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Fractal Design ARC Mini
9.1 out of 10

Fractal Design ARC Mini

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Overall 10
10

Quality,Design,Value

Justin S., Newegg
21 March 2014
  • Summary: This is my first case by Fractal Design and it was a very positive experience. My previous case was a NZXT Beta. I love Fractal Design's minimalistic style and great build quality.
  • Pros: Simplistic design, great build quality, good value. I was able to get this case on sale for $59.99 and I'm so glad I did!
  • Cons: The case has front, top and bottom dust filters, but the front and top filters have a different type of filter which is harder to clean. The bottom filter is a very fine thin mesh, and is easily removable. I wish the front and top had the same type of filter as the bottom. Magnetic front & top fi...
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Overall 8
8.0

good case

Eddie D., Newegg
2 March 2014
  • Summary: yeah i would paid 10 bucks more for an easily removable fan grill. but luckily they have other models in same price range with that feature
  • Pros: got on sale very resonable price i think fiddy bucks. harddrive cage are removable and rotatable comes with 2 120m fans and 1 140m top fan, and they are quiet -black finish insdie -very good case overall
  • Cons: poor front fan grill design. it needed a push in clip that unhinges the front grill for easy removal and cleaning instead you have to remove entire front bezel to blow out with air can. and the dust ring is hideous after 1 month. yeah my apartment is dusty but i would clean but is a hassle. simpl...
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Overall 8
8.0

Maybe a little more than you need for for HTPC

Kevin M., Newegg
20 January 2014
  • Pros: Great ventilation, good areas for cable management, plenty of drive slots
  • Cons: No speaker (was issue with new build & identifying ram issue - had to buy my own speaker). Also had issues also with my power button on the case being pushed down and then getting stuck. Took it apart to try to fix it myself - looks like plastic clip that went soft/isn't stiff enough. Got in touc...
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Overall 4
4.0

budget case

Kulbhushan B., Newegg
28 December 2013
  • Summary: It is a pain to work with case when speaker is missing and mobo reboots. Missing some basic led s. The thumb screws were too tight.
  • Pros: Looks good, roomy, cable management, sliding disk cases
  • Cons: Missing speaker, missing some leds', lost 1 usb port by connector, tight thumb screws
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Overall 6
6.0

Solid

Caleb S., Newegg
1 December 2013
  • Summary: Still waiting for the rebate. I am now past the window so I don't think I will ever see it. Loses an egg for that.
  • Pros: Small, good looking, keeps my system cool. Easily fits full size video cards as well.
  • Cons: Screw on the top hard drive bay was completely broken on arrival. I removed the bay anyway for airflow but it's still disappointing if I need it for the future.
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Overall 10
10

Can you ask for more?

Frederick G., Newegg
1 December 2013
  • Summary: Used this case to build a computer for a business. They love it and it's not too big and not too small.
  • Pros: * Great build quality. * Lots of cable management. * Great airflow
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Happy Happy Happy

Jeffre C., Newegg
26 November 2013
  • Summary: I would buy another Fractal Design case again!
  • Pros: I love this case. I actually did not want to send it out to the new owner. The cable routing is very cool in many ways. 3 fans is a plus with a controller. You can remove the HDD docks if needed for a longer video card. Its simple and looks good. I like the idea of being able to clean out the fil...
  • Cons: For a smaller case there is a lot of HDD docks. Its not really a con, but it seems like a waste of materials used to build it and only to sit there. If there was a way to clear out the front filter it would be a good idea. The idea of pulling things apart without breaking any tabs...could be a be...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Will's S., Newegg
26 November 2013
  • Pros: Nice case - quiet and easy to work with. Great air flow - proof is in the fact I have to clean the screens often and my house is not that dirty!
  • Cons: Power button is not in a good place - IMO. I've had the PC inadvertently shutdown by something either falling on it, barely touching it by hand/finger, or the cat walking across it. Very sensitive to the touch.
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic Case - would buy again.

Robert G., Newegg
26 November 2013
  • Summary: I used this case to build my first ever computer. All the extra features and gadgets of the case made set up not only easy and efficient but FUN. I had so much flexibility with this case, particularly with cable management and drive location.
  • Pros: Lots of ventilation 2 solid 140mm fans included Dust filter on bottom (for PSU) Great for cable management (both side panels easy to remove) 6 easy-to-remove Drive slots in 2 bays Case fan dial controller for up to 3 fans USB 3.0
  • Cons: None that I saw
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Overall 8
8.0

Great design and size

Anonymous, Newegg
23 November 2013
  • Summary: I've used a Cooler Master and a Corsair case before moving onto this case. My previous setups were full ATX and decided to built a mATX setup. Not once did the two previous cases had issues with hole threading, but this case did.
  • Pros: - Looks great - 3 case fans included - Great airflow - Built in fan filters - Can fit a dual 120mm radiator - Rear watercooling tube holes - No rattles
  • Cons: - Some mounting/thumbscrew holes poorly threaded. Left some metal shavings on the desk
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