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Arc Midi Tower

The new Fractal Design Arc Series of cases create a niche of their own; a combination of stellar performance and cooling options with stylish, minimalistic looks and an overall understated elegance.

Key features

  • Stylish, minimalistic front panel with alu-look
  • Optimized for performance, massive cooling and water cooling support
  • A total of 8(!) fan slots (2x 140mm in front, 3x 120/140 in top, 1x  120/140 in bottom, 1x 120/140 in rear, 1x 140/180mm in side panel)
  • 3x 140mm fans included (1x in front, 1x in rear and 1x in top)
  • Support for dual 120mm radiator in top, even thicker radiators up to 60mm in thickness
  • 8x white painted HDD trays, with silicone mounting
  • Upper HDD cage is removable and rotatable
  • USB3 support in front panel
  • Excellent cable routing and cable routing covers
  • Easily removable front panel with clip on fan slots
  • Extra, vertically mounted expansion slot, suitable for fan controllers or non-input expansion cards

This new Arc Series Midi Tower format offers plenty of cooling options, up to 8 fans of various sizes can be installed. Unique for its small size, it also offers room to mount a thick, dual 120mm radiator in the top panel.

Elegant top and front panels are both easily removable and pre-fitted with fan filters to ensure a dust free interior. The sleek black interior is matched and contrasted with white expansion slots and HDD trays. Similar to the Define Series, all the HDD trays are fitted with anti-vibration silicon grommets. The upper HDD cage is removable and rotatable, which enables support for even the longest graphic cards.

Tangled cables are a thing of the past as the Arc Series offers an innovative, convenient, and great looking way to hide them away.   The motherboard mounting plate has rubber covered holes in which you can easily route the cables to a compartment behind the motherboard, which has more than ample storage space.

 

Cooling system

  • Fan controller for 3 fans included
  • 1 front mounted Fractal Design 140mm fan @ 1000rpm included
  • 1 rear mounted Fractal Design 140mm fan @ 1000rpm included
  • 1 top mounted Fractal Design 140mm fan @ 1000rpm included
  • Additional 5 fan slots available for optional fans; one 140mm in front, one 120/140mm in bottom, two 120/140mm in top and one 140/180mm in side panel
  • Top panel can mount either 3x 120mm fans, 3x 140mm fans or 1x 180mm + 1x 120/140mm fans

Specifications

  • 8x 3,5 inch HDD trays, compatible with SSD!
  • 2x 5,25 inch bays, with 1x 5,25>3,5 inch converter included
  • On top of front panel: 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0 and Audio I/O
  • No PSU included (removable filter below PSU)
  • M/B compatibility: Mini ITX, Micro ATX and ATX
  • 7+1 expansion slots with sleek white painted brackets
  • Supports graphic card lengths up to 290mm when removable HDD-Bay is in place
  • Supports graphic card lengths up to 470mm without removable HDD-Bay
  • Supports CPU coolers with height of 180mm
  • Supports PSU's with a depth of maximum circa 170mm, when using bottom 120/140mm fan location. When not using the bottom 120/140mm fan location, the case supports also longer PSU's, typically 270mm.
  • Case size (WxHxD): 230x460x515mm with front and top bezel in place
  • Net weight: 10kg

    Additional information

    * EAN/GTIN-13: 7350041080510
    * Product code: FD-CA-ARC-BL 
    * Also available for System Integrators

HWZONE.CO.IL 2012-11-19

"למארז ה-ARC MIDI יש בהחלט מה להציע למשתמש הממוצע. איכות בנייה טובה, נוחות הרכבה יוצאת דופן למארזי Midi, אפשרויות קירור מרובות, כמות אביזרים שהגיע עם המארז, וגם מראה סולידי והנקי בהחלט הרשימו אותנו לטובה במהלך כל הביקורת. כמובן שיש כמה נקודות לשיפור, כמו בידוד רעשים, אבל בסה"כ מדובר על מארז מומלץ מאוד."

Read full review at HWzone.co.il

 

IOPANEL.NET 2012-11-12

"Fractal Design מצליחה להרשים אותנו לטובה עם ה Arc Midi tower. איכות הבנייה של המארז גבוהה ביותר, כמו ש Fractal Design הרגילה אותנו מהמוצרים השונים שלה, המארז מגיע כרגיל עם תשומת לב לפרטים הקטנים ביותר – פילטרים נשלפים לסינון אבק, מסילות לדיסקים הקשיחים, כלוב דיסקים קשיחים שניתן להסרה, פתחים לסידור כבלים, הכנה לפתרונות קירור מים, מאווררים איכותיים של החברה שמצורפים למארז, וכל אלה עם תג מחיר אטרקטיבי ביותר, שהופכים אותו לאחד מהמארזים שמעניקים לצרכן את התמורה הגבוה ביותר ביחס למחיר כיום."

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PC WORLD 2012-11-07

"Fractal Design Arc Midi е една добре конструирана кутия, независимо че има и някои недостатъци, като например наличието само на един външен USB 3.0 порт. Тя е особено интересна за потребителите, възнамеряващи да сглобят тиха и мощна PC система, като дава възможност за монтиране както на външно, така и на вътрешно водно охлаждане. Като охлаждащи способности Fractal Design Arc Midi не блести с нещо повече спрямо конкурентите си от този клас, но предлага отлично качество на изработка, множество полезни функции и достъпна цена."

Read full review at PC World

 

PCAXE.COM 2012-11-04

"Kućište je lepo, prostrano, ima veoma dobar sistem kabliranja, odlično je provetreno, filteri su dobri, podržava 120 i 240 mm radijatore… Mislimo da smo sve bitno nabrojali. U odnosu na cenu, za ovo kućište imamo samo reči hvale. Jedina škakljiva odluka Fractal Design-a je bočni otvor koji nema filter. Pošto je kućište svakako dobro provetreno, mogli su staviti i običnu stranicu bez otvora. Bez previše razmišljanja dodeljujemo “PCAxe Diamond” nagradu! Mislimo da Arc Midi ima previše pozitivnih osobina da bi nam ta jedina mana sa nedostatkom bočnog filtera smetala. Fractal je napravio kvalitetan proizvod dobrog dizajna, kako spoljašnjeg tako i unutrašnjeg, sve to za osamdesetak evra. Svaka čast!"

Read full review at PCaxe.com

 

PCFOSTER.PL 2012-10-22

"Obudowa firmy Fractal Design to rzeczywiście produkt wysokiej jakości, o co podejrzewaliśmy ją po lekturze for dyskusyjnych. Arc Midi pomimo klasycznego designu i braku jakiś większych wodotrysków jest konstrukcją niesamowicie solidną (gruba blacha) i elegancką (front stylizowany na szczotkowane aluminium). Oferuje ona we wszystkich istotnych miejscach filtry przeciwkurzowe, beznarzędziowy montaż oraz wygodną aranżację okablowania. Co więcej pozwala ona na zamontowanie długiej karty graficznej, wysokiego coolera, podwójnej chłodnicy oraz w sumie aż ośmiu wentylatorów. Oprócz tego warto wspomnieć o bogatym wyposażeniu jak np. adapter 5,25 na 3,5 cala, opaski zaciskowe czy regulator obrotów."

Read full review at pcfoster.pl

 

PROHARDVER.HU 2012-08-17

"Ebben a kategóriában óriási a konkurencia, de a Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower háza nekünk határozottan tetszett."

Read full review at Prohardver.hu

 

HARDWAREBG.COM 2012-08-17

"Като човек, който принципно не се заглежда по компютърни кутии и рядко може да бъде впечатлен с дизайн и възможности мога да кажа, че Arc Midi е една чудесна кутия. Стилна, семпла, стабилна изработка, отличен набор от възможности за асемблация на компютърна система от висок клас. За парите си тази кутия определено е нещо по-различно в сравнение с повечето конкурентни PC кутии, предлагани в България. Ето защо Fractal Design Arc Midi получава нашата награда “силно препоръчано от HardwareBG.com”."

