In the past few years I have experienced great things in the USA that came from Sweden. I have read the “Millennium series” with the first book, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and have seen the movies. I have also enjoyed “Let the Right One In” as well, both the book and movie. Both series are thought provoking pros and pieces of cinema. Many also enjoy the products of Ikea. Why, you may ask, do I bring up these items in a computer case review? Because I am being introduced to another item made in Sweden for the first time. Fractal Design, a Swedish computer component company, states on their page they are “to provide products with an extraordinary design level, without compromising the important factors of quality, functionality and pricing.” Today I will be looking at the Arc Midi model so let’s see if it will meet the lofty expectations preceded by other imports from Sweden.
The Fractal Design Midi Tower (FD-CA-ARC-BL) claims to make its own niche in the PC builders’ world. The merging of cooling options, high performance, and Fractal’s known minimalistic looks makes this an elegant piece. The case comes in black with a nice brushed metallic look. No other color options are available. The Fractal Design Arc is designed for the PC enthusiasts looking for a minimalistic look. Other novice builders or corporate computer builders may enjoy this mid-tower. The mid-tower case comes with a 1 year limited warranty. The case is a steel chassis with plastic components. Fractal Design support says they will cover warranty replacement parts (doors, fans, fan controller, etc.) but not the chassis itself. The Fractal Design Arc Midi is available at Newegg for $99.99 plus $9.99 shipping.
Fractal Design notified me of a video from newegg.com that goes into detail about the Arc Midi that you can see below.
Fractal Design Arc Midi Features:
Fractal Design Arc Midi Cooling system:
Fractal Design Arc Midi Addition Features: