Once Fractal designs a case they normally go back through and make sure to design similar models that fit the needs of people who need small, medium, and large sized builds. There isn’t anything worse than finding the perfect case for you then finding out that it’s not going to fit your build. We already have taken a good look at the Arc XL from Fractal, so when the Arc Mini R2 came in the similarities were too hard to ignore. If it’s anything like its much larger brother we will most likely love the Arc Mini R2, but of course we have to take a much closer look to find out more about it.

Product Name: Fractal Arc Mini R2

Review Sample Provided by: Fractal

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes



Motherboard Compatibility

Micro ATX, Mini ITX

5.25" Bays


3.5" Bays

6 HDD Trays all compatible with SSDs

2.5" Bays

2 behind the motherboard tray

Case dimensions

210 x 405 x 484mm

Net weight


Colors available


Windowed Side Panel


Graphics card compatibility

With HDD Cage: 260mm
W/O HDD Cage: 400mm

CPU Cooler Compatibility


PSU Compatibility

ATX PSUs up to 170 mm deep when using the bottom fan location; when not using this fan location longer PSUs (up to 220 mm deep) can be used

Front interface

2 - USB 3.0

Audio in/out

Power button with LED (blue)

HDD activity LED (red)

Reset button

Fan controller

Package contents

Arc Mini R2 computer case

Accessory box

User manual

Cooling system

Front: 2 - 120mm fans (included is one hydraulic bearing 120mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1200 RPM speed)

Rear: 1 - 120mm fan (included is a hydraulic bearing 120mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1200 RPM speed)

Top: 2 - 120/140mm fans (included is one hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed) 1 - 120mm fan (not included)

Bottom: 1 - 120mm fan (not included)

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

Water cooling compatibility

Front – 240mm radiator (thick and slim) when HDD cages are removed, radiator cannot exceed 275mm in total length with the ODD bay in place.

Top – 240mm or 360mm radiators (thick and slim); the use of 360mm radiators requires removal of the ODD cage.

Bottom – 120mm radiators

Rear – 120 and 140mm radiators



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garfi3ld replied the topic: #34692 02 May 2014 20:34
Man, its crazy how much you have to get done after a vacation. Now that I am back in the office I have so much to do before we head out to Nexus LAN this weekend. I do still have a review for you guys to check out today. Take a look at another Fractal case once again, this time a little smaller. Enjoy!!

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