Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Review


Brand: Fractal Design
Model: Arc Midi R2
RRP: £70 (At time of review)

Fractal Design is a company with a short but rich experience with their solid and well-designed chassis. While Fractal may not be known for their innovation when it comes to products they are definitely well known for their focus and priority when it comes to overall build quality and aesthetics.

With me today I have Fractal’s top end mid tower chassis; the Arc Midi R2, with a focus on offering high airflow and maximum compatibility. The out of the box support for many water cooling options including a dual radiator in both the front and top ensures Fractal are definitely catering to their market by offering this, especially, with more and more closed loop water cooling coolers are hitting the market.


ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX motherboard compatibility

2 – 5.25″ bays

8 – 3.5″ HDD trays – all compatible with SSDs

2 – 2.5″ additional SSD positions behind the motherboard plate

7 + 1 expansion slots

7 – Fan positions (3 Silent Series R2 fans included)

Filtered fan slots in front, top and bottom

CPU coolers up to 180 mm tall

PSU compatibility: ATX PSUs up to 170 mm deep when using the bottom fan location; when not using this fan location longer PSUs (up to 270 mm deep) can be used

Graphics card compatibility: Graphics cards up to 290mm in length with the top HDD cage installed – With the top cage removed, graphics cards up to 430mm in length may be installed

26 mm of space for cable routing behind the motherboard plate

Thick rubber grommets on all holes on the motherboard plate

Colours available: Black

Case dimensions (WxHxD): 230 x 460 x 515mm

Net weight: 10.7kg

Package dimensions (WxHxD): 320 x 610 x 560mm

Package weight: 12kg

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