The Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 is even better than the original Arc Midi, and it is a very good choice if you are looking for a well-built case with lots of additional features.

Strong Points

  • Top-notch construction quality
  • Excellent price for its features and construction quality
  • Air filter for the power supply, bottom, front, and top fans
  • Supports eight 3.5”/2.5” devices
  • Support for video cards up to 11.4” (290 mm) long on its default configuration or 16.9” (430 mm) long if the top hard drive cage is removed
  • Three-speed, single-channel fan controller
  • Very flexible configuration for the hard drive cages
  • Support for radiators on the top panel (up to 240 mm)
  • Support for three fans on the top panel
  • A huge cutout in the motherboard tray for accessing the backplate of the CPU cooler
  • Holes with rubber covers for routing cables behind the motherboard tray
  • Clearance of 1” (26 mm) behind the motherboard tray for routing cables
  • Clips for fastening cables using cable ties
  • Anti-vibration rings for 3.5” hard disk drives

Weak Points

  • None

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