Fractal Design ARC Mini R2 Review

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Specifications

 

  • Micro ATX, Mini ITX motherboard compatibility
  • 2 – 5.25″ bays
  • 6 – 3.5″ HDD trays – all compatible with SSDs
  • 2 – 2.5″ dedicated SSD positions behind the mothboard plate
  • 4 + 1 expansion slots
  • 7 – Fan positions (3 Silent Series R2 fans included)
  • Filtered fan slots in front, top and bottom
  • CPU coolers up to 165 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 220 mm deep) can be used
  • Graphics card compatibility: Graphics cards up to 260mm in length with the top HDD cage installed – With the top cage removed, graphics cards up to 400mm in length may be installed
  • 20 mm of space for cable routing behind the motherboard plate
  • Thick rubber grommets on all holes on the motherboard plate
  • Window side panel included
  • Colors available: Black
  • Case dimensions (WxHxD): 210 x 405 x 484mm
  • Net weight: 9kg
  • Package dimensions (WxHxD): 280 x 475 x 565mm
  • Package weight: 10kg

Cooling system

  • Front: 2 – 120mm fans (included is one hydraulic bearing 120mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1200 RPM speed)
  • Rear: 1 – 120mm fan (included is a hydraulic bearing 120mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1200 RPM speed)
  • Top: 2 – 120/140mm fans (included is one hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed) 1 – 120mm fan (not included)
  • Bottom: 1 – 120mm fan (not included)
  • Fan controller: 1 – integrated fan controller for up to 3 fans (included)
  • Water cooling compatibility:
    • Front – 240mm radiator (thick and slim) when HDD cages are removed, radiator cannot exceed 275mm in total length with the ODD bay in place.
    • Top – 240mm or 360mm radiators (thick and slim); the use of 360mm radiators requires removal of the ODD cage.
    • Bottom – 120mm radiators
    • Rear – 120 and 140mm radiators

Front interface

  • 2 – USB 3.0
  • Audio in/out
  • Power button with LED (blue)
  • HDD activity LED (red)
  • Reset button
  • Fan controller

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