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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
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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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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  • Stacy G.
  • 11/2/2014 10:24:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFor System Builders

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

Pros: I went from a heavily modified Antec 300 to this case. So, needless to say, having the extra room was greatly appreciated. I also have a custom loop in it as well. This is a no frills BUILDERS case. Meaning that it has everything (and more) that a person that wants to start a new custom rig would need. But there is no bells or whistles to this case, with the one exception of it being completely sealed by filters and they are easily removed. That is what sold me on it that and it had four 5.25" bays on the front. The water cooling possibilities are endless and I have already seen 10c temp drops in my gaming. The finish is second to none. It is heavy, but that is because it is really well made of thick metal. The doors certainly do not bend. It really is a great case with a few exceptions....price certainly was a deciding factor as well.

Cons: I went from a heavily modified Antec 300 to this case. So, needless to say, having the extra room was greatly appreciated. I also have a custom loop in it as well. This is a no frills BUILDERS case. Meaning that it has everything (and more) that a person that wants to start a new custom rig would need. But there is no bells or whistles to this case, with the one exception of it being completely sealed by filters and they are easily removed. That is what sold me on it that and it had four 5.25" bays on the front. The water cooling possibilities are endless and I have already seen 10c temp drops in my gaming. The finish is second to none. It is heavy, but that is because it is really well made of thick metal. The doors certainly do not bend. It really is a great case with a few exceptions....price certainly was a deciding factor as well.

Other Thoughts: Like I said, you want a case to BUILD out from the ground up, this is for you. If I had to do it again, I don't know. Looks are very important and it isn't one of those 'Anime' looking cases. Very modern but not over the top. I would recommend a lower powered electric screwdriver to cut down on the amount of time when building it out. It is a water coolers dream come true, but for those that like 'plug-n-play' stay away.

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  • Nate B.
  • 10/31/2014 1:49:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat a tank !!!

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

Pros: Right out of the box I noticed it was heavy. Upon further inspection I see that this thing is built like a tank, the metal is thicker than most cases I have seen. I read that some buyer's said that the front and top mesh was plastic .. um not on mine. The mesh is metal. I considered many cases when shopping around and this one really stands out. I have only had it for a few hours and I am really happy with the quality that went into this case. I have heard nothing but good things about Fractal Design. Now I am a true believer.

About Newegg shipping, I tracked this from LAX to Nelson BC canada and I am thankfull that it only took 3 days when I chose ground domestic shipping. wow , considering I live out in the middle of nowhere 1300 miles away from L.A. That was really nice guys , thanks for the prompt delivery !!

Cons: None so far, I wished that the top and front air filters seperated from the mesh but its not a big deal

Other Thoughts: For the money this case is great, I am surprised that it was not a bit more than what I payed. The quality is just fantastic and I dont think you could get a better bang for your buck with any other case. I seen many reviews on many different cases and this one really stood apart from the rest. If you like lot's of room and a case made with solid materials I would recommend Fractal Design.

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  • Lawrence H.
  • 10/27/2014 6:50:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsARC XL

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

Pros: This case is built like a tank, very solid. High quality and no shortcuts. I bought it to install an aging Supermicro X7 DB8 dual Xeon server board. This is one of the few cases that will fit that XL-ATX board. Along with an upgrade to 32GB of FBDIMMS and a 300 GB Ultra 320 SCSI Cheetah drive, this will breath new life into this old soldier

Cons: Wish the included fans were 4-pin, but I can move the front one up top and connect all of them to the built-in fan controller while I add two 4-pin 140 mm white LED fans to the front and connect them to the motherboard for monitoring and auto adjustment. So I guess this isn't a con at all.

Other Thoughts: Can't wait to get this server up an running in its new home.

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  • Jeremiah B.
  • 10/27/2014 3:00:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHuge, Dustproof

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

Pros: Overall high quality construction.
Dust filters mean my components are still like new.
Huge space means lots of room to maneuver, no tight squeezes with the graphics card.

Cons: Heavy. Apparently constructed from bricks, lead, and neutron stars.
Front part is plastic and can pop off easily if you're not careful while carrying it. (Its meant to pop off for maintenance, its not breaking)

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/12/2014 8:00:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • 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: Probably one of the best cases I have worked with.
Too much to type...

I like everything about it.

Cons: I installed 6 lights inside. but the window is tinted so they are pretty dimmed. i wish side window could be switched to clear one.
one heavy beast once put assembled.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend it to any one who likes to build the machine with plenty of room, despite of it being heavy..

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  • James B.
  • 8/26/2014 9:12:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSplendid Top To Bottom

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

Pros: Fantastic workmanship--feels solidly built right out of the box. Not the biggest full tower but plenty of room to work in. Best hard drive bays in the business--solid metal with rubber groomets that snap solidly into place. Excellent cooling performance as well. Liquid cooling on tap as well--my Corsair H105 fit well with plenty of clearance. Replaced a Corsair 900D--and this is the better case. You will not find better fit and finish in a case. Do not be put off the the relatively low price--a fantastic enclosure at ANY price. I'm running an ASUS Z97-WS with GTX780, Areca RAID controller and 7 hard drives. The install was easy and cooling performance bests the 900D.

Cons: As this would be a great case for the first time builder the documentation, though better than most, could be a bit more detailed. Moved the top-mounted fan to the front and found the included screws a bit short which made installing the fan more challenging than it should have been.

Other Thoughts: I've been building systems for over 13 years and this case is an absolute gem. Don't be put off by the price--easily bests cases costing twice as much. Fit and finish is top-notch and you will not be hunting down buzzes and other noises with this case. If you are tired of gimmicky "tool-free" designs this is the case for you. The very definition of common sense design.

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  • Andrey B.
  • 8/26/2014 1:04:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsArc XL after 6 months

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

Pros: Large- When I say its large, I mean this case is gigantic. I had Antec 1200 before this, and didn't expect Arc XL to be larger, but it is.

Excellent dust filters- I like how well filters on this case work, I used to clean my Antec 1200 every week, this case can be cleaned every 2-3 months and airflow is still very good.

Smoked window- awesome looking tinted window makes internal components look really good, especially with some white lighting on the inside of the case.

Cons: Fans- This is why I decided to give this case 4 eggs instead of 5, stock fans look good, but they are horrible, they create small amount of airflow which would be okay since they are "silent" except there not. After few days 2 out of 3 fans started making grinding noise so I had to replace them, later third fan started making the same noise intermittently. So be prepared to replace stock fans.

Cable management spacing- considering how large this case is, its disappointing that spacing behind motherboard tray for cable management is limited, its not horrible, but definitely has to be improved.

Other Thoughts: Overall this is a really good case considering the price, with stock fans replaced and every fan spot filled this case cost me ~$200 which is great value considering flexibility and room this case offers.

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