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ARC XL

The Arc XL brings forth a balanced combination of airflow, water-cooling and high-performance component configurability in a minimalistic and sleek full-tower form. Its strength lies with the extensive cooling options allowing the possibility to install multiple graphics card set ups into a supercharged system.

The case is filled with smart features such as simple-clean dust filters, integrated fan controller, flexible hard drive mounting, window side panel and plenty of space for tidy cable routing. It also comes equipped with three high quality Silent Series R2 fans contributing to maximum airflow straight out of the box.

Key features

  • Delivering maximum airflow within a sleek and minimalistic body design
  • Spacious internal layout with 9 PCI expansion slots allowing the biggest, most demanding components and cooling setups
  • Designed for extensive water cooling configurations, accommodating multiple thick 240mm radiators and slim radiators up to 360mm in length with space to spare for pumps and reservoirs!
  • Offering added value with three Silent Series R2 fans included, giving you excellent cooling straight out of the box!
  • Featuring a three-speed fan controller strategically integrated in the front panel for easy access
  • With multiple easy-to-clean dust filters designed into the case, you can ensure a dust free interior
  • Providing ample storage capacity with a flexible hard drive mounting system for up to 8 x 3,5” drives while accommodating an additional 2 x 2,5” drives behind the motherboard
  • Innovative SSD position mounting, using brackets to allow for easy access once your system is completely built
  • Featuring a window side panel to show off your set up in style

Specifications

  • ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX, E-ATX, XL-ATX motherboard compatibility
  • 4 - 5.25" bays
  • 8 - 3.5" HDD trays - all compatible with SSDs
  • 2 - 2.5" dedicated SSD positions behind the mothboard plate
  • 9 expansion slots
  • 7 - Fan positions (3 Silent Series R2 fans included)
  • Filtered fan slots in front, top and bottom
  • CPU coolers up to 180 mm tall
  • PSU compatibility: ATX PSUs up to 190 mm deep when using the bottom fan location; when not using this fan location longer PSUs (up to 345 mm deep) can be used
  • Graphics card compatibility: Graphics cards up to 330mm in length with the top HDD cage installed - With the top cage removed, graphics cards up to 480mm in length may be installed
  • 26 mm of space for cable routing behind the motherboard plate
  • Thick rubber grommets on all holes on the motherboard plate
  • Window side panel included
  • Colors available: Black
  • Case dimensions (WxHxD): 232 x 572 x 552mm
  • Net weight: 13.8kg
  • Package dimensions (WxHxD): 322 x 625 x 635mm
  • Package weight: 16.3kg

Cooling system

  • Front: 2 - 120/140mm fans (included is one hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed)
  • Rear: 1 - 120/140mm fan (included is a hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed)
  • Top: 3 - 120x140mm fans (included is one hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed)
  • Bottom: 1 - 120/140mm fan (not included)
  • Fan controller: 1 - Integrated fan controller for up to 3 fans (included)
  • Water cooling compatibility:
    • Front – 240 mm radiators (thick and slim) when HDD cages are repositioned or removed
    • Top – 240mm radiators (thick) or 280 and 360mm radiators (slim)
    • Bottom – 120mm radiators
    • Rear – 120 and 140mm radiators

Front interface

  • 2 - USB 3.0
  • 2 - USB 2.0
  • Audio in/out
  • Power button with LED (blue)
  • HDD activity LED (red)
  • Reset button
  • Fan controller

Package contents

  • Arc XL computer case
  • Accessory box
  • User manual

Additional information

  • EAN/GTIN-13: 7350041080992
  • UPC: 817301010993
  • Product code: FD-CA-ARC-XL-BL-W
  • Available for System Integrators

 

 

  

RADEON3D.ORG 2014-05-03

"Fractal Design zeigt mit dem Arc XL wieder einmal ein Top Gehäuse mit sehr viel Platz, sehr guter Verarbeitung und einem guten Preis/Leistungsverhältnis. Die Installierten Lüfter der aktuellen R2 Serie arbeiten sehr Leise und sind auch auf 12 V noch in einen angenehmen Bereich der Lautstärke. Zudem bieten die vielen und vielseitigen Lüfterplätze eine große Anzahl von Möglichkeiten für die optimale Kühlung. Sei es per verschiedener Lüfter in 120 oder 140 mm Größe oder durch eine Wasserkühlung mit Radiatoren in den Größen 120, 140, 240, 280, 360. Auch für Multi-GPU-Systeme ist ausreichend Platz vorhanden, dank der 9 Slotblenden. Auch große CPU Kühler mit einer Höhe von 180 mm finden einen Platz im Arc XL."

