Full-Tower Chassis Fractal Design Arc XL Review

Fractal Design approved itself as a reputable manufacturer of PC chassis long time ago. Nowadays, the company’s inventory embraces four lines of cases, intended for varied customer groups. Curiously enough, Arc series is a twin-brother of Define series in terms of framework, although it is differentiated by an improved ventilation. The Arc XL is a large-scale representative of the line, featuring a sleek design and offering huge integration facilities.



Basic Features


Fractal Design Arc XL is a full-tower chassis featuring 572x232x552 mm dimensions. The case is made of black steel with plastic inclusions. Its internal layout is ready to accommodate all types of motherboards, including the largest formats (XL-ATX, E-ATX, ATX, mini-ITX, micro-ATX). Storage section is rich in four 5.25-inch drive cages (external) and ten 3.5/2.5-inch cages (internal). The availability of nine expansion slots allows for the creation of various graphics and multimedia configurations.


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The list of applied characteristics has remained the same. The body is made of steel and plastic in the form factor Mid-Tower. Its dimensions are 504 (L) x 207 (W) x 464 (H) mm, weight — a little over 7 lbs. Inside can be placed the motherboard ATX or microATX, seven cards PCI-E expansion up to 290 mm, ATX-compatible power supply, three optical drives, and seven hard drives, including two SSD 2.5 format.


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