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Fractal Design Arc vs Corsair Carbide 300R

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Good cooling , cable managment , just which one is better
    
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I'd go for the Fractal Design, both cases are similar but the Fractal has rubber grometted cable management holes while the 300R doesn't smile.gif
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That's nice to hear. I think i will go for Fractal because many people recommends it smile.gif

Aaaand i will do cable managment first time in my life tongue.gif
    
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post #4 of 6

The Fractal case is also built better. The 300R costs too much as it's construction is only inline with $40-60 cases.

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post #5 of 6
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Ok , thanks for info. Hey , and i wanted to ask , is cable managment is hard to do for a first time ? I got Corsair GS 700 PSU
    
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post #6 of 6

Not really, just take your time.

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