Read full review at HardwareBG.com

 

GO GAMING GIANT 2012-08-13

"Honestly you cannot go wrong with the Fractal Design Arc Midi. It’s a simple elegant case at a good price with a good set of features."

Read full review at Go Gaming Giant

PCTUNING 2012-08-09

"Když to tak vezmu kolem a kolem, tak těch nevýhod k této skříní člověk vlastně moc nenašel. Sice tu je tendence stále srovnávat s modelem R3, nicméně pokud si toto odepřu, tak proti konkurenci jí nic výraznějšího nechybí a zpracování je naprosto perfektní. Kladů se samozřejmě najde hned několik, ale zvýraznit musím především nadstandardní konstrukci, plnou podporu vodního chlazení, ale také rozumnou variabilitu interiéru, která není nijak omezující."

Read full review at pctuning

GAMESITE.SK 2012-06-26

"Testovaná skrinka je naozaj dobrou voľbou aj pre náročnejších. Nie je práve najlacnejšia, no nie je ani prehnane drahá. Ponúka solídny základ pre dobrý výkonný počítač, veľmi príjemný štýlový dizajn, a zároveň rozumný pomer medzi cenou a možnosťami."

Read full review at gamesite.sk

 

HARD ZONE 2012-05-01

"En definitiva, una gran caja y a un precio muy contenido, que se pone a la cabeza de su categoría."

Read full review at Hard Zone

 

ETEKNIX.COM 2012-03-19

""If you have your sights set on a competitively priced, elegantly understated, mid-tower chassis which boasts excellent cooling potential and hassle-free cable management, Fractal Design’s Arc Midi is definitely worthy of consideration.""

Read full review at Eteknix.com

 

KITGURU.NET 2012-01-22

""At this price we feel that the Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower is one of the best options available at this price point.""

Read full review at kitguru.net

 

PC BRAIN 2011-11-29

""Giunti al termine di questa recensione dobbiamo dire che Fractal ci ha nuovamente sorpresi con l' ARC Midi Tower, anche se a nostro avviso più di qualcosa può, e deve essere fatto per migliorare il livello generale del prodotto. Cominciamo con l' analizzare i punti di forza del case, rappresentati in primis dalla qualità, visto che i materiali sono rifiniti a regola d' arte e l' assemblaggio è davvero ben fatto, conferendo di fatto una buona solidità al cabinet. Proseguendo dobbiamo fare un plauso anche all' estetica dell' ARC Midi Tower, che giova non poco del pannello in finto alluminio anodizzato, ma anche dei pannelli in Mesh installati a nostro avviso nei punti corretti e con le giuste dimensioni. Lo Chassis non soffre di particolari problemi per quanto riguarda l' evacuazione dell' aria calda dal suo interno,""

Read full review at PC Brain

HARDWAREZONE.IT 2011-11-25

"L'Arc Midi permette all'utente di personalizzare a proprio piacimento il case; la possibilità di montare fino ad otto ventole, un radiatore per un eventuale sistema di raffreddamento a liquido, ne fanno una scelta che non si ferma solo al videogiocatore, che vuole un case diverso dagli altri, ma anche a modder sempre pronti a modificare e personalizzare al meglio i propri case."

Read full review at Hardwarezone.it

AWARDFABRIK.DE 2011-11-23

"Mit dem Arc hat Fractal Design mal wieder bewiesen, dass sie in der Lage sind, wertige und funktionelle Gehäuse für einen günstigen Preis zu bauen. Das Fractal Arc ist sehr hochwertig verarbeitet und bietet mit dem Schwarz-Weißen Design noch eine wunderschöne Optik. Auch die Front im Stil vom gebürsteten Aluminium trägt ihren Teil dazu bei."

Read full review at Awardfabrik.de

 

HARD-H2O 2011-11-16

"Esta semitorre ha sobrepasado todas nuestras apuestas; estamos ante una caja muy bien fabricada, con unos remates perfectos y el uso adecuado de acero y plástico."

