Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 review -
To the lower left we see the PSU area, ATX PSUs up to 170 mm deep can be used when using a bottom fan; when not in use longer PSUs (up to 270 mm deep) can be used. I have yet to find a PSU that long though.
As stated before, the chassis comes with a good 7 + 1 expansion slots. CPU coolers may be up to 180 mm tall and graphics cards up to 290mm in length can be installed with the top HDD cage installed. With the top cage removed, graphics cards up to 430mm in length may be installed.
You'll spot thick rubber grommets on all holes on the motherboard plate. The ARC MIDI R2 has plenty of storage options as it comes with two 5.25" bays, eight 3.5" HDD trays - (all compatible with SSDs) and then you can 'hide' two 2.5" additional SSD positions behind the motherboard plate. We'll show you that in a minute though.
So the eight 3.5" HDD brackets can also hold a 2.5" SSD, at the bottom side you need to secure it with four mounting screws. It's a very simple solution really, but there's nothing wrong with simplicity as long as it's functional and effective. And it certainly works just fine. You can house a luxurious eight 3.5/2.5 drives this way. And should you need more space, the upper drive bay is removable making this a rather flexible chassis to work with.
You can apply some tweaks: Look at the drive cages for example, if you have very lengthy graphics cards then that upper HDD cage is removable and rotatable. Both cages can be rotated and removed, depending on airflow needs and how long the video card is. It's like dancing with the chassis.
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