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Arc Mini

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 7(!) fan slots (2x 120mm in front, 2x 120/140mm in top, 1x 120mm in bottom, 1x 120mm in rear,1x 120/140mm in side panel)
  • Three fans included (1x 120mm in front, 1x 120mm in rear and 1x 140mm in top)
  • Support for dual 120mm radiator in top*
  • 6x 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

*The component support in the case when using radiator in top is depending on the thickness of the radiator. See info below. When having a 2x120mm radiator mounted in top, you cannot use the rear 120mm fan slot at the same time.
- Up to 40mm radiator thickness: Support for most water CPU coolers and larger memory modules.
- Up to 50mm radiator thickness: Support for most water CPU coolers and standard memory modules with a height of max 40mm.
- Up to 70mm radiator thickness: Support for only certain water CPU coolers, depending on the water inlet and outlet. Supports standard memory modules with a height of max 40mm.

This new Arc Mini case in micro ATX format offers plenty of cooling options, up to 7 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 120mm fan @ 1200rpm included
  • 1 rear mounted Fractal Design 120mm fan @ 1200rpm included
  • 1 top mounted Fractal Design 140mm fan @ 1000rpm included
  • Additional 4 fan slots available for optional fans; one 120mm in front, one 120mm in bottom, one 120/140mm in 
    top and one 120/140mm in side panel

Specifications

  • 6x 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
  • Removable filter below PSU (PSU not included)
  • M/B compatibility: Mini ITX and Micro ATX
  • 4+1 expansion slots with sleek white painted brackets
  • Supports graphic card lengths up to 260mm when removable HDD-Bay is in place
  • Supports graphic card lengths up to 400mm without removable HDD-Bay
  • Supports CPU coolers with height of 165mm
  • Supports PSU's with a depth of maximum circa 170mm, when using bottom 120mm fan location. When not using the bottom 120mm fan location, the case supports also longer PSU's, typically 200-220mm
  • Case size (WxHxD): 210x405x484mm with front and top bezel in place
  • Net weight: 9 kg

    Additional information

    * EAN/GTIN-13: 7350041080534
    * Product code: FD-CA-ARC-MINI-BL 
    * Also available for System Integrators

INPAI.COM.CN 2013-07-15

"它是一款特点很鲜明的产品,保持了北欧产品在外观设计上一贯的低调沉稳风格,同时产品并没有多余得、花里胡哨得的“动人”设计,一切都是从简洁、实用角度出发,这对于看惯了国内市场上其他“个性机箱”的消费者来说,会让人有一种耳目一新的感觉,从而能够吸引消费者更多关注的目光。"

Read full review at Inpai.com.cn

 

WASD.RO 2013-03-20

"Dacă ar fi să mă limitez la un singur cuvât pentru a descrie această carcasă, vă spun sincer că nu aş putea pentru că sunt două aspect care mi-au rămas imprimate în minte şi anume: flexibilitate şi aerisire. Aşadar, dragii mei, dacă doriţi o carcasă compactă, dar în acelaşi timp şi spaţioasă şi destul de silenţioasă, vă recomand cu cea mai mare căldură Fractal Design Arc Mini. Este gazda perfectă pentru o placă de bază de gaming ca GIGABYTE G1 Sniper M3."

Read full review at WASD.ro

 

THELAB.GR 2013-03-01

"Πλεονεκτήματα •Καλή ποιότητα βαφής και κατασκευής. •Αρκετός χώρος για την εγκατάσταση οποιασδήποτε κάρτας γραφικών και των περισσότερων αερόψυκτρων. •Πολύ καλός σχεδιασμός στον τομέα του cable management, για κουτί της κατηγορίας. •Fan controller για τον έλεγχο τριών ανεμιστήρων. •Front bezel 5.25" to 3.5" μαζί με αντάπτορα. •Τρεις προεγκατεστημένους και ήσυχους ανεμιστήρες. •CPU cut out. •Internal usb3.0. •Grommets καλωδίων. •Δυνατότητα εγκατάστασης υδρόψυξης με διπλό ψυγείο στην οροφή."

Read full review at TheLab.gr

 

HARDWARECANUCKS.COM 2013-02-06

"Fractal Design Arc Mini Video Review."

Read full review at HardwareCanucks.com

 

DDWORLD.CZ 2012-09-05

"Na Arc Mini je vidět, že nad jejím návrhem někdo opravdu přemýšlel. Zpracována je v každém detailu velmi dobře a hlavně účelně. Výborné chlazení, možnosti montáže pro 6 disků + 2x 5,25" pozice, vše bez potenciálně vibrujících částí. Velmi dobře udělaný prostor pro kabely vzadu a stejně tak přístup k desce zezadu, takže u některých chladičů nebudete muset desku ani vyndavat. Celkově zkrátka vysoce funkční návrh, s opravdu špičkovým zpracováním bez zbytečně finančně náročných zdobných prvků. […] Za solidních 2100 korun vč. DPH získáte velmi dobře ve všech ohledech navrženou a velmi dobře zpracovanou překvapivě prostornou mATX skříň, do které si naskládáte i ten nejvýkonnější HW. Pokud přesně to sháníte, dáváme u této skříně všechny palce nahoru"

Read full review at DDWorld.cz

 

PCFOSTER 2011-08-22

"Obudowa Arc Mini zaskoczyła nas bardzo pozytywnie swoją wysoką jakością wykonania, eleganckim designem i bogatym wyposażeniem. (…) Uważamy, że warto wydać taką kwotę na obudowę tego producent i jest to świetna propozycja dla osób, które cenią sobie bardzo dobrą jakość wykonania, a zarazem wysoką funkcjonalność. Polecamy!"

Read full review at PCFoster

 

CUSTOM PC 2011-06-22

"The Arc Mini provides good cooling, looks smart and is relatively quite during operation as well. As a result, it´s the most balanced of the six cases we´ve included in this Labs test. Granted, the FT03 may have more wow factor and the NZXT Vulcan is smaller, cheaper and more portable, but for a micro-ATX case to actually live with everyday, the Arc Mini is a cut above the rest."

 

BIT-TECH 2011-06-22

"The Arc Mini is one of the most user friendly micro-ATX cases we’ve seen to date. It was very easy to assemble a tidy PC inside, due to its thoughtfully placed routeing holes and large gap behind the motherboard tray."

Read full review at Bit-Tech

 

SWECLOCKERS.COM 2011-04-28

"Sweclockers recommends both Arc midi and Arc mini!"

Read full review at sweclockers.com

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