It’s a little crazy to think that just a few years ago Fractal stormed the market with their Scandinavian designs. Now Fractal is a common name in the enthusiast scene. They were able to do this because they never compromise on their design philosophies and their high build quality. As it turns out, people want a good product at a reasonable price, who knew right? Well today, I have the chance to take a look at a case from their Arc series of cases that are designed for increased cooling while still giving you the “fractal” styling that we know and love. Specifically today, I will check out their Arc XL, their largest model. I’m excited to see what sets the Arc XL apart from the competition and from Fractals other product lines.

Product Name: Fractal Arc XL

Review Sample Provided by: Fractal

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes



Motherboard Compatibility


5.25" Bays


3.5" Bays

8 HDD Trays all compatible with SSDs

2.5" Bays

2 behind the motherboard tray

Case dimensions

232 x 572 x 552mm

Net weight


Colors available


Windowed Side Panel


Graphics card compatibility

With HDD Cage: 330mm
W/O HDD Cage: 480mm

CPU Cooler Compatibility


PSU Compatibility

ATX PSUs up to 190 mm deep when using the bottom fan location; when not using this fan location longer PSUs (up to 345 mm deep) can be used

Front interface

2 - USB 3.0

2 - USB 2.0

Audio in/out

Power button with LED (blue)

HDD activity LED (red)

Reset button

Fan controller

Package contents

Arc XL computer case

Accessory box

User manual

Cooling system

Front: 2 - 120/140mm fans (included is one hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed)

Rear: 1 - 120/140mm fan (included is a hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed)

Top: 3 - 120x140mm fans (included is one hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed)

Bottom: 1 - 120/140mm fan (not included)

Fan controller: 1 - Integrated fan controller for up to 3 fans (included)

Water cooling compatibility

Front – 240 mm radiators (thick and slim) when HDD cages are repositioned or removed

Top – 240mm radiators (thick) or 280 and 360mm radiators (slim)

Bottom – 120mm radiators

Rear – 120 and 140mm radiators



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garfi3ld replied the topic: #34661 23 Apr 2014 11:33
Today I take a look at a case from Fractal's Arc series of cases. Specifically the XL model. It's a huge case but does still have most of the features that people love from Fractal cases.

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