COMPUTEX 2013 - Fractal Design Announces the ARC Mini R2 and ARC XL

The PC case market has always been a market of trends. Once a trend is set, companies follow it until someone changes it to something else new and fresh. Fractal Design was one of the trend setters when it comes to clean, sleek design aesthetics. At COMPUTEX Taipei this week, they announced the forthcoming release of two new updated cases that started the sleek and clean design trend: The ARC XL and the ARC Mini R2.


The ARC XL, as the name implies, is designed for those who need more space for their system than the original had to offer. The focus of the ARC XL is cooling with room for a radiator up to 360 mm, comes with a 3 speed fan controller, 3 Silent Series R2 fans, and plenty of cable routing options to minimize airflow obstructions. This is in addition to flexible hard drive mounting, and easy-to-clean dust filters. The MSRP of $129.99 US puts this windowed case in good company. Expected release is late July or early August.

The little brother so-to-speak is the ARC Mini R2 and is marvel in flexibility. It maintains every feature of the ARC XL, but sticks it in a Micro-ATX form factor. You may find it a little less forgiving when you install a 360 mm radiator at the cost of one of two of 5.25" bays. The ARC Mini R2 cut down the price as much as the height with an MSRP of $89.99 US and should start shipping in late August or early September.

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Launching the ARC XL & ARC Mini R2!

Introducing the 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 240 mm radiators and slim radiators up to 360 mm 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

MSRP:

  • USD: $ 129.95
  • EURO: € 119,95
  • GBP: £ 104.95
  • SEK: 1099:-

*Available late July/early August 

Introducing the ARC Mini R2

The Arc Mini R2 micro ATX case combines excellent cooling potential and build configurability in a compact, minimalistic and elegant chassis design.

For a case of this size, it offers unmatched possibilities for water cooling components. And with room for up to six 3.5” drives plus an additional two 2.5” drives hidden behind the motherboard plate, you can build a well-cooled PC with ample storage space.

The Arc Mini R2 is built to last and is filled with smart features such as dust filters, fan controller, space for tidy cable routing, three case fans included and a window side panel.

Key features

  • A compact micro ATX case designed for exceptional airflow and cooling
  • Superior water cooling support for its size, accommodating multiple thick 240 mm radiators or even a 360 mm radiator for an uncompromised cool system build
  • Three Silent Series R2 fans included, giving you excellent cooling straight out of the box! 4 additional fan positions are available.
  • Featuring an integrated three-speed fan controller and USB 3.0 on the front panel for easy access.
  • Multiple easy-to-clean dust filters designed into the case to help maintain a dust free interior
  • Great storage capacity for a mini chassis, with up to six 3.5” drives and two additional 2.5” drives.
  • 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
  • Designed with ample space for easy, tidy cable routing and an overall a neat build

MSRP:

  • USD: $ 89.95
  • EURO: € 79,95
  • GBP: £ 69.95
  • SEK: 699:-

*Available late August/early September


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