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Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 Review

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Staying true to the Arc series, the Arc Mini R2 is very sleek and understated. The front and top panels feature two large mesh covers acting as dust filters.

The side panel features a relatively large window that is protected by a film layer on both sides.

The I/O panel has been integrated near the front at the top of the case. At the very bottom of the front panel we can see the only visible branding on the case.

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Changing our angle and moving closer gives us a better look at the brushed finish on the front panel. The front panel is slightly deceptive at first sight as as it appears to be made of aluminium. Upon closer inspection we can see it has been crafted out of plastic.

Turning the case around shows how large the window really is, hiding only the drive cages.
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The I/O panel houses the Reset button on the far left. Moving to the right there are audio and mic jacks, a Power button, two USB 3.0 ports and the 3-step fan controller. Although very minor, it is nice to see Fractal Design have etched the fan controller’s settings into the panel.

Moving to the back of the case shows the white expansion slot covers and one of three included fans. Along the top of the case we can see the top panel is held in place with two thumb screws.

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Finally, flipping the case on its side shows the large dust filter underneath the power supply and mounting position of a bottom in-take fan.

Four large feet provide plenty of clearance for users who set their systems down on carpet.

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