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Hardware Fractal Design Arc Mini Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 22 Jun 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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    On top of page 2 there is a header: "SilverStone FT03 Cooling Performance"
     
  3. coolius

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    This looks very tempting for the inevitable move to mATX I have planned for my next mobo/CPU upgrade.
     
  4. FelixTech

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    Wow, that case has so much mesh it looks more like a speaker!
     
  5. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    I have seen this case on their website before and I must say, I like it. If I wan't into modding I'd use it.
     
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    Bungletron Well-Known Member

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    Looks decent. With regards to the review, I would have liked to have seen a photo with a test build inside. Also, I may have missed it, but the photos show the top drive cage removed, was the system benched with the cage installed or removed?
     
  7. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    I love everything about this case. However, I think I love the FT03 more.

    :/
     
  8. the_kille4

    the_kille4 Chaos will rule da world.eventually

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    this should have been the case to use instead of the nightmare which was the Lian-Li PC-A04. Cable routing was a nightmare, fitting the Corsair H50 was a nightmare... I hate my case... although it is LIGHT
     
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    Yes!! I've had my eye on this case for months for my little brother's mATX build in August so imagine my childish delight seeing a Bit-tech review pop up this morning - a glowing one at that! I prefer this to the Define Mini I'm not a fan of doors. Nice to see them keep water cooling in mind too.

    If only there were more mATX P67 boards :(
     
  10. tonyd223

    tonyd223 king of nothing

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    nice, very nice. Dual USB 3 ports would be the next step - it uses the USB 3 front panel motherboard connector doesn't it?

    As for water cooling - you should be able to get a simple all in one thing in - Corsair H100 is only 27mm deep, but a full watercooled rig with a reservoir and a pump? That might be a bit tight...
     
  11. OCJunkie

    OCJunkie OC your Dremel too

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    Nice, though it kinda looks like my home theatre Subwoofer lol.

    Might be my next HTPC case.
     
  12. Toka

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    Could we get a shot of the case with the test kit installed please?
     
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    Very neat and classy design as expected from Fractal Design. I like the look of their cases which are very attractive without much strain on the eyes. I'd like to see some mods on these fitted with 1 120.3 or possibly two.
     
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    Oh sorry, 2 120.3's wouldn't fit.. I "overexaggerated" it a bit. Maybe 2 120.2's. =)
     
  15. abezors

    abezors Lurking since '08

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    Except a Lian Li A05n is only £5 more... I know I'd opt for their all-aluminium case over this (internal design and refinements considered too)
     
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    Hmm much prefer the Define Mini, looks a lot smarter imo. Wonder why no bit-tech review yet..?
     
  17. Material

    Material Soco Amaretto Lime

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    It's in our labs, it's just a matter of finding some time. Is slated to be in the next issue of the mag though so that should mean it gets looked at in the next 2 or 3 weeks
     
  18. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    I wonder where it is possible to buy for the RRP of £65.00. Clicking on each of the 'where to buy' links on the Fractal Design website, only Quiet PC has this case in stock but for the price of £73.00.
     
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