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Fractal Design Arc Midi R2
The Arc Midi R2 is the sucessor of original Fractal Design's Arc Midi. It is a full steel ATX mid tower that features 8 internal 3.5" drive bays, 2 external 5.25" drive bays, easy to clean dust filters and plenty of space for cable routing.
Easy to build into.
Modular storage bays.
Integrated fan controller.
Good cable management.
Plenty of room for radiators.
Extensive air and water cooling support.
Modular drive trays.
Every intake filtered.
Effective use of space.
Modern and subtly striking style.
Able to accommodate a variety of systems well.
Not as quiet as the Define R4.
SSD mounts aren't user friendly.
Notched side panels.
Could use some more precise tapping of screw holes.
Might get a little loud if using high powered (hotter) components.
By Modders-Inc on November 08, 2013
Fractal Designs has a short history compared to that of many of the older more established companies on the market, but with case designs like the Midi R2 their future is bright. The Midi R2 is a well built, perfectly designed case, and it does...-
By InsideHW on October 27, 2013
In the era of mobile device expansion and the general portability of everything, it's a bit odd to invest in development of desktop chassis, not to mention investing in a redesign of a solid model, such as ARC MIDI. On the other hand, there will...-
By Tom's Hardware UK on September 30, 2013
A new version of something suggests that things wrong with the old one were fixed, and that other improvements have been made. Fractal Design keeps this promise with its Arc Midi R2. The exterior looks better, in our opinion, with the tinted side...-
By MadShrimps on September 13, 2013
Swedish Fractal Design has nicely improved the predecessor of this case, the ARC Midi. Besides some cosmetic changes the presence of the 3-step Fan controller and the large smoked window will draw a lot of attention. The overall design remains pretty...-
By Techgage on September 09, 2013
From a personal standpoint, I love Fractal Design's cases. There's very little flash, but loads of function, inside and out, and with the Arc Midi R2, things get even better. The inclusion of a split connector for the combo USB 3.0/2.0 ports...-
By HardwareHeaven on September 04, 2013
Looking back to our review of the original Arc Midi we remember that the first version of the case was impressive. It offered a nice simple build process, a solid chassis and loads of storage potential while running silent. It was ideal for our home...-
By HardwareHeaven on August 08, 2013
Today Stuart Davidson takes a look at the Arc Mini R2 micro-atx case from Fractal Design. Looking at all aspects of the case, and how a high performance system can be built into a small form factor...-
By Real World Labs on July 15, 2013
Fractal Design does a really good job of building cases that offer a great balance between cooling, expandability and affordability. At the time of this review the ARC Midi R2 has a retail price of $99, which makes it affordable to a large market...-
By techPowerUp! on July 10, 2013
I would like to thank Fractal Design for providing the review sample. Most of you may not know Fractal Design, but the company has been making a splash with their unique enclosures at a competitive price. The company also sells power supplies, case...92
By Kitguru.net on June 19, 2013
Another impressive case from Fractal Design which improves upon the original model in a number of...90