Summary: Really like this case, well made and put together with many features that makes the build very easy. The case itself is very big for a micro atx case, almost the same size and my full atx case. However all that space is what make cable management so easy. Don't plan on using the included fan controller much. Mine failed after 2 months and I was only using it to control the 3 included fans.
Summary: It's an incredibly good looking cause if you're not interested in flashy LEDs and glass panels. I used it in my first time build, here is the components I used in it: Motherboard - Asus GRYPHON Z87 CPU - Intel i5 4670k (currently not overclocking as I've really no need to at the moment) GPU - MSI HD 7970 TwinFrozr III OC Boost RAM - Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz PSU - 550W PSU, XFX Core Edition P1-550S (in hindsight, would have preferred a...
Summary: highly recommended, i just modded mine with full internal water cooling ( double rad up top single in front ) with a 680gtx i7 , the pump res and everything fits inside. paint is strong and does not scratch off easy, could do with a larger motherboard hole cutout, but other than its perfect.
Summary: I built a PC a while back that was a full tower case but did take up a lot of room. You could get everything into it though. I wanted something smaller and went for a Shuttle unit which was fine, took little desktop space but when running an i7 the cooling wasn't really adequate and was noisy as a result. So I started looking for a more normal case.
Really good case for first time enthusiast builders
Christopher Roe, Amazon
11 February 2013
Summary: After much research I settled on this case as a home for my new (home-built) computer. Due to budget I went for air-cooling (Arctic i30) but wanted the option to go water at a later date. I am intending to overclock at some point, so good cooling is a must. I hate cheap and flimsy kit that lets you down. I didn't want something so huge or with a garish appearance - my wife has to live with it also(!) Finally, I wanted a case with loads of storage expansion options.
Summary: On arrival, the fractal arc mini looked like everything i wanted in a pc tower, but just 1 month after purchase, the pre installed fan cooler has died. This was one of the main reasons i purchased it as i run MMORPG games, and need to keep my graphics card cool. I'm unsure of how i go about complaining as i bought it from amazon, and only gives me the option to send it back, and not to complain or get replacement parts.....
Summary: Brilliant little case. I have the Define Mini (containing my storage server) and this (for my mini gaming rig), and I prefer this one. I did a window mod on mine which involves cutting a hole in the side panel and inserting a sheet of plexiglass to see inside, the hole cutting was incredibly difficult due to the really thick steel Fractal Design used for it's construction. A real testament to it's quality build.