We know Fractal Design for some really sleek cases that give you great cooling options and room for a lot of storage. They have shown up at Computex with a few new cases, most notable are the new Arc XL and Arc Mini R2. The Arc XL is a full tower case and the Arc Mini R2 is a more compact mirco-ATX case.
Starting with the Arc XL it actually has the same core design as Fractal Design’s recently released Define XL R2. There is a ton of room inside for cooling! If you want to go the watercooling route there is room for 360mm, 240, and 120mm radiators on the top, front and bottom of the case respectively. There is also a 120mm cooling fan on the rear of the case.
For storage there are two hard drive cages that support 4 drives each, so you have a total of 10 hard drive spots. There is also room on the back of the motherboard tray for two 2.5-inch drives. There are dust filters throughout and it does features a side panel window to show off everything inside.
The Arc XL will be available in July / early August with a suggested MSRP of $129.95.
Moving along to the Arc Mini R2, it is a smaller micro-ATX case. Just like the Arc XL this case supports watercooling with their ability to install a 360mm radiator on the top and a 240mm radiator in the front.
For storage there are six 3.5 in drive trays and you have room for two 2.5-inch drives on the backside of the motherboard tray. On the front top part of the case there is a three speed fan controller and USB 3.0 ports.
The Arc Mini R2 will be available in August or early September with a suggested MSRP of $89.95.
Jul 08, 2014 0