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Fractal Design Arc XL (FD-CA-ARC-XL-BL-W) Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

  • USB 3.0, 2- USB 2.0 Audio in/out
  • Power button with LED
  • HDD activity with LED
  • Reset Button
  • Fan Controller

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Anonymous
  • 8/3/2015 10:54:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case for watercooling

This review is from: Fractal Design Arc XL (FD-CA-ARC-XL-BL-W) Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Very good build quality, clear improvement over my previous case (Lian-Li)
Lots of cable routing options, you can make this case look really clean
Space for slim 360 radiator in top, 240 monsta in front, possibly 120 on bottom
Fans that come with it are good quality
Smoked window looks great, and just shows the motherboard part of the case so you can choose to be less picky with cable management in other parts of case
Lots of dust filters which are easy to remove (no need to move the case)
Space for 2 SSD behind the motherboard tray

Cons: They could have lowered the motherboard tray a bit so there was more space for the radiator up top.
The mounting holes in the 5.25 bays dont line up well with my Alphacool bay reservoir (can be Alphacool issue)

Other Thoughts: Amazing case, I could have done without all the white accents as I was going for Black/red build and had to replace all the white with black but I knew that when buying it

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  • Sean C.
  • 7/4/2015 1:22:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsHuge Case

This review is from: Fractal Design Arc XL (FD-CA-ARC-XL-BL-W) Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Huge case. Makes cable management easy with many rubber covered openings throughout on the non-windowed side. I picked this case because it doesn't glow (aside from the leds on the power button, but you can choose not to do that even) and has room for just about anything I'll ever need. Tons of bays for hard drives, four front bays for dvd/bluray drives, memory card readers, etc. Your mobo will be the limiting factor with its SATA ports here. It truly is a huge, well ventilated case. Mesh screens are easy to clean, and airflow keeps my system running cool. Can always add more fans if I need more noise or ventilation.

Cons: No instruction book. For a first time builder, it took time and logic to figure out which screws to use (and there are many types in this kit, but more than you'll need, which is nice). Also, my I/o cover did not fit internally (asus maximus vii hero) so I had to use some padded tape to keep it on. Not ideal for keeping dust out of the case and off of my components. I'm not crazy about it, but I'm not taking everything out at this point. Lost an egg for those issues.

Other Thoughts: Overall, it's a great case. If you aren't limited by your budget or space in your home, go for it. It isn't an Autobot that puts on a light show, which works for me. The window panel lets you show people your components if that's what enthuses you, and removes easily for cleaning. I might go mid atx years down the road, as this case is much more than I need currently.

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  • Valery K.
  • 6/21/2015 7:08:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot perfect

This review is from: Fractal Design Arc XL (FD-CA-ARC-XL-BL-W) Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: - Nice simplistic design; not too flashy
- Dust filters on every fan (except the rear)
- Every fan can be 140mm
- Very Spacious
- Solid construction
- Plenty of room for cable management
- Rubber dividers on cable holes are excellent
- Two SSD mounts on back; useful if you wish to remove the drive cages
- GOOD FRONT AUDIO PORTS!
- Built-in fan controller
- Legs are sturdy and have nice rubber pieces
- Front panel looks nice despite being plastic; bay covers are easy to attach/detach
- Panels (including the top) detach with ease
- Plenty of spare screws

Cons: - Have a huge useless side window (I suppose that's a pro to some) instead of some side fan mounts.
- Front panel is mounted on top and not on the front (just a personal preference
- Trouble snapping the motherboard I/O panel on; one of the edges slightly curved downwards and made it very difficult.
- Mounting the bottom HDD cage farther away from the front (e.g. for a radiator) means blocking the mounting holes for the bottom fan.
- Instructions/manual is lacking in information. There isn't a list for the parts included (especially for screws to know what each one is for)
- Fans are kind of rubbish

Other Thoughts: The thumb screws are all tight at first, so save your fingers the pain and loosen them with a screwdriver.

