Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 MicroATX Tower

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The build quality of the Arc Mini R2 interior is satisfactory. The frame is stiff and the drive area feels relatively sturdy despite not being riveted in place and having a pair of removable hard drive cages with no structural support at the sides.

The layout is similar to other Fractal Design towers and essentially identical to the Define Mini.

The center drive cage is secured with two thumbscrews and the sliding mechanism is nicely balanced, tight enough to keep the cage mostly immobilized without making it too difficult to remove/install. The bottom cage can also be taken out via four screws on the underside.

The power supply position is dampened with four rubber pads and the expansion slot covers are all ventilated.

The ceiling is open, supporting up to 2 x 140 mm or 3 x 120 mm fans. You can even install a 360 mm radiator if the optical drive cage is removed.

Cable management is facilitated with multiple large holes with grommets and a series of hooks behind the motherboard tray.

As much of the space in this area goes wasted, Fractal added a pair of 2.5 inch bays near the center.

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