Arc Midi R2 will be available to purchase in March for $110.
Fractal Design is bringing back its Arc Midi enclosure for an encore performance. Now in its second act (we awarded the original an 8/10 verdict), the new Arc Mini R2 once again has high-performance computer systems in mind and is able to accommodate "even the thickest radiators in both the top and front panels without extensive modifications." If you're not interested in wartercooling, Fractal Design includes three Silent Series R2 fans along with an integrated fan controller.
Amenities include easy to clean dust filters, a side panel window, cable routing cutouts, and a flexible hard drive mounting system. HDD cages are now split into groups of 5 and 3, both of which are rotatable and removable, depending on what you're trying to squeeze into the mid-tower.
The Arc Midi R2 supports up to 8 hard drives in all, and also has room on the back of the motherboard tray for two 2.5-inch drives. It can fit CPU coolers up to 180mm tall and house standard ATX power supplies up to 170mm deep, or up to 270mm deep if you remove the bottom fan.