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  • Robert T.
  • 6/12/2015 6:36:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent Case

This review is from: Fractal Design Arc XL (FD-CA-ARC-XL-BL-W) Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Size: It's size grants one the ability to have an almost endless set of designs.
Filters: These are places over ALMOST anywhere air may encounter your case (Excludes where the psu mounts)
Fan Controller: Works well, when the temps are right

Cons: Fan Controller, it may have an issue now an again. A minor gripe at best.

Other Thoughts: Weight and Height. These aren't specifically cons per-se but they may come in the way depending on the project, and desks that can't meet the height of the case. The case's weight with and without components.
I'd consider the minor issue I had with the controller, and my issues moving it with a bad back to be about 20% of an egg, but alas we can't have partial eggs.

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  • Paul S.
  • 5/13/2015 5:28:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Fractal Design Arc XL (FD-CA-ARC-XL-BL-W) Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Nice design

Cons: Power button broken now twice.

Feet came off bottom of case (glued them back on)

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  • Eldor J.
  • 1/17/2015 7:48:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome case

This review is from: Fractal Design Arc XL (FD-CA-ARC-XL-BL-W) Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Follow up, still love it.
Solid construction.
Lots of room
movable/removable 3.5" drive bays

Cons: I still think the should have put the PSU all the way down and shifted the rest down to match for more room at top for radiator.

Other Thoughts: I was told that I could only put a thin radiator if I went with a 360, well I have a 56mm 360 rad in mine, I put the fans on the outside. It looks like I could still get some 15mm thick fans on bottom of rad but I am happy the the ones on the outside in pull. I use an XSPS D5 dual bay res, all said it has been great.

You can do pretty much what you want with this case, I love this case, I see nothing out there like it for the price.

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  • Chris T.
  • 1/10/2015 1:09:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFractal Design Arc XL

This review is from: Fractal Design Arc XL (FD-CA-ARC-XL-BL-W) Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Tons of Space in this case, also its built very well.

Cons: none

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/28/2014 6:39:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Quality

This review is from: Fractal Design Arc XL (FD-CA-ARC-XL-BL-W) Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Huge. This case will fit most anything you throw at it. Enough room for a large rad mounted above mobo. but if you are doing air cooling it will fit just about any large size heat sink. i have a large gtx970g1 video card thats a foot long. The end still about 3 inches from the hard drive bay. But if thats not enough, u can move the bays around for more room. Im no master at cable management, yet this case made it really easy. comes with everything you need to hide wires. overall this is the best case i have ever owned. It is very sleek, no childish gawdy styling here!

Cons: exhaust fan from the factory is mounted in a way that the wires for it are hard to hide, but not bad because all i had to do was rotate the fan 90 degrees. rubber feet whereyour psu sit are not too attached, held on with glue. be carefull with those. other than those two minor issues, i really cant say anything bad about it.

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  • Gage C.
  • 11/24/2014 4:46:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsTisk tisk Fractal...

This review is from: Fractal Design Arc XL (FD-CA-ARC-XL-BL-W) Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Awesome case if it has all the features you are looking for than you will love it. I also saw in a review that the front aluminum brushed looking panel felt cheap because it was made out of plastic but to me it looked and felt great in person did not have a problem with it.

Cons: Mine shipped with broken clips on the front that hold the front dust filter on. This is not Neweggs fault obviously but Fractals. Now I play the waiting game.

Other Thoughts: Unfortunately I have to RMA and get another one and not only that I have to wait another 1-3 weeks to get it back. Not cool at all. Wish I could have received a free upgrade on the return shipping for having to RMA it instantly.

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  • Paul S.
  • 11/8/2014 1:33:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsReview Fractal Arc XL

This review is from: Fractal Design Arc XL (FD-CA-ARC-XL-BL-W) Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Good cooling.

Cons: Power button broke withing 2 months of use

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We're sorry to hear that the power switch on your Arc XL is not working properly. Included with all of our cases there is a red piece of paper that has the contact information to our Technical Support Team. If you have lost that piece of paper you can contact us by submitting a ticket at:

https://support.fractal-design.com

You can also call our toll free number : 855-446-3722

Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm CT.

Please contact our Tech Support Team and they should be able to assist you in getting a replacement power switch for your case.

Best Regards,
Fractal Design Support

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