Fractal Design ARC Mini R2 Review

Fractal Design ARC Mini R2

Up Close:  Exterior Front, Rear and Base

Although plastic the removable front fascia has both the look and feel of brushed Aluminium about it.  So well is the effect carried off that in the writing of this review we’ve just had to go and check that it isn’t in fact actually brushed Aluminium.  The two 5.25″ bay covers blend so well with the lines of the case that  they are barely discernible. 

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The front intake grill and combined filter are removed easily for cleaning, revealing a single white bladed R2 fan underneath.  Should you want to add another there’s a second set of mounts underneath.

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Round the back and things are largely as we would expect.  There’s another R2 fan here along with a set of grommeted tubing holes (Manufacturers, if your case has good water-cooling support please stop doing this).  Below this there are 4 PCI slots for Motherboard attached devices and a single vertically mounted slot for expansion devices such as lighting controllers that do not require motherboard attachment.  All the PCI covers are vented and finished in a contrasting Gloss White.

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A large easily removed mesh filter covers roughly 2/3rds of the base of the case ensuring cleaner air for bother the PSU and floor mounted fan position.  The case stands on four half chromed rubber feet giving a firm foundation without it sitting too low.

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