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Arc Midi or 400R

Poll Results: Arc Midi vs 400R

Poll expired: Jun 22, 2012  
  • 35% (6)
    400R
  • 64% (11)
    Arc Midi
17 Total Votes  
post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Need help deciding on these cases. I've narrowed it down to these but if you have something else you'd recommend, please do.

The Midi costs $109.99 with shipping and the 400R is $89.99. Both are very nice cases with excellent cable management, lots of fans, and the design is awesome. I just don't know if the extra $20 is worth it?
post #2 of 17
i would say no its not worth the extra $. the 400r is a better deal in every way. but in truth, its all up to you and your personal taste.
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the reply. I like the look of both of them just the $20 difference. I put up a poll for two days and will buy which case gets more support. Very hard to choose one over the other since they are both very nice.
post #4 of 17
Midi. I've built in both, the 400R can't match Fractal Build quality. Being able to choose to do anything from push pull 360mm radiators (or 240 if you want an H100) to completely customized air cooling with it's assortment of fan mounts makes it the perfect enthusiast builders case.

If you want to talk about "worth it", then is there much of a point to even go beyond the 690II?
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post #5 of 17
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Thanks for the reply. I looked at the 690II too, but I just don't like the look and the layout of the fans. I am just trying to find a good case that I can do several builds on because I am tired of my Antec 900 (the first version). If I could find the extra $20 I'd go with the Midi in a second.
post #6 of 17
The CM 690 II can hold up to 9 fan's but if I'd have to pick between the 400r and Midi I'd go with Midi. I love the minimalist look of it. So if it comes down to looks alone I'd get the Midi.
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post #7 of 17
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So far Arc has five and 400R has two. thumb.gif

I hope I don't sound to demanding, but if you vote, could you please leave a quick reply of why you picked what you did. My head hurts from thinking about these two cases.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by Firelance View Post

So far Arc has five and 400R has two. thumb.gif
I hope I don't sound to demanding, but if you vote, could you please leave a quick reply of why you picked what you did. My head hurts from thinking about these two cases.

I picked the 400r because its build quality is amazing and i got one for free. i would def spend $100 on it if i needed another one
post #9 of 17
Giving my vote to the Midi. Love the looks and functionality of everything Fractal Design puts out.
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post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by Firelance View Post

...but if you vote, could you please leave a quick reply of why you picked what you did...
Although I don't own either case, I am familiar with both and voted for the Arc-Midi due to its overall features, size, and form-factor.

Not a big fan of the Carbide 400Rs convoluted top panel or of those bulged side panels, I don't like or want LED fans, the case has one more 5.25" bay than neccessary -and that space could have been better used for more HDD trays and better intake fan options, and the design of its motherboard well could present problems -depending on what type of mobo you are using.
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...but in truth, its all up to you and your personal taste.
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