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Case

Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case

(31 Ratings, 3.9 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Fractal Design

Part #

FD-CA-CORE-1000-USB3-BL

Manufacturer

Fractal Design

Type

MicroATX Mid Tower

Color

Black

Power Supply

None

Side Panel Window

None

Power Supply Shroud

No

Front Panel USB

  • USB 3.2 Type-A
  • USB 2.0 Type-A

Motherboard Form Factor

  • Mini DTX
  • Mini ITX
  • Micro ATX

Full-Height Expansion Slots

4

Half-Height Expansion Slots

0

Maximum Video Card Length

  • 210 mm / 8.268" With Drive Cages
  • 350 mm / 13.78" Without Drive Cages

Dimensions

  • 419 mm x 174 mm x 354 mm
  • 16.496" x 6.85" x 13.937"

External 5.25" Bays

2

Internal 3.5" Bays

2

Volume

  • 25.809 L
  • 0.911 ft³

Price History

    Reviews

    BryceCook
    • 32 points
    • 45 months ago

    Wish there was cable management, but otherwise a gret case for $30 no shipping!

    fletcherx
    • 18 points
    • 19 months ago

    from completed build In memory of my Brother.

    This case is pretty old, the top mounted PSU is odd and worries I'll over heat it as an exhaust. The one front intake fan with no room for expansion seems to keep the interior cool but it's still not ideal. There's a space for a fan on the side panel near the GPU but the GPU is too large to install one. Odd placement with current market GPU sizes and not nearly enough depth for a aftermarket cooler or anything else.

    The HDD/SSD placement is brutal too, there's no room for wires and it's just a cheap case. Wouldn't recommend it.

    OccamAsylum
    • 17 points
    • 45 months ago

    from completed build Surprise, It's an AMD!

    Fun to work in. I definitely prefer this case over the last micro ATX case I worked in. For the price it's hard to complain, but there are a few things that would've been nice if they had been done differently.

    The front fan is mounted via clips. While it's not a huge deal, I find it odd and would rather it be screw mounted. On that note, there are no fan screws included with the hardware. Luckily I had some extra lying around. There is no opening behind where the motherboard sits, so keep that in mind when installing the backplate to your CPU cooler. Do that before securing your motherboard in the case!

    Cable management was surprisingly good in this case. There is a removable tray in the lower 5.25" bay that will open up cable routing options, provided that you are leaving the HDD/SSD mount in place. I found the mounting option to be strange, but it works and it's convenient for hiding the cables.

    liammc
    • 12 points
    • 54 months ago

    not the beast case but is way better the an some HP cases

    InsertNameHere²
    • 12 points
    • 16 months ago

    from completed build The Almost-Perfect Build

    Love this case and every part of it! Even though it's low in price, the quality is pretty great! Airflow is amazing, I would definitely recommend for a budget build.

    Remember though, no cable management behind the side panel, so you gotta be creative!

    Fennex
    • 11 points
    • 46 months ago

    from completed build West

    Love it. This was my first time using a FD case, and I will definitely buy from them again. Even for mATX, there are tons of cable management options. The build quality is great for $30, though I had one problem. The side panel bends very easily, and is hard to take off. Other than that, it was actually the best case I've worked in, and I have worked in a Air 540.

    FaultyOdds
    • 9 points
    • 45 months ago

    from completed build Amazing $215 pc Almost all new

    Decent case. Side panel is kind of flimsy. Cable management could be better.

    Pawacorn
    • 9 points
    • 32 months ago

    from completed build Spare Parts Build

    It's compact and looks great. There is a problem with the clips that hold the fan in the front. It just doesn't hold the fan perfectly and feels cheaply made as sort of an afterthought. The power LED is very bright! Otherwise, it's a good case.

    sc2020j
    • 5 points
    • 46 months ago

    from completed build First PC Build: Shieva

    It is a very hard case to work in, and no cable management room but it gets the job done.

    fpolanco
    • 5 points
    • 32 months ago

    from completed build Stepping Stone

    Pros: For the money, this case is really nice. Front filtered fascia with large fan from factory. Painted black inside and out. Rubber feet. Thumbscrews.

    Cons: Flimsy metal panels. Challenging to do proper cable management.

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