Everyone knows that I do not like when case manufacturers include pointless additions. A PC case should be designed with function first in mind. One of the best at doing this is Fractal Designs and they have a new case that fits function first, but doesn’t leave out style altogether. Here is the Fractal Designs Arc Midi R2.

The design of the case is much like the Arc Mini in a mid-tower form. The exterior has the same clean lines with the machined look on the all-steel construction, side window, and well-ventilated top and front. As liquid cooling and high air flow were the focus for Fractal, the Arc Midi R2 can house up to a 240 mm radiator in the top or front. You could also install up to 7 fans with three 140 mmSilent Series R2 fans included.

The space for the front radiator mount is possible thanks to the flexible 5+3 cage design that allows you to relocate, rotate, and configure the case to your needs. This is in addition to two 2.5 drive mounts behind the motherboard tray for SSDs. That is up to 10 internal drives in a mid-tower. The Arc Midi R2 also has 7 expansion bays and two 5.25″ ODD bays which is plenty for most people. This is a great all steel case at an MSRP of $109.99.

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Fractal Designs eNews

Introducing the Arc Midi R2!

As the newest member of the Arc family of airflow cases, the Arc Midi R2 is developed with high-performance computer systems in mind. Featuring three high performance Silent Series R2 fans and ample water cooling options, the Arc Midi R2 layout maximizes airflow throughout the case and keeps even the most demanding systems at cool temperatures. Designed to house even the thickest radiators in both the top and front panels without extensive modifications, the Arc Midi R2 offers all this within a mid size case.

The chassis comes complete with a stylish window side panel, fan controller, easy to clean dust filters, high level of workmanship, flexible hard drive mounting system and plenty of space for cable routing.

Key features

  • Designed with high airflow in mind while consistently holding a minimalistic, sleek look and feel
  • Featuring a window side panel to show off your set up in style
  • Extensive water cooling support, designed to support thick radiators in the front and top positions
  • Three Silent Series R2 fans with integrated fan controller included
  • HDD cages are now split 5 + 3 and are both rotatable and removable for maximum configuration and airflow
  • Support for up to 8 hard drive bays with accommodation for an additional 2 x 2.5 inch drives behind the motherboard
  • Easy installation and configuration with ample cable routing space making it simple for everyone to make a very tidy looking computer build.
  • Removable fan filters for easy dust maintenance and washing


  • USD: $ 109.95
  • EURO: 89,95
  • GBP: 74,95

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