Read Full Review At Radeon3d.org


 

  

HARDWAREOVERCLOCK.COM 2014-05-30

"Dass Fractal Design coole Midi Tower im Programm haben, hat sich mittlerweile rumgesprochen. Nun hat man auch gezeigt, dass man auch in der Lage ist, durchdachte Big-Tower zu bauen. Das Platzangebot war sehr gut, Ausstattung 1A und der Preis fast unschlagbar. Alles in Allem ein gelungenes Gehäuse!"

Read Full Review At Hardwareoverclock.com


 

EUROGAMER.DK 2014-03-09

"I en tid hvor små, let-transportable "Micro ATX-PC'ere" stadig er på fremmarch, leverer Fractal Design med deres ARC XL et bæst af et kabinet, der formår at tilbyde alle de features man ville forvente af et kvalitets-full-tower, samtidig med at det æstetiske udtryk forbliver elegant og i Fractals ånd. Kabinettets tilpasningsmuligheder vil tiltale både byg-selv-entusiaster med hang til vandkøling og adskillige grafikkort.".

Read Full Review At Eurogamer.dk


 

INSIDEHARDWARE.IT 2014-02-13

"Con la serie ARC, Fractal Design è riuscita a farsi apprezzare dagli appassionati e dagli amanti della ricercatezza, per il design elegante e per l'elevata qualità costruttiva, affiancando al contempo quel contenuto tecnologico che ci si aspetta di trovare in prodotti di un certo blasone. Nonostante ciò, il tutto è sempre stato offerto a prezzi di vendita estremamente concorrenziali, ottenuti grazie ad una razionalizzazione dei costi di produzione, probabilmente tra le più avvedute e meglio bilanciate che ci sia capitato di riscontrare nell'odierna offerta di cabinet.La serie nasce anche con l'obiettivo di contenere quanto più possibile gli ingombri complessivi, motivo per cui sinora il produttore aveva previsto soltanto due modelli, uno micro-atx e un middle-tower, con i quali non si superavano i 515mm in altezza. Mancava quindi all'appello un modello, che pur ricalcando questa filosofia, corrispondesse al formato full-tower.Pertanto con l'ARC XL si va a completare il catalogo, con una proposta che in linea con quanto appena detto, risulta più simile ad un middle-tower molto spazioso".

 Read full review at Insidehardware.it


 

 

GURU3D.COM 2014-02-06

"The chassis is very feature rich with the removable dust filters, many HDD cages, mainboard backside tray SSD hideout, the included fan controller and of course the three fans. Aimed at a more performance hungry crowd, the ARC XL good airflow with its three fans. Though not 100% silent it is silent enough. Once again a quality and sturdy build from a quality company. Highly recommended and approved. Oh and again, the photos do not do the chassis any real justice, try and look for it in a retail store."

Read full review at Guru3d.com


 

4TECH.BE 2013-12-26

"De Arc XL biedt veel ruimte voor opslag, ventilatoren, grafische kaarten en waterkoeling. Door al deze ruimte is het inbouwen van de componenten ook een fluitje van een cent. Om de boel er vervolgens netjes uit te laten zien in de Arc XL zelf heeft Fractal ook aan voldoende openingen gedacht om de kabels weg te werken. De koelprestaties van de Arc XL stellen ons niet teleur: de drie fans weten de videokaart en processor lekker koel te houden"

Read Full Review at 4tech.be


 

