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Fractal Design Arc Mini Review

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crudbreeder 22nd June 2011, 12:12 Quote
On top of page 2 there is a header: "SilverStone FT03 Cooling Performance"
coolius 22nd June 2011, 12:25 Quote
This looks very tempting for the inevitable move to mATX I have planned for my next mobo/CPU upgrade.
FelixTech 22nd June 2011, 12:27 Quote
Wow, that case has so much mesh it looks more like a speaker!
Razer2007 22nd June 2011, 12:48 Quote
I have seen this case on their website before and I must say, I like it. If I wan't into modding I'd use it.
Bungletron 22nd June 2011, 13:09 Quote
Looks decent. With regards to the review, I would have liked to have seen a photo with a test build inside. Also, I may have missed it, but the photos show the top drive cage removed, was the system benched with the cage installed or removed?
Jack_Pepsi 22nd June 2011, 13:34 Quote
I love everything about this case. However, I think I love the FT03 more.

:/
the_kille4 22nd June 2011, 14:19 Quote
this should have been the case to use instead of the nightmare which was the Lian-Li PC-A04. Cable routing was a nightmare, fitting the Corsair H50 was a nightmare... I hate my case... although it is LIGHT
e.karl24 22nd June 2011, 15:21 Quote
Yes!! I've had my eye on this case for months for my little brother's mATX build in August so imagine my childish delight seeing a Bit-tech review pop up this morning - a glowing one at that! I prefer this to the Define Mini I'm not a fan of doors. Nice to see them keep water cooling in mind too.

If only there were more mATX P67 boards :(
tonyd223 22nd June 2011, 15:22 Quote
nice, very nice. Dual USB 3 ports would be the next step - it uses the USB 3 front panel motherboard connector doesn't it?

As for water cooling - you should be able to get a simple all in one thing in - Corsair H100 is only 27mm deep, but a full watercooled rig with a reservoir and a pump? That might be a bit tight...
OCJunkie 22nd June 2011, 17:58 Quote
Nice, though it kinda looks like my home theatre Subwoofer lol.

Might be my next HTPC case.
Toka 22nd June 2011, 18:49 Quote
Could we get a shot of the case with the test kit installed please?
rikaldrey 22nd June 2011, 20:13 Quote
Very neat and classy design as expected from Fractal Design. I like the look of their cases which are very attractive without much strain on the eyes. I'd like to see some mods on these fitted with 1 120.3 or possibly two.
rikaldrey 22nd June 2011, 20:16 Quote
Oh sorry, 2 120.3's wouldn't fit.. I "overexaggerated" it a bit. Maybe 2 120.2's. =)
abezors 22nd June 2011, 23:42 Quote
Except a Lian Li A05n is only £5 more... I know I'd opt for their all-aluminium case over this (internal design and refinements considered too)
Gizmo1990 23rd June 2011, 09:09 Quote
Hmm much prefer the Define Mini, looks a lot smarter imo. Wonder why no bit-tech review yet..?
Material 24th June 2011, 11:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gizmo1990
Hmm much prefer the Define Mini, looks a lot smarter imo. Wonder why no bit-tech review yet..?

It's in our labs, it's just a matter of finding some time. Is slated to be in the next issue of the mag though so that should mean it gets looked at in the next 2 or 3 weeks
DeX 25th June 2011, 19:37 Quote
I wonder where it is possible to buy for the RRP of £65.00. Clicking on each of the 'where to buy' links on the Fractal Design website, only Quiet PC has this case in stock but for the price of £73.00.
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