairly heavy compared to an aluminum case -Side panel latching could be better so it doesn't release completely as you are taking it off -Finally I wish they used coarser thread screws and kept them uniform. Th...
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
4 February 2015
  • Pros: Superb quality for the price. So many options for customization. Great cable management. Just an all around great case.
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing Case!

Vincent R., Newegg
26 January 2015
  • Summary: The fans aren't completely silent, but they can be easily replaced. Some of the thumb screws are machine tightened so they're pretty solid, I had to use a screwdriver to loosen them at first but it's nothing to complain about.
  • Pros: This case is just awesome! At first I was a little surprised at how big it was but it's not much of a problem for me now. I was between this and the Define R5 but I chose this one because of its airflow. - Plenty of room inside for extras like watercooling. - Tinted window to see the inside. - It...
  • Cons: - Very long graphics cards won't fit if you don't take out the removable hard drive bay. - The power button is very easy to press and I had to disable it in Windows to stop accidentally shut downs.
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