DDWORLD.CZ 2013-12-20

"Perfektní zpracování při použití jinak běžných materiálů. Tedy žádné plýtvání hliníkem apod. Žádné plýtvání plastem na blbosti. Prostě všechno je kvalitní s parádní povrchovou úpravou. Jediným výstřelkem (na poměry Fractal Design až skandální) je okno z kouřového plexi. Za mě dobrý, rád se kouknu na pěkný HW :). Co však je nejdůležitější a mát o každá skříň plnit, to je kvalitní osazení komponent a v tomto směru ARC XL exceluje! Obrovský vnitřní prostor je skvěle využit, vejde se sem všechno a s rezervou! I ty nejdelší grafiky, největší desky, i ty největší chladiče a klidně dvojice velkých vodních chladičů a spousta dalších věcí okolo. A to všechno za cenu 3250 korun vč. DPH?! Není to jediný podobný produkt na trhu (například sám Fractal má ještě podobný Define XL R2 s dvířky), ale je jedním z nejdostupnějších podobných produktů velké, dostatečně kvalitní a prostorné skříně na trhu. Prostě paráda a za nás všechny palce nahoru!"

Read full review at ddworld.cz


 PCHOME.NET 2013-12-05

"经过对比,价格最贵的fractal design ARC XL机箱,它的体积与重量在本次横评当中均是第一。一分钱一分货,随着价钱的越贵,机箱在细节用料方面就越好。例如,899元的fractal design ARC XL机箱的背板走线孔部位采用了橡胶“门帘”设计,这样有利于机箱内部的美观。"

Read full review at PChome.net


THELAB.GR 2013-12-6

"Σε χαρακτηριστικά δεν βλέπω το λόγο να μην του χαρίσουμε το 5άρι. Τα φίλτρα αφαιρούνται πανεύκολα, προσφέρει τόνους χώρου, υπάρχει πρόβλεψη σχεδόν για τα πάντα ενώ δεν παρατηρείται το πρόβλημα της πρόσοψης του Arc Mini R2 με το κενό κάτω από τους μπροστά ανεμιστήρες.

Επιπλέον έρχεται με τρεις ολόκληρους ανεμιστήρες προ-τοποθετημένους, ένα εύχρηστο Fan Controller στην πρόσοψη και παραπάνω από επαρκείς εισόδους/εξόδους."

Read full review at Thelab.gr


 

TRAFICANTESDEHARDWARE.COM 2013-12-5

"La Fractal Design Arc XL no es que nos haya gustado, nos ha encantado. Derrocha calidad por sus cuatro costados, es robusta, cuenta con un diseño sencillo y muy elegante, está equipada hasta arriba, refrigera de manera eficiente, nos permite instalar cualquier tipo de hardware sin limitaciones, y lo mejor de todo es que su precio ronda los 100 euros en tienda. Está a la altura de modelos que la duplican de precio en el mercado, ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADA Y MÁXIMA PUTUACIÓN para la Fractal Design Arc XL"

Read Full review at Traficantesdehardware.com


 

GAMEZOOM.NET 2013-11-20

"Mit dem neuen Arc XL liefert Fractal Design ein erstklassiges High-End-Gehäuse ab. Neben der hochwertigen Verarbeitungsqualität sprechen auch Kühlleistung und Innenaufbau für den großen Big-Tower."

Read full review at Gamezoom.net


 

BESTPCINFO.PL 2013-11-17

"Obudowa Fractal Design Arc XLl to naprawdę potężna konstrukcja dla zwolenników solidności i niemal maksymalnych możliwości wentylacyjnych. Oferuje ona wysoką jakość wykonania, bardzo solidną konstrukcję (w końcu całość waży ok. 14 kg), wysoki stopień pragmatyzmu (np. demontaż obu koszyków na dyski), ogrom miejsca w środku oraz trzy niezłej klasy wentylatory w zestawie (z linii Silent Series R2). Dodajmy do tego jeszcze kompatybilność z bardzo rozbudowanymi zestawami chłodzenia wodnego a już chyba wiadomo dla kogo obudowa ta jest dedykowana ;) […]W każdym razie z naszej strony śmiało możemy obudowie Fractal Design Arc XL przyznać nagrody SUPER SOLID,  PRACTICAL oraz 100% QUALITY. Gratulujemy!"

 Read full review at bestpcinfo.pl


 

PCMASTERS.DE 2013-11-14

"Zusammenfassend liefert Fractal Design mit dem Arc XL nicht nur ein überdurchschnittlich großes, sondern auch ein überdurchschnittlich gutes Gehäuse."

Read full review at PCMasters.de


 

HARDWARELUXX.RU 2013-11-18

"Корпус Fractal Design Arc XL представляет собой увеличенный Arc Midi R2, что улучшает гибкость выбора компонентов, а цена повышается всего на 1 тыс. рублей. Сравнение с очень похожим корпусом Corsair Obsidian Series 750D хорошо показывает, что Fractal Design удалось предложить полную башню по весьма разумной цене. Поэтому мы присуждаем корпусу Arc XL нашу награду "Цена/Качество"."

Read full review at HardwareLUXX.ru


 

TWEAKTOWN.COM 2013-10-24

"Fractal Design delivers in every aspect what builders are looking for in today's market. It is strong, feature rich, aesthetically pleasing, near silent, and best yet, the ARC XL can be had for just less than $100."

Read full review at TweakTown.com


 

HARDWARECANUCKS.COM 2013-10-31

"...this is one of the best full towers in its category."

Watch full review on HardwareCanucks YouTube channel


 

DVTESTS.COM 2013-10-28

"Fractal Design Arc XL performance – Well…I loved the case. I really like the black and white interior, the integrated fan controller, the hybrid HDD cage and the 2 SSD slots on the back. […]I love the expandability, dust filters and the attention to details that Fractal gave to the case – you have the large CPU cutout, the rubber grommets and support for a nice water cooled/air cooled setup. The case also offers some decent cooling capability out of the box […]Fractal Design Arc XL noise level – With the three fans included running at 7 volts I could barely hear the rig. […]Fractal Design Arc XL appearance – This case looks absolutely gorgeous! If you are a fan of the clean and stylish PC cases – buy one Arc XL – this is one BIG, clean and stylish case. The brushed aluminum front panel and the big grill give a very recognizable look."

Read full review at DVtests.com


 

RENDSZERIGENY.HU 2013-10-14

"Az ARC XL egy kimondottan jól sikerült megoldás, sok-sok funkcióval, széleskörű kompatibilitással és ehhez egy letisztult külső társul. Legyen szó nagyméterű XL alaplapokról, 240, 280, vagy 360 mm-es folyadékhűtésekről, vagy SLI, illetve CrossfireX konfigurációról, mind-mind lehetséges, nincsenek kompromisszumok."

Read full review at Rendszerigeny.hu


 

HITECHLEGION.COM 2013-10-22

"Structurally, the Arc XL is very solid. All of the features are well thought out, well placed, and well constructed. Even with both HDD cages removed, the structure is very rigid and quite strong.[...]The Arc XL’s design for handling thick 280mm radiators up top means that with just air cooling there is tons of room to fit even large hands to attach the fans and connect the 8-pin CPU power after the motherboard has been secured in place. No part of building a system in the Arc XL was difficult or annoying. I think it’s the first time I’ve been able to install this particular air cooler without its fins cutting my fingers."

Read full review at HiTechLegion.com


 

PC AND TECH AUTHORITY 2013-08-15

"This a case that will fit just about every piece of hardware you could want to throw at it, and still leave room for airflow. It’s well-made, stylish, and will last through multiple upgrades. If you must have a full tower machine, then this is one of the best on the market."

