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Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Mid Tower Case Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:26 am

Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Mid Tower Case Review

The Arc Midi R2 is developed from the ground up with high-performance computer systems in mind. Featuring three high performance Silent Series R2 fans and ample water cooling options, the Arc Midi R2 layout maximizes airflow throughout the case and keeps even the most demanding systems at cool temperatures. Read on to see what we thought of this case!

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The Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 has many features to make it worth taking a look at. The cable routing and cooling options alone are hard to beat in a case this size. The Arc Midi R2 can be found at Amazon for $99.99 shipped which places it in the higher tier of cases for the mid sized case category. There are many cheaper alternatives, but not many will offer...


Article Title: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Mid Tower Case Review
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2233/1/
Pricing At Time of Print: $99.99 Shipped
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Re: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Mid Tower Case Review

Postby INeedAFnSuffix » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:49 pm

You might want to edit your cooling statements there.
Heat doesn't rise. Air goes where you push it. Heat only rises in natural convection not forced convection as we're doing in computers

This might be a case i want but sadly ...
2-bay drive area instead of 3 bay (I use that for a 120mm fan in that area) but that's the only problem i have ...
Of course for 50$ i can get a Switch 810 and that has everything i need
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Re: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Mid Tower Case Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:35 pm

I'll make some edits to that section. This is a new writer (Steven Kean) and it's only his second review for LR, so go easy on him! ;)

Not bad for his first case review here!
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Re: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Mid Tower Case Review

Postby etudiant » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:36 am

Good review.
It covered the bases pretty well and made some specific suggestions for further improvement.
As a happy owner of the prior Arc Midi version, I'd have liked a summary of what has been changed/improved.
It seems the front filter access is much better, and maybe both drive cages are now removable, not just the one.
Also, the fan controller has apparently been better integrated, although I prefer the continuously variable unit previously provided.
What did I miss?
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Re: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Mid Tower Case Review

Postby sgkean » Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:12 am

That is correct, heat itself doesn't rise; but hot air does, I'll be sure to clarify that next time.

As for comparing it to the original version, that's something I hadn't considered. It's a good suggestion for model updates like this one.
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Re: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Mid Tower Case Review

Postby INeedAFnSuffix » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:37 pm

sgkean wrote:That is correct, heat itself doesn't rise; but hot air does, I'll be sure to clarify that next time.

As for comparing it to the original version, that's something I hadn't considered. It's a good suggestion for model updates like this one.

Hot air that isn't forced ... that is.
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