Fractal Design Array R2 Mini ITX NAS Case with 300 Wat @ amazon.co.uk - £85.37 delivered
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Fractal Design Array R2 Mini ITX NAS Case with 300 Wat @ amazon.co.uk - £85.37 delivered

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Found 16th Dec 2012
high spec itx case perfect for htpc/nas box..
normally over £140 for this case!!

• Built in high quality aluminium
• Very quiet, efficient 300W SFX PSU included
• Room for six silicone mounted 3.5-inch HDDs and one SSD
• Removable HDD cage for easy mounting
• Silent Series 140mm fan included in front, with washable filter
• Space available for CPU cooler: circa 90mm height
• Space available for expansion card: circa 140mm length
• Fits Mini ITX motherboards

PSU Specifications
80 PLUS rated SFX 300W PSU
Silent, temperature controlled fan
7x SATA-connectors, 1x Molex, 1x 4-pin and 1x 20/24pin
Meets CE, TUV safety requirements

21 Comments

Original Poster

http://www.fractal-design.com/img_prod/front_open.jpg
http://www.fractal-design.com/img_prod/back_open.jpg

Lol. Looks a little like a Microserver layout.

It's a good price for it, but the case doesn't seem to be that great judging from this 4/10 review...

bit-tech.net/har…w/1

http://i.imgur.com/3fQmW.jpg

Great case also if your making a Mac Mini Hackintosh.

http://anongallery.org/img/1/9/wat-gigantic-duck.jpg

WAT

Looks great, nice pics on here too. Thanks

I don't think the two are strictly comparable as the ebuyer one has no psu

aceuk

This isn't a particularly good deal since you can buy the Fractal Design … This isn't a particularly good deal since you can buy the Fractal Design Node 304 (the Array R2's successor) for £84.99 from eBuyer.Reviewswww.techpowerup.com/reviews/Fractal_Design/NODE_304/www.anandtech.com/show/6470/fractal-design-node-304-mitx-case-review-paving-the-way-to-the-future

Value? Given a microserver is only 15-20 pounds more?

Value for the Node as neither this or a microserver will come with drives and a server function is just software you can get for free anyway. Plus the Node can take a full length PSU.

did they buy shuttle out or something as that looks exactly like a shuttle hpc i used to have, but black instead of silver.

having bought a couple of their case fans lately, i can say they are pretty good quality kit (although they obviously don't know what silent means or how to measure decibels!)

Jesus, seeing as a Microserver is a little more this is very expensive.

Although the Microserver is a little underpowered so you could pimp up the spec of this.

lordzaz

Value for the Node as neither this or a microserver will come with drives … Value for the Node as neither this or a microserver will come with drives and a server function is just software you can get for free anyway. Plus the Node can take a full length PSU.



Ah, I have a microserver and it comes with a motherboard, processor, memory and a 250GB drive.

J.

I paid £87.99 for my Microserver (after cashback), which is less than £3 more for a complete computer. They look remarkably similar, so I think that this is not good value for money. Great, I suppose, if you want to build your own in a stylish case.

GDB2222

I think that this is not good value for money.


That price was after cashback however (which is a hassle).

spm

I don't think the two are strictly comparable as the eBuyer one has no psu


That's a good thing! Some people prefer to choose their PSU (or already have one they can use).

Also, the lack of USB 3.0 on the Array R2 would be a deal breaker for me.

I bought the FD array R2 about 2 years ago for £150. It wasn't worth £150 back then and it still isn't worth £85. I sold mine a while back. As a server, and you're better off with the N40L and as a pc you're better of buying almost anything else. Do yourself a favour and save your money.

Original Poster

GDB2222

I paid £87.99 for my Microserver (after cashback), which is less than £3 m … I paid £87.99 for my Microserver (after cashback), which is less than £3 more for a complete computer. They look remarkably similar, so I think that this is not good value for money. Great, I suppose, if you want to build your own in a stylish case.


microserver is a good option...

remeber this site isnt about the best solution its about the best deal...
and this is the cheapest you can get this model...


muyuu


This is the internet.
Where's all the wires?
It's wireless.
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