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Fractal Design Arc case supports eight fans

Posted on Thursday, December 16 2010 @ 14:22:53 CET by

Swedish computer case designer Fractal Design introduced Arc, a new case line that is described as focused on delivering stellar performance and cooling options with stylish, minimalistic looks and an overall understated elegance. The case is relatively compact yet it supports up to eight fans (only 3 are included) and it has room for a dual-120mm radiator in the top. Here's an overview of the features and specifications:
The new Fractal Design Arc Series of cases create a niche of their own; a combination of stellar performance and cooling options with stylish, minimalistic looks and an overall understated elegance.

Key features
* Stylish, minimalistic front panel with alu-look
* Optimized for performance, massive cooling and water cooling support
* A total of 8(!) fan slots (2x 140mm in front, 3x 120/140 in top, 1x 120/140 in bottom, 1x 120/140 in rear, 1x 140/180mm in side panel)
* 3x 140mm fans included (1x in front, 1x in rear and 1x in top)
* Support for dual 120mm radiator in top, even thicker radiators up to 60mm in thickness
* 8x white painted HDD trays, with silicone mounting
* Upper HDD cage is removable and rotatable
* USB3 support in front panel
* Excellent cable routing and cable routing covers
* Easily removable front panel with clip on fan slots
* Extra, vertically mounted expansion slot, suitable for fan controllers or non-input expansion cards

This new Arc Series Midi Tower format offers plenty of cooling options, up to 8 fans of various sizes can be installed. Unique for its small size, it also offers room to mount a thick, dual 120mm radiator in the top panel.

Elegant top and front panels are both easily removable and pre-fitted with fan filters to ensure a dust free interior. The sleek black interior is matched and contrasted with white expansion slots and HDD trays. Similar to the Define Series, all the HDD trays are fitted with anti-vibration silicon grommets. The upper HDD cage is removable and rotatable, which enables support for even the longest graphic cards. Tangled cables are a thing of the past as the Arc Series offers an innovative, convenient, and great looking way to hide them away. The motherboard mounting plate has rubber covered holes in which you can easily route the cables to a compartment behind the motherboard, which has more than ample storage space.

Cooling system
* Fan controller for 3 fans included
* 1 front mounted Fractal Design 140mm fan @ 1000rpm included
* 1 rear mounted Fractal Design 140mm fan @ 1000rpm included
* 1 top mounted Fractal Design 140mm fan @ 1000rpm included
* Additional 5 fan slots available for optional fans; one 140mm in front, one 120/140mm in bottom, two 120/140mm in top and one 140/180mm in side panel
* Top panel can mount either 3x 120mm fans, 3x 140mm fans or 1x 180mm + 1x 120/140mm fans

* 8x 3,5 inch HDD trays, compatible with SSD!
* 2x 5,25 inch bays, with 1x 5,25>3,5 inch converter included
* On top of front panel: 3x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0 and Audio I/O
* No PSU included (removable filter below PSU)
* M/B compatibility: Mini ITX, Micro ATX and ATX
* 7+1 expansion slots with sleek white painted brackets
* Supports graphic card lengths up to 290mm when removable HDD-Bay is in place
* Supports graphic card lengths up to 470mm without removable HDD-Bay
* Supports CPU coolers with height of 180mm
* Supports PSU's with a depth of maximum circa 170mm, when using bottom 120/140mm fan location. When not using the bottom 120/140mm fan location, the case supports also longer PSU's, typically 200-220mm.
* Case size (WxHxD): 230x460x515mm with front and top bezel in place
* Net weight: 10kg



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