My Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 build..
Previous Housing: Bitfenix Prodigy...
Why Change: New Gfx Card wouldnt fit inside... (Palit Jetstream 770gtx 2gb) - was messing with the usb3 side panel port
In my opinion one of the biggest disadvantages of Prodigy is the side panel that is close to the Gfx Card... one should choose one that actually blows the air out of the case - or a watercooled one (Kraken g10)
Nevertheless... my new case
Core i7 4470K
Asus Z77 Deluxe Mini itx
Palit Jetstream 770 gtx 2gb...
1 Samsung SATA 840 128gb
1 Western Digital 2.5 1tb blue
Seasonic 520 MII
(system, gfx card, cpu) - Lower then Prodigy.. (fans run at lower setting)
I could fit the Noctua DH14
I could fit a long graphics card as the Palit Jetstream
has a fan controller
What i didnt like (really those are glitches)
a) front USB3 cable is not long enough to reach a mini itx board - I have to use extension - but i didnt
(i use an extension cable from a back port)
b) maybe 0.5cm wider (back of the motherboard) would help cable management...
REALLY HAPPY WITH MY PURCHASE....!!!
Grats on Fractal Design.....!!!!! Edited by NiKa - 12/17/13 at 8:32am