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Fractal Design ARC XL Full Tower Case

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Posted November 20, 2013 by RyanR in Cases & PSU

Introduction

Fractal Design has just released an expansion to their ARC line of computer cases. The Arc XL brings forth a balanced combination of airflow, water-cooling and high-performance component configuration with a minimalistic and sleek Scandinavian designed full-tower Case. One of its strength lies with the extensive cooling options allowing the installation of multiple graphics card setups in a supercharged system.The case is filled with smart features such as simple-clean dust filters, integrated fan controller, flexible hard drive mounting, window side panel and plenty of space for cable routing. It also comes equipped with three high quality Silent Series R2 fans contributing to maximum airflow straight out of the box.

 

Features

  • Delivering maximum airflow within a sleek and minimalistic body design
  • Spacious internal layout with 9 PCI expansion slots allowing the biggest, most demanding components and cooling setups
  • Designed for extensive water cooling configurations, accommodating multiple thick 240mm radiators and slim radiators up to 360mm in length with space to spare for pumps and reservoirs!
  • Offering added value with three Silent Series R2 fans included, giving you excellent cooling straight out of the box!
  • Featuring a three-speed fan controller strategically integrated in the front panel for easy access
  • With multiple easy-to-clean dust filters designed into the case, you can ensure a dust free interior
  • Providing ample storage capacity with a flexible hard drive mounting system for up to 8 x 3,5” drives while accommodating an additional 2 x 2,5” drives behind the motherboard
  • Innovative SSD position mounting, using brackets to allow for easy access once your system is completely built
  • Featuring a window side panel to show off your set up in style

Specifications

  • ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX, E-ATX, XL-ATX motherboard compatibility
  • 4 – 5.25″ bays
  • 8 – 3.5″ HDD trays – all compatible with SSDs
  • 2 – 2.5″ dedicated SSD positions behind the mothboard plate
  • 9 expansion slots
  • 7 – Fan positions (3 Silent Series R2 fans included)
  • Filtered fan slots in front, top and bottom
  • CPU coolers up to 180 mm tall
  • 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
  • Graphics card compatibility: Graphics cards up to 330mm in length with the top HDD cage installed – With the top cage removed, graphics cards up to 480mm in length may be installed
  • 26 mm of space for cable routing behind the motherboard plate
  • Thick rubber grommets on all holes on the motherboard plate
  • Window side panel included
  • Colors available: Black
  • Case dimensions (WxHxD): 232 x 572 x 552mm
  • Net weight: 13.8kg
  • Package dimensions (WxHxD): 322 x 625 x 635mm
  • Package weight: 16.3kg

Cooling

  • 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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