The Fractal Design Arc XL conforms to the E-ATX form factor and so can accommodate motherboards with form factors ATX, E-ATX, Micro-ATX, XL-ATX and Mini-ITX.
It is made of Steel and its dimensions (LxWxH) are 552mm x 232mm x 572mm.
|Form Factor||E-ATX||Front Fans Size||140mm|
|Motherboard Form Factors||Front Fans Speed||1000 RPM|
|Color||Black||Top Fans Size||140mm|
|Expansion Slots||9||Top Fans Speed||1000 RPM|
|5.25″ Drive Bays||4||Rear Fans||1|
|3.5″ Drive Bays||8||Rear Fans Size||140mm|
|2.5" Drive Bays||9||Rear Fans Speed||1000 RPM|
|Tool-less Rails||yes||Bottom Fans||1|
|Length||552mm||Bottom Fans Size||140mm|
|Width||232mm||IO Display Panel||yes|
|Height||572mm||Front USB 2.0 Slots||2|
|Maximum Graphics Card Length||480mm||Front USB 3.0 Slots||2|
|Maximum CPU Cooler Size||180mm||eSATA||no|
|Front Fans||2||Audio IO||yes|
The Fractal Design Arc XL has a the E-ATX form factor. Extended ATX is a slightly deeper version of the ATX standard which is designed to provide all the advantages of ATX but with slightly more room. Using the E-ATX standard, the case can house motherboards and power supplies with form factors ATX, E-ATX, Micro-ATX, XL-ATX and Mini-ITX. The dimensions of the case itself (LxWxH) are 552mm x 232mm x 572mm.
The Fractal Design Arc XL has nine expansion slots, so there is plenty of room for extra components, which may be a deciding factor when planning on the longevity and build type of a PC system. The case has four 5.25" drive bays, which is enough to house an optical drive and a couple of hard drives, while still having space for plenty more HDDs with the eight 3.5" drive bays that are also available. You can even install an SSD or laptop-sized HDD using one of the nine 2.5" drive bays. Installation of hard drives into these drive bays is made all the more easier by screwless rails that allow tool-less mounting.
Made primarily of Steel, the Fractal Design Arc XL is built to be strong and well-ventilated. Steel cases are generally fairly cheap and sturdy, but also tend to be quite heavy. Whatever your case's material, it is important to keep a consistent airflow so that heat doesn't build up inside. It is therefore advised that you make use of the available built-in case fans and fan installation sections.