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Old 18-02-13, 11:30 AM
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Fractal Designs Arc Midi V2 Review

We take a look at the second generation of the Arc Midi, the appropriately named V2! With watercooling support and finally a window things are off to a great start.





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Old 18-02-13, 11:48 AM
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hi Tom, I love the new video epic as ever.

based on what you stated there is not much difference from an Arc Midi owner point of view right? I mean not much of an upgrade from Arc Midi to Arc Midi V2?

also I would just like to confirm that Fractal Design indeed sell individual transparent side panel. I got it myself but not the cool smoked glass



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Old 18-02-13, 10:20 PM
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Why will the H110 not fit?

You said that the H110 will not fit but why? Where is the interference? Just wondering. What about the H100? You say the NZXT X60 will. You know a check off of the closed loop coolers would be a nice addition to your reviews.
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Old 18-02-13, 10:26 PM
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H110 uses 20mm fan spacing and X60 uses 15mm
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Old 19-02-13, 01:38 AM
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where are the white Arc Midi's?

simple limited edition white case w/smoke plexi. or white w/black internals im not picky.

fab review Tom.. still a great case for little monies. you said that before and V2
is no different with subtle updates.
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Old 19-02-13, 02:52 AM
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is this radically different from the normal arc midi to warrant and upgrade for upgrading to w/c or is it simply exactly the same as the "v1" just with a window and the slightest of tweaks?
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Old 19-02-13, 04:43 AM
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is this radically different from the normal arc midi to warrant and upgrade for upgrading to w/c or is it simply exactly the same as the "v1" just with a window and the slightest of tweaks?
not radical.. front fascia difference, same chassis mount for roof. actual rad
attachment points for the front. clicky front grill for easier cleaning.

worth the spend? if you are not a fab/modder, yes. if you are handy with a
dremel, knibbler and file.. stay V1. ive got two of these V1 cases and was
almost ready to spend V2 money, but for looks, the front bezel is kinda
attractive with minimal logo placement. id like to sweat FD for a new bezel.
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Old 21-02-13, 04:35 PM
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Side panel

Of course you can get a side panel for the Arc Midi (V1), it is with the same dimentions as the Define R4 (or the R4 is with the same dimentions as it uses the Arc as platform, or Arc V2, not sure) FD-AC-WND-DEF4-ARC-BL. It can be seen from the product code that it is a Define R4 spec side panel but is deffinitely compatible. You can find it for under 10 quid in UK and as owner of Arc Midi I really consider buying it soon as it really looks great.
P.S. Didn't see the first post (or the picture) so this is more or less unnecessary. Nevertheless, I prefer clear glass so I deffinitely consider buying the screen panel for Arc Midi.
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Old 08-03-13, 11:27 AM
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Well you would be wrong, even we were surprised to find out the Fractal Arc Midi V2 is just £74.99.
Tom, where can these be had for £75? I can't find them anywhere. I've heard Fractal are releasing them in March.... any news on this??
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Old 23-03-13, 03:44 AM
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Tom, where can these be had for £75? I can't find them anywhere. I've heard Fractal are releasing them in March.... any news on this??
have you tried here? even £74.99

Tom's go to for new releases at specialtech.
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