Read full review at hard-H2O

 

THEPLACEMODDING.IT 2011-11-15

"Abbiamo avuto modo di esaminare un prodotto di grande qualità, sia dal punto di vista costruttivo che dal design, quest' ultimo sobrio ed elegante ma con certe scelte che ne fanno un case molto particolare e interessante per qualsiasi utente che cerchi un case di questa fascia di prezzo (100€), e guardando i suoi concorrenti sul mercato questo case è sicuramente uno dei migliori. Le soluzioni costruttive utilizzate sono molto convinventi, la struttura in metallo è impeccabile e solida, il frontale e il Top in plastica fatti molto bene, anche se il frontale avrei preferito vederlo in alluminio vero, sinceramente mi ha lasciato un po' perplesso quando toccandolo ho sentito che era in plastica, però in ogni caso è fato molto bene. Da segnalare il fatto che i fori per un impianto a liquido esterno sono un po' troppo piccoli per i normali tubi, e che la briglia superiore presenta una zona centrale un po' rialzata che le da un profilo leggermente irregolare e e che inalcuni punti si puà ontravvedere il filtro antipolvere che scpunta. Queste segnalazioni sono delle pignolerie che non incidono nell' aspetto complessivo del case e nella sua ottima fattura. Un case consigliatissimo!"

Read full review at Theplacemodding.it

 

CCREVIEWS.EU 2011-10-30

""The Fractal Design Arc Midi is a great case to work with, also drawing the attention with its sober and sleek looks. It doesn’t scream out for attention, but it still is classy. It is not as quiet as most other Fractal Design cases, since it doesn’t have any noise dampening foam, but then it offers an incredible amount of fan mounting options (up to 8 140mm fans can be installed, of which 3 are included). Definitely an awesome case!""

Read full review at CCReviews.eu

ANANDTECH.COM 2011-10-07

"- The case design itself is stellar and leaves little to be desired. - Build quality is excellent, with a lot of attention paid to the little details. It's easy to assemble, it looks good, what more can you ask for? - It should be pretty obvious that I'm a big fan of how the Arc Midi is laid out. Fractal Design has taken some good exterior aesthetic ideas and combined them with an improved interior that ought to make Corsair take notice. - That space behind the motherboard tray is another area where Fractal Design one-ups a lot of the competition: it's copious. - That said, all the fans running at full bore produce some excellent thermal results. Be sure to look at the stellar idle temperatures."

Read full review at Anandtech.com

 

DUDPC.COM 2011-09-26

"This case is certainly a good buy and as such is highly recommended. Considering the very reasonable price it is very well designed and equipped. I think that Fractal Design has a winner on it's hands here. I award this Arc midi tower case 9/10."

Read full review at dudpc.com

 

THINKCOMPUTERS.ORG 2011-09-25

"I was a bit skeptical at first since I never heard of the brand Fractal Design before, but I have to say I’m really impressed with this case. I was truly not expecting anything fantastic from a company that’s not well known. I’m very impressed with the Fractal Arc Midi Tower case. It’s large enough to give you room to work with inside of the case. The large amount of room also makes it nice for the included three 140mm fans or the additional 5 that you can install yourself. This case has a lot of nice features for it and will definitely last several years. It’s clearly made of high quality materials and is one of the best cases I’ve ever seen. There really isn’t anything bad I can say about this case, other than that the hard drives don’t have a tool-free install. However the rubber grommets and removable/movable drive cage make up for that. If I wasn’t replacing my case all the time (for all the reviews I do), this would definitely be a keeper case. It has a higher price tag, found at my favorite retailer for $99.99, but it is certainly worth the money, especially when you compare it to cases of similar price from major brands. If this is what Fractal Design has in store for us, then other companies should watch out. ThinkComputers would like to award the Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower Case a 10 out of 10 score and our Editor’s Choice Award."

Read full review at Thinkcomputers.org

 

HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM 2011-09-20

"The Arc Midi is a case which offers a little of something for everyone. From water-cooling for enthusiasts to 8 fans for those who need them. Even the use of extra-large components, 8 drives and some great build quality. The Arc Midi is our new favourite midrange case."

