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Fractal Design Core 1000 FD-CA-CORE-1000-USB3-BL Black Steel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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  • Steel MicroATX Mid Tower
  • 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0 and Audio I/O Front Ports
  • Side Air duct
  • 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays
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With a unique combination of design, cooling performance and value, the Fractal Design Core is a perfect choice for you. The Core 1000 USB 3.0 brings forth many features usually only seen in more expensive and larger cases. It supports long graphics cards up to 350mm in length as a result of the innovative, vertical HDD mounting bracket. The front panel is easily removable and pre-fitted with fan filters to ensure a dust free interior. The sleek black interior is contrasted with white expansion slots while all HDD while all HDD mountings are fitted with anti-vibration silicone grommets for optimal silence. Transfer large files fast with the blazing fast USB 3.0 ports.

  • newegg Excellent Cooling Performance One 120mm preinstalled fan in front, one 92mm optional fan in rear, one 120mm optional fan in side panel ensure excellent ventilation and system cooling for all your needs. Plus, the simple yet elegant mesh front panel allows for increased airflow through the case.
  • newegg Make the most of your inner space The Core 1000 features innovative HDD positioning with mounts the HDD or SSDs vertically on the mounting bracket. As a result, it supports long graphics card up to 350mm in length with one HDD mounted. Up to 148mm high CPU cooler and full size ATX PSU are supported. This case supports various combinations of drive sets ups: 3 x 2.5" SSD, 2 x 3.5" HDD or 1 x 2.5" SSD + 1 x 3.5" HDD. It also comes with two ODD slots and four expansion slots. You can also use the included convertor to convert one ODD slot to one FDD slot.

Learn more about the Fractal Design FD-CA-CORE-1000-USB3-BL

Model

Brand
Fractal Design
Series
Core 1000
Model
FD-CA-CORE-1000-USB3-BL

Spec

Type
MicroATX Mid Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
Steel
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Top
Motherboard Compatibility
Mini iTX and Micro ATX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
2
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Expansion Slots
4

Front Ports

Front Ports
1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0 and Audio I/O

Cooling System

80mm Fans
No
120mm Fans
1
Side Air duct
Yes

Features

Features
Simple yet elegant mesh front panel allowing for increased airflow through the case

Optimized for performance in a compact, micro-ATX form factor with multiple cooling options

NEW: 1 x USB 3.0 with internal connector, 1 x USB 2.0

One Silent Series R2 fan included: 1 x 120mm in front

A total of 3 fan slots (1 x 120mm in front, 1 x 92mm in rear, 1 x 120mm in side panel)

Innovative HDD positioning with mounts the HDD or SSDs vertically on the mounting bracket with anti-vibration silicone grommets

Supports long graphics cards up to 350mm in length

Supports various combinations of drive sets ups: 3 x 2.5" SSD, 2 x 3.5" HDD or 1 x 2.5" SSD + 1 x 3.5" HDD

Dust filter for front fan position

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Chris
  • 4/18/2014 12:58:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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1 out of 5 eggsEven for a cheap price, not recommended!

Pros: It's black and looks nice.

Cons: The worst thing about this case is it is almost impossible to fit a mATX motherboard in there. The only way i got my motherboard in was by ruining the i/o shield panel. There was literally no other way to get it in there. I was very afraid that I was going to break the whole board because it had to be bent and force in. That's my biggest complaint and for that reason alone, I would not recommend this case. An extra 1/8 inch or by making the drive bay removable would have solved this problem.

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  • 4/12/2014 4:28:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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3 out of 5 eggsLooks good, works ok

Pros: Looks good, works ok

Cons: Looks good if you are not touching or not looking too closely... or you will doubt it worth even $34.99

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  • Paul on the Mesa
  • 4/9/2014 7:36:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent case

Pros: Fast shipping...again, as usual from newegg.com.
Black on black color scheme is nice looking.
Nice air flow design.
Plenty of interior space.
Comes with a 120 mm fan in front.
Rubber cushions for the hard drives

Cons: Side panel is real tight fit, and does not remove as easily as I would like to see.
I do not care for the vertical mounting of hard drives.
The included 120 mm fan in front is too loud, and there is no rear case fan included, therefore I am getting a new 92 mm rear fan to pull the air through, and removing the front fan.

