Fractal Design ARC Mini R2 Review
Published: 28th October 2013 | Source: Fractal Design | Price: £70.00 |
Up Close: Exterior Overview and Roof
Cases with decent sized windows are always appreciated here at OC3D. There are a few exceptions of course. If a case is designed to have a low sonic footprint then then a window would be detrimental. Thankfully Fractal design also produce the Define series of silent cases leaving the coast clear for the ARC series to have a nice piece of slightly smoked acrylic occupying the greater part of the left side panel. The presence of a window, more oft associated with balls out gaming cases does not however detract from the overall elegance of the Mini. With only simple mesh panels, a pair of 5,25" bay covers and a front I/O breaking up the otherwise clean lines.
Practically the whole roof of the Mini is given over to a large mesh panel. The panel is removable for cleaning as we'll see when we get to the stripped section .
The front I/O is situated on the front edge of the roof and consists of the usual pair of USB3.0, audio, power and reset. There's also a 3 speed fan controller up here which rather than being marked "High, Med and Low" is actually marked with the relevant voltages having 5v, 7v, and 12v embossed on it