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Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case

( 3.8 Average / 25 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

Fractal Design

Model

Core 1000 USB 3.0

Part #

FD-CA-CORE-1000-USB3-BL

Type

MicroATX Mid Tower

Color

Black

Includes Power Supply

No

External 5.25" Bays

2

Internal 3.5" Bays

2

Motherboard Compatibility

Micro ATX, Mini DTX, Mini ITX

Front Panel USB 3.0 Ports

Yes

Maximum Video Card Length

8.27" (210mm) With Drive Cages
13.78" (350mm) Without Drive Cages

Dimensions

16.50" x 6.85" x 13.94"

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Prices

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SuperBiiz $38.99 $38.99+
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PCM $54.99 +$6.99 s/h $61.98

Price History (Excluding Tax & Combo Deals) History:

Reviews

liammc 12 points 18 months ago

hard to work on and had not very good user manual

Fennex 11 points 10 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.

sc2020j 6 points 10 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.

Darrell9909 3 points 10 months ago
from completed build The Viperon

Cool looking case!!! kinda a tight fit with a MSI R9 380 4GB in there but it's fine, the Only thing i dont like about it is that the case can dent easier then other cases :( which already happened to me but its does not effect the performance of the computer just the look of the case so its ok-Ish

FaultyOdds 7 points 9 months ago
from completed build Amazing $215 pc Almost all new

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

OccamAsylum 17 points 9 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.

BryceCook 32 points 8 months ago

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