Other Thoughts: This case is for a basic home office build, that will be replacing a clients old XP machine, so front and rear fans are not needed for super cooling as this is not a gaming machine nor a video rendering PC.
I bought it because of the price, and the fact that it has USB 3.0 on the front IO panel. It also has a solid, well built design, and other then the minor cons mentioned, is a good case for the price.

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  • 4/7/2014 2:26:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggswell built, well designed, good looking case

Pros: Excellent mini-tower case, with quality built, good design, and very good looking exterior design. Love it.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: This is what I use for builts when only a mini-tower is needed

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  • N/A
  • 3/20/2014 9:54:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLooks good, one flaw

Pros: -Looks good and clean
-Black on black on black yo!
-Compact design
-Cheap!

Cons: Major: The welded in box for DVD drive or HDD on top makes it difficult to install the motherboard. I had to remove the top right riser, flex the mobo a bit to get it in properly, and then carefully add the riser under the mobo and screw it in with my fingers.

Minor:
-Dust collects pretty quickly on the dust filter on the front, leaving you with a ring shape where the fan intakes air.
-Wish was just slightly wider so my CPU cooler because mine rubs against the case where the side grill is, so I can't add an extra fan and had to lightly hammer the grill out a bit so it doesn't catch when i slide the side panel in place

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  • 3/3/2014 6:27:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBudget case very quiet

Pros: Small
Very quiet- I just have the stock fans, the computer sits on the desk, and while I hear the fans the sound level is low
Sturdy case

Cons: Small- certain fans/coolin options, crazy amount of cables/peripherals would be an issue with this case
HDD/SSDs are mounted sideways
No instruction manual, took me awhile to figure out the HDD/SSDs would be mounted sideways

Other Thoughts: Other than the odd mounting style for HDD/SSDs and the lack of instruction manual, it is tough to find faults with this case, especially at this price level. Its small size does not promote expandability or crazy customizations.

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  • Patrick S.
  • 2/26/2014 2:41:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFractal

Pros: Price. Hands down the best cheap case there is. Clean lines, nice features and buttons, USB 3.0. Well constructed small form painted inside and out. A mod builders delight.

Cons: Its less than 7" wide so no behind the board cable management.

Other Thoughts: You have to be a good builder to love this case. Its not easy to put everything in it and have it look good. But do it right and you will be the envy of the lan party. Its so small it cute.

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  • Nirk Miggler
  • 2/24/2014 12:13:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Budget Case!

Pros: Clean Design (Visualo Perfecto!)
Competent ventilation/filtration
Roomy Case, can fit large GPU
Thumbscrews Galore
Removable hard drive tray gives easy access to fit GPU and motherboard connections

Cons: Missing rear 92mm Exhaust Fan
(1) USB3.0 and (1) USB2.0, Should have been on the same cable with an adapter for USB 2.0
2nd hard drive on tray may interfere with GPUs that have PCIe power connectors on the side

Other Thoughts: This is the best case you can get for $30-40
With a Sony/Optiarc DVD the front looks very minimalist

Hard drives mount vertically so inexperienced builders might have a hard time and drop eggs

The sheet metal is thin but not flimsy at all.

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  • Bret
  • 2/22/2014 9:16:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Case under $100

Pros: Removable drive panel . Comes with anti vibration HDD mounts. Very sturdy for a so to say cheap case. good quality case.

Cons: This case is too narrow for most aftermarket CPU coolers, but if you don't overclock then not a problem.

Other Thoughts: Very surprised with the quality and rigidness of this $30 case!!! Would buy again

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  • N/A
  • 2/20/2014 10:58:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Looks very nice, has and quiet fans, dust covers, etc.

Cons: The way you mount the HDD/SDD is very..stupid. I wish they had gone with just regular bays. Also unless you get a modular PSU, do not expect to do much cable management with this.

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