Read full review at hardwareheaven.com

 

OCT.DK 2011-08-24

"Montering af 240mm Radiator i Fractal Design ARC"

Read full review at OCT.dk

 

CHLODZENIE.NET 2011-07-26

"Bez wątpienia Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower to naprawdę porządna obudowa pod niemal każdym względem. Mamy tutaj bardzo grubą blachę (0,86 – 1,05 mm), dobre spasowanie elementów, mnóstwo miejsca na poprowadzenie kabli pod tacką na płytę główną, bardzo dużo miejsca na karty graficzne i wysokie coolery CPU (wejdzie tutaj nawet Thermalright Archon). Same możliwości wentylacyjne są tutaj wręcz ogromne – możemy sumarycznie zamontować aż osiem wentylatorów (dwa z przodu, trzy na górze, jeden z tyłu, jeden na dole oraz jeden z boku). Mało tego, już z fabrycznie zamontowanymi wentylatorami potrafi ona “podołać” podkręconemu procesorowi z rozsądnym coolerem CPU ze średniej półki oraz wydajnej karcie graficznej. Dodajmy do tego także to, że nie kosztuje ona majątek (bo ok. 360 zł) a okaże się, że jest to tak naprawdę współczesna definicja obudowy dedykowanej overclockerom lub po prostu osobom, którym zależy przede wszystkim na wentylacji podzespołów komputerowych w przestronnej i solidnej obudowie. Zdecydowanie jest to konstrukcja warta uwagi i redakcja Chlodzenie.net przyznaje jej stosowne nagrody: Warta Uwagi oraz Wybór Redakcji. Gratulujemy!"

Read full review at chlodzenie.net

 

OVERCLOCK3D.NET 2011-06-16

"Having a midtower sized case that can accommodate a 60mm thick rad with fans without any ifs, ands or buts is a big deal, so much of a big deal that I would go as far as to saying this is THE best midtower chassis on the market today if you are looking to watercool your system."

Read full review at Overclock3D.net

 

PC-MAX.DE 2011-06-11

"Fractal Design hat ganze Arbeit geleistet. Das Arc Midi ist gut verarbeitet, trumpft mit einer sehr guten Kühlung und einem geringen Lautstärkepegel auf und genügt allen Ansprüchen an die Features."

Read full review at pc-max.de

 

COWCOTLAND.COM 2011-06-07

"Il est assez sobre, dispose de grands filtres épais, propose des excellentes fonctionnalités et une ventilation suffisante que l'on pourra réguler facilement."

Read full review at cowcotland.com

 

BIT-TECH.NET 2011-05-31

"There's no doubting that the Arc is a competent case. It offers a good level of cooling for its price and size, and its myriad of spare fan mounts offer plenty of flexibility too."

Read full review at bit-tech.net

 

VORTEZ.NET 2011-05-26

"In terms of styling, Fractal Design has hit the nail on the head. So visually the Arc Midi Tower is iridescent and flavoursome. Observing the Arc’s functionality, it’s clear that it has been tailored towards accommodating high-end hardware. Additional cooling is available should you wish to install more fans, a bundled fan controller can be attached to the rear of the case and the front panel has that USB3.0 header that most case manufacturers are still missing out 6 months into 2011. Fractal Design have done a great job in future-proofing Arc – it even has the removable HDD cages for longer graphics cards."

Read full review at vortez.net

 

TECHPOWERUP.COM 2011-05-18

"So if you are shopping for a clean looking chassis, with excellent cable management, those cool white accents and the ability to stuff a 240 mm radiator into the top, the Fractal Design Arc is the perfect chassis for you."

Read full review at techpowerup.com

 

FIND THIS IF YOU CAN 2011-05-01

"If you wonder what this is, then visit our North American facebook page."

 

SWECLOCKERS.COM 2011-04-28

"Sweclockers recommends both Arc midi and Arc mini!"

Read full review at sweclockers.com

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