Read full review at Pcauthority.com.au


 

OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM 2013-10-08

"Onto the finale! Fractal Design has blown me away with its vast options of fan placements, sizes, and water cooling support. Normally price would be an issue since I am a bit of a cheap person, but this chassis is built very well and has everything a full tower needs."
Read full review at Overclockersclub.com

OVERCLOCKERS.RU 2013-09-16

"Возможности штатной системы охлаждения позволяют охладить пыл разогнанного процессора и видеокарты. При этом корпус остается достаточно тихим даже на максимальных оборотах. Стоит отметить и продуманность размещения СВО. За счет того, что посадочные места смещены к боковой стенке, ограничений на толщину радиатора под верхней крышкой нет. Передняя стенка может принять радиатор 2 х 140 мм и при этом можно сохранить четыре лотка для накопителей 3.5”."
Read full review at Overclockers.ru
 

Award from Overclock3D.net

OVERCLOCK3D.NET 2013-09-11

"You do need to consider your options when deciding on what case to buy as with any type of purchase for your hard-earned. We at OC3D want to help you make the best decision for that money and as such, we can recommend the Fractal Arc XL as a great future purchase. It's a brilliant case that continues on the path led before it earning itself the OC3D Gold Award."
Read full review at Overclock3D.net

Award from Hardware.no

HARDWARE.NO 2013-08-31

"Alt i alt har vi ingen problemer med å anbefale Arx XL, dette er et skikkelig gromkabinett som vil holde i mange år."
Read full review at Hardware.no

TOMSHARDWARE.DE 2013-08-30

"Das neue Fractal Design Arc XL bietet nicht zuletzt aufgrund der zahlreichen Detailverbesserungen gegenüber dem eigenen kleinen Bruder ein angemessen ausgestattetes Gehäuse bei durchweg übderdurchschnittlicher Qualität und hoher Stabilität, gute Kühlleistung und ein in sich sehr stimmiges Erscheinungsbild."
Read full review at Tomshardware.de

Award from FrazPC.pl

FRAZPC.PL 2013-08-20

"Prostota może nie każdemu się spodoba, ale funkcjonalnie ciężko cokolwiek tej konstrukcji zarzucić. Mamy możliwość montażu w sumie 7 wentylatorów 120/140 mm (z czego 3 są w standardzie), mamy prosty regulator obrotów, który pozwala sterować tymi trzema wentylatorami, wreszcie mamy możliwość montażu systemów chłodzenia o wysokości nawet 180 mm, czyli ponownie jedną z najlepszych wartości w swojej klasie. [...] W Arc XL mamy ponadto sporo miejsca na dobre rozplanowanie montażu całego komputera, ponad 2.5 cm za podstawą płyty głównej to ogromna ilość miejsca, która pozwala na pochowanie wszystkich kabli i kabelków z jakimi będziemy mieli do czynienia co również pozytywnie wpływa przepływ powietrza i temperatury. [...] Jeśli miałbym się do czegoś przyczepić to chyba tylko do tego, że dyski twarde trzeba przykręcić wkrętakiem, później jednak można je już szybko i wygodnie wyciągać dzięki metalowym, solidnym sankom. Innych błędów konstrukcyjnych zwyczajnie nie widzę i nie jest mi jakoś z tego powodu przykro ;-). Z czystym sumieniem Fractal Design Arc XL otrzymuje od nas rekomendację i wyróżnienie w kategorii jakość."
Read full review at FrazPC.pl

Award from PCWorld.fr

PCWORLD.FR 2013-08-01

"Enfin, si vous n'avez besoin que de quatre disques durs 3,5" au lieu des huit proposés, il est également possible de retirer la moitié haute de la cage. Envie de mettre un ou deux SSD ? C'est également possible, même dans cette configuration au refroidissement liquide extrême. L'arrière du support de la carte mère offre deux emplacements de 2,5" avec cette fois les deux berceaux de montage déjà installés. Le montage est simple : on dévisse le berceau, on visse le SSD dedans et on remonte."
Read full review at PCWorld.fr

PCHOME.NET 2013-07-30

"北欧人一向追求的简约设计风格在这款机箱上面展现得淋漓尽致。黑色的机箱主色调融入了一些白色的设计,让这款机箱不失时尚。强壮魁梧的身材,又让这款机箱霸气十足。宰相肚里能撑船,而大个儿的fractal design ARC XL机箱里面自然能够撑得下大量的硬件。对于不少DIY硬件发烧友来说,这款机箱绝对能够满足他们尽情折腾DIY硬件的欲望。"
Read full review at PChome.net

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